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Paper Mario Sticker Star: peel here for fun

Friday, 7 December 2012 08:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Paper Mario is back in the relentlessly charming Sticker Star on 3DS. VG247′s Dave Cook dives into Nintendo’s papercraft world and reminisces about his old sticker collection.

Stickers are something that many of us grew up with. Swapping sticky images of football’s biggest stars in the playground, spending pocket money on a pack at our local grocers, and punching the air in excitement when that one elusive, shiny sticker came along.

It’s amazing how addictive hoarding could be when you were an ’90s kid, as anyone who used to have a collection of Pogs, Boglins, Monsters in my Pocket or Beanie Babies will surely agree. But stickers were head and shoulders above the pack. It was a simple and inexpensive way to spend your pocket money, and yet you still felt like you were investing that 10p wisely.

It was like, ‘Sod buying a poke of cola bottles, I’ve got a rare Eric Cantona sticker to hunt down’, but then you’d usually end up with two normal edition Paul Scholes instead. Disappointing indeed, but at the height of the sticker craze, few feelings could match tearing open that pack in the hope that something special lay inside.

This is a feeling Nintendo and developer Intelligent Systems has tried to re-create in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, as it has tons of normal stickers to collect, a large album to fill and yes indeed, several rare ‘shinies’. It’s a fun hybrid of mechanics from previous Paper Mario titles, so it caters to all fans of the series, but with a new sticker combat system threaded throughout.

In this new take on the Paper Mario world, Princess Peach is hosting Sticker Fest, an annual event in the town of Decalburg, in which citizens come from far and wide to see the Sticker Comet fly over the sky. Rumour has it if you see the comet and make a wish, it’ll come true, so it’s no surprise that Bowser pops up and tries to steal the comet for himself.

It’s a pedestrian story – as predictable as the coming of night – but the Paper Mario series continues to be so damn charming that you hardly care, and to be honest, the writing on offer here is absolutely hilarious and is peppered with an oddly British sense of humour.

Ah Mario’s jump. Timeless.

Now, I don’t know if the UK localisation team got their paws on the dialogue, but I’m petty sure Japanese gamers don’t constantly call each other ‘mate’ or indulge in regular ‘cups o’ tea’, suggesting that yes, they did have some input. Either way the humour is cracking and really drives you forward.

So then, to the stickers. As Mario explores each stage he can peel stickers off the scenery and paste them into his album, or gather them up from defeated enemies. His scrapbook only consists of a few pages at first, but it doesn’t take long until you’re carefully re-arranging a large collection of stickers using the 3DS touch screen, desperately trying to cram more in.

Anyone who’s spent a good two or three minutes dicking about with Leon’s attaché case in Resident Evil 4 so those extra grenades will fit in will know that this – like sticker hoarding – is oddly satisfying. You’ll find yourself doing this a lot to wedge more rare ‘shinies’ into your collection as you’ll need as many as you can get.

Stickers are important as they’re your only weapon against Bowser’s army of Goombas and Koopa Troopers. You start a battle by hitting enemies with Mario’s hammer, or coming into contact with them, and this takes you to a turn-based arena where you can call out your stickers to activate attacks.

There are stickers for Mario’s trademark jump attack, ranged Fire Flower bursts, POW blocks that act like smart bombs and even Bob-Ombs that can be hurled at groups of enemies. Everything has a purpose here, and rare shiny versions of standard stickers signify that they deal extra damage. As such, these rare stickers are best kept for boss battles.

That’s not all however, as your floating companion – and guardian of the Sticker Comet -Kersti gives Mario the power to turn 3D objects into large, even rarer ‘shinies’ that have powerful properties. They’re comparable to summons in the Final Fantasy in that they can wipe out a whole screen of enemies in one swoop – often with drawn out and frankly insane results.

This mechanic also factors in to the game’s puzzles, but they are threadbare at best. Basically if you get stuck, try to turn things into a sticker and chances are it’ll work. It’s the same as Super Paper Mario’s flip mechanic that gave doled out mild brain-teasers along the way. However, that’s not to say that your ‘stickerfied’ 3D objects are insanely fun.

Some stand-out object attacks include the Lucky Cat, a totem that paints the background in a glorious Japanese art style before tripling in size and stomping on top of enemies repeatedly. You can also call on a squadron of flying scissors to shred enemies to pieces, or use a tap to flood your paper foes until they turn into squishy damp wads.

Got it. Got it. Need it. Got it.

While these attacks are absolutely crazy, they play into the madcap style of the game’s humour. You can also use healing items and defensive stickers – such as a spiked helmet to repel jumping enemies – to even the odds, but as intriguing as the sticker mechanic is, it is also one of the game’s greatest flaws.

If you run out of stickers mid level – and you absolutely will if you try to defeat every enemy in stage – you can’t do a thing in battles except run away. That becomes a problem when you realise that all stages are book-ended by a boss. All you can do is get yourself killed and try again.

There are some attack boosters and defensive moves you can trigger without stickers handy, such as tapping the action button just before an enemy strikes to block, and you can also increase your own attack damage by tapping just before your hit lands, but base attacks require stickers, and as such, resource management is vital.

This becomes more manageable as new album pages are doled out along the way – rather than a traditional XP levelling system – but it can prove irritating at the outset, especially as you have to throw stickers away to make room for others. It’s almost like swapping and hunting down elusive stickers in real life, but with less satisfaction.

Like the recently-released New Super Mario Bros. U, Intelligent Systems has focused predominately on the enemies and backdrops of Super Mario World – although cameos from other games pop up as well – and while it doesn’t offer the deepest combat mechanic by a long stretch, Paper Mario: Sticker Star still manages to entertain and engage.

Most of the fun comes from the game’s paper world, which crumples and folds – one early scene featuring a rolled up city is particularly hilarious – and where enemies can roll themselves into cones to give themselves spiked defence, fold themselves into spinning origami ninja stars, or stick together to grow larger and more powerful. It’s playful, just like sticker-collecting can be for young minds.

I don’t know if kids still collect stickers any more, but I absolutely loved the feeling that came with finishing a sticker album, considering how much of my pocket money and time went into chasing those last pieces of my collection.

I’d spend so long looking for that last sticker, trading with mates, offering some of my lunch money as a little added incentive, and shortly after I’d complete an album, it became old news. What’s fun about having a completed sticker album? There’s no more chase, no more searching for those rare collectibles, nothing. But the journey was always worth it.

That’s a parallel to be drawn with this game. Mechanically, you see everything the game has to offer rather quickly, but Mario’s quest through bright papercraft worlds and nostalgic encounters with a wide range of classic characters drives you on.

If you enjoy the Paper Mario series, or just Mario’s adventures in general, then this is an essential addition to you collection, even if it just falls short of ‘shiny’ status.

Disclosure:

  • To assist in writing this piece, Dave was sent a download code for Paper Mario: Sticker Star. No official event was attended, and no other merchandise was offered.

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17 Comments

  1. mistermogul

    I’m gutted they’ve dropped the leveling up in this game. I’m expecting to be disappointed…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 It’a alright to be honest. You get traditional ‘level up’ rewards on a level-by-level basis instead. it’s fun, but not perfect. The combat mechanic holds few secrets. But still, it’s quirky and fun. Depends how much depth you want really.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. mistermogul

    @Dave – cool man.

    I think after reading the reviews/feedback I was just a bit disappointed to hear that it didn’t follow in Thousand Year Door’s footsteps which is one of my fav RPG’s of all…

    No doubt I’ll still enjoy it though :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @Dave

    Did you play on the 3DSXL?

    Is it a better experience on the bigger screen, still on the fence about upgrading?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dave Cook

    @4 I didn’t actually, just the standard. I’m not on the fence about the hardware as such. I tried one at launch and loved it, but I need there to be more software out there to convince me.

    That said, I’m loving my Virtual Console releases at the moment. Just give me a a desert island with a power socket and Kirby’s Pinball Land and I’d be happy forever.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. polygem

    @Dave, thx for a full blown feature of a 3ds game. will definitley get this, but not yet…too much stuff i yet have to play on the other consoles.

    @monkey: i upgraded and i don´t regret it BUT, just like with your wiiu now, my first 3dsxl was broken and needed a replacement. now everything´s fine though. in your position i would just keep my 3ds. you can always upgrade, the thing will only get cheaper and/or better.
    imho the 3dsxl is great but the standard 3ds is just fine too. i really cannot say which one i prefer. the screen is definiteley more crisp on the old one, the xl screen is -guess what – B I G G E R…overall i don´t think an upgrade is a must. the original 3ds is sexy too.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. polygem

    oh you got one already…you asked dave. okeydokey. now i got it…well my thoughts about that stay the same ;)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dave Cook

    @7 no worries, glad you liked it :)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    This and Persona 4 golden edition on vita are my top pics for handhelds this year, i cannot wait for neither of them, thanks for your view of the game dave, keep the good work, and dont let yourself down for some commenters, you are doing a nice job here.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. polygem

    Manu…now that you´re here….hurry man. your ninty id isn´t taken yet, checked yesterday.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    @7

    Lol, no not yet Poly. Still thinking about upgrading to the Yellow Pikachu one that’s just come out in the UK! :)

    #11 2 years ago
  12. tom_nash

    Haha there were always too many Paul Scholes stickers. Have you seen this video game tournament…just watching it and they are competing by playing most of the super Mario games. bit.ly/SS7voC

    #12 2 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    #10 Poly thanks i might do it later today, is that iam scare, here power outage are pretty common, in the last few days we didnt have any, so iam afraid of doing it, and then bang, my Wii U bricked, iam waiting for one to happen, a power outage i mean, when one happens it takes a few days to happen another one, like lighting it never strikes twice, therefore it will be the safetest bet to do it, iam holding it :)

    #13 2 years ago
  14. polygem

    @monkey: the pikachu 3dsxl looks fantastic indeed. was tempted too, but cooled myself down. i like my red one. matches my wii u and red wiimotes perfectly ;)
    @Manu: ok, i hear you. for me the patch didn´t take that long, maybe 35-40 minutes, even that could be too long if in that time there will be an outage – i know. you´ll have to update some games too though. i can understand that you hesitate after all those experiences people shared online…by the way: the cod community on the wii u is indeed “different” i am king there atm ;) i hope this will never change.
    it´s unbelieveable cool to play some cod in bed on the tablet. wont play mp like that though, played mp with the pro controller. a great controller, really almost as good as the 360 one, maybe even just as good or better. depends on your preferences (dpad is great on that thing, triggers feel a bit better on the 360 pad, but much better than on the dualshock – in my opinion)feels great in the hands, just right. i got to get used to the stick/buttons layout, esp. in cod but i already do love that thing. controller IS important on a console. both wiiu controllers are great.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. absolutezero

    I’m totally on the fence about this, I was one of the few that actually really enjoyed Super Paper Mario I thought it was great. Of course Thousand Year Door is the star of the series so far, wonderful game.

    I dunno I just have no been grabbed by the 3DS version at all. In fact I have not bought anything on the 3DS since Kid Icarus and Theatrhythm

    #15 2 years ago
  16. mistermogul

    @monkey – I upgraded to a 3DS XL in October and I must say I would never go back to normal 3DS now. The screens are obviously bigger (the same resolution doesn’t make a difference on the bigger screens imo) but the biggest bonus is the fact it’s much more comfortable to hold over longer gaming sessions.

    My hands used to feel pain after a while on the smaller 3DS but are fine on the bigger one. Extra battery life is good too.

    If you were to ask me I’d say jump off the fence on the XL side ;)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. monkeygourmet

    @16

    The hand cramp was the biggest problem! Will def upgrade when I can get around to it! :)

    #17 2 years ago

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    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

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  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

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  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

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  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

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  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

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  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

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  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

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  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

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  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

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  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

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  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

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  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

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  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

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  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

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  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

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  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

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  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

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  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

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  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

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