If you’ve been keeping up, you’ll know that I recently completed Paper Mario: Color Splash. The game was much better than I thought it would be, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite levels from the game.
5. Sacred Forest
There’s nothing entirely special about this level, but half of the forest is huge and the other half is tiny. It was pretty cool (and tiny Goombas are scary). What I loved most about this level was not the play through of it, but the music. It was upbeat and catchy, but most of all, I think I loved it so much because it reminded me a lot of the original Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64.
4. The Emerald Circus
There’s not much to this level, but Mario helps perform in the circus. When I say perform, I mean battling the shy guy circus members. While I’m not a fan of the battle mechanic of this game, I do enjoy levels where enemies line up to fight you. I don’t know why, but it’s just fun. Plus, there was a lot of variety in the enemies. Enemies that I’ve never encountered before, so it was new and fresh.
3. Green Energy Plant
This level is all about nostalgia. The energy plant is having some tech problems leading Mario to jump into a Toad’s TV and you’re suddenly in a Paper Mario version of Super Mario Bros. 3. It is seriously the most awesome thing ever.
2. Vortex Island
In this level (and the two levels afterwards) there is a pipe that brings you to an alternate universe of that level. Everything is bright and shiny, but there are things that block your path. You can go into the other world (and there will be a ton of enemies like dry bones and boo) there will be nothing there or something to help you in the other world to help you get through. They’re the same layout, but with slight differences. You have to go back and forth and figure out the puzzle.
1. Dark Bloo Inn
I’m afraid of ghosts, but I’m oddly fascinated by them. Boo was always one of my favorite characters in the Mario world and, in every Mario game, I always look forward to the Boo levels. Dark Bloo Inn adds an extra twist as the Inn is haunted with angry ghost Toads. You have to solve their problems in order to beat the level. You’re timed (which was annoying at first because I didn’t realize it) and ghostly things happen throughout the inn. This level has only one paint star, but I wish it had more.
Have you played this game? If so, what are your favorite levels? Let me know in the comments below!