Nintendo Game Review - Paper Mario
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Nintendo released Paper Mario for Wii U in 2015. The game is full of exciting action and fun challenges to keep players engaged. Here is more on what you can expect.
Paper Mario is unique from many other Mario World video games when it comes to graphics design. It features a combination of 3D in the background and 2D on the main animated character. The blending of these two styles ensures that the game stays true to its retro roots while keeping up with modern trends. The game also features vibrant colors and smooth motion. The only con here is the slight pixelation present.
Paper Mario is an action-packed puzzle-platform video game. The plot revolves around the kidnapping of Princess Peach by Bowser. You control Mario, the main protagonist, as he travels through the Mushroom Kingdom, collecting special abilities and teaming up with allies that will help him rescue the damsel in distress. He also has to save the 7 Star Spirits that Bowser enslaved using the wish-granting Star Rod.
The gameplay involves getting through a variety of platforms and solving numerous puzzles in different stages. In addition to these obstacles, you will have to fight Mario’s enemies using the fight tactics and weapons you will have accumulated at each stage. During these scenes, the game changes from the field view to battle view with turn-based combat.
The game has a merit system where you earn points for numerous activities. Some are awarded for success in combat while others are for pulling off special moves. The points can be used to level up, restore health or open unlockable bonuses.
The controls on Paper Mario are very engaging. The game was designed for playing on the Wii U and is compatible with devices like the Wii U GamePad. The gadget is efficient and highly convenient. With this game, it is all about accuracy and timing, and the GamePad ensures you have the very best experience possible. You will be controlling different activities throughout the game including running, jumping and fighting.
Replay Value: 5.0
Most Mario World games have high replay value, and Paper Mario is not an exception. The different characters that Mario gets to interact with as he travels through Mushroom Kingdom present unique subplots to explore. They also affect the outcome as you can only choose one character to face off Bowser with. The wide variety of collectible items, unlockables and fighting sequences also make this a game you will want to play over and over.
Paper Mario is clearly a game with a lot to offer. Its engaging and entertaining gameplay will make it worth your while. Like many other releases from the Mario series, Paper Mario maintains the classic 2D graphics and the iconic soundtrack which is bound to make any old-school Mario fan feel nostalgic. In short, this is a fantastic game that will have you hooked from the very first glance to your final encounter with Bowser.
Get yourself a copy of Paper Mario and enjoy one of the franchise’s best-designed releases.
Pros : Good graphics.
Multiple exciting fight sequences.
Several collectible items.
Cons : Generic and repetitive character movements.
Replay Value 5.0