Childhood Games

paper mario

Although Paper Mario was a digitally created video game, it used paper qualities for the aesthetics and effects. I loved the graphics of the game as much as I loved playing it (there’s an art kid for you). The spins and 2-dimensional movements of the characters were a lot of fun to interact with. The scenes and settings were all realistic enough (we all know that oceans, castles, beaches, etc. all exist), but the paper qualities made the game fantastical and whimsical. There’s a lot to be said for using 3-dimensional graphics in games, but the paper effects were perfect for this Nintendo 64 game, which is now apparently available on the wii! What?!

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