Growing up, there was only one video game that grabbed and held my attention, that was Mario and Luigi. I would spend hours with my sisters conquering levels, searching for hidden rooms and trying to rescue the Princess by defeating Bowser and his army. This was long before online tutorials, cheat codes, walk throughs, and wireless remotes. Although technology may have changed, the game that still calls my name is Mario and I was extremely excited to be invited to the Canadian Launch of the new Mario and Luigi game called MARIO & LUIGI: PAPER JAM!
In the Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam game, Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario must team up for the first time to complete quests, battle enemies both large and small, and help get Paper characters back to their world. The massive portable adventure follows our three heroes as they explore a colourful world filled with both paper and non-paper environments, using individual powers (like Paper Mario’s ability to turn into multiple paper forms) and combo moves (like powerful Trio Attacks) to progress through the game. Special Battle Cards and amiibo-activated Character Cards can also be used to turn the tide of battle.
RELEASE DATE: January 22, 2016 for Nintendo 3DS
The Canadian launch of MARIO & LUIGI: PAPER JAM was held in Toronto last weekend and it was a spectacular event. We were extremely surprised to be greeted by none other then life size Mario and Luigi characters. Available for hugs and photos, their presence brought the game to life.
The kids were then ushered into a room with assigned seats. In front of each chair was a gift bag.
After a brief introduction from Andrew at Nintendo Canada, the kids ripped into their bags to find New 3DS, the Paper Mario Game and a special amiibo-activated Character. Without further instructions, the kids began setting up their 3Ds and engaging in the game! It was a whirl wind of activity with laughter and cries of joy as the kids became the first kids in Canada to try this new Nintendo game.
Gaming is a lot of work and fuel was required to keep the kids going! Nintendo Canada had a great spread of pizza, fruits and vegetables to ‘level up’ the kids so they could continue the game. I think each kid had the mission to complete the entire game during the party!
There were many other fun Mario-related activities at the party! There was photo booth were you could dress up like you favourite Mario character and take pictures.
There were Paper Mario building crafts.
The toughest task of all was creating a Paper Hammer! It was a Mommy task, one that I couldn’t put down until I was done!
Here is how DS9 would describe Mario and Luigi Paper Jam to his friends and why he loved it!
For more information about this game, visit http://marioandluigipaperjam.