Super Paper Mario

super paper marioSuper Paper Mario is a platformer-type RPG for the Wii, in the vein of the classic Mario titles, but with the aesthetic qualities of the Paper Mario series. The game takes place in a strange 2D dimension. However, it's not just a 2D side-scroller. The game fuses elements of 2D and 3D gameplay together, shifting back and forth between dimensions. As Nintendo Power magazine describes it, the game is the first "2.5D" sidescrolling video game.

The player must start out with Mario, as time moves on Princess PeachLuigi, and even Bowser is playable.

The game was originally planned for the Nintendo GameCube, but Nintendo changed it to the Wii to accommodate the motion-sensing to control Tippi and the mini-games. Additionally, the game was originally going to be released in 2006, but was pushed back to 2007. All of the graphics in the game also seem to have pixelated effects, including small squares to make up colors of objects and backgrounds; however, they are visible and share a style with Mario's Super Picross.

Game Details

Release Date:

April 9, 2007


Nintendo Wii


Intelligent Systems




IGN - 8.9 - Review

Gamespot - 8.8 - Review