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  • Summary: Paper Mario jumps out of a book and into the bizarre adventures of Mario & Luigi, resulting in hijinks. Become the superstar team of Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario to take on quests, take down enemies, and untangle these two unique universes in this playful new entry in the Mario & Luigi series.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 76
  2. Negative: 1 out of 76
  1. Nov 30, 2015
    90
    Paper Jam Bros truly is a gem. Lengthy, rewarding, full of surprises, it manages to capture both spirits, the Mario & Luigi and the Paper ones. Don't miss this game.
  2. Jan 27, 2016
    85
    All in all, Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam is still a fun RPG that fans of the previous game will enjoy.
  3. Jan 28, 2016
    82
    Mario & Luigi Paper Jam is not perfect but definitively is a solid and accessible RPG with all the humor and charming that only Alpha Dream can do with the Super Mario franchise. A solid combat system and a few improvements to the classic formula make this crossover as an enjoyable trip.
  4. Nov 30, 2015
    80
    The usual, beautiful Mario & Luigi. The innovations introduced by this chapter are enough to infuse a bit of variety to the adventure. For the rest, it is the usual great mix of action, platform and RPG.
  5. Dec 1, 2015
    75
    Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Bros is a nice game that should delight any Nintendo fan. The combat is well balanced but some activities are very boring and you feel that devs had to fill in the gaps.
  6. Jan 20, 2016
    70
    Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is just as wacky and enjoyable as any other past iteration of the series, but it fails to change things up in a meaningful way for longtime fans.
  7. Feb 11, 2016
    40
    Because creativity comes at the cost of cohesion, the whole adventure turns into one irritating mini-game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 50
  2. Negative: 6 out of 50
  1. Jan 30, 2016
    10
    Mario and Luigi Paper Jam is an excellant RPG for all ages fun game play amazing humor great story an overall perfect game i felt like itMario and Luigi Paper Jam is an excellant RPG for all ages fun game play amazing humor great story an overall perfect game i felt like it wasn't too hard for the younger gamers and not to easy for the hardcore gamers i recommend you pick this game up you won't regret it. Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2019
    10
    Another solid entry this time also featuring Paper Mario. This gameplay is enjoyable and I love this game
  3. Aug 8, 2018
    9
    Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam is one of the best games in the series. The game is mostly fun, but I ended up getting stumped several timesMario and Luigi: Paper Jam is one of the best games in the series. The game is mostly fun, but I ended up getting stumped several times throughout the game. I recently started playing, and it's a great game! I think you would enjoy it too! Expand
  4. Jan 29, 2016
    8
    It's a lot of fun. The battle system has never been better, it plays very smoothly and has some really awesome attacks. The story is whatIt's a lot of fun. The battle system has never been better, it plays very smoothly and has some really awesome attacks. The story is what you'd expect. It isn't anything memorable and the forced Toad Quests get old fast but I really enjoyed my time with this game, it's a good blend of two different styles that executes what it set out to do decently. Expand
  5. Jul 20, 2016
    7
    Paper Mario is going downhill and putting paper mario and the real mario together is bland and terrible. The game has SO many glitches itPaper Mario is going downhill and putting paper mario and the real mario together is bland and terrible. The game has SO many glitches it makes sonic 06 look like the best game ever with no mistakes! Well there is a lot of glitches but there hard to do. The graphics and controls, and the levels I can accept but the game can get repetitive at so many points. In my opinion paper mario is going downhill heck even the main series of mario is running out of ideas! Expand
  6. Dec 2, 2018
    7
    Even the weakest entry of the Mario and Luigi series is still a decent game. The battle system is as fun as ever, with now a THIRD characterEven the weakest entry of the Mario and Luigi series is still a decent game. The battle system is as fun as ever, with now a THIRD character to control and perform crazy attacks with. The humor is still great as always. And the music is still enjoyable, although less memorable than previous entries. Where this game starts to lose me is its missed opportunities. Every. Single. Character. Is something we've all seen before, which is a foreign topic to the Mario RPGs. All the paper characters seem to just be solely Sticker Star based, and we know how much that game is LOOOOOVED. And most NPCs just seem to be differently colored Toads. While this won't bother too many people, fans of the series will feel a little disappointed. I still have enjoyed my time with Paper Jam, but I will agree with it being one of the weakest Mario RPGs. Expand
  7. Jul 21, 2020
    0
    Boring, tedious, unfulfilling - unsatisfying... *GARBAGE!!!*

    Play the games that came before it - because this... is. GARBAGE!!!

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