Monday, February 19, 2007

1up cuts to the chase about Super Paper Mario

According to one of my favorite gaming sites (GoNintendo), a recent podcast from the folks at another great site (1up) features new information about the game I'm most looking forward to in the next few months: Super Paper Mario.

I'm too lazy to listen to the podcast myself, so here's a GoNintendo reader's assessment of what was divulged:
  • The game begins like the rest of the series (i.e., in a town with an inn, shop, roaming characters...).
  • Stages are numbered just like old-school Mario games.
  • You cannot run or throw turtle shells at the beginning of the game. Apparently you learn these moves as you advance through the story.
  • Classic characters appear, some in "remixed" form.
  • The game opens with video footage.
Hmmm, not sure what to think about some of that. The combination of RPG and platforming elements sounds a bit bizarre. I'm going to give Intelligent Systems the benefit of the doubt, though, since the previous Paper Mario games turned out so beautifully.

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