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Seventeen Years Later, the Nintendo GameCube is Still a Misunderstood Titan

Izsak Barnette
Though it only lasted five years, the GameCube left an indelible mark on the Kyoto-based company’s fortunes in the Wii era and beyond.
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The 40 Best Nintendo 64 Games

Staff
We asked our staff to vote on the 40 best games released for the system. While Nintendo 64 will never be remembered for sheer selection of software (only 296 titles released) it will be remembered for the quality of most of it’s games. We had over 100 titles nominated, with...
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Five ‘Super Mario’ Characters Most Deserving of a Comeback

Maxwell N
The Mario franchise has an abundant back-catalog of completely forgotten allies and enemies that are ripe for a comeback, or at least a little more time in the spotlight. Here are five characters that I want to see return.
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‘Paper Mario: Color Splash’ – A Different Coat of Paint

Ricardo Rodriguez
After three years, thousands of angry fans, and a whole new console, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems should have realized that only a true Paper Mario game would satisfy their masses. But, they decided to stick with their guns and keep with the formula that made Sticker Star (the previous entry
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(Video review) ‘Paper Mario: Color Splash’ – The Thousand-Year Paint Job

Koru Taylor
KGR returns with an all-new episode! In this latest edition, we take a look at the upcoming Wii U release of the latest title in the Paper Mario franchise, Paper Mario: Color Splash. In Mario’s latest outing, you must help restore color to the world with your brand new paint hammer, and...
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Why I have Hope for ‘Paper Mario: Color Splash’

Michael
Paper Mario: Color Splash has had a storm of controversy swirling around it (thanks to some very vocal critics) ever since the reveal trailer announcing its release aired. In short, there were a few hasty jumps to conclusions. The initially sparse gameplay footage suggested Color Splash was going to be...
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‘Paper Mario’ On Paper: The Inception, Refinement, and Genre Transformation of a Beloved Series

Michael
  Chances are, if you are a fan of role playing games and have taken even a passing interest in the Mario universe over the past couple of decades, you probably have some degree of familiarity with Nintendo’s highly acclaimed Paper Mario series. This niche franchise made its debut in...
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‘Paper Mario: Color Splash’ E3 Trailer – The Mystery Explodes and the Color fades

Ricky D Fernandes
During the last Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed the next console title in the Paper Mario franchise – Paper Mario Color Splash. This time, around the theme is colors and paint. Equipped with his new weapon, the Paint Hammer, Paper Mario must help the citizens of Prism Island bring colour back to their home....
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‘Paper Mario’ meets ‘Splatoon’ in ‘Paper Mario Color Splash’

Ricky D Fernandes
In a new Nintendo Direct video, Nintendo revealed the next console title in the Paper Mario franchise – Paper Mario Color Splash. This time, around the theme is colors and paint. Equipped with his new weapon, the Paint Hammer, Paper Mario must help the citizens of Prism Island bring colour back to their...
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‘Paper Mario: Sticker Star’ – A Case Study in Failing your Franchise

Daniel Philion
Super Paper Mario’s main gameplay hook involved swapping dimensions to show how different perspectives can yield two fundamentally different realities. In the 2D view, a series of blocks surrounding a door would hinder your progress, while the 3D view reveals that the blocks are actually disjointed and you can easily...