Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is a crossover role-playing game of the Mario & Luigi series and Paper Mario series for the Nintendo 3DS. I’d like to acknowledge upfront that while I have played Paper Mario and most of Super Paper Mario, I’ve not played any of the Mario & Luigi games so my viewpoint might be considerably different than long-time fans of both. Now the story of this game is rather simple, but let me try to explain it so that it makes sense. Basically, Luigi (from the Mario & Luigi universe) stumbles across a magical book that contains the Paper Mario universe and accidentally knocks it open. This unleashes many of the Paper Mario universe’s inhabitants to spread across the land. You can find normal and paper versions of many characters, including Peach, Bowser, and even Mario! The like-minded character clones team up to make the most of the situation. The Bowsers kidnap the Peaches and plan to take over the Mario & Luigi world while the Bowser Juniors work to keep the book safe to ensure they never have to part with one another. So it’s up to Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario to team up and take down all the baddies. Like I said, it’s a simple plot. Continue reading “Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam”

Paper Mario

Paper Mario is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. You’ll notice this is a rarity as the N64 has very few RPGs. The basic plot is that Bowser has stolen a magical item, the Star Rod, which grants wishes. He uses it to make himself invincible and kidnaps Princess Peach. Mario is unable to stop him, and Bowser takes the princess, along with her entire castle, and brings them up to float in space. Mario must set out on a journey to rescue the stars of Star Haven and become powerful enough to save Peach and defeat Bowser. Continue reading “Paper Mario”