Chapter Select: Season 1, Episode 5 – Super Paper Mario

In a wholly unique adventure, Super Paper Mario takes our 2D super star and brings him into a 3D world. Max, Logan, and special guest Ricky Frech boot up SWOON.EXE and see if the wiles of Super Paper Mario can truly charm them. How does this one-off puzzle platformer fit into the collage that is Paper Mario?

Game Info

Super Paper Mario

Metacritic – 85/100

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Episode Cover Art by Max Roberts

This episode was originally recorded on July 21, 2021.

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Chapter Select: Season 1, Episode 4 – Paper Mario: Color Splash

The Wii U wasn’t really making a splash back in 2016. Max, Logan, and special guest Tomas Franzese bust out their decks of cards and paint palettes to examine if Paper Mario’s HD debut is one of the Wii U’s lost masterpieces. Can a fresh coat of paint hide the cracks of Paper Mario’s Wii U adventure?

Game Info

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Metacritic – 76/100

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Episode Cover Art by Max Roberts

This episode was originally recorded on June 30, 2021.

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Chapter Select: Season 1, Episode 3 – Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

It feels like it has been 1,000 years since Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door came out for the Nintendo GameCube; mostly because there hasn’t been a game like it since. Max, Logan, and special guest Scott White return to the seedy town of Rogueport to see if The Thousand-Year Door is a grand, epic stage production or a sloppy side show in the series.

Game Info

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Metacritic – 87/100

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Episode Cover Art by Max Roberts

This episode was originally recorded on May 5, 2021.

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Chapter Select: Season 1, Episode 2 – Paper Mario: The Origami King

20 Years after the series started, Paper Mario: The Origami King was quickly revealed and then released in Summer 2020. Max and Logan examine the creases and folds that lead to Paper Mario being represented on the Nintendo Switch in this way. Has much really changed from the N64 game?

Game Info

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Metacritic – 80/100

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Episode Cover Art by Max Roberts

This episode was originally recorded on March 24, 2021.

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Chapter Select Season 1 Announcement (CtS Edition)

Logan and I have been overwhelmed with the response to Chapter Select in its first week. Particularly here in the Chasing the Stick podcast feed! So, I wanted to pop back in one more time to properly share the Season 1 announcement and share a little tease of the full episode.

Which, is out right now! Check out the links below to listen to S1E1 – Paper Mario and subscribe to Chapter Select!

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