Mario RPG Series

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreDeveloperLucca's Notes
3DSMario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey2019Timed Turn-BasedAlphaDreamReworks special moves, upgrades aesthetics, and adds a new side story based on Bowser Jr.'s doings during the game
3DSMario & Luigi: Dream Team2013Timed Turn-BasedAlphaDreamOverworld platforming and timing-affected turn-based combat with a heavy emphasis on Green Mario and the crazy things his dreams can do
3DSMario & Luigi: Paper Jam2016Timed Turn-BasedAlphaDreamCrossover between Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario, thankfully taking game features more from the former than the latter
3DSMario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions2017Timed Turn-BasedAlphaDreamImproves aesthetics, adds an RTS mode featuring Bowser's minions, features QoL improvements from the original
3DSPaper Mario: Sticker Star2012Turn-BasedIntelligent SystemsEschews the traditional XP-based format in favor of finding items that increase base first attack power and increase HP; attacks can only be made via expendable stickers
DSMario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story2009Timed Turn-BasedAlphaDreamMore fun with the Mario Bros., as well as exploration of Bowser's innards!
DSMario & Luigi: Partners in Time2005Timed Turn-BasedAlphaDreamRelated to Superstar Saga by time travel, still turn-based with timing elements; introduces baby Mario and Luigi as playable
GameCubePaper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door2004Turn-BasedIntelligent SystemsEverything that made the first game so great, but more of it!
GBAMario & Luigi: Superstar Saga2003Timed Turn-BasedAlphaDreamComedic RPG with exploration puzzles and a timing-based combat system
N64Paper Mario2001Timed Turn-BasedIntelligent SystemsContinues the timing-based attacks seen in SMRPG
SNESSuper Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars1996Timed Turn-BasedSquareFun little turn-based game with a cute artstyle and rhythmic button pressing to maximize damage
SwitchPaper Mario: The Origami King2020Timed Turn-BasedIntelligent SystemsNot much in the RPG department yet again (HP is upgraded by collecting hearts), but the turn- and timing-based combat returns with extra complexity
WiiSuper Paper Mario2007Action-PlatformIntelligent SystemsMultiple playable characters and the ability to switch between 2D/3D for platforming; the last decent Paper Mario game, according to many
Wii UMario & Luigi: Partners in Time (VC)2015Timed Turn-BasedAlphaDreamSee DS
Wii UMario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (VC)2014Timed Turn-BasedAlphaDreamSee GBA
Wii UPaper Mario (VC)2015Turn-BasedIntelligent SystemsSee N64
Wii UPaper Mario: Color Splash2016ActionIntelligent SystemsSystem based on paint and color, attacks are chosen by cards, story progress and some items confer stat increases
Wii USuper Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (VC)2016Turn-BasedSquareSee SNES