It is nearly 20 years since the very first Paper Mario game first released on the Nintendo 64 and now, he’s back for the sixth edition of the franchise. For something that was surely first released as a gimmick (“paper” 2D characters in a 3D world – I mean come on!?), Nintendo must be laughing all the way to the bank at the success that these games have bought. And, let’s be honest they have every right to be as Paper Mario Origami Kingdom, yet again proves, flat is fun!
Like with any Mario Game, Peach is in trouble again *sigh* (by this point I really don’t know why Mario bothers, but there you go)! However, this time she’s been origami-ed – which does sound a lot more painful than the characters seem to let on in the game. Yes, as a major plot twist to any Mario game, it appears that Bowser is not the main culprit behind the princesses’ malediction. This is great news for us, the players, as he and his minions get to play the role of the game’s comic relief which is executed so well throughout Origami Kingdom (who knew that one of the Goombas is actually a Mario super-fan!?).
Not only is Peach in trouble, but the whole of the mushroom kingdom has been taken over by King Olly, who some would say has an unhealthy obsession with folded paper. Like Paper Mario, it is your job, aided by your very own papery sidekick, to save the kingdom and ultimately eliminate the clearly very dark art of Origami.