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Hop Into the First Paper Mario Adventure With Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

The fabled Star Rod has the power to grant any wish in the world … so someone must have been wishing to play the Paper Mario game on their Nintendo Switch system this year!

On Dec. 10, you can experience the Nintendo 64 classic that launched the entire Paper Mario series, now on Nintendo Switch for the first time ever. Prepare yourself for a flat-out hilarious adventure, from the tropical jungles of Lavalava Island to the frosty heights of Shiver Mountain, when Paper Mario pops up in the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library. This momentous journey will be playable with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.
In Paper Mario, his vile viciousness – Bowser himself – has absconded with the magical Star Rod and lifted Peach’s Castle into the sky with the help of Kammy Koopa. Who will stop him now? It’s up to Mario (and you!) to save all seven of the Star Spirits, guarded by Bowser’s handpicked minions. Can you rise to the occasion and pull off a storybook ending?
The Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online collection kicked off this fall with a lineup of retro classics, including games like Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 64 and Mario Kart 64 … with more on the way! These titles are playable now with the new Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership plan, which features all the same great benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership, but with access to classic Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games with added online play, as well as access to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC* at no extra cost.
Members in both Nintendo Switch Online plans can enjoy online play and the Save Data Cloud feature in a large selection of compatible games, along with access to over 100 classic NES and Super NES games with added online play, a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games, and the competitive online games Tetris® 99 and PAC-MAN 99.
Both plans also provide a great way to connect and play compatible games online with friends and family around the world. With online play in compatible games like Mario Golf: Super Rush, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and many others, a Nintendo Switch Online membership can help you experience everything Nintendo Switch has to offer.
For more information about all the benefits and services available with the Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack memberships, and to learn about a free seven-day Nintendo Switch Online trial, go to the Nintendo Switch Online section on the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu or visit
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply.
*Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons © 2020 Nintendo.
Mario Golf: Super Rush © Nintendo / CAMELOT.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe © 2017 Nintendo.
PAC-MAN™ 99 ©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
Paper Mario © 2001 Nintendo. Game by Intelligent Systems.
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