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Mixed or average reviews- based on 334 Ratings

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  • Summary: There’s a mystery on Prism Island. The solution? Mario. Someone's been draining the color from Prism Island! Can you help Mario unravel the mystery and use the power of paint to restore the island? [Nintendo]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 74
  2. Negative: 1 out of 74
  1. Oct 31, 2016
    91
    True to Paper Mario's great sense of humor, art, and constant series revision, it should be no surprise to longtime fans that they're in for a treat one way or another. Maybe they'd like a return to form, but for now, to anyone who skipped Sticker Star, Color Splash is worth the price of admission just to luxuriate in what has clearly been a labor of love for the Paper Mario series.
  2. 90
    I wasn’t expecting to be so surprised by Color Splash, and it’s turned out to be one of my favorite games this year. Color Splash is a gorgeous, funny, and entertaining adventure that functions as a wonderful swan song for the Wii U.
  3. Oct 5, 2016
    85
    Minor crinkles can’t stop Paper Mario from being a frankly excellent experience and one that you, yes you, should play.
  4. Oct 5, 2016
    80
    Color Splash sure smells like fresh paint, but such a large fresco takes some time to spread as a whole. The high definition lets Paper Mario unfold spectacular artistic and narrative fantasies, while concealing the rather flat, artificial framework. And beyond the exhilarating practice of "hammer brushing", the extensive support of cards add a layer of strategy to the gameplay, slightly heavier though. Intelligent Systems still displays a masterful use of the design palette, picking just a few drops of action, platform and RPG to create its own tone for this stupendously magnificent story.
  5. Oct 8, 2016
    78
    A charming and creative adventure with great ideas, but annoying fights and frustrating moments. Not the best Mario appearance.
  6. Oct 11, 2016
    70
    Color Splash uses childish frivolity as a mask for adult nostalgia that wants to find a new generational host to burrow into.
  7. Oct 16, 2016
    40
    A dreadful combat system brings down an otherwise beautiful and funny Mario adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 98
  2. Negative: 21 out of 98
  1. Dec 21, 2016
    10
    THIS GAME ITS JUST BEATIFUL¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡THIS GAME ITS JUST BEATIFUL¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
  2. Oct 7, 2016
    10
    Muito bonito e divertido, achei o jogo que mais trabalhou com o papel, junto com a história que combinou muito. Realmente um jogo nunca meMuito bonito e divertido, achei o jogo que mais trabalhou com o papel, junto com a história que combinou muito. Realmente um jogo nunca me impressionou tanto como o Paper Mario: Color Splash. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2016
    10
    Wonderful game! Very funny! Nintendo does it again! Well done! Play this one all the way to the end! The most realistic lemons I haveWonderful game! Very funny! Nintendo does it again! Well done! Play this one all the way to the end! The most realistic lemons I have ever seen! ! Expand
  4. Feb 25, 2017
    8
    this game has potential. It could be 4th Paper Mario game on Nintendo console along with Super Paper Mario. The gameplay was different andthis game has potential. It could be 4th Paper Mario game on Nintendo console along with Super Paper Mario. The gameplay was different and it's still better than Sticker Star. It could be the most solid RPG on the Wii U. The story was actually funny in a similar way. It's still worth checking out Expand
  5. Apr 9, 2018
    7
    An improvement over Sticker Star, but still not up to the Thousand Year Door standard.
  6. Mar 13, 2017
    5
    Sorry to say that this one was disappointing for me. I really have had fun with past paper Mario games. The battles here are too easy. I'mSorry to say that this one was disappointing for me. I really have had fun with past paper Mario games. The battles here are too easy. I'm too deep into the game without being challenged at all. There is some nice humor, but I think the critcal reviews are more impressed with that than I was. I've obtained 3 of the paint stars, and I'm so bored that I've moved on to other games. I had high hopes for this game. Expand
  7. Dec 25, 2016
    0
    si fuera un juego cualquiera no me quejaria tanto, estaria decente.
    Pero como Parte de la saga Paper Mario...
    Realmente está mal,
    si fuera un juego cualquiera no me quejaria tanto, estaria decente.
    Pero como Parte de la saga Paper Mario...

    Realmente está mal, especialmente ahora que el productor Kensuke Tanabe y Shigeru Miyamoto han confirmado oficialmente que nunca volveran a traer a los personajes originales de mario, nada de compañeros, nada de nuevos diferentes enemigos, nada de nuevos personajes, nada de RPG, nin nada de lo que nosotros amamos, continuaran convirtiendolo en cualquier cosa generica sin importarles su esencia, su alma o el porque la gente queria tanta a esta saga.

    We have to accept it guys; "Paper Mario is dead"
    And you lost my respect Miyamoto, go to the hell.
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