Paper Mario consists of five Mario RPG's that have been released on every Nintendo console since the Nintendo 64 with the debut of Paper Mario.

The sequel, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, was released for the GameCubeSuper Paper Mario, was released on the Wii and the most recent Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the Nintendo 3DS.

The third in the series is a mixture of both RPG mechanics and platforming mechanics, with more of an emphasis on the latter.


Sales comparisons

  • Paper Mario - 1.38 million
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 2.05 million
  • Super Paper Mario - 2.49 million (best selling)
  • Paper Mario : Sticker Star - 2.21 million

As the above shows, each new game in the series has sold more than the previous untill Sticker Star. It is unknown if this tradition will continue if the franchise does. It is thought that the original didn't sell very well due to the fact that it was released so late in the Nintendo 64's lifespan.


The Paper Mario has been referenced in two of the Super Smash Bros. games including Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The references were nothing more than cameos, but they included:


  • The Paper Mario title itself is mentioned in several games. In the party at the end of Paper Mario, a Bumpty mentions that Herringway is writing a novel called "Paper Mario". The same occurs in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door with the blue Toadliving in a house in the Rogueport west side, who also writes a Paper Mario novel based off Mario's adventures, which gets adapted into a play.
    • The novel written by Herringway is titled "Mario Story", which is the Japanese name for the first Paper Mario game. In Luigi's MansionNeville can be seen reading a book with the same title.