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Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Bros on the Nintendo 3DS

We had a crazy busy time in the run up to Christmas reviewing so many of the great new game releases from Nintendo. There were games for the Nintendo Wii U like Mario Ultra Smash Tennis, Animal Crossing Amiibo festival and for the Nintendo 3DS there was The Legend of Zelda Tri-Force heroes, Chibi-Robo Zip Lash and mum's favourite New Style Boutique 2: Fashion Forward. So we had a marathon time of gaming before Christmas had even arrived!

The really great thing about Nintendo games these days is that you no longer need to visit a gaming store or order a game to be delivered by post. You can just visit the Nintendo Official UK store online and download it from the e-shop. So even if you've left things a bit last minute for birthday or Christmas gifts for the kids, there can always be a last minute download from the e-store to save the day.

As Nintendo Family Bloggers we were sent a download code for Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Bros for the Nintendo 3DS and we downloaded this for the kids just before Christmas so that they would discover it on their Nintendo 3DS ready to play on Christmas day.

It is a unique game where two worlds collide. Paper Mario and his paper friends and enemies join the 3D world when they are magically released from the book. Being paper versions means that they sometimes have certain advantages over their 3D counterparts which helps them along the way.

Here's what 11 year old J had to say:
On Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Bros you have to stop Bowser and paper Bowser taking over the world and rescue Princess Peach and paper Princess Peach. You control Mario, Luigi and paper Mario as you fight Bowser and his minions. You learn more attacks as you progress through the game. Also, you have to rescue the paper Toads. The paper Toads then make a papercraft that you can use in papercraft battles. A is the control for Mario, B for Luigi and Y for paper Mario. X makes them jump at the same time. After a while, you unlock minigames that you can access from a Lakitu info centre in the Toad villages.

The part of the game I love best are the battles because you have to kill the enemies. Sometimes the enemy are Goombas. Sometimes they are Koopa-Troupas. And so on. The latest battle I did was against Paper Bowser Junior and Bowser Junior in their Clown-copters. 

Here is a video of me doing the battle (and I won!) I played the battle and my brother is talking about it on the video. 

We were also sent a fun craft activity relating to Mario & Luigi Paper Jame Bros where we put together a Papercraft Mario (like the one you get to see in the first battle in the game), along with a papercraft Luigi and Goomba.

Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Bros for the Nintendo 3DS is available from the Nintendo Official UK store here and you can find out more about Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Bros and see the official trailer here. You can find out all the latest from Nintendo UK on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nintendouk.

As Nintendo Family Bloggers we were sent a download code for this game for the purposes of review. All opinions are our own. 


  1. I love your paper models!! We have a Wii U, but not many games, is there anything you'd recommend for and 8, 7 and 5 year old?

    1. Thanks Emma. I will ask the kids for their recommendations when they get home from school. I know Splatoon has been very popular with j and d my 11 and 9 year olds (their cousins loved it too so seems popular amongst both boys and girls). I wonder if your 5 year old would enjoy yoshi's woolly world or Kirby and the rainbow paintbrush. All 3 of mine enjoyed those games too. Other than that we also really enjoy playing some of the original wii games together on wii u. I love bowling for example in the sports game. X

  2. How fun do the paper models look! Perfect to little hands, great review Rebecca, we might venture into the Wii U world soon, but our original is perfect for now :-)

    1. Yes Nintendo is great for lots of family fun together! x

  3. This all sounds like what my boys would like. Son1 got a minecraft paper kit for Xmas, so has been making those and they both now have an Amiibo to interact with some of the WiiU games

    1. amiibo's are great aren't they. And some are very cute too - i'm thinking of our woollen Yoshi one that i just want to keep for myself! x


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