Review: Paper Mario: The Origami King

30 July 2020

Interview with 

Chris Berrow & Leigh Milner, Naked Gaming Podcast

SUPER MARIO

Super Mario in silhouette

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Leigh Milner plays Paper Mario for the first time during this review. And there's Chris Berrow of course...

Chris - The way the story works is Paper Mario is the two dimensional paper version of Mario that you've come to know and love. Now the Origami King has come along and wants to fold everybody up into origami and it makes them go a bit weird and strange... right now, press the right trigger on this game.

Leigh - What just happened.

Chris - So if you press the right trigger, Mario throws up confetti into the air. And what that does is it kind of fills in the gaps in the world. And it's such that the graphics are so good for a Mario game. I absolutely loved it. I played the first half an hour and it's really brilliant. However, there's one drawback, you know, like in Mario, when you can jump on the heads of the Goobas they're called... and the turtles and stuff you do, don't you, but in this, the combat is a weird circular, spinning the bad guys, round kind of vibe. And it's all the combat is awful. It's the only bit that lets down the game.

Otherwise I was going straight in with a 10 out of 10 here. The graphics, the story is really funny... right at the beginning there's Mario and Luigi or in a go-kart. Yeah. And they're on the way to Peach's castle and they go, Oh, it's so great to be on the road, bro. Going to a festival... how insensitive given the current climate.

So Paper Mario: The Origami King is out now... it's Nintendo Switch game and it's £50.

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