Paper Mario 2
If you missed the original Paper Mario years ago on Nintendo 64, imagine the recent GBA adventure Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga--RPG elements, a lighthearted story, minigames--and photocopy it. The 3D graphics here are made up of layers of flat 2D characters and objects, giving the game a unique yet retro feel (hence the Paper1 moniker). And this time, Mario is taking full advantage of his two dimensions: He can fold himself into an airplane to fly, roll up into a tube and bounce to out-of-reach areas, or turn sideways and slide through tight passages. Combat is once again focused on quick reflexes, with players timing button taps for special attacks, defensive moves, or extra damage. The twist for the sequel is audience participation--if Mario impresses the crowd watching him fight, he gains power for stronger attacks.