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If you are looking for a good game to start on for younger players, the light narrative, incorporation of platforming elements and bright visuals make these an excellent first role-play game.
The Paper Mario series evolved over the years:
- Paper Mario (2001) on Nintendo 64
- Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004) on GameCube
- Super Paper Mario (2007) on Wii
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012) on Nintendo 3DS
- Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016) on Wii U
- Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020) on Switch
Paper Mario: The Origami King is the latest game in the series, and the first on Nintendo Switch. It takes both the story and interactions in a paper folding direction. The kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace! Join Mario and his new partner, Olivia, as they team up with unlikely allies like Bowser and the Toads to battle evil Folded Soldiers.
In this game there's a new battle twist. You can line up scattered enemies and plan your attack to maximize damage with the new, ring-based battle system that requires both puzzle-solving skills and a quick wit.
In similar fashion are the Mario & Luigi role play games:
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003) on Game Boy Advance
- Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2006) on Nintendo DS
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009) on Nintendo DS
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (2013) on Nintendo 3DS
- Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015) on Nintendo 3DS and a cross over with the Paper Mario series.
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (2017) on Nintendo 3DS as an expanded remake of the GBA game.
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2019) on Nintendo 3DS as an expanded remake of the DS game.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB EVERYONE for mild cartoon violence.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The slower pace and laid back story of Paper Mario make it ideal for children as they get older. It's not as exciting as games younger children play and has considerable reading.
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Paper Mario: The Origami King
The first 3 options in the Settings Menu are listed as ???? until you acquire certain items in the game. Once acquires, these items will add settings to enable the following assists: Puzzle Solver, Time Extender, Time Extender Coin Limit. The Puzzle Solver will give you hints for puzzle battles by displaying the correct placement for enemies. The Time Extender gives you the option to add time to the battle clock by expending coins, and the Time Extender: Coin Limit lets you set a limit on this so you can pre-set a budget and don't have to worry about over-spending your coins for extra time. These three settings can be used independently or together to, toggled on/off at any time, and allow you to customize your difficulty once unlocked.
You can get a hint at any time relevant to your current situation from Olivia by pressing the X button, and on the menu Help screen Olivia has a lot of additional helpful hints and information to supplement the game tutorials and explain some features.
The game can be saved manually at the Save Blocks located periodically throughout the game and is saved automatically when you enter and exit different areas.
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