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N64 Paper Mario

Paper Mario, first released in Japan in August of 2000, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Peach has been kidnapped by Bowser, who has stolen the Star Rod, which allows him to grant himself any wish. In order to counteract the effects of the Star Rod, Mario must locate the seven Star Spirits who, together, can stop Bowser's evil plans.

There is an array of tricks and glitches in the game, which can be abused in speedruns and TASes to save a significant amount of time.

It was succeeded by Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 Paper Mario (JPN) "All Cards" in 2:30:33.83 by Malleoz.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-08-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 623.99 MB, length: 2:39:51)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 768.92 MB, length: 2:39:51)
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Submission #5515 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (6.5 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Paper Mario, first released in Japan in August of 2000, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach and stolen the Star Rod, which allows him to grant himself any wish. To counteract the power of the Star Rod, Mario must locate the seven Star Spirits, who can combine their power to stop Bowser's evil plans.

Malleoz aims to collect all the star spirit cards by heavily manipulating luck and impressively abusing programming errors and loading zones, making this run a whirlwind of entertainment and speed. For a detailed explanation of the tricks used in this run, see the author's submission notes.

You can also see this game beaten by the same author in the fastest time possible here.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.


There is also live commentary by the author and Stryder7x available, and a second YouTube stream with an informative overlay.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]N64 Paper Mario (JPN) in 1:30:40.15 by Malleoz.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-03-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 363.43 MB, length: 1:40:05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 422.16 MB, length: 1:40:05)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
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Submission #4587 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.3 (15.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Paper Mario, first released in Japan in August of 2000, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach and stolen the Star Rod, which allows him to grant himself any wish. To counteract the power of the Star Rod, Mario must locate the seven Star Spirits, who can combine their power to stop Bowser's evil plans.

Numerous tricks and glitches allow a tool-assisted speedrun to skip large portions of the game and beat it impressively quickly. See the author's comments for more on this.

For more tool-assisted Paper Mario action, check out the run of The Thousand-Year Door by the same author.


Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles and also an additional audio commentary with the encodes. There is also a live commentary by the author and iateyourpie. A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay.