April 24, 2024

The Thousand-Year Door on Switch to GameCube Original

Highlights

  • The upcoming remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for Nintendo Switch will feature some changes when compared to the original game.
  • A YouTube video by GameXplain compares the graphics and dialogue differences between the original game and the remake, showcasing improvements in aspect ratio, textures, colors, and character models.
  • With the original Paper Mario available on Nintendo Switch Online and Paper Mario: The Origami King already released, the Nintendo Switch is becoming the go-to console for fans to enjoy the Paper Mario series.

After the announcement for a remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door coming in 2024, one YouTube channel created a video comparing the original version of the game to the trailer for the remake. Fans of the original Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door will be glad to see all of the minor and major changes in the updated game.

The first Paper Mario game was released in 2001 for the Nintendo 64. The game acted as a spiritual sequel to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on the Super Nintendo, and fans instantly fell in love with the game’s art style and turn-based gameplay. In 2004, Nintendo released Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo GameCube, a sequel that many fans consider to be the best Paper Mario game and one of the greatest RPGs ever made. Today, the original GameCube version is hard to find and is usually quite expensive on eBay. But now, Nintendo has announced a full remake for the game, set to release in 2024.

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YouTube channel GameXplain put together a video showing what Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door looks like compared to the original. In the video, the first difference fans will notice is the aspect ratio. The remake uses a 16:9 aspect ratio to fit modern-day televisions and to bring a more cinematic feel to the game. The next thing fans will notice is how everything generally looks more crisp for the remake, with better textures and colors. The character models for Mario and Luigi look more like paper in the remake than they do in the original, and scenes like the one with Mario and Goombella in the area with the boos look more polished.

When comparing the remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door to the original, it’s not just the graphics that have changed, but some of the dialogue as well. In the scene where Mario meets Goombella, she refers to herself as a “student” at the University of Goom in the original, and in the remake, she calls herself a “junior.” Also, in the scene where Bower is first revealed, he calls one of his minions an “airhead” in the original, and in the remake, he uses the term “lunkhead.”

The Nintendo Switch is quickly becoming the main system for Paper Mario fans to experience the series with the original Paper Mario available on Nintendo Switch Online, Paper Mario: The Origami King already available, and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door coming in 2024.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door will be released in 2024 for the Nintendo Switch.

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