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Nintendo Recycles – Nintendo Selects: Super Paper Mario

September 4, 2011

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     Super Paper Mario was originally released for the Wii on April 9, 2007, with a MSRP of $49.99.  The game was developed by an internal team at Nintendo, Intelligent Systems, and published by Nintendo.
     Super Paper Mario was a continuation of the Paper Mario series that started on the Nintendo 64, and continued on the GameCube with Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
     Super Paper Mario received an “Everyone” rating from the ESRB with “Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     Last Sunday, August 28, Super Paper Mario joined the Nintendo Selects lineup of Wii games(like this game!), and now has a MSRP of just $19.99.

     How many hours have Wii owners run around in Super Paper Mario since the game released more than 4 years ago?  Let’s take a look!

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Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Super Paper Mario has 772,004 Wii owners report game-play data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel with 1,603 days possibly reported since the game released.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     Super Paper Mario has 20,020,416 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 25 Hours 56 Minutes “Per person” reporting data.
     The game’s average play-time is 2 Hours 9 Minutes per day/session reported.

Amazon.com Sales Information
     The original version of Super Paper Mario has an Amazon.com sale rank of #1,379, and it is listed for $79.98.
     Nintendo Selects: Super Paper Mario’s Amazon.com sale rank is #179, and is currently selling for $19.99.
     (Sales ranks and prices recorded around 2:15AM on September 4, 2011)

Review Score Averages
     Super Paper Mario’s “professional” review score average is 85.17%, based on 73 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has a 3.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 233 customer reviews between both versions of the game.
     Super Paper Mario’s customer review score average is 74.50%, when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review score averages recorded around 2:15AM on September 4, 2011)

Filtered Thoughts
     I have not played any of the games in the Paper Mario series, but I do remember watching a friend in college play a little of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and thinking the game concept was really cool.
     If you have never seen any game-play footage of the Paper Mario series, I highly encourage you to watch the video below, so you can see the concept behind the games:

     I think the reported game-play data for Super Paper Mario with more than 25 hours of average game-play is really good for the game, and I think it would be worth the new asking price of $19.99, just based on the reported game-play hours “Per person”.
     Seeing over 700,000 thousand Wii owners have reported data for the game is also encouraging I think, especially when considering the Nintendo Channel data is only used by a small percentage of Wii owners.

Questions
     If any of you have played Super Paper Mario, did you enjoy what you played and would you recommend it to other Wii owners?  Also, do you remember how many hours it took to complete the game?

If any of you are interested in Super Paper Mario, you can see prices for the Nintendo Selects version on Amazon.com below:
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