The developer was cheerful. The game she had me play was fun. But the title Nintendo producer Risa Tabata was demonstrating last month at E3, Paper Mario Color Splash, has turned out to be the third major video game sequel set for release later this year that has already been walloped with pre-release backlash.
Squirreled away in a secret room within Monstro Town, a cliffside hamlet in Super Mario RPG, there’s a purple-skinned warrior named Culex. You can go the whole game without ever meeting this man; finding him requires you to backtrack to an earlier town, purchase a pricey set of fireworks, and trade it to an NPC for a…
Hey, a new Paper Mario game! It’s coming to the Wii U, and it’s called Paper Mario: Color Splash. It’s coming in 2016.
We live in the age of remakes, some more necessary than others. Even Nintendo's gotten in on the action with games like Zelda: Wind Waker Wii U. But in the background of all that, a fan's been rebuilding the original Paper Mario for almost half a decade.
Nintendo's got up a great Iwata Asks interview with the folks behind Paper Mario: Sticker Star that's worth a read.
Have you ever played a video game that you had trouble describing as either "good" or "bad"? Have you ever played something so simultaneously delightful yet frustrating that for every smile it put on your face, it made you want to ram a fist through the wall? Have you ever thought "holy crap, this is clever" roughly…
From Paper Mario to Monster Hunter, here's the full sizzle reel shown off during Nintendo's live-streamed Nintendo Direct event this morning.
Or at least one goat. And a boat. And a world map! And lots of other delightful, charming content that the Paper Mario series is known for.
We've already seen some of the footage in this new trailer for Paper Mario: Sticker Star, but that doesn't make it any less awesome. I love me some Paper Mario. Can't wait for this one.
Stickers, ineffable wonder, and childhood go hand in hand. And perhaps Mario has always spoken to this. Cliff Bleszinski once said that "There's something about the hidden element to Mario where you jump and hit your head on a block and just out of nowhere secret things would appear. They made you feel like a kid in…
Few video game series are as consistently delightful as Paper Mario, Nintendo's charming set of plumber-themed RPGs. Paper Mario: Sticker Star, out this fall for 3DS, looks to be no exception. It's funny, weird, and quite charming.
Nintendo is putting a new spin on Paper Mario with its upcoming entry in the series, Paper Mario: Sticker Star. The game features sticker spin on the Paper Mario games, and players will be collecting stickers through out the game, which can even be used when battling enemies. The game will be out later this year.
Unless you're a huge fan of dubstep and Michael Bay movies, you probably weren't too excited after this year's E3 press briefings.
Nintendo held four conferences this week. At least two of them should have been just about this game.
Coming to the 3DS is Paper Mario: Sticker Star.
Nintendo laid out its game plan for the Nintendo 3DS well into 2012 at a press conference in Tokyo today, showering us with new games and new media for its 3D handheld. Let's catch up.
The Nintendo 3DS's 2012 is already looking rosy with new versions of Mario Tennis, Paper Mario and Animal Crossing planned for a 2012 release—at least in Japan.
Paper Mario, you have been a delight on every Nintendo system you have ever appeared on. Don't go changing that with the 3DS version!
It's funny, we got so used to seeing DS games for so long that it started to feel like all Nintendo handheld games for all time would look like N64 games. That's certainly not the case.
The 3DS isn't all about 3D graphics. Sometimes, you just need something that looks pretty on the new, improved hardware. Like Paper Mario.