Paper Mario User Reviews

8.8

Paper Mario (Nintendo 64 Review)

The good:

Exceptional plot & environments to explore
“Partners” bring a breath of fresh air to the RPG genre
Effective turn based combat system
Items, Badges, and Abilities bring a sense of variety to the game
2D Visuals on a 3D system provide a new look to Mario and company
Impressive musical scores

The bad:

Too much dialogue at times
Not as difficult as other Mario games
Visuals are not for everyone

Summary:



In the year of 1996, the Nintendo 64 produced one of the most revolutionary games of all time. Super Mario 64 created standards for Mario games that could never be replicated, even with the most valiant of efforts. Six years in the future, gamers were introduced to a 2D version of Mario that looked like it arrived straight out of a picture book, or perhaps one of those doodles you were drawing in 5th grade math class. By the time Paper Mario was released, Mario was starting to become a saturated, but continuously successful product. Mario & company were golfing, playing tennis, and hittin...

8.8

It's Mario! In 2D!

The good:

Simple, fun and easy to learn gameplay, expands on Super Mario RPG, unique graphics, mostly good soundtrack, simple story allows you to focus your attention on gameplay, control scheme is simple and easy to learn as well as quite responsive, an overall fun experience really.

The bad:

Too easy and only lets you carry 10 items at a time. Some songs will get on your nerves as well.

Summary:

Created by Intelligent Studios in 2001, Paper Mario is one of the few RPG games on the N64. It adheres to a fair amount of turn-based RPG traditions (like a story, easy to learn turn-based battle system, HP and M..err, FP, A...BP and ATK stats, accessories, puzzles and more) while following up with the standard Mario formula (simple story consisting of "omg Princess Peach has been kidnapped by Bowser, save her Mario! And drop a few pounds while you're at it!" as well as some platforming and something to do with stars).

The basic plot of Paper Mario is that Mario and Luigi receive a letter fr...

8.6

N64 Game still on Shelves

The good:

- Cheap price cost now.
- Alot of badges.
- Alot of recipes.
- Easy game to get into.
- Battle sequences are good.
- The sidequests.
- Bowser is strong for once.
- Great backgrounds.
- Not entirely paper.

The bad:

- A limit to HP, FP, and BP.
- The bosses are easy.
- Only 10 items are aloud.
- The game can be beaten in a day.
- Music is mediocre.

Summary:

This game was a good start until they released the second one. This is one of the few N64 games that are still on the shelves with Goldeneye 007, Super Smash Bros, and Mario Kart 64. I recommend this game even though people think it is average I think it is good.(You may want to buy this game because it is almost off the shelves.) This game could have been on the Gamecube if better graphics and sound were available.

6.0

Paper Mario

The good:

A new type of gameplay, since its not like normal RPG's, but instead is a 'paper' (2d-ish) type gameplay and graphics. It has some depth to it, which is a good thing since you wont really get that bored with it. Its also quite long, so that's a plus.

The bad:

You have a limit to 10 items that you can carry at once. The game is too easy.

Summary:

Now the fact that this is a Mario RPG doesn't instantly make it good. Im also not saying that it's a bad game, its just too easy. The gameplay is fun since you start off as a really weak Mario, but as time advances, so does your ability to make yourself strong and tougher. Its also not a real time game, but instead, it's a turn-based RPG game. This means that you take turns with each character and select the command and watch them then do the move, of whatever you selected them to do.

There are also lots of different puzzles and stuff that you are forced to solve. With this game being long,...

7.6

Great start on a series

The good:

Bowser kills you for once no matter what (but you come back from the dead)
Some of the bosses and places look good, like LavaLava Island and Tubba Blubba Castle.

The bad:

Some of the bosses are too easy.
Allies could use some HP.

Summary:

Lastability: 7/10.
When you've beaten Bowser, oops, gotta restart the game. But really, before Bowser, you have to collect stuff like Badges for Mario's attacks, and Super Blocks to power up your allies twice. There's a dojo sidequest, which won't give you EXP, but at least helps you do some other sidequests. However, it's not too long.
Graphics: 9/10.
Very unique, and great for its time even.
Sound: 7/10.
Some of the music is hard to hear sometimes, some of the music isn't worth hearing, but most of the music and sound effect scores are pretty sweet.
Gameplay: 8/10.
Just like in many RPG's, you,...

8.6

Almost as good as Paper Mario 2. Almost.

The good:

Long game

Has some replay value

The graphics are good for paper graphics.

Bowser is fun to fight.

The bad:

Some of the bosses aren't too great.

Some of the music could use a little work.

Summary:

Difficulty: Medium

Yes it's Paper Mario the second best Mario RPG (With Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door coming in first place). It's really fun fighting Bowser in this game. I can't describe why it just is. Maybe because he's the final boss. Also I suggest not to trust Chet Rippo. He rips you off. No wonder they call him Chet "Rippo". He may upgrade your HP or FP or BP but he lowers the other two. It's not worth it. Trust me.

I reccomend this game to any Mario or RPG fan. But as I've said before I am not a very big RPG fan but I still enjoyed this game. Buy it.

I rate this game a 4.3/5.

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