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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 430 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of Both Worlds

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    Let me counter any reviews who claim this game is underwhelming by saying that my experience with this game so far has been great. I go into this title having no experience with "Mario and Luigi" duo games, but am very familiar with the "Paper Mario" series. This game does a great job of giving homage to both versions, and really does a fantastic job of implementing the two worlds into one storyline that makes sense enough for a video game, and is engaging. The first time I played this game, I played for two hours straight. I kept thinking I'd take a break and found that I didn't want to - eventually my battery ran out on my 3DS and I had to quit. Additionally, this game makes great use of the 3DS controls - it's very intuitive that Mario, Paper Mario, and Luigi would each get their "own" button for this game. I feel like I'm getting almost maximum use out of every button on the 3DS - the only button that doesn't serve any purpose yet is the D-pad. Overall, this game works really well. Pick it up if you're looking for something to dive into.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A fun romp through the Mario RPG world!

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    Another great game for the 3DS. First party games tend to have a certain quality to them which is why they're hard to catch on sale. Mario games particularly have a certain charm. This remains true here. The obvious comparison is with Dream Team, the previous Mario RPG type game on the 3DS, and with Sticker Star, the previous PAPER Mario game on the 3DS. Dream team had some issues, it was kind of slow and very wordy. The tutorials were known to drag on. Sticker Star.. well it was a game that not many enjoyed for various reasons. None of that is present here. The Paper Mario aspect fits in well and suffers none of Sticker Stars problem and the tutorial issue from Dream Team has also been fixed. This game is fun to play and is the high quality product you'd expect. It is well worth the investment. One thing to note: make sure you have the right Amiibo if you plan on using them with this game. They're not necessary, but do add to the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid action RPG

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    This is both my first "Mario & Luigi" and "Paper Mario" game, and I'm enjoying it a lot. Most of the Mario Bros. characters are put to great use, although your party is only ever made up of three -- Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario. Nintendo makes up for this monotony by making the battle system a true joy to play, taking the classic JRPG team-based system and adding flourishes such as time-based button presses for accurate hits (critical hits are still randomly baked-in as "lucky hits"), Bros. Attacks (Mario & Luigi team up for one of many mini-game attacks), and Paper Mario's earth-shattering Trio Attack, which literally flattens the competition. The gameplay is somewhat reminiscent of Super Mario 3D Land if it were a "Metroidvania" game (just a loose comparison, there.) There's plenty of the requisite Nintendo charm present, and the artwork, animations, and dialogue are sure to bring plenty of smiles to your face. There's plenty more to like, but most of it is better left a surprise. I'll just say the Paper Mario crossover is put to good use throughout the entire game. There are only a few things I didn't like, such as the forced "rescue the Paper Toads" mini-games, which seem to combine all of the shortcomings of the controls and gameplay into one frustrating 5-15 minute segment at a time. Also, some of the Bros. Attacks are just too quirky to time to use reliably, which is a real shame, because Bros. Attacks are one of the shining elements of this game. Either way, neither of these downsides are really a big deal. There's plenty to like in this game for any Mario and/or RPG lover.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best games in the Mario & Luigi series

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    I was a little nervous first buying this as I'm not too familiar with the Mario & Luigi series. I've played Bowsers Inside Story and loved it then Dream Team and hated it. Reviews I've read were very mixed on this some saying they loved it others saying it was boring. Playing it for myself I can say I LOVED IT the plot and story are typical Bowser and Bowser Jr take Peach and Mario & Luigi save her. The battle mechanics are phenomenal if you are into turn based RPG fights where this game shines is the inclusion of the Paper World. Paper Mario adds excellent trio attacks to the group and the humor between all 3 characters is awesome. The game also has Papercraft Battles which is basically a cartoony giant robot mech style fights that I loved. There are filler objectives like Paper Toad Hunts which can be very tedious but it's not so bad that it takes away from the game. The game can however be very challenging at times with boss battles but with things like battle assist and optional tutorials it can be overcome with enough practice. Overall it's a very basic turn based RPG that will give you around 30-40 hours of gameplay that's very funny with its humor and can provide a decent challenge for those who want it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Entry in the Mario & Luigi Franchise

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    Mario and Luigi Paper Jam is the latest in the Mario & Luigi series, and might be among my favorites of all the Mario RPGs, though fans thinking that this is a 'Paper Mario' game, might be disappointed. It is much more accurate to say that it is a Mario and Luigi game featuring paper Mario and paper characters. Pros: - Beautiful spritework style carried over from Dream Team - Easy to pick up, but offers expert challenges for veterans of the series - Gone are finicky gyro controls for some attacks, as well as forced tutorials, which are now restrained to a menu to look at your leisure - Satisfying Combat with interesting Battle-card Mechanic - Enjoyable writing and dialogue Cons: - Some of the flashier attacks can drag on in length - Saving paper toads, a requirement which is achieved through the completion of minigame-like events, can sometimes be grating - The story is par-for-the-course Bowser kidnapping the princess, doesn't that much new beyond the whole 'paper' concept - A good deal of battle cards are locked behind Super Mario amiibo, which cannot be used if the amiibo have data on them already (i.e. Super Smash Bros.)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

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    I gotta say, I am 3 hours in and absolutely LOVING it. They made Paper Mario such a bada** in this game. I played Dream Team and Sticker Star and having both these worlds together is like seeing your favorite band members in a super group. There's lots of new concepts introduced and new moves yet everything feels familiar. Bravo, Nintendo, I hope this game gets the good reviews it deserves from everyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Adventure That Lacks An Identity

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    Don't get me wrong, the game is a fantastic time killer, with great gameplay that oozes in similarities to previous entries in the series and adding Paper Mario's character is such a no brainer into the Mario & Luigi series, it makes you think: WHY DIDN'T THEY DO THIS SOONER?? Back on topic, the game controls very well and contains the humor you expect from the series. However, what it lacks is an identity. As a big fan of both the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi series, the game lacks a certain soul that differentiates it from other entries from both series or even from the mainline Mario game series. The locations are eerily similar to locations from other games, especially from the New Super Mario Bros. series and lacks the charm of various different, unique characters and enemies that are found in Paper Mario games and from Mario & Luigi games. The game itself is great, but lacks the necessary soul it needs to really stand out from a very rich and deep crowd.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game.

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    It's not perfect, but Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam manages to retain the the enjoyability of the past Mario RPGs. While chasing Paper Toads gets repetitive and enemies sometimes litter the map more than you'd care for, the battle system is by far the best in the Mario & Luigi series. Having Paper Mario makes for some hilariously enjoyable attacks, while the Bros. Attacks system from Superstar Saga returns in full form. Composing the soundtrack is longtime Mario & Luigi composer Yoko Shimomura, known for her soundtracks in Kingdom Hearts and even Super Mario RPG for SNES. Music is catchy, lively, and sometimes haunting. It fits the atmosphere and her style is varied. The music is one of the key points of the game. The Paper Toad minigames are fairly numerous, but end quickly. They don't break the pace too badly, and the core gameplay is largely enjoyable with the wit and references to the Paper Mario universe. Any classic Mario fan will like this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Mario & Luigi since Partners in Time

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    Been a few years since Nintendo's done this series right. Fixes the overexplanation, demos, and absurdly difficult combo attacks of Bowser's Inside Story and Dream Team entries, and avoids the boring, poorly-implemented sticker-based attacks of the last Paper Mario game, Sticker Star, by keeping the battles strictly M&L mode. Retains the humor the series has become known for though, and while Mario and Luigi's attacks are mostly identical, it's nice to see a whole different attack and equipment set for Paper Mario. Some new features like identifying the target of enemy attacks helps youngsters and average gamers, but can turned off for a greater challenge. Not perfect though as the game is somewhat imbalanced: towards the end of the game you're much too strong for the enemies you're facing and so its not much of a challenge compared to earlier games of the series. I really enjoyed it though, certainly much more than either Dream Team or Sticker Star.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very cute game for kids

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    Fun little mix up game of both paper mario and mario and luigi. Though to be honest it is really more a mario and luigi game than a paper mario game. So It would be paper mario guest starring in a mario and luigi game. It also has interesting paper craft battles which are like fun mini games and also find the toad games. So it keeps the game pretty varied. I only got part way through it before I got tired of playing. However I'll probably pick it up again and finish. But I've played most paper mario and mario and luigi games to completion. I'll pick it up again soon. PS Much better than sticker star. So if you are choosing between this game and paper mario sticker star... choose this game!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mario meet Paper Mario!!!

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    I have always loved the Mario & Luigi RPG's as well as the Paper Mario series. There probably my most favorite Mario series ever so when i found out good guy Nintendo were bringing the two series together i jumped in joy like Mario jumps for 1Up's! The series has never been better combining both into 1 game is just amazing and the story is just great 2 Bowsers fighting over who the real Bowser is is just hilarious. The comedy the action the gameplay it's all top notch and all here. If you were let down by Sticker Star as alot of fans were (i loved it) then you will be happy with this game. So get to jumping and paper folding it's Mario time!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a Mario and Luigi game. 'Nuff said.

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    Mario and Luigi Paper Jam is marketed as a crossover between the Mario and Luigi and Paper Mario series. In the sense that Mario and Luigi is essentially the successor to Paper Mario, that's accurate, but a better description would be, "It's a Mario and Luigi game with Paper Mario in it." All the typical Mario and Luigi series mechanics are here, just with the Y button for Paper Mario added to A and B for Mario and Luigi. I just wanted to correct any misconceptions, but that is in no way a bad thing. I've enjoyed the M&L series thus far, and I'm enjoying this one as well. Paper Mario is a cool addition, with some interesting abilities based on being, well, made of paper. The game also rather cleverly plays with the idea of paper characters being released into a 3D world. Overall, it's not groundbreaking, but it's fun, and I'm enjoying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good!

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    I've played all of the Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario games so far and this game is pretty darn good! After the disappointment that was Sticker Star, this game was a nice change of pace. Though if you're expecting a true mash-up of Paper Mario (TTYD, SPM) and M&L, you're not going to get it. The game is still developed by Alphadream, so it's just a Mario & Luigi game but with Paper Mario also on the team. It's got a lot of glitches apparently but you won't run into them on your own more than likely. Is it the best M&L game? I don't think so. Is it the worst? Definitely not. I'd say if you're interested in both series, definitely check this out.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This adventure doesn't crumple

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    Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is a great crossover with the Paper Mario series. While it often feels like Paper Mario elements/characters are featured rather than actually crossing over, a lot of new ideas are brought to the table. The battle system especially benefits from the addition of Paper Mario; adding ideal complexity and strategy. My favorite element of the game is the soundtrack (particularly Mount Brrr). I highly recommend this game and hope that this isn't the last we see of this crossover.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun game

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    Mario & Luigi Paper Jam is a strong addition to the Mario & Luigi series. Paper Jam offers one of the best battle systems in the series. Many of the attacks are different patterns and keep the combat varied. The story is silly and offers lots of laughs. Seeing the paper mario characters and enemies standing next to the mario & luigi characters is a very cool touch. Mario & Luigi Paper Jam is fun RPG adventure that any 3ds owner can enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A Good Mario & Luigi RPG

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    Initially a little mislead by the Paper Jam title, as this is not from the Paper Mario series, but from the RPG series with characters pulled from the Paper Mario games. It was enjoyable, but didn't have ability to pull us in as the other RPG titles did. It is a solid game, but either the storyline wasn't as captivating enough, or the familiar gameplay wasn't updated enough to make it all shiny and new. Either way it is a good game, especially if you haven't already played (and re-played) the other Mario RPG games.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mario and Luigi with paper cuts

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    I have played every Mario and Luigi and paper Mario game up to date so far. I truly enjoyed the collaboration that they did with this one. The humor is very silly. The gameplay is very enjoyable. If you enjoy paper Mario or Mario and Luigi, You will enjoy this one too!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty fun game

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    My brother said it was it was a really cool rpg with a really nice art style and some fun puzzles. It was a great mario and luigi game with great playability. He told me he didn't like the difficulty spike with the bosses that the missions would be really easy and the bosses really hard out of no where giving no prep time. Overall great game witch he said he really enjoyed and would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mario and Luigi meet Paper Mario!

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    I really loved the first Paper Mario. It was so amazing! And the first Mario and Luigi was so great, too! Having them both come together is actually pretty great! The new paper mechanics added to the Mario and Luigi adventures makes it pretty great, but the Toads are the problematic side. Either way, this game was pretty great and I can't wait until I can finish it. I'm almost there!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Variety is exciting

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    This game is a perfect starting game for any new to the Mario and Luigi saga. With a story that combines worlds perfectly, and puzzling puzzles, it mixes old with new. It also is in a way a sandbox game. Want to reach the Rainbow Rank? Go ahead. Want to save all the Paper Toads? Go ahead. With all the variety, this game is definitely an amazing success. Also, huge Papercrafts are huge.

    I would recommend this to a friend