I absolutely love Paper Mario, even though the series has gone down hill since the first two games. One thing I miss about the older games are the partners. Here are my favorites.
I had to include Goombario in this list, even though I thought he could be pretty useless at times. However, he and his family did save Mario’s life in the beginning of the first game and if it weren’t for them, then there would be no Paper Mario series. He was cute, especially with his sister, and he was the very first companion Mario ever had. I liked his Tattle ability to tell me how much HP each enemy had. Other than that, though, I never really used him.
Koops is in Paper Mario 2: The Thousand-Year Door. He is very similar to Kooper from the first game and I had a hard time deciding who to put on this list. I ultimately decided on Koops for two reasons: One, because the majority of this list is from Paper Mario, and two, because Koops had great character development throughout the game. His personality and even his physical appearance makes Koops look like a nerd and that he can’t do anything. But he gathers his courage and saves the world with Mario, for his loved ones, especially his father.
3. Rascal (Yoshi Kid)
I thought Yoshi Kid was an interesting addition. I was happy they finally included Yoshi into Paper Mario and he had such a cool personality that I loved having him around. I especially enjoyed that we were able to name him since he just hatched from his egg. The first time Kris and I ever played through Paper Mario 2 together, we named him Rascal. And I d will never forget that, for some reason.
Huey is the only partner I really enjoy who is not from the first two Paper Mario games. Huey is from the latest Paper Mario game, Color Splash. You can’t do anything without Huey by your and his sarcastic attitude and anger issues are hilarious and really made the story enjoyable.
This list was hard because the more I looked at Mario’s partners the more I realized I like them all. I wasn’t even really sure who to put where on the list. I ultimately decided that Bow is my favorite because she knows what’s up. She’s not afraid to fight, to stand up for herself and others. Her powers are really cool in and out of battle, and Boos were always my favorite in the Mario world. Having a Boo by my side with a snarky attitude is a lot of fun.
Who are some of your favorite partners in the Paper Mario series? Let me know in the comments below!