As you can see, the campaign has received a lot of support. In fact, as an Arlo fan, I’m supporting it myself. But it’s not only because he asked, but because I want it to happen. However, I would like to get the first game in the series first. So I think it would be great if they could remaster it as well.
The Paper Mario series
You see, I’m not exactly a Paper Mario fan. In fact, I have NEVER played any Paper Mario Game. However, I’m quite interested in the games series. I have been interested in Paper Mario since the Gamecube days with Paper Mario: The Thousand-year door. But I never got myself into the series. It wasn’t until the last generation that I started thinking seriously about it with Color Splash.
Back then, I wanted to get a new game for my Wii U so I started reading reviews and the sort. However, I got discouraged since everyone seemed to agree that it wasn’t as good as the first 3 games. I even heard people call The Thousand-year door one of the best game sequels they have played. (I can’t know for sure until I play it but people do seem to have a very good opinion on it).
So, I decided to try the series. After all, I’m a big fan of other Intelligent System series like Fire Emblem and the Wars series. Sadly, it wasn’t that easy to get to play the first Paper Mario nor Paper Mario The Thousand-year door. (And I’m one who likes playing games in order).
So the time passed and I just decided to move on to other games and eventually the Nintendo Switch. But that wasn’t because I was uninterested in the games. Rather it was because I didn’t want to put the effort on emulating them or thinking of getting it some other way. That said, I would be completely into the games if they released them on Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo’s games backlog
Nintendo’s backlog of games is full of amazing titles and masterpieces and Nintendo can take advantage of it. They have done so with Nintendo Switch Online service, providing access to both NES and SNES games. Through these services, players will be able to experience games they either want to revisit or have just heard about. Furthermore, services like these could get new players into old games or full game series.
But it doesn’t have to stop there though, Nintendo could also harness it’s Nintendo 64 and Gamecube library. Or, if that’s too troublesome for them maybe just remaster a few games like Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They have done it already with titles like Metroid Prime, The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess. So it’s not completely out of the question.
Whichever the case is we do hope that Nintendo harnesses the full potential of its backlog catalog. That way not only they would make all-time-fans happy, but they might be able to get new fans as well. That, my friends, is a win-win situation. So please Nintendo, remaster both Paper Mario and Thousand-Year Door. Perhaps even Super Paper Mario.