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Paper Mario: The Origami King

Rating Summary

Based on 131 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

66%

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Based on 131 critic reviews
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Paper Mario: The Origami King Reviews Summary

Summary: The Origami King is no Thousand-Year Door, but Paper Mario fans will still find a lot to love if they can look past the combat system.

Classic Humor

The Origami King lives up to the series' family-friendly humor.

Visual Design

Successfully delivers on its Origami visuals; its open world is vibrant and fun to explore.

Combat System

Combat has few interesting choices and quickly becomes repetitive.

General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJul 17, 2020

Developer: Nintendo

Genres: Adventure, RPG

Join Mario and his new companion Olivia on a comedic adventure that will take you to the far corners of a papercraft world in Paper Mario: The Origami King on Nintendo Switch! Face off against the Origami King and his army of paper invaders, team up with some extraordinary companions and master magical powers on your quest to save the world. It’s tear-able! The devious King Olly has transformed Princess Peach into origami, uprooted her castle and sealed it shut with magical paper streamers. Never fear, as our moustachioed hero Mario and his new friend Olivia are here to save the day! Journey across the land – from scorching deserts to sailing the high seas – and recruit a revolving cast of wacky travel buddies, as you seek to sever these sinister streamers and save your paper pals from being turned into one of the Folded Soldiers! Travel the land, repair the damage done by the Folded Soldiers and rescue Toads trapped in all manner of wacky scrapes! With the help of Olivia’s paper-folding powers, use the far-reaching 1,000 Fold Arms and other paper transformations to save those imprisoned by the Origami King’s henchmen, and help restore peace to the world. Put a stop to King Olly's plans by engaging in battles which will put both your tactical thinking and puzzle solving skills to the test – against his origami army, as well as humongous bosses under his command!

Paper Mario: The Origami King Critic Reviews

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Nintendo sketches another warm and colourful Paper Mario adventure, though never traces its full potential.

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IGN

7 / 10.0
IGN

The Origami King suffers from one-note combat and few real choices, but its personality and visual design are a joy.

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Paper Mario: The Origami King is fun, light-hearted and a celebration of Super Mario with a strong story, great humour and brilliant characters.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the most relentlessly charming video games ever made and the best Paper Mario since The Thousand-Year Door.

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Trailers

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Paper Mario: The Origami King Gameplay - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | July 2020 thumbnail

Paper Mario: The Origami King Gameplay - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | July 2020

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We Play Paper Mario: The Origami King - Favorite Moments!

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Paper Mario: The Origami King - Arriving to Nintendo Switch July 17

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