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Paper Mario: The Origami King is an RPG, adventure game made for the Nintendo Switch, it is the squeal to Paper Mario: Color Splash and is the sixth and most recent entry in the Paper Mario series. It was released for the Nintendo Switch on July 17, 2020 worldwide. It was announced by Nintendo in a video on their Twitter and YouTube accounts, on May 14, 2020.



This game follows Mario and his new origami partner Olivia as they save the Mushroom Kingdom from the Origami King Olly. Inhabitants of the kingdom have been turned into origami slaves by the king, and the only way to save them is to defeat Olly.

Art Style

The game maintains the same style as the previous entry, Paper Mario: Color Splash. Entities are made up of crafting materials, and paper characters continue to have a white border around them, as to emphasize their flat appearance. The most apparent difference from previous entries is the addition of origami.


This entry features new abilities and a "ring based battle system." Enemies circle around the player, and can be aligned in order to gain damage multipliers. A straight line of enemies is optimal for a Jump attack, and a 2x2 is optimal for a hammer attack. Items from previous games also return. Outside of battle, there are several new moves, one of them being the 1,000 Fold Arms. Similar to Kersti and Huey's abilities, this allows Mario to interact with and change the environment.



The game begins with a cutscene of Mario and Luigi driving towards Toad Town in Luigi's Kart to celebrate the Origami Festival. When they arrive, Toad Town is oddly deserted. They think that everyone is inside Peach's Castle. When they go inside, the door is locked behind them. Luigi goes off to find the key to the castle.




Enemies/Folded Soldiers

Folded Soldiers

Main article: Paper Mario The Origami King Bestiary

Main article: Folded Soldiers
Paper Macho Enemies


Legion of Stationery

Main article: Legion of Stationery


Main article: Vellumental



Red Streamer Path

Blue Streamer Path

Yellow Streamer Path

Purple Streamer Path

Green Streamer Path

Final Path





Concept Art




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When Paper Mario: The Origami King was first featured on trailers, it received very divisive reviews by fans, but a pond received, Paper Mario: The Origami King received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the expansive overworld, graphics, writing, the removal of the breakable weapons and plot, but criticized the battling system for being repetitive, frustrating, and unrewarding, overall, fans agree that Paper Mario: The Origami King is a hug step up from the previous two entries, and is often considered as the best game of the three later installments, tho still having too many issues that does not hold up like the first three games in the series have.


  • Paper Mario: The Origami King was a nominee for the Best Family Game of the Year (2020).
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King is the first game in the Paper Mario series to not have repeat bosses, as in bosses that get re fought later on in the game.
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King is the first game in the Paper Mario series and in Mario role-playing games overall in which Bowser is not fought in any way, shape, or form.