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Super Paper Mario August 25, 2007

Posted by batduck in Games.
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Super Paper Mario

Nintendo

$49.99   — Video Game

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From Amazon.com
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 sidescroller ripped straight from the stylized pages of the Paper Mario universe soon turns into a hilarious dimension-shifting platformer possible only on Wii! 2-D…AND 3-D! Run through vibrant 2-D worlds, stomping on enemies and breaking blocks….then, with the press of a button, flip into 3-D! In the 3rd dimension, you’ll find hidden paths, battle foes, and uncover secrets as you explore the previously invisible depth of the 2-D landscapes! Unique Wii controls! Hold the Wii Remote sideways and control the game in classic Super Mario Bros. style! You 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 your sidekick. Not only that, but you’ll also play as Peach and Bowser, both with their own sets of essential skills. Hilarious adventure! 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 worlds, each more memorable than the last!

Review from Batduck
I can say with a clean conscience that this was the most best Mario game ever!  Yes, I know…that pretty high praise, but this game really had everything.  The story of Mario’s quest to save all of existence was gripping and compelling (although a bit obvious towards the end) and always had me wanting to know what happens next.  The cartoony style of the visuals fit the game perfectly.
  The colors were vibrant but not too over-the-top.  It wasn’t exactly a graphical powerhouse, but let’s face it…this is Mario.  Do we really want to see a live action or near live action version of our mustachioed hero?  <shiver>
The gameplay had an interesting trick this time around.  Mario has the ability to turn the 2D world into 3D, allowing him access to items and paths that are invisible and inaccessible while in 2D.  It’s hard to explain in words, so here are a couple of pictures of the same level in both 2D and 3D.

 

 

I thoroughly enjoyed it and if you’re a Mario fan, I think you will to.  I give it four out of four stars.

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