Paper Mario 3DS: Everything We Know
Use scissors to cut the screen and unleash wind power in the plumber's portable RPG.
When 3DS debuted in March, fans had one important question: Where's Mario?
Although Nintendo neglected to deliver its famous plumber in time for launch, the company fixed that with a variety of games starring its mascot. Now, you can't escape the mustachioed hero, between Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 (releasing December 4), Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and even Mario's Picross.
Turns out, he'll appear in 2012 as well, thanks to Paper Mario 3DS. This latest sequel in the million selling RPG series should make a fine addition to the system's library, offering players a lengthy and worthwhile adventure.
Unfortunately, little is known about this potential must have title. No big surprise, since we don't expect to see it on store shelves until next fall.
On that note, we scoured the Internet in search of anything (and we mean anything) on this intriguing video game.
-Paper Mario 3DS is the fourth installment to the series.
-This marks the first time a Paper Mario game will appear on a handheld.
-Graphics continue the Paper Mario tradition, where Nintendo displays 2D paper versions of characters, environments and objects within a 3D world.
-Players will interact with the game through face buttons and the 3DS touch screen.
-During play, Mario will acquire stickers that will imbue him with abilities. This includes the famous Frog suit that lets him jump on multiple enemies' heads.
-The game features turn-based combat.
-Mario will make use of the Hammer and Jump commands.
-Enemies include Goombas, Dry Bones, Koopa Troopas, Bob-ombs, Spiny and Buzzle Beetles, among others.
-Partners join Mario on his quest. Rumors point to a Chain Chomp he can swing around.
-Mario can make use of different items, such as Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, POW Blocks, Red Shells, a boot of some sort, spiked helmet and Ice Flower.
-He'll be able to purchase items in shops using gold coins.
-Mario can avoid certain battles altogether by walking around enemies.
-The hammer reveals enemies, flowers and coins, among other things. Mario can even use it to smash bricks on the ground and smack trees. It also comes in handy for creating bridges by knocking things over.
-During play, gamers will be able to score items via Battle Chance, a slot machine style mini game.
-Mario can summon a giant fan that blows enemies away.
-A scissor plays an integral role in the gameplay, cutting the screen to defeat bad guys.
-You may need to locate stickers to fill in pieces of the environment.
-Nintendo will make use of glasses free 3D to showcase cool special effects, like throwing a Goomba towards the screen and Bob-ombs parachuting at various depths.