Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros.

System: Nintendo 3DS Release date: 04/12/2015
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Two Marios are better than one in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros., a comical RPG mash-up for Nintendo 3DS family systems!

When two unique universes collide, Paper Mario jumps off the page and joins a fantastic team of Super Mario Bros.! Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario are the only ones who can defeat both Bowser and Paper Bowser to separate the two worlds once again!

With Paper Mario in the fold, Mario and Luigi have even more ways to explore, solve puzzles and take down Bowser’s goons. Paper Mario can slip through narrow cracks to hidden areas and transform into a paper airplane to escape from rampaging Petey Piranhas. In the turn-based battles, you can use Copy Block to duplicate Paper Mario and make him a force to be reckoned with! By combining the powers of your heroes, you can also perform Trio Moves to get past obstacles that block the way forward and unleash Trio Attacks to wallop foes in style!

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When even the might of three heroes isn’t enough, tear up your enemies in massive, real-time Papercraft Battles! Take charge of a giant Papercraft to crease, crinkle and crumple Bowser’s papery armies.

With amiibo (sold separately), you can also create special cards that you can play in battle to unleash amazing attacks!

Unwrap a charming action-packed quest to save the Mushroom Kingdom in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros., for Nintendo 3DS family systems!

What you need to know

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After the purchase is completed, the download of the purchased content will start automatically. The content will be downloaded to the Nintendo 3DS system linked to the respective Nintendo Network ID. This Nintendo 3DS system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the Internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

After you have completed the purchase, the download of the purchased content will start automatically. The content will be downloaded to the Nintendo 3DS system linked to your Nintendo Network ID. Your Nintendo 3DS system has to be updated and connected to the Internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

The details of the offer are displayed based on the country settings of your Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

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A Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer (sold separately) is required to use amiibo on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS systems.

Please note: you can only appreciate the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL on the system itself. Game visuals display in 2D on Nintendo 2DS. All screenshots and game footage on this site are captured in 2D mode.

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Story & Characters

While rummaging through the attic in Peach’s Castle, Luigi accidentally knocks open a mysterious and magical book, causing paper friends and foes to fly out of its pages!

As reports of duplicates, doppelgangers, and doubles that are flatter than a pancake start to spread quickly through the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach and Paper Peach request that Mario and Luigi get to work tidying this mess up and untangle their two worlds! Without a shred of hesitation, our heroes depart for adventure!

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Mario & Luigi

It wouldn’t be a Mario & Luigi game without the Super Mario Bros. doing what they do best: thwarting Bowser’s dastardly plans!

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Paper Mario

While a little on the flat side, Paper Mario is as much a full-bodied hero as his three dimensional counterpart, slipping through tight spaces with ease and creating copies of himself to defeat enemies!

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Bowser & Paper Bowser

By joining forces, these two are the biggest threat the Mushroom Kingdom has ever seen…when they’re not squabbling over who’s gets to sit in the throne that is!

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Princess Peach & Paper Peach

Captured by two Bowsers, things are far from peachy for these two princesses. Still, that won’t stop them from devising their own means of escape…

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Bowser Jr. & Paper Bowser Jr.

Is there anything worse than two Bowsers? A bored and fed up Bowser Jr. and Paper Bowser Jr. perhaps? Who knows what crafty schemes this newfound duo have planned?!

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Kamek & Paper Kamek

Bowser’s most loyal minion Kamek has teamed up with Paper Kamek, which means twice the magical mischief…even if they don’t quite get along most of the time.

Gameplay

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The worlds of Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario have crossed over, and it’s up to our heroes to venture through a mashed up Mushroom Kingdom to untangle them!

There’s no shortage of places to explore, from huge forests to sandy plains and ice-capped mountains. Along the way you’re sure to run into baddies, which you’ll need to best in battle if you want to proceed! But, if you find yourself lost, consult the map on the Touch Screen and follow the handy arrow that’ll point you in the direction of adventure…

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Paper-thin

As you explore, look out for cracks and other tight spaces in your surroundings and see if our flat friend Paper Mario can slip through them. You could discover hidden areas full of surprises that are inaccessible to the Super Mario Bros.!

Combine your powers

When an obstacle blocks the way, our heroes can combine their might into a Trio Move to overcome it!

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Trio Hammer

With this marvellous move, Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario swing their hammers one after the other to create an almighty wallop that can push or even destroy large objects.

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Trio Grab

By standing on each other’s shoulders, your team can stretch over gaps and chasms to grab objects previously beyond their grasp or pull themselves to the other side.

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Trio Drill

If you can’t go over, try going under! Tunnel into the ground and charge your drill dash into walls to climb up them.

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Tidy up troubled Toads

Paper Toads are hiding all across the Mushroom Kingdom just waiting to be rescued. With the help of Lakitu and the Lakitu Info Centre, you can help tidy up these Toads by accepting Toad Rescue Missions.

To find these frightened fungi, you’ll need to solve puzzles, play minigames, defeat enemies, herd up large groups of them or even examine your surroundings to spot them – Paper Toads are awfully good at blending in!

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Battle it out!

Of course, throughout your adventures, you’ll have to deal with Bowser and Paper Bowser’s minions – both round and papery – using turn-based strategies and well-timed moves! Visit our Battles section to learn how to dish out damage in style.

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Battles

With minions of all kinds causing chaos throughout the Mushroom Kingdom, you’re bound to get into scraps with some prickly characters. Battles in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros are both turn-based and timing-based, so it’s not just about which move you choose but also how well you perform it!

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Battles Basics

When it’s your turn, you can choose from a variety of attacks, use an item from your inventory, or even flee! Each hero has a limited number of hit points or HP, and if that hits zero, they’ll faint. Try to dish out as much damage as possible while also defending against enemy attacks!

By defeating enemies, your heroes will earn ‘EXP’ which will help them level up and become even stronger. Sometimes, you’ll earn snazzy items and gear from battles, or coins you can use to purchase more items and gear from in-game shops.

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Master the timing

By pressing the buttons with the right timing, Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario’s attacks can do extra damage, or you might be able to dodge whacks from your opponents. A well-timed button press could be the difference between a brilliant blow or a feeble fumble, so practise moves until you’ve got the timing down.

Each baddie you come across has different attack patterns and tricks! If you can successfully dodge their moves, you might even be able to land a few extra hits yourself. Nice!

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Go for it!

Strike an unsuspecting enemy first by jumping on them or whacking them with your hammer, and you may get to deal some extra damage at the start of the battle. Be careful though, some enemies might have the same idea…

Smooth Moves

When it comes to dispatching foes, here are some moves that will help you deal massive damage!

You’ve only got a limited number of Bros. Points (BP), and both Bros. Attacks and Trio Attacks use up BP – so use them wisely!

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Clear the deck!

By performing Bros. Attacks and Trio Attacks, you’ll earn Star Points, which you can cash in to use Battle Cards: helpful cards that you can play during your turn in battle, which could give you an edge! Each card has a different effect: some will boost an ability, others deal massive damage, and some will score you epic loot!

You can unlock Battle Cards by defeating enemies, completing quests or purchasing them from shops. You can even create new types of cards using amiibo!

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Handy Craft!

When you’re faced with ginormous papercraft bosses, jump aboard your own giant paper statue and put up the fight in Papercraft Battles! Unlike your usual turn-based combat, Papercraft Battles take place in real-time so be prepared for something a little different.

amiibo

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You can use compatible amiibo (sold separately) to create a variety of special card types to use in battle. Each card has its own unique design and effect that will help you deal more damage, temporarily boost your party’s abilities, or score more coins from combat.

Owners of New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL systems can tap amiibo to the NFC area on the bottom screen, while owners of original Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS systems can purchase the NFC Reader/Writer accessory to enjoy amiibo functionality in compatible software. Simply tap amiibo to the NFC Reader/Writer and away you go!

Find out which amiibo are compatible with Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. at our amiibo site.

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Character Cards

To craft Character Cards, you’ll need a compatible amiibo and one of the in-game ? Cards, which can be purchased from shops or won in certain battles. Choose a ? Card and scan your amiibo to create a nifty Character Card, which you can then save to your amiibo. Each time you save a Character Card to an amiibo, it’s added to that figure’s Character Card Set for you to use in battle!

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If you need help in battle, you can scan your amiibo and play one of the cards you’ve saved to that figure. You can only activate a Character Card from each amiibo once per battle, so choose wisely!

Special Cards

If you mix and match different compatible amiibo, there are even more rare and powerful cards you can discover!

Sometimes while making Character Cards, you might get a ‘Duo Card Chance’ prompt, and if you then scan a compatible amiibo of a different character, you’ll create a powerful Duo Card. If you have two compatible amiibo of the same character, you also create a shiny Sparkle Card. These types of cards aren’t just super powerful – you’ll even earn Star Points when you use them!

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Categories

Adventure, RPG

Players

1

Publisher

Nintendo

Developer

AlphaDream

Features

amiibo

More information

Age rating

  • 3

Download version (Nintendo 3DS)

System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

04/12/2015

Languages

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian

Download size

4051 blocks

Nintendo 3DS Game Card

System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

04/12/2015

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian