Top 10 Best Paper Mario Games

The Top Ten
1 Super Paper Mario Super Paper Mario Product Image

Super Paper Mario's storyline is one to remember, taking a darker turn on the series and making the plot more and more interesting as the story goes on. The first two worlds aren't very exciting, where you learn the mechanics and new battle format, but after entering the third world, the storyline gets more enticing and is easily more enjoyable. The only downside to the game is ditching the old battle system, making the game more like a regular Mario game. The music exceeded beyond my expectations, the villains will always have a special place in my heart, and the ending just makes you feel warm-hearted. If you haven't picked up this game, I highly suggest you do and give this game a shot; because it's really worth your time.

Well, I live Super Paper Mario because of two reasons. Unlike the taking turns them from the last 2 games (and following games), which only require you to use your strongest attacks, this game requires skill and strategy in order to defeat the bosses. Also, Dimentio. The evil clown cousin of Bill Cipher is entirely a different reason. To me, he is one of the best villains, besides Professor Pericles, Sauron, and Bill Cipher. Also, this game took the traveling them to a whole different level, even going through dimensions. The only bad thing though is that the characters are seriously over powered. Mario survived a universe exploding with only getting unconscious, and Dimentio one-shotted Mario without his full power. Really, the weakest character will probably give Asriel Dreemurr a run for his money, and Dimentio will kick his hurt so bad the battle would last as long as a person would in a Jurassic Park Velociraptor fight.

The best Paper Mario.It was the first one I played and has a special place in my heart.I recently replayed this for my 5 year old brother and me and him both love it(I'm 14 by the way)!

This game is by far one of the best games by Nintendo, it was fairly thought out and if you compare Super Paper Mario with TTYD, TTYD is complete GARBAGE. You heard me correctly, because in that game, there is hardly any story what so ever and the battle style is fairly lame, this game will always have a special place in my heart especially this one character that appears in chapter 4 which is my favorite character in nintendo.

2 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Product Image

Paper Mario TTYD is the best paper Mario game in my opinion because it added onto the first game as a squeal should. But the reason why I like it way more than the original is because of the story. In this game you don't fight bower at the end, you fight a shadow queen who imprisoned peach inside of her self to give her more power. I hate when every game is beat Bowser at the end so I really liked this change they made. Another reason is the Partners. The partners in this game are so much better. Sure you have the Goomba, Koopa, Bomb-om, And Ghost. But this time you get a Yoshi from a egg you hatched yourself. And a thieving mouse who you meet though out the game. All of this and more is why I believe Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door is the best Paper Mario game.

This game is pretty good, although I feel that it's missing the creativity as future Paper Mario games did; most of it's themes and characters are based off the original Paper Mario (similar partners, you have to gather stars etc.). It's, so far, the darkest Paper Mario game made overall, though Super Paper Mario has more individual dark moments. The villains really seem sadistic, most of them willing to devour your audience for the heck of it. Still though, it does require some level of strategic planning, as you need to unleash your strongest attacks, all the while saving your flower points. It's a very good game; though obviously not the best.

My first Paper Mario game. I love the 1st as much, but this one I just like a lot more. It had many more "Paper" elements then the 1st, and honestly, I liked Paper Mario before Sticker Star was made. Sticker Star basically just stretches the concept of battling to the point where you would have to fight the right way, or you'd be destroyed. Super Paper Mario while I like a lot more than Sticker Star, it feels like it strays from tradition, and I'd hate it if it weren't for the complex story that the 4th game lacked, or the simplicity and color that the original and sequel introduced. All in all, my ranking is: 4th: Sticker Star, 3rd: Super Paper Mario, 2nd: Paper Mario, 1st: Paper Mario TTYD.

This game is weak & a disgrace to the whole Paper Mario franchise! Even worse, people prefer this game over Super Paper Mario & the original Paper Mario. SHUT UP! At least this game is not as bad as Paper Mario: Sticker Star!

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door was the first Paper Mario game I played and it will always be my favorite game in the Paper Mario series as well as all the Mario RPGs. It has great gameplay, partners, chapters, and bosses. I will admit it does have a large amount of backtracking in some areas as well as some pointless sidequests. Paper Mario N64 will come second as it has some of the same elements which improved in TTYD. Third comes Super Paper Mario which has a rather crappy gameplay but has a great story and one of the most memorable non-Bowser villains of all time. And last and definitely least is Paper Mario: Sticker Star, that game is a piece of crap as nearly all the things that made a Paper Mario game were left out.

3 Paper Mario Paper Mario Product Image

The series has progressively gotten worse. I am going to review the entire series showing the progress.

The original, good partners, great chapters and it just feels like a classic, ah the memories...
The thousand year door, no level caps and the ability to continue after you finish the last boss is nice, but the chapters don't have that unique feel to them, chapters 1 and 3 have that feel though.
Super, lost most of the best thing about the series, worth a couple playthroughs but nothing great,
Sticker star, haven't played enough yet, but the idea that you NEED stickers to fight is kind of crappy, and the puzzles are ridiculously difficult, but it appears to be better than the third.

Hopefully they will make one for Wii you which is like the first two, if so than I will be very happy. But the first is easily the best in the series. And it is one of my favorite series.

That's right! The Original Paper Mario should have been ranked 1st. Super Paper Mario completely abandoned the turn-based battle system, and tried to replace it with a Super Mario Bros. style battle system which really doesn't work well with Paper Mario because obviously, Paper Mario was designed to be a really awesome RPG series but, Super Paper Mario basically ruined it. Some people may say that the turn-based battle system is " old " but to be honest, the turn-based battle system in the first two Paper Mario games is the most exciting feature that makes those first two Paper Mario games worth playing. The first two Paper Mario games will always be the best Paper Mario games, especially the original one.

Original Paper Mario is the best by a long shot, TTYD is unbelievably overrated. TTYD had way to much backtracking, pointless side quests, boring music tracks aside from boss themes, and took to long to explain things. Super Paper Mario was unique, but I prefer the traditional RPG styling more. N64 Paper Mario had the best chapters, bosses, music, pacing, and gameplay, end of discussion.

I strongly agree with your comment. Paper Mario on the N64 is the best Paper Mario game ever, and Paper Mario: the Thousand Year Door is awful!

Not only the best paper Mario game, but also the greatest game ever, period! All the partners are likeable, the 2001 graphics still look great today, the story is great, and can be challenging as you go on! I never felt so much satisfaction when I first beat the final boss. Paper Mario will always be a 2001 nostalgia classic and my favorite game.

4 Paper Mario: Color Splash Paper Mario: Color Splash Product Image

Sticker Star was a game that disappointed most people-including me. I was hoping for a game with a good narrative and fun characters when I went into sticker star. Frankly, we did not get that but color splash picks up for everything sticker star didn't do, or did wrong. The hate for the game mostly stems for the abomination called sticker star. This game has a lot of unique characters that makes this game as good as-at least- the original paper Mario.

Despite the hate this game got before release I actually really enjoy the game after playing through most of it. My only complaints would be the lack of a battle system and the lack of partners. Huey is great and probably one of my favorite characters in paper mario history, but I wish he would actually help us in battle. If nintendo would bring back the rpg experience system this game would probably be above the original.

Sticker Star sent me into this game with low expectations. But I was completely taken aback by how GOOD it actually was! Though it's now my favourite, I thought it was a worthy title. Full of so much witty humour, amazing chapters, and much much more, it is essentially Sticker Star but GOOD. I'm voting for it because it deserves to be above Sticker Star.

While I don't think it's the best game I am voting for it to get this at least above Sticker Star because unlike that game this game as very funny writing, better enviroments and other stuff I enjoy like more small villages, shops etc. If only it had an experience system and there was a bit more variety in the characters

5 Paper Mario: Sticker Star Paper Mario: Sticker Star Product Image

I would say, the game is very interesting. I like it, though it lacks with most of the stuff that the first and second Paper Mario had. I like this game because it has lot of humor, creativity and very nice graphics. And the stickers remind of the young times, where you put the all over the place!

This game has a boring story and boring battle system. You can run away from battles or just not do them all together. All you'd get are useless coins. However, this game has good graphics, so 10/10.

This game doesn't deserve any of the hate that it got; I own the game and I still can't see why so many people hate it so much. Most of the people who dislike the game likely haven't even played it.

Amazing game, absolutely perfect. Easily a 10/10, such an improvement over that disaster known as Super Paper Mario, god that game was awful!

6 Paper Mario: The Origami King Paper Mario: The Origami King Product Image

It is a new game. I have played it. I really like the game. Bowser is folded up and looks like one of wet floor signs you might see at a school.

This is way better than sticker star

7 Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Product Image

This is a mario & luigi game, not a paper mario game! But it's pretty good

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