Editor's Note:

Recipient of an IGN.COM Editors' Choice Award.

Added on: February 25, 2009


[edit] Background

The title of this game is so called because of the 2D paper cut-out look of the characters in their 3D world. This game has classic Mario-style action incorporated with regular RPG storyline, puzzles, and strategic turn-based battles. Featuring an all-star cast of characters including Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser and Toad.

[edit] Gameplay

Use the gamecube or classic controller to move through a 3-D world.

[edit] Features

Buy badges, defeat enemies for money, sell some items, buy some items, and a lot more.

Smash the ground to make cool sounds with you hammer/double jump.

Talk with Yoshis, Boos, Toads, Koopas, Bomb-ombs, and more.

Go around in search of star pieces, level-up boxes, badges, ect.

[edit] Hardware Requirements

Classic controller
Gamecube Controller

This game is also known as Mario Story in Japan.

Official URL

Official Site

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Symphonic Abyss
Jul 13, 12 10:50pm
Just started the Crystal Palace! Not a big fan of this place though. =( PaperMario
Symphonic Abyss
Jun 24, 12 8:55pm
Just entered Shy Guy's Toybox! PaperMario
Jun 21, 12 8:38pm

In the year of 1996, the Nintendo 64 produced one of the most revolutionary games of...

Jul 25, 11 5:43pm
added 14 new concept art
Happy Mask Salesman
Nov 10, 10 4:14pm
Cool PaperMario
Nov 08, 10 5:50pm
Amazing game,but I'm stuck trying to rescue a baby Yoshi. PaperMario
Oct 22, 10 8:03am
Finally have it on WiiWare! It is MIIIIINEEEEE!!! PaperMario
Aug 30, 10 4:12pm
Aug 10, 10 11:38am
Have this one on VC. But its better on the original system. The N64! PaperMario
Jul 26, 10 12:20am
I played this briefly as a kid, never saw it again, played TTYD, then decided to get this again on VC a couple years later. PaperMario
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Release Dates
  • North America: Feb 5, 2001
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