Paper Mario is a game in the Super Mario series. It is for the N64 and IQue Player. It is also called Mario Story. it is the spiritual successor to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Its sequels are Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Super Paper Mario, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam and Paper Mario: Color Splash.
In the intro, it is revealed that in a place called Star Haven, there is a Star Rod that can grant any wish. Kammy Koopa and Bowser steal it and trap the Star Spirits inside of cards to try to defeat Mario. Later, Parakarry sends a letter to Mario, and Luigi reads it. It says that Princess Peach has invited them them to her castle for a party. However, Bowser and Kammy Koopa capture Princess Peach and her castle with his castle. Mario fights him, but is defeated and falls out of the castle. he lands in Goomba Village and goes on a quest to safe Princess Peach.
Paper Mario is an RPG with some platforming parts. Mario can use his jump and hammer, items and special moves to attack enemies. He also gets several partners that can attack enemies as well. They are Goombario, Kooper, Bombette, Parakarry, Lady Bow, Watt, Sushie, and Lakilester. Badges can also be used to cause certain effects on Mario and Co. There are eight areas in Paper Mario that Mario and Co. can go through.