Paper Mario comes to 'Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack' on December 10

Nintendo has announced that Paper Mario will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online N64 library on December 10. Nintendo 64 games are included as part of the 'Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack' subscription, which runs $50 per year.

There are admittedly not very many RPGs to be found on the Nintendo 64, but Paper Mario is one of them, and it's a good one. Originally released as Mario Story in Japan in August 2000, it works as a sort of follow-up to Super Mario RPG, and the series has seen six entries since. 

The new trailer, press release, and some screenshots can be found below, via Nintendo.

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?


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

Paper Mario Nintendo Switch Online Screenshots