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  • Summary: There’s a mystery on Prism Island. The solution? Mario. Someone's been draining the color from Prism Island! Can you help Mario unravel the mystery and use the power of paint to restore the island? [Nintendo]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 74
  2. Negative: 1 out of 74
  1. Oct 31, 2016
    91
    True to Paper Mario's great sense of humor, art, and constant series revision, it should be no surprise to longtime fans that they're in for a treat one way or another. Maybe they'd like a return to form, but for now, to anyone who skipped Sticker Star, Color Splash is worth the price of admission just to luxuriate in what has clearly been a labor of love for the Paper Mario series.
  2. 90
    I wasn’t expecting to be so surprised by Color Splash, and it’s turned out to be one of my favorite games this year. Color Splash is a gorgeous, funny, and entertaining adventure that functions as a wonderful swan song for the Wii U.
  3. Oct 5, 2016
    85
    Minor crinkles can’t stop Paper Mario from being a frankly excellent experience and one that you, yes you, should play.
  4. Oct 5, 2016
    80
    Color Splash sure smells like fresh paint, but such a large fresco takes some time to spread as a whole. The high definition lets Paper Mario unfold spectacular artistic and narrative fantasies, while concealing the rather flat, artificial framework. And beyond the exhilarating practice of "hammer brushing", the extensive support of cards add a layer of strategy to the gameplay, slightly heavier though. Intelligent Systems still displays a masterful use of the design palette, picking just a few drops of action, platform and RPG to create its own tone for this stupendously magnificent story.
  5. Oct 8, 2016
    78
    A charming and creative adventure with great ideas, but annoying fights and frustrating moments. Not the best Mario appearance.
  6. Oct 11, 2016
    70
    Color Splash uses childish frivolity as a mask for adult nostalgia that wants to find a new generational host to burrow into.
  7. Oct 16, 2016
    40
    A dreadful combat system brings down an otherwise beautiful and funny Mario adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 100
  2. Negative: 21 out of 100
  1. Mar 4, 2017
    10
    I LOVE the Paper Mario series!I feel like there's a game for all types of players!And I gotta say,Paper Mario:Color Splash was a great game.IfI LOVE the Paper Mario series!I feel like there's a game for all types of players!And I gotta say,Paper Mario:Color Splash was a great game.If your willing to try this game,then go for it!I really enjoy this game.It may not have a hardcore,complicated story or 10 different partners or a normal battle system,but even without those things,it was still a very charming game.There's one thing that didn't change...the humor!This game is hilarious!In the first five minutes of the game,I was laughing so hard!And even though you only have one partner,your partner is probably the most charming thing about the game!So,like I said before,if you are willing to try this game,I think you should.And if you dislike it,that's fine,it may not go with your gaming style.But please,don't put down this game because its different,it may just be better than you expect. Expand
  2. Oct 7, 2016
    10
    Muito bonito e divertido, achei o jogo que mais trabalhou com o papel, junto com a história que combinou muito. Realmente um jogo nunca meMuito bonito e divertido, achei o jogo que mais trabalhou com o papel, junto com a história que combinou muito. Realmente um jogo nunca me impressionou tanto como o Paper Mario: Color Splash. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2016
    10
    Wonderful game! Very funny! Nintendo does it again! Well done! Play this one all the way to the end! The most realistic lemons I haveWonderful game! Very funny! Nintendo does it again! Well done! Play this one all the way to the end! The most realistic lemons I have ever seen! ! Expand
  4. Mar 4, 2017
    8
    Fun game,i like the story and the gameplay, really the only problem i have with this game is the battle system and roshambo temples butFun game,i like the story and the gameplay, really the only problem i have with this game is the battle system and roshambo temples but besides that it is fun Expand
  5. Jun 2, 2018
    7
    Paper Mario: Color Splash is a bit more accomplished than the incredibly disappointing Sticker Star, but doesn't quite capture the magic ofPaper Mario: Color Splash is a bit more accomplished than the incredibly disappointing Sticker Star, but doesn't quite capture the magic of Super Paper Mario.

    The gameplay is quite similar to Sticker Star, but they seemed to have handled it a bit better this time around. There's also slightly more variance in characters, and Color Splash has a bit more charm. However, the still-generic plot and still mediocre gameplay make this entry less than essential.
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  6. Nov 20, 2016
    5
    Colourful world, creative mechanic with the paint and humourous dialogue. It would be a fantastic game if the battle system wasn't so horrid.Colourful world, creative mechanic with the paint and humourous dialogue. It would be a fantastic game if the battle system wasn't so horrid. The slow, awkward battle system undermines the entire game. Expand
  7. Dec 25, 2016
    0
    si fuera un juego cualquiera no me quejaria tanto, estaria decente.
    Pero como Parte de la saga Paper Mario...
    Realmente está mal,
    si fuera un juego cualquiera no me quejaria tanto, estaria decente.
    Pero como Parte de la saga Paper Mario...

    Realmente está mal, especialmente ahora que el productor Kensuke Tanabe y Shigeru Miyamoto han confirmado oficialmente que nunca volveran a traer a los personajes originales de mario, nada de compañeros, nada de nuevos diferentes enemigos, nada de nuevos personajes, nada de RPG, nin nada de lo que nosotros amamos, continuaran convirtiendolo en cualquier cosa generica sin importarles su esencia, su alma o el porque la gente queria tanta a esta saga.

    We have to accept it guys; "Paper Mario is dead"
    And you lost my respect Miyamoto, go to the hell.
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