Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door is a role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the GameCube. The Thousand-Year Door is the second Paper Mario game. The Thousand-Year Door borrows many gameplay elements from its predecessor, such as a paper-themed universe and a turn-based battle system with an emphasis on action.
For the majority of the game the player controls Mario, although Bowser and Princess Peach are playable at certain points. The plot follows Mario’s quest as he tries to retrieve the seven Crystal Stars and rescue Peach from the X-Nauts.
The Thousand-Year Door has a unique visual style. The graphics consist of a mixture of 3D environments and 2D characters who look as if they are made of paper. At different points in the game, Mario is “cursed” with abilities that enable special moves in the overworld, all of which are based on the paper theme.
Mario can fold into a boat or a paper airplane by standing on a special activation panel, and roll up into a scroll of paper or become paper-thin. The game’s environments also follow this theme; for example, illusory objects that conceal secret items or switches can be blown away by a gust of wind due to the environment’s paper-like qualities.
Battles in The Thousand-Year Door borrow elements from Super Mario RPG and the first original Paper Mario game. The turn-based system, in which players select an attack, defense, or item from a menu, is augmented by timed button presses that can result in substantial attack or defense bonuses when performed correctly.
Outside of battle, the game contains some strong role-playing video game traditions. For example, Mario’s strength is determined by multiple statistical fields and status-boosting items that can be used in and outside of combat. The effects of these items range from healing Mario or his partner to damaging the opponent.
Is Princess Peach a useless character and just a damsil in distress? NO, NOT REALLY!
Well, let me take you back some Mario games and I’ll explain you
Super Mario World
If it wasn’t for Peach giving Mario some mushrooms in the final battle, it would be difficult and Mario could of lost a battle to Bowser.
Super Mario Sunshine
Peach is THE only one who noticed there’s a shadow figure of mario
While Toadsworth and even Mario are daydreaming about food and having a conversation.
Yeah I feel ya, Peach
Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door
If it wasn’t for Peach learning and give some information about X-Naut and the Crystal Stars to Mario after all the trouble she has done by dressing as one of X-Naut and turning herself invisible NAKED, Rogueport would of be lost.
Heck even Professor Frankly think so too.
Super Paper Mario
Not only she’s a playable character in that game, I found pretty useful in the game
Ok sure, using her emotion as a weapon was kinda weird
But hey, at least she traveled 8 worlds, defeated powerful bosses like Petey Piranha and King Boo
Saved the Toads
Saved Luigi lol Poor Luigi BTW
Defeated Bowser at her own game
And finally Saved Mario lol Poor Luigi again
Give her some credit for that.
Plus I think her angry emotion was pretty awesome.
Super Mario 3D World
Princess Peach is finally one of playable character in the Main Mario Game.
And despite she’s the slowest, I found her pretty useful when she hover in mid-air. And guess what? Unlike Super Mario Bros 2, this is the real deal.
So is Princess Peach a useless character? NO!!!! Princess Elise from Sonic 06 was the one who is pretty useless.
And is she just damsel in distress? Not Really and not all of a time. She’s just a balance, feminism, and fun character in Mario series. And don’t give me a excuse that she needs a security, it would be alittle boring. To let you know, it’s a fricken Mario game. Mario’s theme is suppose to be a platform and fun game just the way I love about it like most of video games should of be like, to have fun and enjoy games. Not some kind of storylines and developments like in TV shows and movies. Sometimes, I don’t care much a storyline in some video games I played, at longs I had fun that all it matters. The reason I wrote this because I’m really tired of those people who doesn’t give Poor Peach a break.