Paper Mario Color Splash Impressions

Paper Mario Color Splash released last Friday and I finally got around to playing the first few hours of the game. Does the game deserve the early hate it received or am I finally going to enjoy my first Paper Mario experience? Read on for my impressions on what might be the most charming game I’ve played all year.


The Good

  • Simple gameplay mechanics make for an easy experience for non-gamers.
  • Beautifully scored, old classics return with a nice twist involving horns.
  • The game looks amazing and never stutters.
  • Lots of laughs within the opening hours. One would hope the jokes don’t stop as the game progresses.
  • Battles end fast enough that they haven’t gotten old.
  • Lots of nice little secrets to uncover.
  • Small levels break up the story allowing for easy pick-up-and-play experiences.


The Bad

  • Too many Toads!

and The Ugly

  • Same old story revolving Peach.


Should you buy it?

Paper Mario Color Splash is easily one of the funnest games I’ve played this year and sadly enough, many won’t experience it for their hatred on the previous entry of the beloved franchise. Unlike Sticker Star, Color Splash seems to be a much better paced game with better gameplay mechanics. I have yet to find a negative aspect of the game that dwindles my experience with the charming game besides for the fact that we speak to dozens and dozens of Toads when the Mushroom Kingdom has a rich lineup of characters that could have easily been swapped in. If you feel the need to play your Wii U make sure to pick this up immediately as this is most likely the last Nintendo developed exclusive for the console. BUY IT!


Braulio Ortiz

Founder and creator of Cynosure Gaming. Has roughly 24 years of gaming experience and began gaming on the NES. After playing countless hours of Ninja Gaiden and The Legend of Zelda a new hobby was born. Since then I've owned every major console and handheld and have beaten nearly every game that is relevant to the industry. Now I continue my passion through this website and see no end to this awesome world of entertainment. PSN & NID: happydude633

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