Editor's Note:

Recipient of an IGN.COM Editors' Choice Award.

Added on: October 27, 2000


[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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