Parents' Guide to

Super Paper Mario

By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Engrossing and action-packed; so much fun for 8+.

Game Nintendo Wii 2007
Super Paper Mario Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+

Excellent game!

Probably the best game in the franchise. Very unique compared to the others. Also the last great Paper Mario game. Easy to play because of the traditional controls. The first Mario game I ever beat.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 8+

You must be able to read

You must be able to read in order to play this game. This is not your standard game of just figuring out the controls. Mission instructions are written .

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (33 ):

Unlike previous Paper Mario games, Super Paper Mario is engrossing and action-packed. Changing dimensions creates unique puzzles that should keep players exploring for the entire length of this 20-hour-plus game. The worlds are populated with great characters and stunning visuals. Each world is beautiful, with bright cartoony visuals and inventive level design.

As great as it is, Super Paper Mario is not perfect. Although four characters eventually become available, most are used only in a few specific situations and they feel superfluous. The game may not be challenging enough for experienced gamers. But Super Paper Mario is so much fun to play and so dazzling in its style that these weaknesses are easy to forgive.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: April 10, 2007
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for comic mischief, mild cartoon violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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