This Day in Entertainment History: Paper Mario Released for Nintendo 64 (February 5, 2001)

By: Sean Sporman
By: Sean Sporman

On this day in history, a new Mario game was released for the Nintendo 64. Unlike most of his previous adventures, though, this wasn't a plat former, this was a Mario role playing game with a unique style.

The game was Paper Mario and it was released on the Nintendo 64 video game console on this day in North America in 2001.

The story starts out very similar to other Mario games, and Mario must rescue princess peach.

But in this case, Mario must venture to and from towns and other destinations, gaining experience and allies along the way.

Battles are turn-based in the game, and the paper in the title refers to the unique graphical style that resembles a pop-up storybook. The game got critical and fan acclaim.

Paper Mario has since received several sequels, including installments on the GameCube, Wii and 3DS.

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