Best Paper Mario Games Of All Time

Introduction to Paper Mario Series

Updated with Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for Switch, the HD remake of the 2004 GameCube original. Enjoy!

The Paper Mario series made its debut two decades ago with the launch of Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64 in Japan on 11th August 2000. Since then, the series has evolved with the release of six mainline games and a 3DS crossover with AlphaDream’s Mario & Luigi series.

Departing from the RPG roots of Super Mario RPG on SNES, the Paper Mario series has taken on new dimensions over the years, with The Origami King on Switch introducing a ring-based battle system alongside its origami adversaries.

User Rating Rankings

We recently asked Nintendo Life readers to rate the Paper Mario games on a scale of 1 to 10 through our User Rating system. Based on their ratings, we have compiled a list ranking these games. The rankings are constantly updated in real-time according to the User Ratings of each game. You can contribute to the rankings by rating your favorite game on the Game Page.

Ranking of Paper Mario Games

  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star offers charm and fun gameplay but might feel too familiar for some players. Despite this, the game’s delightful pace and whimsical elements make it an enjoyable experience for fans of the series.

  • Paper Mario: Color Splash strikes a balance between RPG and adventure, offering polished gameplay and engaging storytelling. While the battle system may have some shortcomings, the game’s exploration and presentation make it a worthwhile experience.

If you haven’t rated any of the games yet, you can visit the corresponding Game Page to give your rating and contribute to the rankings above.

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