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  • Summary: Welcome to Paperland!

    Dive into the world of Paper Monsters Recut and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard, and even a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes. Paper Monsters Recut mixes classic 2D platformer gameplay with gorgeous 3D graphics and brings it to life
    Welcome to Paperland!

    Dive into the world of Paper Monsters Recut and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard, and even a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes.

    Paper Monsters Recut mixes classic 2D platformer gameplay with gorgeous 3D graphics and brings it to life in a brand new title for Wii U.

    --FEATURES--
    -Classic 2D platformer gameplay with gorgeous 3d environments.
    -An adorable cast of fun, original characters.
    -Tight responsive controls, with super-speed and double jump!
    -Old school-style playable overworld, with plenty levels and secrets to unlock along the way.
    -Tons of awesome power ups including jetpacks, submarines, lasers and more!
    -Collect special treasures to unlock bonus high score mini games.
    -Awesome original soundtrack.
    -Wii U GamePad special features and support, including Off-TV Play!
    -Fun for gamers of any age.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 85
    This expanded mobile game shows off some hard work really well spent by Mobot Studios. It’s not the most innovative gaming experience out there, but the beautiful aesthetics and clever level designs really push the title to the top of its class in the eShop.
  2. Oct 31, 2014
    83
    It's not going to win many awards for gameplay, but it should be cute enough to keep a smile on your face, and for that reason, platforming fans should definitely give it a whirl.
  3. Oct 21, 2014
    80
    The use of a physical controller as opposed to an iOS touch-screen makes Paper Monsters Recut the definitive edition of the game; though Paper Monsters Recut does unfortunately falter a bit technically, this lovingly crafted platformer is a fine addition to the eShop.
  4. Nov 23, 2014
    75
    Paper Monsters Recut is a cute, solid platformer with a feel for exploration.
  5. Dec 4, 2014
    70
    Paper Monsters Recut is one such example of a graphically charming and long-lasting 2D platformer with 3D backgrounds and with simple and intuitive gameplay mechanics. Its difficulty level and soundtrack could use some improvements, which does not take any appeal away from this piece of gaming.
  6. Nov 28, 2014
    70
    Make no mistake about Paper Monsters Recut. This game will not push your platforming skills to the limit, it is a simple platformer that is aimed at a much younger audience, but if you give in to your casual side and give it a go, you might just end up enjoying it.
  7. Nov 23, 2014
    40
    There are many better indie games on the WiiU, don’t waste your paper on this one.
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  1. Dec 17, 2014
    6
    Originally released for mobile platforms, Paper Monsters has received a new coat of paint and several new features to make its console debut.Originally released for mobile platforms, Paper Monsters has received a new coat of paint and several new features to make its console debut. The result is Paper Monsters Recut, a game that boasts a lot of charm and, a few problems aside, makes for a fun little adventure.

    The aesthetics make a large part of Paper Monsters Recut's initial appeal. In this world, everything is made of paper, from the cute little cardboard protagonist to every enemy and scenery. The lighting is great, adding depth to the beautiful (if a bit simple) environments. The game certainly has its own appealing style, which by itself is a great way to try and make an impression.

    As a stage-based 2D platformer with focus on exploration, the game plays pretty much how you'd think it would. Our hero has to transverse five main worlds, one secret world and several bonus stages. Each level holds loads of grey buttons, which work like the coins in Super Mario Bros. or the rings in Sonic the Hedgehog, along with three golden paperclips and one golden button. Finding everything is, in general, quite easy, even if sometimes the game tries to make things harder by adding twists to the level design. Another nice touch is how the main character can change shapes and costumes depending on the stage: he'll turn into a submarine, or a small spaceship, or even a laser-gun-wielding, rocket-powered astronaut, adding variety to the gameplay.

    As a game that originated in mobile platforms, Paper Monsters Recut generally works quite well as an unassuming, budget console title. Sometimes it becomes plain that the developers weren't able to completely excise the mobile vibe from it, though, and this is seen especially in the soundtrack. The music has its heart on the right place, but gets annoyingly repetitive really fast. Even worse, there are problems in overall optimization and hit detection, meaning you'll sometimes fall through a perfectly solid platform, or experience severe frame rate drops.

    Then there are the truly infuriating bugs. As of the time of this writing, the first bonus stage, ironically named Buggy Blaster, is impossible to complete, and will crash your Wii U every time. This sort of problem sadly mars an experience which is otherwise brimming with lighthearted, fun moments.

    This means that Paper Monsters Recut is a pleasant but flawed experience. Indulging in its simple mechanics is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon, at least until a more serious problem rears its ugly head. If you're a platforming fan, you'll still find plenty to enjoy here, as long as you're willing to overlook its less polished aspects.

    Rating: 6.5
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