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Paper Mario: Sticker Star note pads

They’re paper, and Mario, and sticky! Nice idea for a product. These are only available through Club Nintendo in Europe and Australia right now, in three different sets of three.

Of all the problems I had with that game, the cute Paper Mario sprites were never one of them.

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star for $19.99
That sale is on Amazon, as is this $14.99 deal for Pokemon White Version 2! They’re both price matches for another batch of discounts going on at Best Buy.
And in case you haven’t checked it in a while, we’ve added a small sales section to our page of upcoming game releases, too.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star for $19.99

That sale is on Amazon, as is this $14.99 deal for Pokemon White Version 2! They’re both price matches for another batch of discounts going on at Best Buy.

And in case you haven’t checked it in a while, we’ve added a small sales section to our page of upcoming game releases, too.

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"Optimal 3DS playing position" by Jackson Wright
This was me about 20 years ago, except I was playing Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge on a Game Boy. The 3DS game that’s kept this boy preoccupied in his Mario pajamas is Paper Mario: Sticker Star.
You can see the optimal DS playing position and more great photos of portable gamers in our Handholding series.
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"Optimal 3DS playing position" by Jackson Wright

This was me about 20 years ago, except I was playing Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge on a Game Boy. The 3DS game that’s kept this boy preoccupied in his Mario pajamas is Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

You can see the optimal DS playing position and more great photos of portable gamers in our Handholding series.

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Love-de-Lic notepad with Paper Mario concepts in it. Paper Mario: Sticker Star director Taro Kudo is at Vanpool now, but worked at Love-de-Lic when Nintendo borrowed his Mario RPG expertise in 1997 to help create the first Paper Mario. In both cases, Kudo worked at an external company, but was brought in to work with Nintendo and Intelligent Systems.
This ties in nicely to my theory that everything great in Japanese games since the mid-90s can be traced back directly to Love-de-Lic. Everything great, and Paper Mario: Sticker Star.
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Love-de-Lic notepad with Paper Mario concepts in it. Paper Mario: Sticker Star director Taro Kudo is at Vanpool now, but worked at Love-de-Lic when Nintendo borrowed his Mario RPG expertise in 1997 to help create the first Paper Mario. In both cases, Kudo worked at an external company, but was brought in to work with Nintendo and Intelligent Systems.

This ties in nicely to my theory that everything great in Japanese games since the mid-90s can be traced back directly to Love-de-Lic. Everything great, and Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

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The Paper Mario art that started it all 15 years ago. Intelligent Systems director Naohiko Aoyama, then a new guy at the developer, was in one of three teams at the studio tasked with dreaming up visual concepts for a Mario game on the Nintendo 64:

"While the design remained undecided, I naturally spent a lot of time waiting. Then, during that free time, casually for my own interest and totally apart from the course the team was taking, I made a rough image. I hoped it would somehow serve as a kickoff point and submitted it. … Then they called me to a planning meeting saying, ‘Bring back that picture,’ and this is what I presented."

There’s more fun Paper Mario stuff in the latest Iwata Asks roundtable interview for Sticker Star.
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The Paper Mario art that started it all 15 years ago. Intelligent Systems director Naohiko Aoyama, then a new guy at the developer, was in one of three teams at the studio tasked with dreaming up visual concepts for a Mario game on the Nintendo 64:

"While the design remained undecided, I naturally spent a lot of time waiting. Then, during that free time, casually for my own interest and totally apart from the course the team was taking, I made a rough image. I hoped it would somehow serve as a kickoff point and submitted it. … Then they called me to a planning meeting saying, ‘Bring back that picture,’ and this is what I presented."

There’s more fun Paper Mario stuff in the latest Iwata Asks roundtable interview for Sticker Star.

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star's Kersti really dislikes Kamek!

I wonder how Intelligent Systems came up with the idea to characterize her as a hipster-hating assistant? Or maybe that decision was made at Nintendo’s localization group Treehouse? Maybe it the same person who dreamed up eShop hipster John? (Kind of miss this dude.)

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Hypnotic Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door GIF. You didn’t think we’d let today pass without a GIF, did you? There’s no way we could have after the Oxford American Dictionary chose “GIF” as the word of the year!
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Hypnotic Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door GIF. You didn’t think we’d let today pass without a GIF, did you? There’s no way we could have after the Oxford American Dictionary chose “GIF” as the word of the year!

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star contest winners, including the beautiful picnic scene by Gigi D.G. we posted a few days ago. The other entries are by Daniel P. (the raft scene), David M. (the amazing tower with Goomba boss fight), Dominik K. (the windmill), and Miranda E. (Mario straight up stomping a Koopa). They’re all wonderful!

I really want a Paper Mario diorama in my house now. I need some crafting time, and to become one of these people.

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Two awesome Paper Mario: Sticker Star dioramas, crafted by Gigi DG (top) and Finchiekins the Owl (bottom) for Nintendo’s recent contest. I sure am glad I didn’t even attempt to enter this competition — the quality of whatever I could have made would not have even been in the same area code as these two scenes.

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Well, that totally screws up everyone’s timelines for the Mario universe and the Mushroom Kingdom. It does, however, provide insight on the ancient civilization that once populated Super Mario Land's Birabuto Kingdom.
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Well, that totally screws up everyone’s timelines for the Mario universe and the Mushroom Kingdom. It does, however, provide insight on the ancient civilization that once populated Super Mario Land's Birabuto Kingdom.

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star's U.S. commercial — not a terribly amazing spot, but it leads us into mentioning Nintendo new contest for the game in which you can win one of five prize packs. Each prize set includes a 3DS XL, a copy of Paper Mario: Sticker Star, an eShop gift card, and a handmade papercraft trophy.

To enter, you’ll need to create a Paper Mario diorama, which sounds like a fun project. Nintendo has posted a video with some instructions on how to make one, as well as more details on how to enter on this Facebook page. Oh, and it’s only open to U.S./Canada peeps aged 13 and up.

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star, a game in which a goat chomps on a Shy Guy wearing a sombrero and playing a guitar.

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