Paper Mario: Sticker Star Is Only $10 At GameStop

US video game retail chain GameStop currently has Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the Nintendo 3DS available for $10 brand new. The latest Paper Mario title didn’t seem to resonate with the fanbase, but it’s certainly worth a shot at $10 if you haven’t already played it.

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Paper Mario Sticker Star Only $7.99 At Best Buy

US retail chain Best Buy currently has a sale on with some great offers now up for grabs. Paper Mario: Sticker Star is just one title that has been dramatically discounted. You can get the latest Paper Mario title for just $7.99. The game received mixed reviews upon release, but for $7.99 you can’t really go wrong. Will you be purchasing?

In a world where stickers are blended into every aspect of life, nothing could ruin the annual Sticker Fest more than that rascal Bowser stealing the six Royal Stickers and hiding them throughout the world. Your only choice is to save the day, and of course, you could never let Bowser get the best of you. Hidden secrets, magical mysteries, and action-packed adventures wait around every paper-made turn in your quest to return the Royal Stickers to their rightful place.

Experience traditional action battles and a quest for hidden items in the unique world of Paper Mario. Stuck on him and his ruffian underlings, the stickers have been scattered across deserts, mountains, prairies, forests and volcanoes and your only hope of returning them to the festival is to enlist the help of Kersti, the sticker fairy. By paper-izing the world and flattening it out, you encounter stickers that are incorporated into every aspect of gameplay in a 3D setting that resembles an entire world made of shoebox dioramas. Build up your arsenal of items and attacks and get your sticker fix by buying them in shops, peeling them off their environment or even making your own to store in a notebook for later use. The full cast of colorful characters along with the intriguing paperscape of Mario’s world will have you enthusiastically diving into this 3D universe for an epic quest to save Sticker Fest.


Paper Mario: Sticker Star 3DS Only $19.99 At Best Buy


US retail chain Best Buy is currently selling the well received Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the bargain price of $19.99. Paper Mario: Sticker Star launched last November on the Nintendo 3DS and received an average review score of 75 on online review aggregator, Metacritic. The game was also awarded the accolade of best handheld game of 2012 at this year’s D.I.C.E Awards.

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star Wins Best Handheld Game At D.I.C.E Awards


Nintendo’s cherished Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the Nintendo 3DS has walked away with the accolade of best handheld video game of 2012 at this years D.I.C.E Awards in Las Vegas. PlayStation exclusive Journey grabbed eight awards at the event, including Game of the Year. You can view all the winners of the acclaimed event right here.

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star Review

Deep stories aren’t necessarily needed to make video games enjoyable, but engaging stories are one of the areas in which titles in the Paper Mario series excel. That is… until Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star has an overtly simple story. In the game, Bowser scatters the six Royal Stickers across the very paper-y Mushroom Kingdom. The main protagonist, Mario, of course, has to retrieve all six stickers and is accompanied by the short-tempered sticker fairy Kersti.

Super Paper Mario, for example, isn’t the best title in the series, but at least it had an entertaining story, unlike Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star’s visuals are fantastic. Mushroom Kingdom looks very much like a huge arts and crafts project. The game boasts the best visual style in the series to date. Almost everything in the game looks and sounds like paper. In-game characters know they are made up of paper, which is adorable.

For example, toward the beginning of the game, you need to rescue a bunch of Toads – some of which who’ve been stacked away, bent, crumpled and hidden under doormats by Bowser and his minions. Hence the title “Paper Mario: Sticker Star,” designs of the characters, worlds and levels feel appropriate.

The use of stereoscopic 3D in the game is one of the best on the Nintendo 3DS. It easily compares to Super Mario 3D Land’s 3D effects and adds a significant amount of depth to environments.

From the beginning to end, the game’s music is catchy albeit a bit repetitive; separate levels within a world have the same background music. Unfortunately, characters in the game don’t have voices. For example, Mario doesn’t say ‘Oh, no!,’ and Toads don’t make their annoying grumble sounds. The entire narrative is based on text, which, expectedly, is well-written and humorous.

The game revolves around stickers, which are scattered throughout the Mushroom Kingdom. Want to stomp an enemy? Select a Jump sticker. Want to strike a foe with a hammer? Select a Hammer sticker. Want to recover your health? Select a Mushroom sticker. Without stickers, Mario is defenseless. Players must make sure they are stocked with stickers. Stickers may be purchased from Toads and peeled directly from surrounding objects.

There are numerous frustrating levels within the game. Many times, you’ll return to a level – you thought you’ve completed – to look for crucial items in order to progress on your journey. For example, in one level, I searched for a vital item in every visible area; I eventually (and accidentally) found it by slipping off a cliff.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star doesn’t exactly feel like a role-playing game, compared to other titles in the series, which is a bummer. To expand your health meter, you must search for HP-Up Hearts, some of which are hidden extremely well. There are tons of enemies in each world, but players don’t level up after defeating them. This is unfortunate, because you aren’t getting much incentive for battling all the enemies in your way. This also urges you to attempt to runaway during battles. But you can’t, however, runaway each time – your attempt to do so will inevitably fail multiple times.

It’s very different from its predecessors, and although it strips away several fundamental RPG elements, Paper Mario: Sticker Star is one of the best Nintendo 3DS titles of the year and a perfect fit for a handheld game.


Paper Mario: Sticker Star For Nintendo 3DS Is Out Now

Today, Nintendo released Paper Mario: Sticker Star in North America. Purchase a physical copy of the game from a retailer near you, or simply purchase the downloadable version for $39.99 from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. Paper Mario: Sticker Star is the very first handheld title in the Paper Mario series.

Style Savvy: Trendsetters From Nintendo eShop Requires More Than 10 Thousand Blocks

If you want to download Style Savvy: Trendsetters from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS, you’ll need at least 1.4GB of free space on your SD Card. The downloadable version of the fashion video game requires more than 10,500 blocks of space, which makes it the biggest download from the Nintendo eShop to date, outpacing other retail and downloadable games, such as New Super Mario Bros. 2, and the forthcoming Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which requires 4,199 blocks.