Paper Mario (Series) Review
Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.
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.
Players: This is a single player game.
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu. The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio... read more about system accessibility settings.
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