The Star Road is a magical place where wishes are granted. A sacred object called the Star Rod powers the wish-granting process, and it is protected by the seven Star Spirits. Well, it was,... See full summary »


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The Star Road is a magical place where wishes are granted. A sacred object called the Star Rod powers the wish-granting process, and it is protected by the seven Star Spirits. Well, it was, until the evil Koopa King, Bowser, and his henchwoman Kammy Koopa show up and scatter the Star Spirits all across the land. Bowser steals the Star Rod, and with it, gains the power to grant his own cruel desires, including defeating his longtime nemesis: the famous mustachioed plumber, Mario. Meanwhile, Mario and his brother Luigi have just been invited to a party at Princess Peach's castle. While Luigi stands around in the lobby, Mario wanders upstairs to find Princess Peach herself. They decide to have a little chat, but just then, the castle is ripped out of the ground and carried high into the sky by Bowser's own fortress. Bowser shows up to confront Mario, but Bowser harnesses the power of the Star Rod, making him invincible. After finally defeating Mario, he shoots our hero right out the ... Written by axemblue <>

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Thinner Mario, Bigger Adventure!


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5 February 2001 (USA)  »

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One entry in Luigi's secret diary reads, "I wish I had my own game... with my name in the title." Another reads, "I'm terrified of ghosts!" These are references to the Nintendo GameCube title _Ruiigi manshon (2001) (VG)_. See more »


Parakarry: Kooper!
Kooper: Huh? Parakarry? What brings you here?
Parakarry: ...Phew! I finally made it. I have a letter for you from Princess Peach.
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References Mario Party 2 (1999) See more »

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Whoever says this Role playing Game sucks has an IQ of 0.
5 July 2009 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

He is the face of video games. whether it's a sidescroller, a fighting game, a racing game, Super Mario will be good in one (except if it's on the CD-I or the Virtual Boy) but on Nintendo's best selling consoles, from the original NES all the way up to the Wii, the game Mario is in will be very good (maybe not so much the NES and SNES's educational games, though.) and on the N64, Paper Mario stood out.

Paper Mario starts out like any other Mario game...your goal is to rescue peach from bowser...again! except this time, he has to do it RPG style. he collects coins, star points (which if Mario collects 100 of, he levels up.) Star pieces (which can be traded for badges.) and finally, badges (which will give Mario a special edge, depending on which badge he wears. for example, if he wears the power jump badge, he can perform the power jump and cause more damage than a normal jump.) Now the whole princess rescue thing might seem repetitive, but in every new adventure Mario goes on, he encounters new obstacles and meets new friends. who gives a damn if they're bad guys turned good?

the control isn't bad, it's not like it's impossible to control Mario. besides, if you're playing a Turn-based battle (which is how the battles work.) who needs them to be complicated?

The music is by far is the best i've heard on the N64. it turns you on, literally. in the earlier stages, the music is lighthearted and easygoing, but by the time you're fighting the bosses near the end of the game, the music becomes dark and amazing. the final battle with bowser has truly one of the darkest battle music sequences ever.

On a Final note, this game feels like it belongs on the gamecube. if you have a little brother or sister who wants to get into RPGs, get them to play this one first. it's also one of the easiest RPGs in terms of figuring out what to do, but the bosses require patience.


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