About The Game
Welcome to Paperland!
Dive into the world of Paper Monsters Recut and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard, and even a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes. Paper Monsters Recut mixes classic 2D platformer gameplay with gorgeous 3D graphics and brings it to life in a brand new title for Wii U.
Enjoy classic 2D platformer gameplay with gorgeous 3d environments featuring an adorable cast of fun, original characters. Use tight responsive controls, with super-speed and double jump, in an old school-style playable overworld, with plenty of levels and secrets to unlock along the way.
Grab tons of awesome power ups including jetpacks, submarines, lasers and more, and collect special treasures to unlock bonus high score mini games. With special Wii U GamePad features and support, including off-TV play, it's fun for gamers of any age!
The game features six main worlds and a bonus seventh world stages hidden throughout the over-world map (they don't take much finding despite some parts of the game suggesting otherwise)
Three bonus mini games are also included in a hidden area.
All 38 stages feature a gold button and three paper clips.
The total number up for grabs is one hundred and ten paper clips and 38 gold buttons.
A few of these are found in the over-world but rather than being hidden most are on route to the next stage or in a blatantly obvious place.
Your little cardboard has basic easy controls with just a jump an double jump.
The enemies can mostly be killed by jumping on them but you'll have to watch out for a few with spikes.
Most of the worlds in the game feature a boss battle in the final level but not all of them do for some reason.
Various power up abilities are found throughout the game including submarine, sled and jetpack (Not the biggest fan of the jet pack)
The sled is one of the many modes of power ups / modes of transport in the game
Nintendo and Mario have clearly been a big influence throughout the game.
The robot has his own little version of whoo when he jumps in the air, Mushrooms sprout up all over the place, the game has warp pipes, a mine cart ride (not quite as hectic as anything Donkey Kong might ride) and even Bird like exits at the end of boss worlds (Mario Bros 2)
I personally found the game very easy to beat.
None of the paper clips or buttons were a hard to locate, & the game has a lot of extra lives up for grabs, The boss fights were some of the easiest parts of the game. (The last boss in particular)
It should be noted I've been playing platform games for over 30 years and many games of this type tend to be a lot easier (Donkey Kong aside) than they were years ago when I was cutting my platform gaming teeth!
A slightly less stressful version of mine karts
All 3 of the hidden mini games are variations of endless runner / high score chasing affairs and offer a nice little distraction from the main game.
Speaking of High score chasing each of the main stages also have their own high scores so you can go back and it gives you something extra to do once the main game is over.
How long the game in total will last will largely depend on the experience of the player a lesser experienced gamer is likely to get far more out of this game than someone who's played platform games for years and can blitz through without much of an issue.
However despite my lack of any real perceived challenge.
2 paper clips & a gold button down
A platforming game accessible to a wide variety of people.
Bright and colourful game play.
High scores on every game mean you can always go back and try to beat your own scores.
Good value for the game play length.
Mini games for those that want a break from the platforming.
Super sweet bonus levels are not so super difficultly hidden across the over world map.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Will prove far too easy for platform veterans looking for a longer lasting experience.
Boss fights offer almost no challenge for the most part.
The boss fights are far too easy.
38 levels, 148 collectables 3 mini games and likely a minimum of 5 hours game play. (much more for non platform game veterans)
That's not the worst buy in the world given the price.
The game isn't about to be voted greatest platform adventure of all time and neither will it be voted the hardest.
But it will never be voted the worst or the easiest.
A review copy of the game was provided by Mobot studios and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.