Review

Paper Mario: Thousand-Year Door remains a treasure, 20 years on

Nintendo’s consistently inventive and entertaining RPG stands up brilliantly on Nintendo Switch

Chief director (original)
Ryota Kawade
Key Credits
Chie Kawabe (Art director (original)), Misao Fukuda (Script)
5 / 5
Paper Mario: Thousand-Year Door remains a treasure, 20 years on

Alongside last year’s excellent Super Mario RPG remake, The Thousand-Year Door is one of the very best Mario spin-offs on Nintendo Switch, whether you’re an old fan or discovering it for the first time.

  • A wonderfully weird adventure with Mario's most unique cast
  • Consistently engaging RPG mechanics
  • Smart quality of life improvements
  • The visual glow-up is lovely
  • Some level design feels dated
5 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
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