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Mario and Luigi are enjoying a lazy afternoon at their house when they hear the terrible news: Princess Peach has been kidnapped! The two brothers head straight for Bowser's castle to get her back, but Bowser is just as surprised about Peach's kidnapping as they are. At that moment, a strange top-hatted villain warps in and abducts everyone but Mario. The mysterious villain then forces Peach and Bowser to get married, creating a rift of dark energy that threatens to tear the universe apart! Only Mario can save the day...but he can't do it alone.
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ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Role Playing Game
Release Date 2007-04-09
Maximum Number of Players 1
Expert Reviews
Super Paper Mario
4.5 Star Review  GameZone - Apr 13, 2007

What would you do if you had the chance to revisit a forgotten land? What if you could hop into a time machine, jump back to the 80s, and explore an old dimension in way you never thought possible? Would you expect a bit of nostalgia? Or would the land you’re exploring be so different that it completely changes the way you view 2D games? Super Paper Mario is an exquisite operation and miraculous orchestration that shows a new side of the neglected second dimension. For the first time in any game, players are able to step into Mario’s world and see things as he sees them.

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Super Paper Mario
4 Star Review  bonafidereviews.com - Jul 5, 2007

Essentially, the game is a 2D platformer with RPG segues between each “stage.” However, this time around the 2D world can be “flipped” into a 3D perspective by pressing the A button on the Wiimote. Doing so reveals hidden objects, platforms, exits, etc… and also allows Mario to bypass certain enemies. You will be constantly switching back and forth between 2D and 3D in order to find hidden items scattered throughout the game or to solve one the many puzzles that are presented to you in Super Paper Mario.

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Best Wii Action & Adventure Game
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the Nintendo Super Paper Mario (WII) as a best pick for the Best Wii Action & Adventure Game. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Super Paper Mario
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 36 expert reviews for Super Paper Mario and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Super Paper Mario
2 Star Review  productwiki.com - Nov 19, 2009

The third game in the Paper Mario series was originally going to be a Gamecube game, but it has since been brought exclusively to the Wii. Since the game was brought over to Wii, it now uses motion control to enhance the experience. The main use for motion control is taking advantage of Pixels special abilities. Mario can find Pixels scattered throughout the game, and each one has a different ability like dropping bombs or finding hidden secrets. The Pixels travel with Mario and he can switch between them at any time. Also new to the series, you can play as Peach and Bowser at any time, switching between the three playable character at will, and each have their own special abilities. Marios special ability is switching between a 2-D and 3-D perspective, Peach can glide ascross large gaps, and Bowser can use his brute strength and fire breath to punish ... PROS: (1) Not just a straight port, enhanced graphics and Wii controls (2) Excellent sense of humor makes the game hilarious. (3) Amazing replay value due to collectible cards, hidden items, and secret recipes. ... CONS: (1) Way too much dialog thats all text. (2) The game is way too easy. (3) Originally a Gamecube game (4) Wii-specific controls arent very good and can ruin the pace.

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User Reviews
Super Paper Mario (Wii)
5 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Aug 30, 2007   

Strengths: Inventive 2D/3D gameplay, great platformer action, nice RPG elements, good graphics.

Weakness: Lots of text to read

Super Paper Mario takes the 2D platformer concept and turns it 45 degrees to the side. The game plays mostly in 2D mode, like the previous Super Mario titles, though at times, it's turned into a 3D platformer for a short time. The 3D mode allows for getting past issues that can't be solved in 2D mode. The game looks pretty good, though there's an immense amount of text to read through as the game progresses. An RPG element, like Paper Mario for the GC, adds for some diversity above the regular platformer. It's a top-notch Wii title that's different enough to stick out from the rest of the Wii titles.

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Paper Mario Super
5 Star Review   By member yakkotank - Aug 7, 2007   

Strengths: Fun story and characters

Weakness: Some backtracking is tedious

Super Paper Mario is a thoroughly excellent platformer with RPG elements. The plot is coherent, the characters are charming and funny, and the puzzles are clever and interesting. Highly recommended.

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Paper Platforming
4 Star Review   By member botticus - Aug 3, 2007   

Strengths: Witty dialogue, great platforming elements

Weakness: Occasionally doesn't know if it's an RPG or platformer.

Super Paper Mario is an excellent GameCube->Wii conversion. While clearly not a Wii title initially, the added functionality of the Wiimote does not detract from the experience. Intelligent Systems (or is it Treehouse?) once again delivers a fine localization with some of the funnier dialogue I've read in a game in some time. At times the game drags due to an excess of the same, but the 2 and 3D platforming elements more than make up for it, particularly in the extremely challenging Chapter 8.

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Super Paper Mario is an excellent game for the Wii!
5 Star Review   By member njkrautk - Jul 27, 2007   

Strengths: Fun RPG-lite elements in a Mario platformer

Weakness: Heavy amounts of text dialogue

I thoroughly enjoyed Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, and was eagerly looking forward to this game. It did not disappoint. The ability to switch between 2D and 3D is used well for the game's various puzzles. Unlike Thousand Year Door, where combat was turn-based, here the action is of the more traditional mario-platform variety -- jump on the monster's heads, shoot fireballs, or throw items. There is a lot of dialogue, but the writing is clever and entertaining. If you enjoyed Thousand Year Door, you should pick up this title.

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Mario Is Back And This Time He's Looking To
5 Star Review   By member FOnewearl - Jul 14, 2007   

Strengths: Exploration, Innovative

Weakness: Nothing I Could Think of

Mario is Back again in paper form. Super Paper Mario is an action adventure game with role playing elements added into the mix. Unlike the previous two Paper Mario games which had turn based battles systems like your typical RPGs you will be moving around in a 2D world which you will attack enemies to defeat them within that environment much like any of the old Super Mario Bros side scrollers. Early on in the game you will get an item that let's you press a button and turn the playing field 45 degrees and when you see the environment from that angle it becomes 3D and in doing so you can uncover secrets and areas that can't be seen or accessed from the 2D view. The simplest example I can think of is sometimes you will see a single block but when you turn the view 45 degrees to get a 3D view and you will uncover that behind that block are a few more that you can now see lined up that were hidden behind the single block you saw from the 2D perspective. I would highly recommend Super Paper Mario to anyone that liked the old Super Mario Bros games or the previous two Paper Mario games as while the game doesn't seem to feel as action packed as the older Super Mario Bros games it does have a good story and exploration feel like the previous two Paper Mario games and is definitely an original and innovative idea for an action adventure game. It's also the second best game on the Wii currently (only behind Zelda Twilight Princess) in my opinion and the best original game considering that Zelda Twilight Princess was originally made on the GameCube and in mid process of making it was also done up for the Wii.

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Super Paper Mario
5 Star Review   By member mojave - Jul 2, 2007   

Strengths: Fun take on the Paper Mario formula with enough changes to keep the formula fresh. Amazing 2D/3D flipping dynamic.

Weakness: Inventory management a real pain, makes completing some sidequests not so much fun.

Paper Mario is a follow-up to the excellent Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door on the Gamecube. The Gamecube game and the Nintendo 64 original were more role-playing games than the current one is. In the originals you moved a 2D (paper) version of Mario around, exploring towns and various other areas, and entering a turn-based combat arena when you encountered enemies. Super Paper Mario dumps the turn-based battling in favor of a real-time platforming approach. You still gain levels and can use healing items, but the combat is classic Mario - jumping on the heads of various enemies. You can also play as a few other characters and each has unique attacks and other abilities. Yet this game is not a typical Mario platforming game either. Like an RPG, it is heavily story-driven (and you will do much reading of text in this game so beware of that). And while you must battle regular enemies and several bosses there are more puzzle elements than a typical Mario platform game. There are two things that help increase the diversity and complexity of the puzzles. For one, you can switch between 2D and 3D perspectives to get a different look at the environment. Things that are hidden in one view may appear obvious in the other. You will spend most of the game in 2D as you only have limited time in 3D before your health starts to drain away. Also, only Mario can initiate the 2D/3D switch. The second element that adds to the diversity is the helper "Pixl" that follows you around. You can have one active at any given time and they all provide different capabilities like making you tiny, or uncovering hidden items, or providing a platform so you can skim over spiked pits. As you gather more and more Pixls the options for solving puzzles become more complex. The game never gets too difficult, though. There are a few sidequests that mostly involve completing various collections. You will find character cards and it will take some dedication (and playing well beyond the regular ending of the game) to collect all 256 of them. There are also recipes to find and dishes (which are typically healing or power-up items) to make. My one main gripe with the game is the limited number of items you can carry. This is a problem when you want to make recipes that require two items. You have to do a lot of tedious trekking between the bakery and the store (where, thankfully, you can store more items than your measly inventory holds). They could have solved this simply by allowing the baker to keep your cooking items for you. All in all, however, Super Paper Mario is one of the top Wii games along with Zelda Twilight Princess and highly recommended for any Mario fan.

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More Paper Mario!
5 Star Review   By member Admiral_Ackbar - Jun 29, 2007   

Strengths: New gameplay mechanic. Looks great and cartoony. Great story.

Weakness: None.

Super Paper Mario is a great game in the tradition of past Paper Mario's. This time, there's even greater manipulation of the environment, a hallmark of Paper Mario's past. This time you can flatten the screen to make it either 3D or 2D. From that you can then open up new areas or find hidden places and things. The gameplay is great and the characters are fantastic. Highly recommended!

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I hate this game
2 Star Review     

Strengths: nothing

Weakness: nothing it isnt good and its so boring

this game is so boring because so far it doesnt really have a goal and the reason why someone would want to play super mario paper. This gakme is prolbably the worst game!

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Super Paper Mario
5 Star Review   By member Tricky02 - Jun 3, 2007   

Strengths: Super Paper Mario controls tightly and uses the Wii remote in a smart manner.

Weakness: I have not found any.

Super Paper Mario on the Nintendo Wii is one part platformer and one part RPG. The new 2D to 3D dynamic is built around clever and surprisingly complex puzzles that will challenge and impress you. Super Paper Mario is a highly enjoyable game. You will have fun and the fun will last for a good while.

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You got my platformer in your RPG!
4 Star Review   By member CrashSpyro123 - May 25, 2007   

Strengths: Fun gameplay, nice graphics, cool, mind-bending concepts.

Weakness: "In your face" story, minor gameplay annoyances.

Super Paper Mario is definitely the biggest Wii game of the spring, combining platforming and RPG elements along with dimension-busting gameplay to bring an experience to gamers that is unlike anything else out there. It’s unfortunate that the game ruins the nice sense of pacing in the gameplay with an overemphasis on story that makes you want to skip it, despite knowing that it’s not wise to do so. Luckily, the game is fun and creative enough to overlook these issues and it’s easy to get drawn into the game for hours at a time. It’s not a perfect game by any means, but there’s very little reason to avoid Super Paper Mario if you have a Wii and you’re looking for a new game to enjoy.

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Mario and Luigi are enjoying a lazy afternoon at their house when they hear the terrible news: Princess Peach has been kidnapped! The two brothers head straight for Bowser's castle to get her back, but Bowser is just as surprised about Peach's kidnapping as they are. At that moment, a strange top-hatted villain warps in and abducts everyone but Mario. The mysterious villain then forces Peach and Bowser to get married, creating a rift of dark energy that threatens to tear the universe apart! Only Mario can save the day...but he can't do it alone.
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ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Role Playing Game
Release Date 2007-04-09
Maximum Number of Players 1
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Product Title Super Paper Mario
Manufacturer Nintendo
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Power Score 4.3 | 25 Reviews
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Super Paper Mario
4.5 Star Review  GameZone - Apr 13, 2007

What would you do if you had the chance to revisit a forgotten land? What if you could hop into a time machine, jump back to the 80s, and explore an old dimension in way you never thought possible? Would you expect a bit of nostalgia? Or would the land you’re exploring be so different that it completely changes the way you view 2D games? Super Paper Mario is an exquisite operation and miraculous orchestration that shows a new side of the neglected second dimension. For the first time in any game, players are able to step into Mario’s world and see things as he sees them.

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Super Paper Mario
4 Star Review  bonafidereviews.com - Jul 5, 2007

Essentially, the game is a 2D platformer with RPG segues between each “stage.” However, this time around the 2D world can be “flipped” into a 3D perspective by pressing the A button on the Wiimote. Doing so reveals hidden objects, platforms, exits, etc… and also allows Mario to bypass certain enemies. You will be constantly switching back and forth between 2D and 3D in order to find hidden items scattered throughout the game or to solve one the many puzzles that are presented to you in Super Paper Mario.

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Best Wii Action & Adventure Game
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the Nintendo Super Paper Mario (WII) as a best pick for the Best Wii Action & Adventure Game. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Super Paper Mario
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 36 expert reviews for Super Paper Mario and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Super Paper Mario
2 Star Review  productwiki.com - Nov 19, 2009

The third game in the Paper Mario series was originally going to be a Gamecube game, but it has since been brought exclusively to the Wii. Since the game was brought over to Wii, it now uses motion control to enhance the experience. The main use for motion control is taking advantage of Pixels special abilities. Mario can find Pixels scattered throughout the game, and each one has a different ability like dropping bombs or finding hidden secrets. The Pixels travel with Mario and he can switch between them at any time. Also new to the series, you can play as Peach and Bowser at any time, switching between the three playable character at will, and each have their own special abilities. Marios special ability is switching between a 2-D and 3-D perspective, Peach can glide ascross large gaps, and Bowser can use his brute strength and fire breath to punish ... PROS: (1) Not just a straight port, enhanced graphics and Wii controls (2) Excellent sense of humor makes the game hilarious. (3) Amazing replay value due to collectible cards, hidden items, and secret recipes. ... CONS: (1) Way too much dialog thats all text. (2) The game is way too easy. (3) Originally a Gamecube game (4) Wii-specific controls arent very good and can ruin the pace.

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User Reviews
Super Paper Mario (Wii)
5 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Aug 30, 2007   

Strengths: Inventive 2D/3D gameplay, great platformer action, nice RPG elements, good graphics.

Weakness: Lots of text to read

Super Paper Mario takes the 2D platformer concept and turns it 45 degrees to the side. The game plays mostly in 2D mode, like the previous Super Mario titles, though at times, it's turned into a 3D platformer for a short time. The 3D mode allows for getting past issues that can't be solved in 2D mode. The game looks pretty good, though there's an immense amount of text to read through as the game progresses. An RPG element, like Paper Mario for the GC, adds for some diversity above the regular platformer. It's a top-notch Wii title that's different enough to stick out from the rest of the Wii titles.

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Paper Mario Super
5 Star Review   By member yakkotank - Aug 7, 2007   

Strengths: Fun story and characters

Weakness: Some backtracking is tedious

Super Paper Mario is a thoroughly excellent platformer with RPG elements. The plot is coherent, the characters are charming and funny, and the puzzles are clever and interesting. Highly recommended.

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Paper Platforming
4 Star Review   By member botticus - Aug 3, 2007   

Strengths: Witty dialogue, great platforming elements

Weakness: Occasionally doesn't know if it's an RPG or platformer.

Super Paper Mario is an excellent GameCube->Wii conversion. While clearly not a Wii title initially, the added functionality of the Wiimote does not detract from the experience. Intelligent Systems (or is it Treehouse?) once again delivers a fine localization with some of the funnier dialogue I've read in a game in some time. At times the game drags due to an excess of the same, but the 2 and 3D platforming elements more than make up for it, particularly in the extremely challenging Chapter 8.

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Super Paper Mario is an excellent game for the Wii!
5 Star Review   By member njkrautk - Jul 27, 2007   

Strengths: Fun RPG-lite elements in a Mario platformer

Weakness: Heavy amounts of text dialogue

I thoroughly enjoyed Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, and was eagerly looking forward to this game. It did not disappoint. The ability to switch between 2D and 3D is used well for the game's various puzzles. Unlike Thousand Year Door, where combat was turn-based, here the action is of the more traditional mario-platform variety -- jump on the monster's heads, shoot fireballs, or throw items. There is a lot of dialogue, but the writing is clever and entertaining. If you enjoyed Thousand Year Door, you should pick up this title.

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Mario Is Back And This Time He's Looking To
5 Star Review   By member FOnewearl - Jul 14, 2007   

Strengths: Exploration, Innovative

Weakness: Nothing I Could Think of

Mario is Back again in paper form. Super Paper Mario is an action adventure game with role playing elements added into the mix. Unlike the previous two Paper Mario games which had turn based battles systems like your typical RPGs you will be moving around in a 2D world which you will attack enemies to defeat them within that environment much like any of the old Super Mario Bros side scrollers. Early on in the game you will get an item that let's you press a button and turn the playing field 45 degrees and when you see the environment from that angle it becomes 3D and in doing so you can uncover secrets and areas that can't be seen or accessed from the 2D view. The simplest example I can think of is sometimes you will see a single block but when you turn the view 45 degrees to get a 3D view and you will uncover that behind that block are a few more that you can now see lined up that were hidden behind the single block you saw from the 2D perspective. I would highly recommend Super Paper Mario to anyone that liked the old Super Mario Bros games or the previous two Paper Mario games as while the game doesn't seem to feel as action packed as the older Super Mario Bros games it does have a good story and exploration feel like the previous two Paper Mario games and is definitely an original and innovative idea for an action adventure game. It's also the second best game on the Wii currently (only behind Zelda Twilight Princess) in my opinion and the best original game considering that Zelda Twilight Princess was originally made on the GameCube and in mid process of making it was also done up for the Wii.

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Super Paper Mario
5 Star Review   By member mojave - Jul 2, 2007   

Strengths: Fun take on the Paper Mario formula with enough changes to keep the formula fresh. Amazing 2D/3D flipping dynamic.

Weakness: Inventory management a real pain, makes completing some sidequests not so much fun.

Paper Mario is a follow-up to the excellent Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door on the Gamecube. The Gamecube game and the Nintendo 64 original were more role-playing games than the current one is. In the originals you moved a 2D (paper) version of Mario around, exploring towns and various other areas, and entering a turn-based combat arena when you encountered enemies. Super Paper Mario dumps the turn-based battling in favor of a real-time platforming approach. You still gain levels and can use healing items, but the combat is classic Mario - jumping on the heads of various enemies. You can also play as a few other characters and each has unique attacks and other abilities. Yet this game is not a typical Mario platforming game either. Like an RPG, it is heavily story-driven (and you will do much reading of text in this game so beware of that). And while you must battle regular enemies and several bosses there are more puzzle elements than a typical Mario platform game. There are two things that help increase the diversity and complexity of the puzzles. For one, you can switch between 2D and 3D perspectives to get a different look at the environment. Things that are hidden in one view may appear obvious in the other. You will spend most of the game in 2D as you only have limited time in 3D before your health starts to drain away. Also, only Mario can initiate the 2D/3D switch. The second element that adds to the diversity is the helper "Pixl" that follows you around. You can have one active at any given time and they all provide different capabilities like making you tiny, or uncovering hidden items, or providing a platform so you can skim over spiked pits. As you gather more and more Pixls the options for solving puzzles become more complex. The game never gets too difficult, though. There are a few sidequests that mostly involve completing various collections. You will find character cards and it will take some dedication (and playing well beyond the regular ending of the game) to collect all 256 of them. There are also recipes to find and dishes (which are typically healing or power-up items) to make. My one main gripe with the game is the limited number of items you can carry. This is a problem when you want to make recipes that require two items. You have to do a lot of tedious trekking between the bakery and the store (where, thankfully, you can store more items than your measly inventory holds). They could have solved this simply by allowing the baker to keep your cooking items for you. All in all, however, Super Paper Mario is one of the top Wii games along with Zelda Twilight Princess and highly recommended for any Mario fan.

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More Paper Mario!
5 Star Review   By member Admiral_Ackbar - Jun 29, 2007   

Strengths: New gameplay mechanic. Looks great and cartoony. Great story.

Weakness: None.

Super Paper Mario is a great game in the tradition of past Paper Mario's. This time, there's even greater manipulation of the environment, a hallmark of Paper Mario's past. This time you can flatten the screen to make it either 3D or 2D. From that you can then open up new areas or find hidden places and things. The gameplay is great and the characters are fantastic. Highly recommended!

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I hate this game
2 Star Review     

Strengths: nothing

Weakness: nothing it isnt good and its so boring

this game is so boring because so far it doesnt really have a goal and the reason why someone would want to play super mario paper. This gakme is prolbably the worst game!

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Super Paper Mario
5 Star Review   By member Tricky02 - Jun 3, 2007   

Strengths: Super Paper Mario controls tightly and uses the Wii remote in a smart manner.

Weakness: I have not found any.

Super Paper Mario on the Nintendo Wii is one part platformer and one part RPG. The new 2D to 3D dynamic is built around clever and surprisingly complex puzzles that will challenge and impress you. Super Paper Mario is a highly enjoyable game. You will have fun and the fun will last for a good while.

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You got my platformer in your RPG!
4 Star Review   By member CrashSpyro123 - May 25, 2007   

Strengths: Fun gameplay, nice graphics, cool, mind-bending concepts.

Weakness: "In your face" story, minor gameplay annoyances.

Super Paper Mario is definitely the biggest Wii game of the spring, combining platforming and RPG elements along with dimension-busting gameplay to bring an experience to gamers that is unlike anything else out there. It’s unfortunate that the game ruins the nice sense of pacing in the gameplay with an overemphasis on story that makes you want to skip it, despite knowing that it’s not wise to do so. Luckily, the game is fun and creative enough to overlook these issues and it’s easy to get drawn into the game for hours at a time. It’s not a perfect game by any means, but there’s very little reason to avoid Super Paper Mario if you have a Wii and you’re looking for a new game to enjoy.

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Super Paper Mario
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Fun intuitive gameplay and a good storyline. and a nice 20 hours of gameplay

Weakness: It is really wordy and the 3D worlds are not as well designed as the 2D worlds

The game is a nice solid addition to anybody's wii librery and i highly recomend that anybody who manges to get a wii should buy this game. if you only buy one game for your wii this month i might as well be this one.

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Paper Mario with a New Life
5 Star Review   By member tungluh - Apr 23, 2007   

Strengths: Amazing "3D" Paper Mario!

Weakness: Frequent 2D-3D switches could be annoying

It is a hybrid of a typical 2D Mario Bros adventure and Paper Mario RPG game. In addition, you can switch to a 3D mode from the ordinary 2D mode in the adventure section. Many things are hidden in the 3D background. This also offers lots fun to escape from a strong enemy by just walking behind it in the 3D mode :)))))))). Every Wii owner must try it!

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Mmm, old school Mario action!
5 Star Review   By member tpino84 - Apr 22, 2007   

Strengths: Creative gameplay, good and unique storyline, multiple playable characters, and the dialogue is genius!

Weakness: Going 2D->3D kinda gets annoying after awhile. All characters have a special ability for when you are faced with a puzzle, but mainly it's having to use Mario to flip from 2D to 3D.

Great, great, great game. If you enjoyed Thousand Year Door, then you will love this game. No, it doesn't follow after that game so if you didn't play it, it's no big deal. It's nice to have a new Mario game on a console, that plays in 2D and also have different characters. Storyline is very good, unfortunately there's a bit TOO much talking at times. The game should take anywhere between 20-30 hours to beat, which is very good for an platformer, but with RPG elements. If you are are a big avid fan of the Mario series then you will definitely love this game so PICK IT UP!!

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Super Paper Mario Review
1 Star Review   By member Buckyboy85 - Apr 21, 2007   

Strengths: None.

Weakness: Weak graphics, weak gameplay, gets old quickly.

I am a huge mario fan, but I still dont recommend this game. Going between 2-d and 3-d gets really old really fast, especially once you've figured out the few tricks they have. The story line is pretty lame, too. Game play is not great with the wii mote, either. It is truly a let down and way too easy! The game is not even close to a challenge.

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I love this game!
5 Star Review   By member plnkpolarbear - Apr 20, 2007   

Strengths: Creative gameplay that takes full advantage of the whole 2D "paper" concept.

Weakness: I think this game has a little too much dialog for me. Granted the story line is pretty good, but there is just a little too much reading when all I want to do is play!

The game is filled with fun surprises and is challenging without being frustrating. I own the gamecube version of this game, and loved that, so I was really anticipating the release of super paper Mario - and it didn't disappoint. This game has some components of the old version, but with a focus on the whole idea of 2D vs 3D. Requires some thinking to get through the level, but that's part of why it's so great. Highly recommend!

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Something New
4 Star Review   By member tenjack - Apr 19, 2007   

Strengths: Inventive gameplay, has a sense of humor, clean graphics, Fun storyline.

Weakness: Too much dialogue, not enough platforming elements.

I am really enjoying this game, as I haven't played a Mario game since the disappointing Super Mario Sunshine for the Gamecube. Overall, this game isn't a classic; but definitely worth your time if you're looking for something new. Until I got this game, my Wii had been collecting dust. My Score: 9/10

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Super Paper Mario Review
5 Star Review   By member edhoo - Apr 18, 2007   

Strengths: Gameplay, Stylish 2D Graphics, Controls

Weakness: Story

Super Paper Mario is a hard game to describe, as it is both a 2D and 3D game, but lacks one real genre. Best way to describe it is a platformer with RPG elements. Whatever you call it, it is a very good game. The 2D platforming is very well done and has a lot of elements from the old school Mario games mixed with RPG elements and puzzles. It is very fun and so is the 3D part which you can change to on the fly. It controls very well and looks very good when in 2D. Sometimes the story can be a bit annoying but it isn't that bad and sometimes can be very funny. Overall a really good game.

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New spin on classic Mario fun
5 Star Review   By member mrodger - Apr 18, 2007   

Strengths: 2-D/3-D Flip is awesome, 2-D platformer style, Mario!

Weakness: A bit text heavy, kind of easy

I am a huge fan of Mario, particularly 2-D Mario, but not much of a fan of RPGs. I’ve never played either of the other two entries in the Paper Mario series, but when I saw demo videos of this game, I was immediately excited. Super Paper Mario is a genre blending game that mixes 2-D and 3-D platformers with an RPG. The result is a highly enjoyable Mario adventure that plays like a classic Mario platformer and has light RPG elements. If you are familiar with role-playing games (RPGs), you know that the battles are usually a turn based type system. This is the system that was used in previous Paper Mario games, but this has been eliminated in this edition. Enemies are defeated by stomping or throwing. You do collect items and lose hit points like in an RPG and there is an emphasis on the story. One of my complaints with the game is that the text can be a bit overwhelming at times when you just want to play the game. Other than text at times, I absolutely love this game. The platform style game play is very similar to other Mario games with item blocks, power-ups and the usual excellent levels. The 2-D/3-D flipping adds dimensionality to the 2-D platforming that you are accustomed to. So far, I’ve played through the first three worlds and the game seems a bit easy, but that does not detract from the overall enjoyment of the game. Because of the 2-D/3-D flipping, there are lots of secrets to find and it is possible to replay chapters, thus adding a great amount of replay value to the game. It’s also really fun, I can see myself wanting to pick this up again in a few months after beating it the first time. I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys Mario or 2-D platformers. I believe that everyone will get some enjoyment out of this game, however as it is a really well made game.

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the best mario yet
5 Star Review     

Strengths: you can play as others characters not only mario. you can turn from 3d to 2d.

Weakness: I wouldntb fine any weakness.

I highly recomend this game i had only played it for three days and is on my list of the best games.those out there who think is not gonne be cool youre very wrong.

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Awesome!!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Everything

Weakness: Nothing

I loved this game! I don't know why anyone wouldn't like it! I like the way you can turn it 3-D with Mario, he was my favorite. I also like all the humor and action and I especially loved the 8-bit mode! This game was a big success.

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