REVIEW – Paper Mario: The Origami King

To unfold and fold,
An entire world torn apart,
Paper puns are hard.

Ahem, while not the most eloquent haiku ever written, there are more pressing matters at hand, such as the unfolding of the Mushroom Kingdom itself in Paper Mario’s latest barmy adventure for Nintendo Switch.

Has Paper Mario: The Origami King got what it takes to uncrumple our Sticker Star tainted hearts, or is it better off chucking into the waste paper basket? Find out in our review after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-08-10T12:18:15+00:00August 10th, 2020|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments

Treehouse Live July 2020

Later today, at 6pm BST to be exact, Nintendo will be hosting a brand new Treehouse Live Event. During the live presentation, Nintendo will be showcasing some brand new gameplay from Paper Mario: The Origami King a week before it launches on Nintendo Switch. This will then be followed by a reveal and gameplay from a brand new third party title developed by WayForward from an IP never worked on before by the developer.

Be sure to check out the live stream below, and check out our summary soon after.

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-08-07T17:34:39+00:00July 10th, 2020|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Paper Mario – A look back at the series so far

Paper Mario is a series which launched almost two decades ago on the Nintendo 64 and has since spawned six mainline entries, the latest of which, Paper Mario: The Origami King, is set to release next month on the Nintendo Switch. Yet there are many, myself included, who feel that this series has struggled to recapture its early magic with more recent entries. So, what exactly was it that made the original game so special? To answer that, we need to take a stroll back down memory lane to the Year 2000, when the Nokia 3310 was at the peak of mobile technology and Anne Robinson was instilling fear in contestants on the Weakest Link.

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James Moulding

I have been gaming for 30 years, starting mostly with PC Gaming, where I developed a penchant for classic point and click games. Over time I discovered Nintendo, starting with the Game Boy and the Super Mario Land games. Here, my love for Nintendo grew as I discovered many of their other franchises, from Zelda to Pokémon. These days I play a bit of everything but Nintendo and their unique creativity always keeps me coming back for more.

By |2020-08-07T17:34:57+00:00June 17th, 2020|Features, N64, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

WIN – Paper Mario Fan Art Competition

To celebrate the upcoming release of Paper Mario: The Origami King for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Players UK is holding an exclusive art competition. Whether its cosplay, drawing, animations, or even origami, NPUK wants to see your imagination go wild.

Entering is easy, just submit them with a tweet, making sure to use the #NPUKPaperMario tag before 6pm on Saturday 11th July and you’re all set. The top eight pieces chosen by an elusive panel will then go up for a vote by the public, and the top two winners will receive a digital copy of Paper Mario: The Origami King. A third winner, chosen by Alex of Nintendo Life fame, will also win a copy, and five runners up will receive £20 eShop Credit each.

Find out the full details over at the Nintendo Players UK website, and remember, you have to be a resident of the United Kingdom or Ireland to be eligible.

Best of luck, and have fun!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-08-07T17:35:24+00:00June 12th, 2020|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Paper Mario: The Origami King Details Emerge

With nearly a month until Paper Mario: The Origami King launches for Nintendo Switch, more details about the upcoming title have been announced. King Olly has commandeered Peach’s Castle in an attempt to fold up the world. Binding the castle, massive streamers are sprawled across the land and it’s up to Mario to unravel them at their source.

The new trailer has introduced some new unlikely companions, including Bobby, a Bob-Omb suffering from amnesia, and Olivia, King Olly’s kind-hearted sister. The trailer also went in-depth on how the new ring-based battles will work. Mario can rotate rings and slide columns to try and bunch up enemies before the timer runs out. You’ll then have to decide which of your weapons to use to make the biggest impact.

Taking on the big bad bosses of the world, aptly named ‘The Legion of Stationery’, takes a slightly different approach. This time you’ll have to move the rings and columns to build a path for Mario to reach the boss in the centre. Having trouble? Depending on how many Toads you have rescued during your adventure may affect how much support they’ll provide in-battle. Always worth helping a little guy in need!

Check out the new trailer below, as well as a press release and gallery after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-08-07T17:35:37+00:00June 12th, 2020|News, Nintendo|0 Comments

Paper Mario: The Origami King Unfolds on Switch this Summer

Like a surprise paper plane through the window, Nintendo has thrown us an announcement out from nowhere… Paper Mario: The Origami King. That’s right, a brand new Paper Mario title is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it’s coming soon; 17th July to be exact!

King Olly, ruler of the Origami Kingdom, crashes the origami festival in the Mushroom Kingdom in an attempt to fold the entire world. With a range of new tools at his disposal, it’s up to Mario to save the day. With the brand new 100-arm fold ability, our moustached plumber can extend his limbs to pull, peel, and stretching the environment to solve various puzzles. The Origami King also adds a new way to fight with the ring-based battle system, introducing a new depth of puzzle solving within combat.

Check out the trailer below with a full press release and screenshots after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-08-07T17:37:39+00:00May 14th, 2020|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

NintyBeats – Halloween 2019

After a long hiatus, we are reviving the NintyBeats features once again! Leon asked me to resume this series of features, that aims to highlight the vast catalogue of music found in Nintendo games. I am a keen video game music fan, and I feel that Nintendo has some of the greatest and most memorable music of all.

Today is Halloween, and wish to take this opportunity to delve into some eerie sounding music from across some fantastic Nintendo titles. Try not to be too spooked as I share a selection of my favourite eerie music from across the years.

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Darren is a huge Nintendo fan from the days of the Gameboy Color and his copy of Pokémon Blue. Over time, he developed a passion for many Nintendo franchises, including Metroid. His favourite system is the Wii.

By |2020-07-13T22:03:01+00:00October 31st, 2019|Features, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments
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