Paper Mario: The Origami King Fan Art is a Colorful Sight to Behold

Artist PaulDrawsArt shared an impressive fan art mural of all the beloved papercraft characters in Nintendo's Paper Mario: The Origami King.

By Ryan Meitzler

August 19, 2020

As one of the Nintendo Switch’s biggest exclusives of the year so far, Paper Mario: The Origami King was a long time coming for fans of the charming RPG series featuring everyone’s favorite plumber. The game itself has plenty of humor and colorful art to go around, and this fan art happens to showcase it in the best light.

Over on Twitter, artist and designer PaulDrawsArt (Twitter) shared his own fan art inspired by The Origami King, featuring the title’s cast of characters in a detailed mural. You can check out the full illustration below, along with more of his gaming-inspired art right here. There are plenty of other pieces in his portfolio worth checking out from franchises such as PersonaNieRDanganronpaDigimon, and more, so take a look for yourself.

Our own senior staff writer Ricky Frech reviewed Paper Mario: The Origami King last month when it came out, and we ended up scoring it at a 7.0/10. In his review, Ricky emphasized that The Origami King features all of the signature humor and charm that makes Paper Mario such a standout series, along with some surprising story moments. However, his main criticisms boiled down to the fact that the game underutilizes its RPG mechanics, where it could have done a little more with them. You can read more of his thoughts below:

Paper Mario: The Origami King is far from a bad game; it’s just not one that meets its potential. This feels like a solid first step from Intelligent Systems to finally find a new groove for the franchise. Hopefully the team continues to iterate on the design and deliver a follow-up that finally mixes that classic Paper Mario tone and feel with quality gameplay that fans love. It can, and arguably should, be different from the original games, but it needs to be more than this.”

Paper Mario: The Origami King is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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