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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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Paper Mario: Color Splash - E3 2016 Trailer
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: 71 out of 116
  2. Negative: 22 out of 116
  1. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    Looks like we finally got a sequel to Paper Mario Sticker Star on the Wii U!
  2. Jan 4, 2017
    10
    I'm honestly shocked that this game has gotten so many negative reviews. Do the characters have a lot of depth? Nah. Is the story line megaI'm honestly shocked that this game has gotten so many negative reviews. Do the characters have a lot of depth? Nah. Is the story line mega detailed/involved? Nope. Not all games have to include insanely complicated story lines and character makeup. This game is fun. It's pretty. Do yourself a favor and give it a shot, but don't go into it expecting a strong RPG....that's not what this game is about. 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. Nov 11, 2019
    8
    While not the best game in the Paper Mario series, this game is still a pretty solid entry.
  5. Oct 7, 2016
    7
    Paper Mario: Color Splash brings the series' attention by making it not just another Sticker Star simulator, but at the same time, making itPaper Mario: Color Splash brings the series' attention by making it not just another Sticker Star simulator, but at the same time, making it feel like its own thing. While it tries to return what has been done in the past, its bigger problems from the previous game are kept making this game just plain average. Not as bad people would say, but it may be worth fun for you. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2016
    6
    First of all I'm not even played those two Old great P-Mario ( I've seen and know they are great ) and I like Sticker star BUT this game haveFirst of all I'm not even played those two Old great P-Mario ( I've seen and know they are great ) and I like Sticker star BUT this game have some cumbersome issues for me I cant Ignore !!! :

    1 - why we can't browse cards with stick !? this is cumbersome go back and forth between holding game pad with one hand and using stylus and again holding back game pad normally while I want to complete 100 percent of levels as of my style of playing games.

    2- Why there is 4 steps for using a simple card ? they could easily made it quick with fast browsing system ( managing cards with category : hammers / jumps / Big cards / ) . we could select cards easily by category instead of boring browsing every time ( Oh man... ) then paint them and swipe them right away without boring verifying , and if I regret of my choice of cards they could put swipe down gesture to cancel selected cards , isn't it really better way !?
    3 - Why all this toads with same face . I really like toads until I played C-Splash . now I stuffed with toads and I'm not even made to 40% of the game . at least put some glasses on Professor toad for Mushroom kingdom sake ! don't fool yourself Nintendo this is copy and paste . We had old toads in Mario sunshine with mustache , What's wrong with it ?
    there are lot of characters in super Mario world beside toads .
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  7. Jan 6, 2019
    0
    Es El Peor Paper Mario De La Historia. Hasta El Paper Mario La Puerta Milenaria Le Gana Y Ademas,Es Como Sonic Boom:Rise Of Liryc Pero ConEs El Peor Paper Mario De La Historia. Hasta El Paper Mario La Puerta Milenaria Le Gana Y Ademas,Es Como Sonic Boom:Rise Of Liryc Pero Con Paper Mario,Tiene Bugs Y Glitches,Jugabilidad Mala,Quitaron Las Mecanicas De La Puerta Milenaria,La Historia Es Súper Aburrida Y Quitaron Los Compañeros De Mario Que Tenia,Aun Así El Peor Paper Mario Expand

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