Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)

4.49 from 105 votes
In his second papercraft adventure, Mario must find the seven Crystal Stars needed to open the mystical Thousand-Year Door (before a group of alien invaders do the same).
First released
Oct 11, 2004
Aliases
Paper Mario 2
Franchises
Paper Mario, Mario RPG, Mario
Developed by
Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd.
Published by
Nintendo
Platforms
GameCube
Genres
Role-Playing
Themes
Fantasy, Comedy
Rating
CERO: All Ages, ESRB: E, PEGI: 3+, OFLC: G
Releases
  • GCN - Paper Mario RPG Japan
  • GCN - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door United States
  • GCN - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door United Kingdom
  • GCN - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Australia
  • GCN - Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (Player's Choice) United States

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Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door heavily improves on all aspects of the original game
Game: Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
Genre: RPG
Developer: Nintendo
System: Gamecube (GCN)
Total Score: 92/100
Value Score: 9.2/10

• Story: 10/10
• Characters: 10/10
• GamePlay: 10/10
• Graphics: 9/10
• Sound: 9/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 8/10
• Replay Value: 6/10
• Player Value: 10/10

Pros
+Retains great story elements and colorful characters like the previous Paper Mario
+Badge system has been improved with a whole new set of badges with different effects
+Use of Paper abilities gives players different ways to travel around dungeons and maps not seen in the original game
+Mini games include Bowser Platformer similar in style of the classic Mario Bros and Peach has her own story like in the first game
+There's a crowd during battles which can affect the battle progression in both good and bad ways changing the difficulty of the battle at times
+Completely new setting with a new cast of characters mixed up with a familiar set of characters from previous Mario games.
+A lot of sidequests (mainly fetch quests) which will net you coins and items
+Longer than the first Paper Mario

Cons
-Lack of Post-Game content/replay value
-Some badges from the first game do not appear in this game which would have helped a lot
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