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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.


Paper Mario: Color Splash

Coloring Inside The Lines
by Ben Reeves

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


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


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


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


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



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

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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.



Brand Name Nintendo
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ESRB Rating Everyone
ESRB Descriptors Mild Cartoon Violence


Number of Players 1
Genre Action


Compatible Platforms Nintendo Wii


Franchise Super Mario
Publisher Name Nintendo
Developer Name Nintendo


Product Length 4.93
Product Width 3.53
Product Height 0.4
Product Unit of Measure in
Product Weight 0.1
Product Weight Unit of Measure lbs

Paper Mario Color Splash - Nintendo Wii U
$49.99 $47.49 for Pros