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SPM: RPG or not?

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12 Jun 2006, 19:35 #1

I've read some about Super Paper Mario in Nintendo Power, but not much info was given. They said it's not suppose to be an RPG (In the same sense of the other PM games) but it's suppose to have "RPG"ish elements. Does anyone know just what Nintendo means by this? I know that little to no info has been given away about it, but I was just wondering if maybe someone could fill me in.
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13 Jun 2006, 13:13 #2

I think it means that you have multiple characters and may possibly carry items. Who knows.
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13 Jun 2006, 15:30 #3

I think I read somewhere that it starts off very similarly to the other two Paper Mario games before changing into a platformer. So whether the RPG-ish elements are just bits of exploration in between levels, I don't know. Probably isn't, though.

What is certain is that it will be more of a platformer than anything, so no worries there.
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14 Jun 2006, 01:15 #4

From what I can tell it's going to replace the battle system with platformer elements and add more characters. from there on its a mystery


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14 Jun 2006, 13:18 #5

^Well, we just established that already. <_<
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16 Jun 2006, 01:44 #6

I remember that Nintendo said that this was gonna be a new mario RPG, probably not though. :mellow:
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16 Jun 2006, 14:22 #7

Hmm... what if it's a platformer kind of game... but it has boss battles in an RPGish style or something like that? Maybe that? Or perhaps the dungeons are simular to those found in RPGs.
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20 Jun 2006, 16:49 #8

Maybe it would be like those RPG type battles in Kirby Superstar. That was cool.
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20 Jun 2006, 19:40 #9

But those battles (Kirby Superstar ones) weren't done right cuz it was kind of a joke. The other character attacked only once a turn but you could try to damage it as many times as you can in the time it gives you.
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21 Jun 2006, 05:43 #10

so if this isn't an rpg...then maybe their gunna turn the paper mario series into a platformer and bring back the beloved smrpg lottss series!!! (wishful thinking)
if not are they gunna make a paper mario rpg also or are they scrappin the whole smrpg altogether?
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21 Jun 2006, 05:46 #11

Not. It says its a 2D sidescrolling platformer.
Super Paper Mario is, in fact, a side-scrolling platformer in the vein of the classic Mario titles but with the aesthetic qualities of the Paper Mario series. However, it's not just a 2D side-scroller. The game fuses elements of 2D and 3D gameplay together, shifting back and forth between dimensions. Watching the brief video for the game, you can get a pretty good idea of how it plays. The paper version of Mario runs to the right, stomping on koopas, punching bricks, collecting coins, and whatnot. However, you won't just be playing as Mario, it seems. Both Princess Peach and Bowser are shown as playable characters in the video. And in perhaps something of a nod to Nintendo's newest Mario title for the DS, the video also shows all characters getting severely gigantic, blowing through enemies and bricks with reckless abandon. Even more hysterical, the giant characters are actually versions of the original Super Mario Bros. sprites, blown up to epic proportions.



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21 Jun 2006, 14:26 #12

There is no SMRPG series. There have been Mario RPGs, there is a Paper Mario series and there is a small Mario & Luigi series. Based on that, PM3 proper or M&L3 seem more likely.

Who said a spin-off series couldn't have its own spin-off, right?
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24 Jun 2006, 18:43 #13

Its weird when you think about it...a spin-off of a spin-off...
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26 Jun 2006, 00:48 #14

I'm assuming that SPM is going to be much like the LoZ games in terms of exploration, item collection, and boss battles, if any.
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03 Jul 2006, 14:19 #15

Super Paper Mario is a spinoff of Paper Mario which is a spinoff of Mario which is a spinoff of the original Donkey Kong Arcade.
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03 Jul 2006, 14:26 #16

I think maybe Miyamoto had plans for Mario before he made him. *whoa!*

Maybe for the DK arcade, they couldn't come up with another character idea.
Cause I wouldn't really consider Mario a spin-off of the DK arcade game...Mario's such a huge franchise now. And that was one little arcade game that most younger fans haven't even played.
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03 Jul 2006, 17:17 #17

Yeah, and then you'd have to say that all the Donkey Kong Country games are also spinoffs of Donkey Kong.
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03 Jul 2006, 21:21 #18

I don't really think that Mario became a spin off, rather than a continuation of Mario's career as the hero.

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20 Jul 2006, 13:24 #19

I doubt it'd be an RPG, since it looks too platform-ish, though the message boards consider it one anyway...
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22 Jul 2006, 03:39 #20

Most likely it will be an RPG sinse Nintendo made it Paper mario. It probably won't be turn-based though. Looking at the video, when mario jumped on a goompa, a number poped out as if mario did "damage" instead of automaticly killing it, and it lloked like it was still alive. So I'm guessing it's gameplay will be a 2-D action RPG.
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22 Jul 2006, 05:31 #21

It's a cross between a platformer and an RPG. I don't know how that's supposed to work, but Intelligent always comes up with something.
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23 Jul 2006, 13:11 #22

Mindy @ Jul 22 2006, 12:31 AM wrote: It's a cross between a platformer and an RPG. I don't know how that's supposed to work, but Intelligent always comes up with something.
Just watch the video link above. It helps understand how they're gonna do it a bit more.
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23 Jul 2006, 15:13 #23

Carl Russ, III @ Jul 23 2006, 09:11 AM wrote:
Mindy @ Jul 22 2006, 12:31 AM wrote: It's a cross between a platformer and an RPG. I don't know how that's supposed to work, but Intelligent always comes up with something.
Just watch the video link above. It helps understand how they're gonna do it a bit more.
What video link?
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23 Jul 2006, 15:33 #24

Don't link directly, even though these are the forums. Link to the page
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06 Sep 2006, 18:03 #25

raydoit @ Jun 21 2006, 12:43 AM wrote: so if this isn't an rpg...then maybe their gunna turn the paper mario series into a platformer and bring back the beloved smrpg lottss series!!! (wishful thinking)
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10 Sep 2006, 00:26 #26

I read that some1 wanted to know what "Nintendo" meant, it means in japanese, "Heaven will come"

Nvm, read the message wrong lol
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11 Sep 2006, 17:26 #27

Well I heard this new paper mario game not going to be a Rpg, this is why its called super paper mario, just like super mario bros just got paper in it...
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20 Sep 2006, 01:23 #28

actually is like some action rpg with the old plataforming style in 3D, like Zelda but with 3 playble characters, what make it somewhat cool.... i dunno but i think it is an action rpg because when mario hit the goombe a damage star popped, is just a idea

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21 Sep 2006, 02:04 #29

Ya some people say its not Rpg and some say it is Rpg, I think it is Rpg thought...
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06 Aug 2008, 15:20 #30

No. Its a part of Paper Maro but its not an RPG. Its like the red headed step child of the PM series.
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07 Aug 2008, 00:10 #31

i guess but part of me says no, i'm right in the middle of it....:huh:
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07 Aug 2008, 04:01 #32

this topic is super old! >_<
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09 Aug 2008, 18:03 #33

:huh: I don't really agree that supermariorpg continues onta papermario......
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