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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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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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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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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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Japanese and North American covers for Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Animal Crossing 3DS, and Girl’s Mode 3DS — or Style Savvy: Trendsetters, as it’s known in the West.

I think all of these are wonderful, though I expect Animal Crossing and Style Savvy to have much less interesting artwork once they’re localized for the West.

Oh, and if you’re an Animal Crossing nut, here’s a video dissecting every detail from the 3DS boxart.

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star gameplay clip from Nintendo’s E3 press conference this afternoon.

While you wait for that to come out, why not head over to Fangamer and play Tiny Cartridge: Sticker Star?

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