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Platform 3DS Publisher Nintendo Developer Intelligent Systems Release Date 2012-11-11

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star review: stuck to you

Stop me if you've heard this one: Paper Mario: Sticker Star kicks off with a kidnapping. A Mushroom Kingdom festival is interrupted by a super-powered Bowser, and Princess Peach is taken. Mario is the only plumber in the land capable of mounting a rescue effort. Aside from its parade of classic Mario villain cameos, Sticker Star's plot doesn't have any surprising twists or turns, and the dialogue doesn't have the the laugh-out-loud hilarity that was present in the Mario & Luigi series of handheld RPGs. Sticker Star focuses instead on weird new mechanics. The turn-based combat of previous Paper Mario games has been modified to make use of the titular sticker system. Rather than choosing from a menu of attack options, Mario collects stickers representing each move, from the...

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'Paper Mario: Sticker Star' for 3DS coming Holiday 2012

Paper Mario: Sticker Star will bring Nintendo's super-flat action RPG to the Nintendo 3DS this holiday season, the publisher just announced during its E3 2012 press conference. As the name implies, Mario will need to wield a multitude of stickers to defeat his foes and traverse his world. The game looked very similar to Paper Mario games past, with the cut-out feel of a shoebox diorama. You'll be able to grab it on the 3DS' digital store or retail outlets this holiday season.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Releases
North America
  • Nintendo 3DS
    • Released 11/11/2012
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer Intelligent Systems
    • Score 7.5
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