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20 Years Ago, Nintendo Transformed the RPG Genre With Paper Mario

Paper Mario made its debut in Japan on Aug. 11, 2000, as Mario Story after a whopping four years of development. Here’s how Intelligent Systems made it happen.

By K. Thor Jensen

It’s undeniable that Nintendo masters whatever genre it tries. The company essentially invented the platformer both in 2D and 3D, not to mention the…

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