Paper Mario (Nintendo 64)

86
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com - Wii U:
    Return the Star Rod to its proper place in Star Haven.

    After Bowser™ steals the Star Rod and kidnaps Princess Peach™, Mario™ plots to rescue the seven Star Spirits and free the Mushroom Kingdom from the Koopa's rule. As Mario travels from the tropical jungles of Lavalava Island to the frosty heights of Shiver Mountain, he'll need all the help he can get. Master the abilities of the seven Star Spirits and the other allies joining the adventure to aid our hero on the battlefield. There are over 50 Badges to locate that, when equipped, will grant special abilities and powerful attacks. The turn-based battle system will make fighting Bowser's baddies equal parts strategy and timing. Discover over 100 items, mix them together, and cook up fantastic creations that will send your enemies' spinning and fleeing. Close the book on Bowser's story before his evil deeds turn the world upside down and only his wishes come true!

    Contributed by VictorVance (5074) on Jun 26, 2015.

www.nintendo.com - Wii:
    Paper Mario is a graphically innovative game that breaks the confines of the RPG genre. Now slimmed down, everyone's favorite plumber flips, spins, jumps, and hammers his way through scads of exotic worlds that teem with a huge and hugely entertaining supporting cast. Players control numerous characters, both old and new, in a complex, nonlinear story that follows different scenarios depending on player choices. A dizzying collection of spells, attacks, skills, and special items can be collected by players willing to thoroughly explore the lush 3-D environments!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (58463) on Jul 26, 2007.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo 64:

    Join Mario and a cast of hundreds in a wild new role-playing adventure!



    Now slimmed down, everyone's favorite plumber flips, spins, jumps and hammers his way through scads of exotic worlds that teem with a huge and hugely entertaining supporting cast. Deftly mixing classic Marioesque touches (Koopas, invisible blocks) with brilliant level design and truly offbeat challenges (baking a cake, exploring a giant house of mirrors), Paper Mario is an endlessly enchanting experience for players of all ages. Check out the game site at http://www.papermario.com for more information on this action R.P.G.!

    Now available, Paper Mario is rated "E" (Everyone) by the independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (58463) on May 13, 2005.

Back of Box (US):
    Mario Pals Around in an All-new Action Adventure!

    Mario’s back in his first adventure since Super Mario 64’ and this time Bowser’s bent on preventing a storybook ending. When Princess Peach is kidnapped, Mario plots to rescue the seven Star Spirits and rid the Mushroom Kingdom of Koopa’s cruel cohorts. As he travels from the tropical jungles of Lavalava Island to the frosty heights of Shiver Mountain, he’ll meet up with seven all-new companions…and he’ll need help from each one or there’ll be no happily ever after.

  • Master the abilities of Mario’s seven new sidekicks to save the seven Star Spirits and topple the king of evil himself!

  • Ready your reflexes for a Mario action adventure! The active turn-based battle system makes fighting Bowser’s baddies equal parts strategy and timing.

  • Mix and match Badges like Quake Hammer, Super Jump Charge and Lucky Day to make Mario more powerful than ever! Over 50 Badges in all!

  • Discover over 100 items to aid you on your adventure! Mix them together to cook up even more fantastic creations that’ll help you close the book on Bowser!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5063) on Nov 05, 2004.

From EGM Magazine:
    Mario's back with a paper-thin look in his own RPG adventure. This time he's got new sidekicks and over 200 badges and items for new abilities and attacks. Which means he may be paper, but he ain't no lightweight.

    Contributed by Kartanym (10765) on Apr 23, 2002.