My #8 Nintendo 64 Game
#8 is Paper Mario
Paper Mario is almost, just almost like any other Mario game, but the twist that Paper Mario has done on the Mario series is quite substantial. It brought out the special effects of having 2D characters in a 3D world whilst still keeping the x, y, and z axes. Also different from other Mario games, it’s told as a story using a novel format with different chapters which separates the story into sizable chunks. Other added bonuses included the ability to play as Peach in between chapters and letting Mario have a partner to help him. But, the real differences came in the battle sequences between Mario and his enemies. In the normal Mario RPG, he would just kill the enemy with no organization, but in Paper Mario, it introduced the rotation battle which reminded me of a Mario-based Pokémon game.