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Paper Mario Color Splash by Nintendo

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Paper Mario Color Splash is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
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  • Platform: Nintendo Wii U
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Category: Action , Adventure

Product Details:

A mystery is afoot on Prism Island - and only Paper Mario can solve it by restoring the island's vanishing colors with his new Paint Hammer and the powerful Battle Cards up his sleeve. These fresh layers of strategy, along with the hilarious action adventure gameplay the series is known for, make this one of the most colorful Paper Mario action-adventure games ever.

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Paper Mario: Color Splash

Coloring Inside The Lines
by Ben Reeves
Concept:

Paper Mario is back on consoles, but this entry follows in the footsteps of its 3DS predecessor Sticker Star


Graphics:

Color Splash's papercraft world is a visual treat. Every inch of these environments looks as if they tumbled out of an art supply store


Sound:

The soundtrack is loaded with sunny tunes and lighthearted sound effects. If you've ever played a Mario game before you can probably imagine what Color Splash sounds like


Playability:

The battle system is easy to learn, but all of Mario's attacks are based on a limited supply of attack cards, which might turn off traditionalists


Entertainment:

Charming characters and zany events fill the world, which is good because you traverse the same locales multiple times


Replay:

Moderate

Nintendo's Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi series are both rooted in the original Super Mario RPG. However, while the Mario & Luigi games have clung to traditional RPG mechanics like experience-based leveling and upgradable equipment, Paper Mario has strayed from that foundation. Color Splash is almost unrecognizable as an RPG, but it is still a delightfully humorous journey through the Mushroom Kingdom sure to appease series fans and newcomers.

Color Splash begins with Mario traveling to the exotic isle of Port Prisma, where he discovers that Bowser has mustered an army of Shy Guys with straws to suck the color out of this vibrant papercraft world. Mario partners with an anthropomorphic paint can who fills Mario's iconic mallet with paint, and our hero begins hammering the paint back into the world. Throw in a princess kidnapping and several collectible stars and you have a classic Mario story. More than anything, Color Splash is a testament to the skill to Nintendo's localization team, which has masterfully taken a series of bizarre situations and filled the game with clever, belly-laugh moments.

As Mario continues to explore Port Prisma's island and brings color back to the world, he discovers several reasons to use his hammer for less artistic means: smashing fools over the head. Those who played Paper Mario: Sticker Star will already be intimately familiar with Color Splash's combat system. However, Mario now collects cards instead of stickers, which allow him to jump on his enemies' heads, hammer foes into each other, or even summon friendly minions into battle.

See more of the review at Game Informer

Paper Mario: Color Splash Test Chamber

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  • A hilarious action-adventure game set on mysterious Prism Island.
  • The Paint Hammer lets Mario restore the drained color of Prism Island
    • Color in colorless spots to solve puzzles and search for clues.
    • Revive Toads who have been drained of their color.
  • New Battle Card system
    • Cleverly use Battle Cards during puzzling battles to defeat enemies.
    • Summon objects with Things cards.
    • Use Enemy cards to summon allies.
  • The new cutout feature allows you to extract areas from environments to overcome obstacles whenever possible.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IF YOU ENJOY THE SERIES I HIGHLY RECOMMEND This game is great! I have played all the Paper Mario games in the series. If you are a fan of TYD (like many of us are) you will enjoy the many winks and nods to this game that made TYD so charming. Snappy dialogue, fun game mechanics, beautiful colorful scenery, and really great music. I'm not trying to set a weirdly high bar here, no game is perfect and you could always think of things you'd rather see. However, I didn't find anything so strikingly off with this game that the rest off it didn't make up for. You should really try to play and enjoy a game without reading comments about it first. I just really personally am enjoying my play through. I think it's great. 5 Goombarios out of 5.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 10 Year Old Loves It Got this for my 10 year old son and he really enjoys it. It is a good mix of action and thought. Great graphics!
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my childhood favorites I was super interested in this, since I loved the original Paper Mario, which gave me an interest in reading as a kid.
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthy of the title Paper Mario Paper Mario Color Splash is an amazing game with beautiful graphics, hilarious dialogue, and a no longer pointless battle system. The game starts off when Peach and Toad come to Mario's house, but with bad news. Peach had recently received a letter with a colorless Toad. The stamp on the Toad points to Prism Island, and that starts the journey. I have played this game from start to finish, and it feels so rewarding when you paint all of the colorless spots, and complete the Museum. The battle system is no longer pointless, for you receive things known as hammer scraps, which increase your paint capacity. Almost everything a character says is a funny joke that will never get old. The graphics are just astonishing, and they really capture the paper theme. Overall, I had a great time with this game, and I already started playing it again. Don't listen to what the haters say, you should definitely buy it.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite Wii U games. This game has only released 2 days (by the time I'm writing this) and it has immediately got to the top of my favorite wii u games. This is a million times better than sticker star. Sure its not like the N64 or The thousand year door, but its great in its own ways. great graphics, good battle system, and a good story. I would definitely recommend this to friends.
Date published: 2016-10-09
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