Paper Mario Colors of Creation; The Super Paper Mario Sequel You’ve Been Waiting For?

When it comes to the Paper Mario series, there’s not really much hope on the official front. Sticker Star took out the storyline and interesting characters. Paper Jam forgot about everything except what was in Sticker Star. And Colour Splash… well, that’s got a reception best described as ‘hostile’. Seriously, people are actually petitioning to get that game cancelled.

As a result, it’s up to the fans to do what Nintendo’t; make a decent Paper Mario sequel. And there have been some really good attempts in the past too. Like Paper Mario 3D Land, which mixed classic Paper Mario with the gameplay style of Super Mario 3D Land and World. Or Epic Paper Mario, which turned out to be a lot more epic than anything Nintendo made in the last couple of years.

And so here’s another one. Namely, Paper Mario Colors of Creation. Made by Mario Fan Games Galaxy user Benstar, this hopes to be another original Paper Mario game with its own story, interesting gameplay mechanics and art style, among other things.

PMCC Logo

So what’s the hook?

Well, it’s a Super Paper Mario sequel. So it’s a 2D platformer/RPG hybrid, albeit one which mixes Colour Splash esque colour mechanics with classic Paper Mario characters and originality. Here are some interesting screenshots of it:

Paper Mario Fangame 1

As well as some videos showing game mechanics and new enemies:

Notice anything interesting? Well, there’s apparently an audience in this one, like in the Thousand Year Door. So not only do we have colour related puzzles and gimmicks and Super Paper Mario esque platforming, but also a Paper Mario 2 esque audience system to go along with it. It’s also apparently got badges, a popular mechanic which Super Paper Mario (and later games) didn’t bother to include.

To add to this, there’s also some interesting new music tracks that have been posted for the game. Like this one for the main city, Penton:

As well as underground themes and a haunted house song:

Yeah, the latter remixes parts of the Luigi’s Mansion theme and its sequels Gloomy Manor theme. But it certainly sounds very appropriate for a ghost house, don’t you think?

Either way, Paper Mario Colors of Creation looks like an interesting game. Is it the best Paper Mario fan game I’ve seen so far? Not yet, since there’s some very, very tough competition on that front. But as a general rule, I’m more interested in this title than I am in Color Splash. Who wouldn’t be? It’s got a more interesting storyline, better looking gameplay mechanics and something resembling charm and creativity.

But what do you think? Does this Super Paper Mario sequel seem interesting to you?

Source:

Paper Mario Colors of Creation – MFGG

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Calin
Member

This does look very interesting! And it's even got it's own music!

See, this is the kind of project I'd like to compose for. Shame I procrastinate so much, lmao.

Calin
Member

[QUOTE="ReWilfre, post: 140864, member: 5081"]Yeah… I made some tracks too, but I am more of a references-to-other-games/remixes tracks…

Here:

[MEDIA=youtube]f_GpbWwRw4w[/MEDIA]

[MEDIA=youtube]RopAjvCC03A[/MEDIA][/QUOTE]

Wwwwwow, yeah. I'm not gonna be able to top that no matter what I do, haha!

[QUOTE="Benstar, post: 140866, member: 5082"]Calin if you want to help out, just send me a message :D[/QUOTE]

Alrighty.

ReWilfre
Guest

[QUOTE="Calin, post: 140869, member: 342"]Wwwwwow, yeah. I'm not gonna be able to top that no matter what I do, haha!

Alrighty.[/QUOTE]

Hey, do your best! Every musician has his/her own style, and I am sure you have potential! :3

main_gi
Member
[QUOTE="ReWilfre, post: 140868, member: 5081"]I'm good at making melodies too (not THAT good), but I always like to insert some references here and there :D[/QUOTE] That is true. I try to get as close to how 'derivative' the thing I'm making is. Like Freezefrost Mountain has no connections at all, while Toad Town, you bet that's gonna have many. I was surprised that Penton would receive just that as a heavy source material. Even moreso that Benstar had nothing more to say about it. If I make a tutorial about the music stuff, I'm not going to dance around like… Read more »
Calin
Member

[QUOTE="main_gi, post: 140871, member: 5080"](I can't read sheet music, the only pitch I can recognize is C, I have no musical education, etc.)[/QUOTE]

I'm rrrright there with ya.

Benstar
Member

Whats wrong with the Penton theme?

main_gi
Member

I believe I mentioned it before, but the track is good, but the placing I'm not so sure about. It'd be like, "Oh Rogueport that theme, I know, we'll use the SMB1 Underground as a base remix of that." Actually, I'm not sure about [USER=5081]@ReWilfre[/USER]'s experience track with composing, so maybe he'd like to share. 🙂

ReWilfre
Guest

[QUOTE="main_gi, post: 140874, member: 5080"]I believe I mentioned it before, but the track is good, but the placing I'm not so sure about. It'd be like, "Oh Rogueport that theme, I know, we'll use the SMB1 Underground as a base remix of that." Actually, I'm not sure about [USER=5081]@ReWilfre[/USER]'s experience track with composing, so maybe he'd like to share. :)[/QUOTE]

Ok, my experience? Oh, I have Musical Formation and Technology (MFT), Piano and Choir lessons. I only started composing a year ago… 😛

main_gi
Member

I thought I mentioned it before, but I guess I'll say it here since I apparently didn't. I do have some musical education in terms of playing instruments (very much mandatory, heh) but I don't count it because it has nothing to do with composing.

Calin
Member

I personally am self-taught with piano myself, but I can't play any of the songs I've made. :B

I'm not that good at it anyway, haha!

ReWilfre
Guest
[QUOTE="main_gi, post: 140867, member: 5080"]I'd like to think I can mix between remixes and original content for that. I liked how Seven Sages and Starlite Worlds used remixes (covers in that case), but ideally I'd like as close to a balance as possible for that. I'm glad you actually remix the music instead of changing the instruments and going "Well that's about that!" Currently, I'm at the point where I can make melodies well, but the issue is coming up with many things and they don't fit at all. Looking at other tracks (the ones I listen to, anyway) gave… Read more »
main_gi
Member
I'd like to think I can mix between remixes and original content for that. I liked how Seven Sages and Starlite Worlds used remixes (covers in that case), but ideally I'd like as close to a balance as possible for that. I'm glad you actually remix the music instead of changing the instruments and going "Well that's about that!" Currently, I'm at the point where I can make melodies well, but the issue is coming up with many things and they don't fit at all. Looking at other tracks (the ones I listen to, anyway) gave me a lot of… Read more »
main_gi
Member

Hi, I'm part of the project; I originally found it in the ICU Gigasoft forums. I'm doing level design and contributed some music as well. I think you could compose some tracks; I'm not great at it myself and have massive schedule slips. You can listen if you like to a beta I had:

[MEDIA=youtube]Q28O3ocXa2A[/MEDIA]

Edit: Also, why is everything in bold?

Demon_skeith
Member

Very nice but (and I don't mean to jinx anything) but how has Nintendo not put the hammer to this yet?

Calin
Member

[QUOTE="main_gi, post: 140853, member: 5080"]Hi, I'm part of the project; I originally found it in the ICU Gigasoft forums. I'm doing level design and contributed some music as well. I think you could compose some tracks; I'm not great at it myself and have massive schedule slips. You can listen if you like to a beta I had:

[MEDIA=youtube]Q28O3ocXa2A[/MEDIA]

Edit: Also, why is everything in bold?[/QUOTE]

Hey, nice to meet you! I'll PM you about this.

main_gi
Member
Got the message! [QUOTE="Demon_skeith, post: 140854, member: 53"]Very nice but (and I don't mean to jinx anything) but how has Nintendo not put the hammer to this yet?[/QUOTE] Nintendo is a heck of a lot more lax about fangames, and it's more original so it's not like that SM64 recreation in Unity that was C&D'd. It also needs to be much more popular to reach 'Project M' level. I am a bit worried that Epic Paper Mario, another fangame by a dev of two previous Mario RPG's, will be C&D'd because it got a lot more popularity on GameJolt, receiving… Read more »
Dark Young Link
Guest

You know, I like how it follows the Super Paper Mario format and that it's not turn based. That's what I like more about Super Paper Mario, even though I missed the partners. I just don't have the time or attention span to do turn based rpgs. Unless it's Pokemon, but that's another story.

This looks pretty awesome and I don't generally follow fangames so I'm excited to see where this goes.

main_gi
Member

That is a weird reason to not play RPGs. Besides puzzle games, there is no better game for time or attention span than games where you can pause at about any moment 🙂

Dark Young Link
Guest

[QUOTE="main_gi, post: 140860, member: 5080"]That is a weird reason to not play RPGs. Besides puzzle games, there is no better game for time or attention span than games where you can pause at about any moment :)[/QUOTE]

Well, a lot of older ones I want to play use save points. Like Final Fantasy 7, Paper Mario, and a handful of others. I'm at a point where I need to be ready to leave at any minute so if I'm in the middle of a boss battle or I'm not anywhere near a save point, then I'm kind of screwed lol.

ReWilfre
Guest

[QUOTE="Calin, post: 140852, member: 342"]This does look very interesting! And it's even got it's own music!

See, this is the kind of project I'd like to compose for. Shame I procrastinate so much, lmao.[/QUOTE]

Yeah… I made some tracks too, but I am more of a references-to-other-games/remixes tracks…

Here:

[MEDIA=youtube]f_GpbWwRw4w[/MEDIA]

[MEDIA=youtube]RopAjvCC03A[/MEDIA]

Benstar
Member

Calin if you want to help out, just send me a message 😀

main_gi
Member

If it's a piece I really like I try to use the keyboard so I can play it myself. Funny how I have more trouble playing the instruments than composing. For example, I keep forgetting it, but when I play out a part of a piece I liked that I made, I have to relearn "L/ 35 36 Y65E HM HL EN 5N HM LN".

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