Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Paper Mario for the N64

Paper Mario was created for the Nintendo 64 in the year 2000. From the developers of Intelligent Systems, this game is the first of the 'Paper Mario' Series. 'Paper Mario' is one of Series where the gameplay is a RPG (Role-Playing Game). From 'Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars,' Nintendo wanted to try again with Mario being a RPG type game. From 3D to paper-like graphics (Still in a some-what 3D format), the 'Paper Mario' Series became a big hit for Nintendo, Mario, and RPG fans alike. Paper Mario is also for the Virtual Console for the Nintendo Wii.

FUN: This whole game is nothing but a blast to play. From the paper humor to the different partners' abilities, its non-stop entertaining. Even though there is no voice acting in this game, the dialoge is just so fun to read. On top of playing as Mario, in this game, you get to play as Princess Peach as you search her castle for clues on where Mario needs to go. FUN - 2.

REPLAY: I'm afraid that this game doesn't really have any replay value. In fact, the game will continually show the 'The End' screen until you restart your system. After you restart the game and click on the file that you just beat the game with, you find out that you are just where you last saved the game before you beat the game. REPLAY - 0.

STORY: It all starts out as a typical day in the Mushroom Kingdom. Princess Peach invites the Mario Bros. to a party she is throwing in the castle. Once Mario and Luigi entered the castle, Mario leaves Luigi to mingle with the guest as he went upstairs to find Peach. When Mario found Peach, they decided to take a break from the party and relax together. Suddenly, Peach's castle gets lifted up from the ground by another castle. Once in the dark, stary sky, Peach and Mario finds out that Bowser is behind the whole thing. On top of that, he stole the Star Rod from Star Haven and captured the Seven Star Spirits in cards. After Bowser shoots Mario out of the castle to his falling doom, Mario finds out that its up to him to rescue the Star Spirits and get back the Star Rod from Bowser. STORY - 2.

DIFFERENCE/ORIGINAL: Like I said before, this game is the first of the Series. True... its not the first RPG Mario ever had (Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars) nor is it the first for Mario having one or two partners helping him battle the bad guys, however this game started the whole paper-like graphics we now know and love (Or at least most of us do). On top of that, Mario helps himself in battle by equiping Badges that give him a new battle move or just gives him some better power or defence. The Badges also allow the player to switch unwanted Badges for more helpful ones by using BP (Badges Points). DIFFERENCE/ORIGINAL - 1.

DIFFICULTY: Paper Mario is not a very difficult game if you just strategize. Think carefully on what partner you are going to use and what moves and Badges you want Mario to use. If you do that, you will beat the game with very few problems. DIFFICULTY - 2.

TOTAL - 7.

There you have it! The score for Paper Mario by Nintendo Rater. Around November 11th of this year, the Nintendo 3DS will release 'Paper Mario: Sticker Star.' Sticker Star will go back to the old Paper RPGs that we love from the first two games and not 'Super Paper Mario' for the Wii. I have already pre-order the game. After I play it, I might post it on my Nintendo Rater Blog. So, keep an eye out for it. Until next time, Thanks for reading my posts! Nintendo Rater.

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