Nintendo Fan Forum  

Go Back   Nintendo Fan Forum > Nintendo Corner > Member Game Reviews > Classic Nintendo Reviews


Classic Nintendo Reviews Section for all Retro Nintendo Games for NES, SNES, Gamecube, Nintendo 64, Gameboy

Review Tools
Paper Mario
Paper Mario
Did Mario go on a diet?
Published by Colorful CrAzYoNzZ
Author review
Average N/A%
Sm Mario Paper Mario

It’s everyone’s favorite mustachioed plumber! This time, he looks a little different…oh yeah, he’s made of paper!

Paper Mario is an interesting take on the Mario series, where our favorite hero takes on the consistency of paper, along with all of its characteristics. Everyone around him also looks like cardboard cutouts, and I believe the entire story takes place inside of a storybook.

The story is just like any other; Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach, again. Although, this time it is with a twist. Bowser builds a castle underneath Princess Peach’s castle, and lifts it up into the air. Bowser also managed to steal the Star Rod, which is used to grant wishes, and uses it for his own selfish desires, to make himself stronger so he can beat Mario. When Mario tries to protect the Princess, Bowser demonstrates his new power, and knocks Mario out of a window so he floats down to Earth and our story begins…

This game is cute as it moves in chapters, again coming back to what I said about it being a storybook. I like the added bonus of in between chapters; you may play as Princess Peach for a short while. Although she can’t do much at first, she increasingly becomes of greater help to Mario as the game progresses.

The game is very nice to look at. Water glitters, buildings are well-detailed, and the game is full of interesting sights to see all over the vast world. I think this is what made the game stand out to me; it is very detailed for its time, as it came out on the 64. What I haven’t understood, though, is how the landscape looks 3-D while the characters are paper cutouts. Maybe it’s all part of the storybook feel.

The game play is great. The option to wear “Badges” that improve battle make combat more like a stunt show with all the things you can make Mario do. At first he can only “Jump” and “Hammer” but later on, when you acquire more badges, he can do more elaborate attacks, not to mention when you get the “Action Command”, which further improves your attacks and defense. This, in combination with the graphics and storyline, make it a great game all around. My favorite part is all the different locations you can visit, from a desert, to a meadow, and even inside a toybox!

The story keeps you engaged, with the cast of quirky characters and many partners that can accompany you on your journey. I find it greatly satisfying to defeat a boss and gain another Star Spirit; the things necessary to win back the Star Rod from Bowser’s evil grasp, and ultimately, save the Princess.

The controls are easy to use, and very basic. Jump with A, run with the control stick, and so on. Although, you need to time your taps well if you want to make the most out of Mario’s attacks. If you press a button at the right time, Mario can jump twice on an enemy, or block a foe’s attack. Some badges require you to press a button in a timely manner to increase damage.

I really enjoy the game’s music. It sounds very Mario-ish and is catchy to listen to. Some of the tunes, especially Princess Peach’s castle and Bowser’s themes, are very familiar to Mario fans and will be welcomed.

Even though poor Mario was reduced to a flimsy cardboard cutout in this game, it was not a disgrace. Instead, Paper Mario has made a wonderful game I come back to again and again. Once I pick it up for another run, which I do at least once every year, I can’t put it down until I defeat Bowser yet again. If I were to score this game, I couldn’t give it any less than a perfect 10.

Yes, yes he does.
Sponsored Links
By Nintenduendo on 09-09-2011, 12:36 AM
Good review. There wasn't a whole lot you said about the game, but sometimes the simplest thing said is the most important.
Reply With Quote
By Rin on 09-09-2011, 12:37 AM
The structuring is crazy, but the content works perfectly.
Reply With Quote
By SuperGamecube64 on 09-09-2011, 02:24 PM
Not much to it, and I don't agree with ever giving any game a 10/10 ever for any reason. Still good, though.
Reply With Quote
By NommyNommy on 09-09-2011, 02:33 PM
lol another paper mario review
Reply With Quote
By CosmicMega on 09-10-2011, 12:37 AM
Nice job, the simplistic writing is done well and charming. Although it seems to be lacking any structure, like, at all. Not too big a problem, but still just slightly confusing.

I also don't think this game deserves a perfect 10, but that's a matter of opinion and not a matter of actual review quality.
Reply With Quote
By Colorful CrAzYoNzZ on 09-11-2011, 09:24 PM
I'm just trying to get back into review writing, sorry if it's a little off. :/

I can't help it. I love Paper Mario, and my personal opinion won't let me say anything about it other than perfect. xD
Reply With Quote
By Nintenduendo on 09-12-2011, 06:34 PM
Originally Posted by Colorful CrAzYoNzZ View Post
I'm just trying to get back into review writing, sorry if it's a little off. :/

I can't help it. I love Paper Mario, and my personal opinion won't let me say anything about it other than perfect. xD
Nobody will fault your opinion. An opinion is an opinion, and there's hardly much we can do to change that.
Reply With Quote
By Nintendo Mario bro on 09-13-2011, 07:11 PM
I always loved this game but I sucked so bad at it. It even took me forever to beat it.
Reply With Quote
By Colorful CrAzYoNzZ on 09-14-2011, 01:35 PM
Hehe, I don't know how good I am at it, but I play it at least every year and eventually beat it. :3

It's one of my most favorites of all time. <3
Reply With Quote

game, mario, nintendo 64

Currently Active Users Viewing This Review: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Review Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Review Review Starter Category Comments Last Post
Paper Mario 3D AlloftheAbove Mario Series 3 06-08-2011 05:06 AM
Paper Mario DS Tencade Kazarian Nintendo DS/DSI/3DS 13 03-06-2010 11:27 AM
Super Paper Mario Mario789 Nintendo Wii Reviews 4 09-14-2009 10:51 PM
I picked up Paper Mario...what else? Ausden GameCube 36 08-03-2009 04:59 PM

NFF Youtube Videos NFF Facebook page

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Review powered by GARS 2.1.9 ©2005-2006
Nintendo Blog is a Nintendo fansite and is not associated with or endorsed by Nintendo of America, Inc.
All trademarks and images belong to their respective owners.
Nintendo Wii