Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Role Playing Game
GameCube sequel to the unique 2.5D role-playing game for N64. Known as Paper Mario RPG in Japan (the original was called Mario Story), Paper Mario 2 combines turn-based battles with action elements. You select commands from a command ring atop your characters’ heads, such as jumping or swinging a hammer, then have to time yourself just right to defend or pull off maximum damage. Throughout their adventure, Mario and friends find help in a few items and places. You can heal your party at an inn and purchase items at a shop, collect coins by defeating enemies, and buy new special abilities in a badge shop. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door also features a lot of different mini games, such as a quiz show, a lottery, or the ability to control Bowser in a sides-crolling action sequence.