Nintendo Celebrates Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door With Retro Cover

In celebration of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door’s Switch release on May 23, Nintendo has released a retro GameCube cover for the game.

Intelligent Systems created the first game, which served as a follow-up to Paper Mario, and it was released for the GameCube in 2004.

As one of the few RPGs in the long-running Mario series, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door got good reviews from both players and critics. It had a unique art style, a silly story, and fun gameplay.

A remake of the classic game from 20 years ago was announced at a Nintendo Direct event in 2023. The Switch version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door offers new graphics and textures that are sharper.

It also has a 16:9 aspect ratio so that gamers can fully enjoy the visuals on modern screens. There have also been quality-of-life improvements made to existing mechanics like quick-travel pipes and party management, though players can still choose to listen to the original songs as well.

Nintendo has released a retro GameCube cover that can be printed in celebration of the launch of the Switch version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

You can get it from the Nintendo website for 30 Platinum Points, and you can download it until the end of the year. You can put this different cover into the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for Switch game case.

Printable GameCube Cover for Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door on Switch

Players who buy Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door in physical form from the Nintendo New York store will receive a game sleeve that has two sides.

The Switch case can be covered by it, which features the original GameCube cover. People in Canada who pre-ordered Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door from GameStop will also receive this exclusive slip cover as a bonus.

In “The Thousand-Year Door,” Mario and Princess Peach set out to find an old treasure. However, Peach is captured, and Mario has to set out to save her.

The game features a turn-based combat system based on button presses at the right time. As an RPG, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door features a hub world and NPCs, as well as HP (Heart Points) and FP, which are like MP.

After a battle, the player also gets Star Points, which are like experience points. These can be used to level up Mario and improve his stats.

In 2007, after the first Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, there was Super Paper Mario. Many fans are already hopeful that Nintendo will remake the third game in the series because they like how well Thousand-Year Door is doing. A lot of gamers also want the first game in the series to be updated.

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