User:Scrooge200

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Hello. I am a MarioWiki editor who likes Donkey Kong Country, WarioWare, Paper Mario (with the exception of The Origami King), and Mario & Luigi.

Completed projects

  • Reupload all English WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase microgame images to get them in (1) better quality, (2) not blurry, and (3) not letterboxed.
  • Add "intro" commands for D.I.Y. Showcase microgames.
  • D.I.Y. Showcase comic and record lists.
  • Rewrite the D.I.Y. comic page.
  • Add Gold infobox info to microgame pages.
  • Fill out the List of Funky Kong quotes page with info about DKC, DKC2, DKC3 GBA, and DKJC.
  • Make pages for Funky's Flights missions.
  • Make a list of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga media.
  • Make a list of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest media.
  • Make a list of Paper Mario: Color Splash media.
  • Make a list of cutouts and colorless spots in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
  • Coverage on every Color Splash level, including layout and images. Took me a year, but I got it finished in time for The Origami King.
  • Added quote lists to many Color Splash character articles. I rip these directly from the text data.
  • Added a lot of sprites from Paper Mario: The Origami King. These can be found in the gallery, unused content article, and the Musée Champignon article.
  • Make a list of Huey's advice.
  • Play through Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam and take a lot of screenshots. I plan to upload them as needed while working on articles.
  • Play through Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and take a lot of screenshots. I haven't transferred them to my PC yet.

Current projects

  • Work on Paper Mario series articles. Status: Active.
  • More Paper Mario stuff (mostly CS) at User:Scrooge200/Sandbox2. Status: Active.
  • Split Papercraft and create Awakening Gate and Drilldigger Panel articles. The gates on Mount Pajamaja have a name too, so double-check what that is. Status: Semi-active.
  • Split the PMCS card and PMSS sticker lists into actual articles. The list can stay, but they do deserve their own pages. Status: Semi-active.
  • Make a list of Paper Mario: Sticker Star media. Status: Inactive (but I would like to get to this again someday).
  • Fill out the List of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga quotes page. Status: Inactive.
  • Re-rip Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island sprites. A lot of them are ancient, taken from TSR (which has bad color palettes for Yoshi's Island), or could use a better pose. Status: Inactive.

Pages I've created

DK: King of Swing

Donkey Kong Country 2

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Paper Mario

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Play Nintendo

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Super Mario Maker 2

WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase

WarioWare: Touched!

Yoshi's Crafted World

Other

Proposals

  • Split Mike's Theme and Mike, passed 12-0. Apparently I didn't need a proposal for this, but I just wanted to do something people would be able to agree on so I could ensure I was doing proposals right.
  • Split Funky's Flights (Bonus Game), passed 6-1. A simple proposal, which probably didn't need to happen either.
  • Delete Destroy Them All, passed 12-0. I kind of regret not naming this "Destroy This Article."
  • Decide how to handle the music parameter for Levelbox, passed 0-0-10-0-0. I wanted to resolve an edit war but realized there wasn't a guideline for this yet, so I established one.
  • Split the Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Paper Mario: Color Splash attacks, passed 19-0. I did not expect this one to get so much support and I am glad it passed.

Game opinions

Here are my genuine opinions on every Mario game I've played, organized by console. I give it a rating on a scale and explain why. This is not an insult towards anyone who may have other opinions on these games.

NES

The NES wasn't any good, it was just first.

Game Notes Rating
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Donkey Kong

The game is enjoyable to play in short bursts. Good
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Donkey Kong Jr.

While I do enjoy this game, it's a lot more difficult than its predecessor. I don't like it as much, but it's still fun. Good
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Mario Bros.

This game is fine. It's really hard, though. Decent
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Donkey Kong Jr. Math

Have you ever wanted to play a video game solely about doing math? Neither have I, but clearly Nintendo thought somebody did. When I play Donkey Kong Jr., I want to be pushing keys and knocking down fruit, not doing math. Still, this game isn't that bad. It's good for a quick laugh. Decent
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Super Mario Bros.

When you put it into perspective, it's a good game for its time, but now it's just decent. Not bad at all, but just kind of underwhelming. Decent
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Super Mario Bros. 2

I consider this to be the best of the original NES trilogy. It's so unique, and it's a lot of fun to play. The biggest downside is that the characters feel kind of unbalanced. Good
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Super Mario Bros. 3

I do not like this game. The level design is horrid and unfair. It makes me feel like I'm playing the Super Expert 100 Mario Challenge! There is no way to save, go back to previous worlds, or replay levels. However, I can give this game credit for introducing some fan-favorite characters, like Dry Bones, Thwomps, Boos, Chain Chomps, and the Koopalings. Bad
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Yoshi

I don't really get this game. How am I supposed to play this? Bad
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Yoshi's Cookie

This game is mediocre. It's a little boring. While I don't mind it, it's not something I'd go out of my way to play. Decent

SNES

SNES graphics continue to amaze me to this day.

Game Notes Rating
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Super Mario World

I really like this game. It improved on SMB3 in such a big way with the Cape Feather, Yoshi, hidden exits, an easy-to-traverse overworld, and challenging bonus levels. Great
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Mario Paint

At first, I thought "This game looks so stupid! Why would you ever want to play a MS Paint clone with Mario?" Then I played it, expecting to quit after a few minutes. What really surprised me was this: the game is actually good. It's great stress relief. Try it some time. Good
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Donkey Kong Country (Super Nintendo Entertainment System)

I very much prefer this game's sequels, due to them having more variety. This game isn't bad, though. The graphics are awesome, the soundtrack is super catchy, and I like how you can switch between DK and Diddy. Good
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Undake30 Same Game

This game is weird. It doesn't seem to have much value to it. There's just one singular puzzle mode, which is rather lackluster. I don't entirely hate it, though. It just kind of confuses me that it exists. Decent
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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

I don't play this game a lot, but I end up having fun when I do. I'd recommend it. The biggest problem is that some of the world 6 levels are frustrating and go on for too long, especially the mazes. Good
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Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (Super Nintendo Entertainment System)

In my opinion, this is one of the best games of all time. Diddy and Dixie are really fun characters to play as, and each have their own strengths. The game never gets boring, and it stays very fun and fast-paced throughout. Every song in the soundtrack is amazing. The graphics are even better than the original DKC and every level stands out for being unique. This is on SNES Online, so if you have that and haven't played this game yet, give it a try. Great

Game Boy

The console known for being shades of green. Even though it really isn't.

Game Notes Rating
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Super Mario Land

This game is short and easy, but I still enjoyed it for the hour it took me to beat it. Good
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Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

This game is really underrated! It's super creative and I love the soundtrack. The reason it doesn't get a "great" rating is because I found it too short. Good
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Mario's Picross

I didn't even know what Picross was until I played Mario's Picross. I got it so I could take a screenshot for the Game Over page, but then I played more of it. And you know what? It's actually fun. If you can excuse some of the bizarre puzzle descriptions, like "GRAND GOOMBAS," "tinkle," and "mud." Good
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Donkey Kong Land 2

Compared to the original, this one is kind of "eh." The music is worse, the graphics are worse, it's pretty much a downgrade. Decent

DOS

A rare instance of a Mario game on PC.

Game Notes Rating
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Mario's Game Gallery

Like Mario Paint, I thought this game would be stupid at first, but I actually ended up enjoying it. There's something wonderful about playing Go Fish with Mario. Please give me your Big Boos. Good

Nintendo 64

Did this console even have any games besides the ten or so that people actually talk about?

Game Notes Rating
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Super Mario 64

A game that starts off great and slowly gets worse as it goes on. The first five courses are a blast to play, the basement levels are boring and uninteresting (especially Lethal Lava Land), and everything on the upper floor is not particularly fun. Good
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Paper Mario

I prefer PM64 over TTYD. 64 has memorable locations, lots of partners, great bosses, an outstanding soundtrack, and is just an overall great game. I wasn't sure if I would like it at first, but I did. Great

Game Boy Color

Imagine if "having color" was a selling point in this decade.

Game Notes Rating
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Wario Land II

While I haven't played this game recently, I do remember liking it. All the different paths were an appealing idea, and the transformations were fun to use. Good
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Wario Land 3

I don't like how you have to gradually earn your abilities. It feels strange to go from being super powerful in II to having nearly nothing in 3. I haven't completed this one yet. Good
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Donkey Kong Country
(Game Boy Color)

This game is a faithful recreation for the console it's on. Still, the SNES and GBA versions beat it in every way. Good

Game Boy Advance

One of my personal favorite consoles.

Game Notes Rating
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Wario Land 4

Eh, I don't think I like this one as much as II and 3. Still not a bad game, though. Decent
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Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3

I only got this game because the Wii U eShop didn't have the original SNES version. And boy, did I not like this. I never completed the first world. Everything in this game is just inferior, from the uglier palettes to the obnoxious sound effects. Bad
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WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!

It's the first WarioWare game, but it's one of the weaker ones. It suffers from quite a bit of trial-and-error gameplay. Sometimes, like in Mix & Match and Slick Wheelie, I have no idea what I'm supposed to do. However, there are only a few bad microgames in the over 200. The bonuses are pretty fun. Orbulon's stage is probably my favorite in this game. Good
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Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Advance)

What do you get when you take the SNES version, downgrade the graphics and music, and add a bunch of quality-of-life improvements? Good
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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

I really like this game. It's a great start to the Mario & Luigi series. It's the most creative, there are lots of unique enemies, the bosses are fantastic, and the entire game is really fun. There are some flaws, like a few annoying characters, strange design changes for returning enemies, too many tutorials, and the entire Oho Ocean Seabed segment, but it's still a great game. If you want to play a Mario & Luigi game, you can't go wrong with this one. Great
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Donkey Kong Country 2 (Game Boy Advance)

I think this is better than the SNES version. It makes 100% completion a lot more manageable by including a checklist of what you do and don't have. Great
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Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance)

This game is pretty great. I like Kiddy Kong and don't find him annoying, the Animal Buddies are fun to play as, there are lots of secrets, and the new overworld map is fun to explore. While I don't think it's as good as DKC2, it's pretty close. Great
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DK: King of Swing

What even is this game? Why does it exist? The wonky controls were kind of fun at first, but then I realized, "Wait, I have to play the entire game like this!" I quit after the first world, and I don't plan to come back to it anytime soon. On the plus side, I do like the sprites and art style. Decent

GameCube

I never personally owned a GameCube, and man, is its game quality all over the place.

Game Notes Rating
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Super Smash Bros. Melee

The genuine best Smash game. I started with Brawl and find it hard to return. I play without items, and I only do tournament-legal maps. It is now hard for me to play any Smash game except Melee. Yeah, it's not perfect and does have flaws, I'll acknowledge that, but I love it anyways. Great
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Super Mario Sunshine

Something about this game is just... unappealing. I know it's divisive, and I'm leaning towards the "bad game" side. I don't find it very fun, the controls and physics are weird, and Mario's moveset is too small. I haven't bothered to play much of this. Bad
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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

This is a game I didn't like at first but I've slowly liked more over time. I still think the art style is a bit unappealing, but it has a story, it has characters, it has gameplay that feels challenging yet fair, it has experience points, it has playable partners, it has everything Origami King doesn't. Decent

Nintendo DS

I kept losing my DS stylus.

Game Notes Rating
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Super Mario 64 DS

I'm not a big fan of this one. Obviously, there's the bad controls, but the constant character-switching didn't do much for me. The new content is questionable at best: why are half of the new stars obtained by catching rabbits, and what are the Silver Stars besides easier Red Coins? Decent
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WarioWare: Touched!

This game is good. Not my favorite WarioWare game, but it's still good. Some fun stylus-based activities here. Good
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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

The better Mario & Luigi game on the DS. I do really like this one. While I do prefer Bros. Points, the Bros. Items are a nice change of pace. The game's soundtrack is good, and the areas are creative. The difficulty didn't bother me too much, besides the final boss. Great
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New Super Mario Bros.

This game is pretty mediocre. I played it once, got all the Star Coins, and can't really remember anything else about it. Decent
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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

My opinion on this game switches every time I play it. Sometimes I like it and other times I don't. When I first played the game, I remember feeling really disappointed because it was weird and just not fun. I played more and I liked it, but when I replayed it, I found it tedious and boring. I think this is because there are really good parts of the game, like the Bowser segments at the start from Cavi Cape to Bowser's Castle, to boring and slow parts like Energy Hold. Bad
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WarioWare: D.I.Y.

The game-making section of this game doesn't feel very developed. It's overly complicated and not much fun to use. I don't really care for the records or comics, either. The microgames are incredibly basic, even by WarioWare standards. Still, it's a good game. I like the Job Center missions, the entertaining tutorials, and Body Rock. Good

Wii

Motion controls are an awful gimmick that never work properly.

Game Notes Rating
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Super Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario works for what it is, although there are better games out there. Of course, people love this game for the story, and I do too. But after chapter 3, the game just falls apart. Every level afterwards is a mix of boring and frustrating. Character switching is a good idea, but if you want to actually be able to find secrets, you have to stick with Mario for the whole game. Decent
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Super Mario Galaxy

I replayed this game to refresh my opinion on it, and I still didn't like it. I just rushed through so I could beat Bowser and then I stopped playing. The graphics are sub-par, the soundtrack is horrendously bland and boring, and some galaxies aren't very fun (I especially wasn't a fan of Gold Leaf, which is just a copy-paste of Honeyhive). The most impressive thing about the game is how it manages to not feel repetitive even though you'll sometimes retread the same ground. Bad
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

I used to like this game before I realized how much better Melee was. This game is too slow-paced and floaty for my tastes. Even when I was a super big fan of Brawl, I still despised the Subspace Emissary. I found it incredibly boring and not fun at all. Bad
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New Super Mario Bros. Wii

This was the first Wii game — and also the first Mario game — I've ever played. Did I have fun with it? Yeah, I guess, but I don't really want to return to this one. Decent
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WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase

Technically, this is WiiWare, but I think it's close enough to fit in my Wii section. So how is this successor to D.I.Y.? Well, for one, it removes the main thing about D.I.Y.; the actual D.I.Y. portion. But the word "showcase" in the title already implies that. This game is made up of two good stages and two mediocre stages. I personally think the pre-made comics in this one are better than the ones in D.I.Y., too. Eh, the game is fine enough, but if you want to try WarioWare, don't start with this game. Decent
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Super Mario Galaxy 2

I find this game better than the first. Yoshi and the new power-ups are utilized well, the soundtrack is memorable and catchy, and the level design is better. However, some big problems are the Bowser boss fights, the game dramatically dropping in quality in world 5, and the horrendously repetitive postgame. Decent
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Mario Party 9

This was the first Mario Party game I've ever played. I just assumed that every game took place in a singular vehicle. But you know what? I actually like it. I'm compelled to care about other players' turns to think about how it will impact me later. It feels like everybody's working together as a team, but they're also trying to sabotage each other at the same time, which makes for some interesting gameplay. Good

Nintendo 3DS

Best handheld console, period.

Game Notes Rating
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Super Mario 3D Land

A little bland, but still good. Is this better than 3D World? I'm not entirely sure. If you want Mario on the 3DS, this game isn't a bad choice. Good
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Paper Mario: Sticker Star

I'm gonna say it: this is the best Paper Mario game in the series. Every time I play it, it just gets even better. It's amazing because it has no ten hour-long cutscenes of annoying characters, unlike TTYD. I spent every second of the game battling, exploring, or solving puzzles. The game looks visually great, the music is wonderful, the stickers feel unique and are all fun to use, and the fact that most Thing puzzles have multiple solutions helps them a lot. The battles are fast-paced and don't rely on cheap RNG-based mechanics. Yeah, there aren't many unique characters, but who plays Mario for the story? The game's writing is still really funny. Playing Sticker Star for the first time, I had a moment where I realized that a video game was making me genuinely happy, and I'll never forget that. Great (but maybe that's an understatement)
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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

I don't get the hate for this game. People say there are too many tutorials, but Bowser's Inside Story has way more tutorials than Dream Team. The dream world is a much more interesting and actually fun version of Bowser's body. Also, people call this one bland, but there are more new species than ever and still a bunch of the series iconic humor, so I don't get where that complaint comes from. Great
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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

I used to love this game, but after a replay, it just bothered me. The story is infuriating, repetitive, and pointless. The lack of any real characters hurts it a lot, and the locations are super generic. The last third of the game is just meaningless revisits, too, and Gloomy Woods is the only area that feels different. The battle gameplay is really fun, but it's too easy. Decent
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WarioWare Gold

The voice acting is a lot of fun to listen to, the minigames and records are great rewards, the microgames are still awesome, the challenge modes are creative, and it's overall an incredibly fun experience. It's so easy to pick up and play for a little bit. All the controls, even the microphone and the gyroscope, work perfectly and never feel unresponsive. If you want to play WarioWare, and even if you don't, please try out this one. Great

Wii U

I was one of the few people to buy a Wii U. Nowadays it sits as my personal dust collector machine.

Game Notes Rating
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Nintendo Land

Uh, it's fine, I guess. It's a mix of good and bad minigames. The good outweighs the bad, but it's still not something you should spend 60 dollars on. Decent
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Super Mario 3D World

This game is good until World Mushroom. It kind of feels like they ran out of ideas at that point. None of the rehashed "remixed" levels, besides Piranha Creeper Creek After Dark, provide much of a challenge. And the fake replayability? I only got three out of five runs done before I got so burned out by the game that I stopped playing it for years! At least I had fun with the game my first time through. Good
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Forgettable and mediocre newcomers. The trophies and challenges are fun, at least. Decent
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

I own this game, but I've never actually beaten it. I stopped midway around chapter 3 because I found getting all the collectibles to be too daunting of a task. The gameplay is interesting, but it's very easy to get burnt out. Decent
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NES Remix Pack

I have no real opinion on this game. At first, I thought it was actual NES games and levels, but turns out it's just tiny segments. I was disappointed at first, but then I learned to appreciate it for what it was. Decent
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Super Mario Maker

Lunar Magic is better. Good
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Paper Mario: Color Splash

My 2nd favorite Paper Mario game. The writing and music and level design in this game are amazing. The only reason I put it below Sticker Star is that it's way too easy battle-wise. If Roshambo and Battle Spin were adjusted, this would be my favorite PM game for sure. Great

Nintendo Switch

I specifically asked not to get a Switch for Christmas back in 2018.

Game Notes Rating
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

World of Light is one of the most agonizing, boring, and repetitive experiences I've ever had in a video game. This game's sound design, to be honest, sucks. Every song in the game not for a specific franchise is an arrangement of the same obnoxious tune. There are at least 25 different versions of Lifelight in the game. Even the remixes are average at best, and none of them are that good with the exception of DK + DK Jr. Medley. Spirits are a lame and useless replacement for trophies, since you don't even get any insight on who these characters are. The actual Smash gameplay has some fun ideas, with Smashdown in particular, but it feels a little unbalanced. Bad
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Super Mario Maker 2

Super Mario Maker with a whole bunch of new content and less garbage levels? Count me in. The multiplayer is incredibly fun. Here's my personal favorite out of the courses I've created, "Solar Stomp-Out." 6T2-4RW-4CG. I just wish this game lasted more than a year before being discontinued. Great
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Paper Mario: The Origami King

It's Sticker Star and Color Splash but worse in every aspect! Most paper graphics are recycled from Color Splash, the soundtrack is exceedingly unmemorable, the writing is overloaded with outdated slang and fourth wall breaks (and cringeworthy song-and-dance sequences), partners are useless, and not a single major character is well-written or appealing. The first streamer is amazing and probably the best of the series, but as you go on with the game, the flaws become very noticeable.

I started skipping battles in Scorching Sandpaper Desert and was completely fine, besides missing a few collectibles. You battle so you can get coins and confetti. You use confetti to get coins and nothing else, and you use coins to help in battle. So why would you ever want to battle? The ring mechanics aren't even fun and mostly come down to memorizing the patterns.

And why are weapons that you can use 5-7 times before they break at random any better than having 99 one-use attacks? It just means you can't strategize as well because you don't know if your weapon will break in one attack or three. The Vellumental bosses are infuriating and boring, while the Thing bosses are incredibly uncreative and mostly just rely on spamming the Magic Circles (because they're invulnerable to every other attack). If Color Splash was a step backwards, then Origami King is the franchise falling down the stairs.

Terrible