The Paper Mario series is a series of Role-Playing games created by Nintendo, set in the Mushroom Kingdom. The series debuted in 2001 with the release of Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64.
The Paper Mario series consists of five titles: Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door for the Nintendo GameCube, Super Paper Mario for the Nintendo Wii , Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the Nintendo 3DS and Paper Mario: Color Splash for the Wii U. It is considered by fans to be a spiritual successor to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
The story begins with a typical day for Mario and Luigi. They recieve an invitation to Princess Peach's palace. During the party, an earthquake occurs, and the palace is lifted into the sky!
It turns out, Bowser has stolen the Star Rod from Star Haven! He plans to use the Star Rod to grant all of his wishes. He first defeats Mario, and then captures the princess. Mario has to reclaim the Seven Star Spirits to stop Bowser and save the princess. Along the way, he must get help from new friends!