Paper Mario

Paper Mario (N64)


Nintendo 64
Intelligent Systems


Game Rating

User Ratings: 1,199

Our Review: 9/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 16th Jul 2007 (USA), 1,000 points
  • 13th Jul 2007 (UK/EU), 1,000 points
  • 10th Jul 2007 (JPN), 1,000 points

Nintendo 64

  • 11th Aug 2000 (JPN)
  • 5th Feb 2001 (USA)
  • 5th Oct 2001 (UK/EU)

Wii U eShop

  • 30th Apr 2015 (USA), $9.99
  • 21st May 2015 (UK/EU), £8.99
Paper Mario, Mario
Nintendo Switch Online
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

Screenshots (5)

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    Wii U eShop / N64

    Review Paper Mario

    Historical document

    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...

  • 15

    / Nintendo 64

    Review Paper Mario

    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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    Winter wonderlands

    It's Christmas, which might mean snow wherever you are in the world. However, not all of us are that lucky, and sadly have to settle for rain or – gasp! – ghastly sunshine instead. Fear not, though – there is a solution: playing winter-themed levels in your favourite games. Christmas is the best time for it too, as you're...

About The Game

In this sprawling action-RPG, Mario may be two-dimensional but his adventure is anything but thin! Paper Mario brilliantly blends the heroic plumber's platform antics with a hilarious quest full of offbeat characters and wacky challenges.

Released to critical acclaim in 2001, Paper Mario takes you on an exciting journey through the Mushroom Kingdom to release the Star Spirits imprisoned by a power-hungry Bowser.

Along the way you'll fight enemies in entertaining turn-based battles, team up with a variety of uniquely skilled partners, discover secret minigames and even bake a cake!