For the patient among you
Monster Hunter Stories is still number one
It's that time of the week for the Media Create charts out of Japan, and there are a few major releases to consider; it's a mix of good and bad news for Nintendo. To start with the good news, Capcom's Monster Hunter Stories on 3DS is number one for the second successive week; though it's tracking a long...
Wii U entry of Skylanders: Imaginators does 'ok'
The UK chart results are out, and they represent one of the busier weeks in the country in a number of months. Though FIFA 17 is comfortably number one ahead of Gears of War 4, there are a whole load of PlayStation VR titles arriving in the top 20 alongside the hardware. So, what about Nintendo...
Time for a patch
We rather liked Paper Mario: Color Splash in our review, and now plenty of Wii U owners around the world have been trying it out for themselves. Naturally different play styles put its mechanics to the test, and an odd developer oversight (which should have really been found in QA testing) has emerged. As posted by 'Fatguy703' on...
Nintendo had two major retail releases last week - Paper Mario: Color Splash on Wii U and Mario Party: Star Rush on 3DS; one achieved a respectable albeit unremarkable result in the UK charts, and the other fell flat. Paper Mario: Color Splash, despite spelling colour wrong for the UK market, managed to secure 14th place in its debut...
Mario prepares a steak, for some reason or other
Paper Mario: Color Splash is out this week, and is certainly the biggest remaining release on Wii U this year. Nintendo has been promoting the title with a series of quirky 'Rescue V' videos starring Toads, which have also been a useful way of showing off new areas in the game. The final episode is...
For the patient among you
It seems that someone at Nintendo forgot to set videos to 'Private' by default earlier in the week, with the final episodes of the 'Rescue V' series popping up online. If you're still waiting for the scheduled releases, in any case, the penultimate episode for promoting Paper Mario: Color Splash is out now. This time...
Infinite coins and an upside down world
Paper Mario: Color Splash may already be available for a few lucky customers in North America, but that doesn't mean there's not plenty to indulge your senses in should you not fall into the aforementioned category. We've been playing through this and have been picking out some fun sections for videos. Below...
Well, someone at Nintendo of America hit the wrong button. It turns out that a number of people that pre-purchased A thread on NeoGAF includes some others that have successfully downloaded the ga
Shouldn't he be envious?
With the release of Paper Mario: Color Splash not far away, Nintendo continues to release more mini-episodes of the quirky 'Rescue V' series. A chance to show off stages, it also gives each colour of Toad particular character traits; Green Toad, it turns out, is the type that needs to sleep off an over-indulgence in green...
The Wii U doesn't have many major retail games left in the locker, though one of those is getting quite close to release - Paper Mario: Color Splash. The latest entry in the series hasn't been warmly greeted by all, but based on what it is offering we've rather enjoyed it so far. Keen to emphasize its strong points, Nintendo's...
"Might makes right!"
Ahead of its October release, Nintendo has been releasing a series of quirky 'Rescue V' videos to promote Paper Mario: Color Splash. Mimicking '80s TV, they feature different groups of Toads helping Mario through tough spots. This week showcases the Coliseum stage first seen in last week's Nintendo Minute episode, with the...
Colour us impressed
Paper Mario: Color Splash is one of the Wii U's last major releases of the year, and by all accounts it should be cause for some real excitement among fans. It's the latest entry in a series that's filled with humour, character, charm and amazing environments, with an interesting new paint mechanic to keep things fresh. Our...
"You got Bone"
In terms of major retail releases, you could quite easily count the number of notable Wii U titles still due in 2016 on one hand. Perhaps quality can make up for a lack of quantity, though, and we're hopeful that Paper Mario: Color Splash can bring some added colour to the release line-up. Nintendo Minute's latest episode takes a...
Poor old purple
Not all long-term fans are necessarily delighted at the prominence of Toad characters in Paper Mario: Color Splash, yet the little Fungi could nevertheless be entertaining companions. We'll see in good time, but Nintendo's certainly keen to put the cast of coloured Toads front and centre in early marketing ahead of the 7th October...
Rescue V save the day again!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn1M8R-cqA4 While it's slim pickings for the rest of the year on the Wii U retail side of things, we always have Paper Mario: Color Splash to look forward to. We love the charming little faux-retro trailer which Nintendo have put together for this upcoming game. Rescue V are a group of...
"This is more of an adventure game"
There was an elephant in the room inside of Nintendo's off-site Comic-Con Nintendo Play Lounge. Not to be confused with a small stage shaped like an oversized Nintendo 3DS console, or the mammoth, room-sized inflatable Kirby set up to greet guests, this elephant took the shape of a video game kiosk. The game was...
No more aimless wandering?
It's no secret that Paper Mario: Sticker Star wasn't the best received Paper Mario game to date. Taking a different approach to the established and much-beloved RPG system, Sticker Star came under fire for the somewhat removal of experience points and stats, necessity of using "Thing" stickers to progress further, and...
The final cut
After its brief tease earlier in the year, we finally got a good look at Paper Mario: Color Splash thanks to the Nintendo Treehouse Live broadcast from E3. We saw aspects of the story and gameplay, with the segment ending with some rather entertaining (and creative) sequences. Key details include the lack of formal 'XP' points, but...
Treehouse will fill us in on more soon
While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has taken up the majority of Nintendo's Treehouse Live time in its first day, the second day holds looks at a wider variety of games. One of the titles up for a look, Paper Mario: Color Splash, has been given a release date as well. According to a North American...
Still a classic, though
No matter how hard developers and quality assurance staff try, glitches are a normal part of gaming. They're unavoidable, but also potentially entertaining - after all, finding quirky moments and areas in game worlds can be highlights of a gaming experience. It can be fun learning about the range of glitches in classic...
The next entry in the beloved series
After much anticipation, the next console title in the Paper Mario franchise was announced during the most recent Nintendo Direct - Paper Mario Colour Splash. Equipped with his new weapon, the Paint Hammer, Paper Mario must help the citizens of Prism Island bring colour back to their home. Once in battle, using...
Game is currently being localised and tested
Nintendo fans and miners of insider information Emily Rogers and Liam Robertson (the latter of whom is a regular contributor to Nintendo Life) have apparently uncovered details on a Paper Mario sequel for Wii U. According to the report - which is based on information from five different sources - the...
Somebody had to occupy that Y button
It won't be long now until Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam releases in North America, finally giving gamers there a chance to experience this great RPG. Though it crosses over with the Paper Mario series, this is technically the latest entry in the Mario & Luigi series of RPGs for Nintendo handhelds. Considering...
Created by the Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam team
Super Mario Maker is the platformer with endless content, naturally, though the batch of 'Event Courses' developed by Nintendo and its chums continue to add some nice little treats. A number of these add Mystery Mushroom costumes, some that are quirkier than others; we've have totem Links to celebrate The...
On the paper cutting edge
While it may be that North Americans have to wait until early next year, those of you from Europe will be able to pick up Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam in just a few weeks. We recently spent time with the game on a preview build and were fairly satisfied with the product, and it seems that this will be a game well worth the...
Silly and brilliant, what a combination
Paper Mario is 15 years old today, 11th August, in terms of its Japanese release in 2000. Intelligent Systems, a development company typically associated with Fire Emblem and Advance Wars, took a step back from serious strategising to produce what was, at the time, a bit of a revelation. Actually originally...
Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario all along for the ride
In a surprising reveal during today's E3 Nintendo Digital Event, Nintendo confirmed the second AlphaDream title on 3DS - Mario & Luigi Paper Jam. The paper-based mechanic is an unexpected twist, following the previous Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on 3DS, especially as a Paper Mario game had...
A sound theory on paper
In the lead up to E3 we'll be doing a series of features covering game franchises that we want to make an appearance at the show, and what we'd like to see out of a potential next entry in each series. In this article Nintendo Life editor Tom Whitehead makes the case for a particularly popular one in the Rumour Mill, Paper...
Wii U eShop / N64
Can we take a moment to appreciate just how gloriously wacky it is that a game like Paper Mario exists in the first place? This is an idea that followed in the footsteps of Super Mario RPG, the Square/Nintendo collaboration which in itself marked a big departure in genre for the Mario universe. Nintendo would continue down this...
Remakes and remasters seem like a win-win for Nintendo
In the past 24 hours (at the time of writing) there has been excitable chatter around a 'leak' for a 3DS version of the GameCube classic Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, considered by some to be the best of the charming RPG series. We'd love to believe it - originally shared on Reddit, a...
Five years in the making
For those of you who weren't particularly fond of more recent entries in the Paper Mario series, perhaps an unofficial re-textured version of the original game released on the Nintendo 64 in 2000 might be of interest. A game design student at Zurich University of the Arts, who goes by the handle Nelde, has been chipping...
Hey, Mario! We got a letter from Princess Peach!
It may possess a paper-thin aesthetic, but Paper Mario's biggest success is that it adds considerable depth to what is historically a story-weak franchise. The puzzles may be a little on the simple side, but otherwise this is a rich and fulfilling RPG experience -- something which is quite hard to...
Intelligent Systems ran out of time
Paper Mario: Sticker Star became a welcome addition to the 3DS catalogue towards the end of 2012 and many have been getting stuck into the game over the festive period. It has been revealed that some elements of the game were cut due to time constraints, most notably a selection of mini-games that were set to...
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A two-dimensional adventure which is anything but thin!
Remember Super Mario RPG? It was basically the swansong of the SNES, and though sales for it were fairly poor (Since people had moved on to new consoles and all), the games managed to build up quite a fanbase, and is, nowadays, one of the most popular Mario games ever made, despite not being...
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