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Paper Mario: The Origami King (JP) (also called Paper Mario 6) is a Nintendo Switch game and the sixth game in the Paper Mario series. It was released worldwide on July 17, 2020. The game was first announced in a trailer released on May 14, 2020.

Gameplay

Features

Several new features were shown in the game's May 2020 trailer.[5]

  • By using a feature called the 1,000-fold Arms, Mario can extend one or both of his arms, allowing him to grab far-away objects and pull on them. One scene in the trailer shows Mario using this to his advantage against Colored Pencils.
  • A canoe that Mario is shown sailing down a river.
  • Warp Pipes with numbers on them ranging from 1 to 6.
  • A boat that Mario can sail across The Great Sea.

Plot

The story follows Mario as he teams up with an origami being named Olivia and sets out on a journey to prevent the Mushroom Kingdom's residents from all being transformed into origami by Olivia's evil older brother, King Olly. To do so, Mario must free Princess Peach's castle from five decorative streamers that extend across the kingdom to both save her and the other residents who have already been turned into origami, as well as reach King Olly to stop him since he's residing there.

Characters

Enemies

  • Troops:

Locations

Red Streamer

  • Whispering Woods
  • Toad Town
  • Graffiti Underground
  • Picnic Road
  • Overlook Mountain
  • Overlook Tower
  • Earth Vellumental Temple

Blue Streamer

  • Autumn Mountain
  • Chestnut Valley
  • Eddy River
  • Ninja Attraction
  • Shogun Studios
  • Big Sho' Theater
  • Water Vellumental Shrine

Yellow Streamer

  • Breezy Tunnel
  • Scorching Sandpaper Desert
  • Scorching Sandpaper East
  • Scorching Sandpaper Far East
  • Scorching Sandpaper Far West
  • Scorching Sandpaper West
  • Scorching Sandpaper Minor
  • Shroom City
  • Temple of Shrooms
  • Sweetpaper Valley
  • Fire Vellumental Cave

Purple Streamer

  • The Great Sea
  • The Princess Peach
  • Bonehead Island
  • Club Island
  • ? Island
  • Mushroom Island
  • Spade Island
  • Diamond Island
  • Hammer Island
  • Heart Island
  • Sea Tower
  • Scuffle Island
  • Full Moon Island
  • Ice Vellumental Mountain

Green Streamer

Origami Castle

  • Hotfoot Crater
  • Origami Castle

Weapons, items, and objects

Weapons

  • Boots
  • Shiny Boots
  • Flashy Boots[6]
  • Iron Boots[6]
  • Shiny Iron Boots
  • Flashy Iron Boots[6]
  • Hammer
  • Shiny Hammer
  • Flashy Hammer[6]
  • Hurlhammer[6]

Battle items

Accessories

Overworld objects

Useful Items

  • Soul Seed
  • Royalty Pass
  • A hook-shaped rake

Development

Plans for a Switch Paper Mario game were leaked in early 2020. According to Eurogamer, Nintendo planned to reveal the game at E3 2020 as part of a presentation celebrating the Super Mario series' 35th anniversary, but had to change plans after the convention was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[8]The Origami King was announced via a trailer on May 14, 2020, and was released on July 17, 2020.[9]

Reception

When the game was released, it received generally favorable reviews, scoring 80 out of 100 on Metacritic based 116 critic reviews. Most aspects of it were well-received and praised, such as the writing, design, characters, music and mechanics, but it still drew some division for continuing the trend of straying from the series' RPG roots and its combat system, which some people didn't find rewarding or engaging.

Sales

By December 2020, the game had sold 3.05 million copies, becoming the fastest-selling game in the series. As of the end of March 2021, the game has sold 3.12 million units.

Credits

Gallery

  Main article: Paper Mario: The Origami King/gallery

Videos

References

External links


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