Debuting on the N64 in 2001, the first Paper Mario picked up where the SNES classic Super Mario RPG left off. Combining classic role-playing elements with adorable 2D graphics that featured everyone's favorite Italian plumber and his colorful cadre of recurring characters, Paper Mario became an instant hit. In fact, the original game was so successful that it spawned numerous sequels over virtually every Nintendo console over the years. While each game is notable for having a dedicated fanbase, we want to get down to the nitty-gritty by ranking all the best Paper Mario games, with the help of your votes.
The quintessential 2D characters and the 3D worlds are something we've all come to expect from Paper Mario games, and while each new release expands on the gameplay and graphics in ways only modern consoles can, it doesn't always mean these games are better than their predecessors. In fact, for many gamers, none of the recent games have managed to capture the original's unique style and charm, though the abundance of extremely high review scores may beg to differ.
Sure, everyone has their own favorite Paper Mario game, but which ones are often considered the best of the bunch? Perhaps more importantly, which ones are the worst? Vote up all your favorite games from the series to see which release is considered the definitive best of the bunch.
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Paper Mario: Sticker StarPhoto: Intelligent Systems