Super Paper Mario

Published by Nintendo, Developed by Nintendo

Genres: RPG (1 players)

US release date: Apr 9th, 2007 | EU release date: Sep 14th, 2007

Super Paper Mario

The newest chapter of the Paper Mario story isn't just out of this world ... it's out of this dimension. What at first glance appears to be a 2-D side-scroller ripped straight from the stylized pages of the Paper Mario universe soon turns into a hilarious dimension-shifting platformer possible only on Wii.

  • Players run through vibrant 2-D worlds, stomping on enemies and breaking blocks ... then, with the press of a button, they flip into 3-D. In the third dimension, they'll find hidden paths, battle foes and uncover secrets as they explore the previously invisible depth of the 2-D landscapes.
  • Hold the Wii Remote sideways and control the game in classic Super Mario Bros. style. Players can shake the Wii Remote to pull off stylish moves and break out of frigid ice and even point directly at the screen to get helpful hints from their sidekick. Not only that, but they'll also play as Peach and Bowser, both with their own sets of essential skills.
  • When a mysterious villain kidnaps Peach and Bowser and forces them to get married, their union creates a rift of dark energy that threatens to tear the universe apart. Hilarious characters, laugh-out-loud plot twists and unforgettable dimensions await as Mario makes his way through eight chapters, each more memorable than the last.

Game storyline: 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.

Characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, classic Super Mario Bros. enemies like Goombas and Koopa Troopas, along with a slew of vibrant new allies and villains.

Wii Controls: Super Paper Mario takes advantage of all the unique control features of the Wii. To play, players hold the Wii Remote sideways and control the game in classic Super Mario Bros. style and then use the motion-sensing and direct-pointing abilities for special game features.

How to progress through the game: Early on, the 2-D side-scrolling game play appears to be reminiscent of New Super Mario Bros. But as soon as Mario learns the ability to flip between dimensions, players will be constantly flipping between 2-D and 3-D to pass perilous pits, find hidden coins and passages and talk to characters who are visible only in 3-D.

Players earn points for every enemy they stomp, item they grab and block they demolish. Once players rack up enough points, they level up. Every level gained allows Mario to take more hits and deal more damage to enemies. Later on, other characters join up with Mario. Players can swap between characters and use their unique abilities to solve puzzles and pummel bosses.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: All characters have their own abilities. Mario is the only character able to travel between the dimensions and flip between 2-D and 3-D. Princess Peach's parasol allows her to glide across gaps. Bowser's fiery breath incinerates enemies.

Players will find Pixls hidden throughout various stages. Each Pixl gives Mario (or any of the other characters) access to a special ability. For example, one Pixl lets Mario flip sideways and become paper thin; another lets him grab enemies and hurl them.

Items in Super Paper Mario work very similarly to items in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. Some items, like mushrooms, heal Heart Points. Other items, such as the Shooting Star, can be used during battle to destroy enemies.

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82%

Very good

Paper Mario began on the N64 as a new branch of the Mario series. As opposed to the Super Mario way, this was a complete RPG and it pulled off a really good game. Then the Gamecube sequel Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door reinvented the entire battle scheme with the...read full review

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User comments

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Wii Freak said:

Can't wait for this one!

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Captain Jamesman said:

I was going to get this for gamecube, but now I'll have to get it on Wii. IF I EVER GET A FREAKING Wii!

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Wii Freak said:

I already have a Wii captain jamesman. I got for my bar miztvah.

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i need a wii...eww said:

Wow jamesman, still don't have one :O. Trust me, the moment your Wii enters your house you'll be lovin it.

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Autobobby1 said:

Man, I can't wait to get this game!

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asparaWIIgus said:

I didn't play the gc one, so I'll probably get it.

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kzone said:

Is this the new paper mario?

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Toad said:

I just got a Wii. This will be #1!

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Ultimate Fox Fan said:

Paper Marios are cool because they aren't all 2-D, but not 3-D.

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B. Darius said:

I think you should change your name to "Captain Lamesman". Seeing that you're the only person on Wii's World that doesn't have a Wii!

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Captain Jamesman said:

I seriously hope I get a Wii today. I probably be able to because I finally got an A- in history class! And the fact EB promised me they'd hold one on to me. Ready or not Wii, HERE I COME!

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Crimson Hawk said:

I don't have a Wii YET! My mom says it is too freakin expensive. I told her my entire Christmas last year was more expensive than the Wii! Aha maybe if I get my grades up (making straight c's) she might let me get it. I hope it works!

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Crimson Hawk said:

This is rated 3+ you have got to be kidding me, since when will a kid under 6 ever get a Wii?

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im mii said:

Hmmm. They should make a few sequels called super paper Luigi.

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Crimson Hawk said:

That would be awesome if they made a Super Paper Luigi. I would totally get it.

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Wii Freak said:

For once in a mario game I want mario to be the bad guy and bowser as the good guy. Super bowser!

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B. Darius said:

In "Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door", while Mario was having his own adventure, Luigi was having his. He would always tell you his stories and they would be long as hell. And there was even a book on his adventure in one of the item shops.

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Captain Jamesman said:

You think they'll make a game that tells Luigi's TTYD stories? That'd be neat.

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Wii Freak said:

I bought all 3 of his books. But I never read em.

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Captain Jamesman said:

I've been seeing Luigi in the game in a few good screenshots of the game & on the box art. Something tells me that Luigi will be a playable character along with Mario, Peach & Bowser.

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Crimson Hawk said:

That's awesome CJ. If Yoshi was in the game I would definitely get this.

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Wiipaw said:

What does TTYD mean?

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Wiipaw said:

I swear, this game is Mario 128!

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Captain Jamesman said:

Oh yes! No Mario fan must ever forget about Yoshi! I haven't really seen much Yoshi action in Paper Mario, except for Baby Yoshi.

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Crimson Hawk said:

Baby Yoshi is awesome too. If they had Yoshi or Baby Yoshi in the game then I would definitely get it! But Birdo *shutter*.

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itstimetoplaydawii said:

Paper Mario is ok. I liked SMRPG better.

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Captain Jamesman said:

TTYD (aka The Thousand Year Door).

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Wiipaw said:

Thanks for clearing that up, Captain Jamesman.

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B. Darius said:

"Super Mario RPG" sucked badly! Whenever you would battle someone, you weren't even hitting them.

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Wii Freak said:

I never understood SMRPG. Of course I was 7 but still.

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Captain Jamesman said:

I didn't think the game sucked, but I'm still stuck on where I have to fight Croco, that purple croc thing that took Mallow's gold coins.

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wiiboy101 said:

Mario Galaxy is Mario 128.

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Master Foot said:

Come on, Super Mario RPG was great! That was SNES gold! It definitely should have been longer, but come on. I regret ever selling my Nintendo system and carts.

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B. Darius said:

Forget "RPG"! Just play the "Mario & Luigi" series. Those are WAY better.

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Wiipaw said:

Mario Galaxy may be Mario 128, but Super Paper Mario has a lot of things Mario 128 was said to have, like being able to switch from 2D to 3D, more playable characters than Mario and an epic story (I think, but this IS Paper Mario).

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Noneofurbuisness said:

This game should be rated M. I mean it's about a fat Italian man crushing his enemies with his own weight (just like in the godfather game).

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Seamninja said:

I really can't wait for this game.

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Captain Jamesman said:

True, Mario & Luigi is better, but you still can't diss Mario RPG like that.

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B. Darius said:

Yo, Jamesman! Don't you ever think for a second you can tell ME what to do! Unlike you, I have a Wii!

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Captain Jamesman said:

That just ruined the Mario glory Noneofurbuisness! And Mario's not that fat any more. Look at him! He looks like a normal man now. I think Luigi will be playable since there was talk on Nintendo Power saying that a 4th playable character will be in it. It has to be Luigi!

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DarkVic said:

Yo B. Calm your ass down! This is just a room where you review games, not a friggin fight club!

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sam said:

Super mario rpg was so good! What's the deal?!

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Captain Jamesman said:

Newsflash B Darius, I just got a Wii like.. WIIKS AGO! I already gotten 4 (5 if you count Wii sports) games on Wii, and I got them all on that exact month! I got Wario Ware Smooth Moves, Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz, SpongeBob Squarepants, and Sonic & the Secret Rings! So how's that, interesting huh?

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B Darius said:

Sorry Jamesman. I had no idea. Because every time I see you post something on here, you always complained about no having a Wii. You know how much I would kill right now to Spongebob AND Sonic?! You're a lucky dude, CJ! So whaddya say? Let bygones be bygones?

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PaperMarioFan said:

I love paper mario. The whole series. I can not wait to get this game.

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NWIIGMR said:

I think Nintendo probably just made these games because they were taking a break from making dense 3d games. These games are easier to make, I'm guessing. But they're fun and I can even remember the tv ads for the Nintendo version.

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Captain Jamesman said:

You've got a deal B. My Paisano! Say, what Wii games do you have now? Just wondering. Oh, and I also just got Metal Slug today! Cool huh?

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B Darius said:

The only games I have for my Wii are "Wii Sports" & "Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat"! The VC games I have are "Super Mario 64", "Bomberman 93", "Super Mario Bros." and "Street Fighter 2".

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Captain Jamesman said:

Oh, I see. You don't have any REAL Wii games. That's okay though. You're lucky you got all those VC games. I can't get them yet, but I will soon. And on a side note, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is a Gamecube game.

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Wii Freak said:

Imagine paper mario would be in SSMB.

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B Darius said:

I think we all knew that genius!

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