Seriously, Right onto Your Head

Seriously, Right onto Your Head

Monday, November 9, 2009

Syu-Pa Pa-I-Pa Ma-Ri-O

That's my Hongul-to-English attempt at Super Paper Mario. I've been playing it, relying heavily on a guide since I can't read any of the text. Despite my lack of understanding of the plot (with a few exceptions where I happen to be in the company of a native speaker), it's a lot of fun.

The game's got a cast of funny but childish playable characters and bosses. The little colorful butterfly next to mario is a spirit who helps you along your way. You can use a variety of different helpers, each with a different skill, mostly to defeat enemies and solve simple yet fun puzzles. Most puzzles involve flipping from the 2D view to a kind of 3D-2D mix.

Some objects that cannot be seen in 2D can be seen in 3D so you end up switching back and forth to reveal new paths and enemies.

The game has a pretty simple menu interface, as I can even navigate it in Hongul. This is a good thing for me.

It also includes the usual cast. So far I have Mario, Princess, and Bowser. Each have their own abilities and you can switch between them at any point. This also adds to some of the fun of the puzzles as you may have to switch to Princess to float over an area and then switch back to Mario in order to go into the 3D plane and reveal and new door, etc etc.

There's also some fun throwbacks to older games, like the giant original Nintendo Mario pictured above. You can also get a bunch of tiny little versions of him to bounce around and help you. All in all, it's a fun game, not amazing, but fun. I'll definitely finish it, and I've enjoyed it so far with the exception of a few dull points.

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