Which partner-types would you like to see the most?

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#1 Posted by senorfuzzeh (424 posts) -

Over the course of the past three Paper Mario games we've gotten a pretty interesting range of Characters. From a postal service Koopa-Paratroops too a female Bob-omb. All pretty interesting casts. And theres still so many different creatures from the Mario universe that the new game could work with.

Which Creature type would you like to see most as a partner in the upcoming game? Maybe you guys want to see some of the old character types like Goombas.

For me I personally I really, really want to see a Shy-Guy Companion. They've been in so many Mario games, usually as just background minions. It'd be really interesting to actually have one as a partner and see what their like. Also another one, (Just because I think their cute in an odd way) Bloopers. Be fun to just have one of these guys float (Or flop) Around with you on your adventure. I am really hoping they don't just do the same thing and give us the same types they have in the previous games.

#2 Posted by FreakAche (3026 posts) -

Angry sun.

#3 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

I love your choices!
 
I'd like to see either a Raven or a Monty Mole.

#4 Posted by Lady_of_the_patriots (92 posts) -

I want to see a male Boo or a female Coopa...Or Luigi. I want Luigi as a companion.

#5 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

A boo would be an awesome companion. How about a piranha plant on wheels? Yeaaah that'd be both stupid and amazing.

#6 Posted by RE_Player1 (7946 posts) -

A warp pipe that talks.

#7 Posted by FreakAche (3026 posts) -

@msavo said:

A warp pipe that talks.

Submit your resume to Intelligent Systems NOW!

#8 Edited by Timing (634 posts) -

Shoot, Shy Guy and Raven would've been my first and second choices.
<----------- In that case I'll just refer to my avatar (though it's technically also a subspecies of Shy Guy).
 
Other options:

  • Chain Chomp
  • Lantern Ghost
       
  • Craw

  • Georgette Jelly
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@MikkaQ said:

A boo would be an awesome companion.

Dude...
 
Edit:  also a Ninji of course.
 
#9 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

@Timing: Ah yeah forgot about her. I'm thinking more traditional boo though.

#10 Posted by senorfuzzeh (424 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: Is there even a Monty Mole in paper mario? I think their might be one in the first one for the N64 but its been so long I can't remember...

Also, Chain Chomb would be awesome. Having a giant ball with mashing teeth bounce behind you would scare Toads shitless. Lol.

#11 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@FreakAche said:

Angry sun.

#12 Edited by SpunkyHePanda (1828 posts) -

Always had a special place in my heart for the magikoopa even though they were such fuckers in Super Mario World. Also, Kamek should be in this game. Kammy is no Kamek.

#13 Posted by Tearhead (2388 posts) -

@Timing: A Chain Chomp has already been confirmed as a partner.

#14 Posted by Timing (634 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

@Timing: Ah yeah forgot about her. I'm thinking more traditional boo though.

Yeah I figured as much. Though to be fair, most partners so far have been 'non-traditional' versions of their species (blue Koopa, pink or white Bob-omb etc). That said, I'd still rather have a traditional Boo than some weird cloud monster.

@senorfuzzeh said:

@TaliciaDragonsong: Is there even a Monty Mole in paper mario? I think their might be one in the first one for the N64 but its been so long I can't remember...

Also, Chain Chomb would be awesome. Having a giant ball with mashing teeth bounce behind you would scare Toads shitless. Lol.

There are plenty of Monty Moles in the first Paper Mario. Most of them appear in chapter 2 on Mt. Rugged. Later on, in chapter 6 in the Flower Fields there's sort of a plague of Monty Moles that you have to exterminate. The music for this part is pretty cool.

@Tearhead said:

@Timing: A Chain Chomp has already been confirmed as a partner.

Yes I've seen the image you're probably referring to, but like I said above, since every partner so far has been a special version of their species, seeing this regular one made me think it was maybe only a placeholder or a temporary partner of sorts, since nothing has REALLY been confirmed yet, right? Still, I'd settle for a regular chain chomp, but if they could, why not just give us a golden one like the one in Mario Sunshine?

#15 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -
@senorfuzzeh: What @Timing: said! ^^
The music in the RPG's is great too, another reason I'm looking forward to it.
#16 Posted by senorfuzzeh (424 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: Oh Right. like I said, I havent play Paper Mario 64 since it first came out, and god knows how long ago that was... And yes the music is quite amazing.

@Timing: I don't know why but I figured it'd be interesting to have a chain chomp of different collor with a crack in his head. Or maybe one eye. Cuz I agree with you the one in that picture is quite... Generic.

#17 Posted by drac96 (746 posts) -

I think a Bullet Bill partner would be pretty cool.

Also I really like a lot of the enemies from Super Mario RPG. I especially like the Crook and it's variation the Sakit.

#18 Posted by dungbootle (2501 posts) -

Kuribo's Shoe

#19 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1828 posts) -

@Timing said:

Later on, in chapter 6 in the Flower Fields there's sort of a plague of Monty Moles that you have to exterminate. The music for this part is pretty cool.

Yes! It's funny you should mention this. I remember getting the official soundtrack CD and being miffed that this track wasn't on there.

#20 Posted by gelatinabomination (196 posts) -

I think the correct option is a Hammer Bro. That could lead to some interesting battle mechanics.

#21 Edited by Bollard (6413 posts) -

BANZAI BILL

#22 Posted by Doctorchimp (4163 posts) -

Baby Bowser

#23 Posted by senorfuzzeh (424 posts) -

@Doctorchimp said:

Baby Bowser

This is slightly off-topic, but I think it would be really interesting to see more Character development with Bowser in the new one. They showed a vary faint glimpse of his "Good" Side towards the end of Super Paper Mario, When he holds the ceiling up so Mario, Luigi, and Peach can all escape. Even tells his previous enemy, O'chunks too get out before its too late. Probably one of my favorite moments in a Mario game. (I am a sucker for when the big baddie shows a soft spot)

(Took me fore ever to find this pic)

I know its a Mario game so I can't ask for too much but it would definetly be interesting to see Bowser be SLIGHTLY less of a dick.

#24 Posted by TentPole (1856 posts) -

I want all of the koopa kids.

#25 Posted by BisonHero (8447 posts) -

@Timing said:

@MikkaQ said:

@Timing: Ah yeah forgot about her. I'm thinking more traditional boo though.

Yeah I figured as much. Though to be fair, most partners so far have been 'non-traditional' versions of their species (blue Koopa, pink or white Bob-omb etc). That said, I'd still rather have a traditional Boo than some weird cloud monster.

Man, agreed that Flurrie was totally fucking stupid. I'm all for them inventing original characters; I thought Vivian was pretty good, even if she is the "shy girl" stock character that Japanese writers love to put in everything. But Flurrie is just this gross prima donna who basically just acts like your creepy overweight aunt who wears way too much lipstick. She wasn't funny, and her attacks were mostly terrible (blowing enemies away gives you no experience).

Anyway, my vote for a partner type is a Thwomp:

I just want to see them make a Thwomp who is a total wuss, or a lady's man, or has a genius-level IQ, or any number of other character traits that you wouldn't associate with a Thwomp.

#26 Posted by Bulby33 (648 posts) -

I remember the snow chapter in the original Paper Mario had a town full of penguins so when I first played that game I was psyched because I thought one of the penguins would join you but... it didn't happen. Ever since then I always wanted a penguin companion in the Paper Mario series. Perhaps their use outside of battle would let you swim through cold water or something? 
 
Nonetheless, the wait for this game is absolutely killing me. KILLING ME.

#27 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

@BisonHero: Thwomp scientist would be great!

#28 Posted by Timing (634 posts) -
@BisonHero: Yeah I really wasn't a fan of Flurrie either.

Now, an actual Flurry, I'd be okay with. Look at this awesome thing.
Anyone remember these from Super Mario Bros. 2? Imagine if you could ride one and then slide around on any surface, kind of (exactly) like with Lakilester.

And since we're on Mario Bros. 2, how about a Pidgit?
@BisonHero said:

Anyway, my vote for a partner type is a Thwomp:

I just want to see them make a Thwomp who is a total wuss, or a lady's man, or has a genius-level IQ, or any number of other character traits that you wouldn't associate with a Thwomp.


Thwomp would also be great, though I always preferred the Mario 64 design, even though Nintendo has since abandoned it (I think).

@Bulby33 said:
  I always wanted a penguin companion in the Paper Mario series.
This is also a great suggestion, one that I was just about to post before I saw your post. A Bumpty would be really cool (no pun intended).

This thread also reminds me of that image I once compiled of Luigi and his supposed partners from his supposed adventures in the 'Waffle Kingdom'.
If they just straight up took one of these and put it in Paper Mario 3DS that would be pretty hilarious.
#29 Edited by senorfuzzeh (424 posts) -

@Timing:Hahahaha!

I remember when I first played Paper Mario for the GC I so badly wanted them to make Luigis adventure to the "Waffle Kingdom" an actual game. Luigi never gets enough face time.

And you thought Mario had an odd bunch of partners....

#30 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

@dungbootle said:

Kuribo's Shoe

That's more an Easter Egg/weapon.

#31 Posted by kurtbro900 (118 posts) -

How about that football guy from Super Mario World

#32 Posted by BisonHero (8447 posts) -

@senorfuzzeh said:

@Timing:Hahahaha!

I remember when I first played Paper Mario for the GC I so badly wanted them to make Luigis adventure to the "Waffle Kingdom" an actual game. Luigi never gets enough face time.

And you thought Mario had an odd bunch of partners....

Man, Luigi's adventures in the Waffle Kingdom are one of the funniest things Nintendo has ever written. It's definitely one of the top reasons that I still remember Thousand Year Door so fondly. There just wasn't anything nearly as funny in Super Paper Mario, while Paper Mario 64 was a little too by-the-book with a lot of its writing and wasn't nearly as outlandish.

I would love to play a game where one of your partners is the mechanic Buzzy Beetle that has a wrench on his shell.

#33 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

No Hammer Bros love? Shameful. Also, as others have said I'd like to see Bowser in the party however unlikely.

#34 Posted by Bulby33 (648 posts) -

I think a Thwomp Scientist is the best idea of all time.

#35 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2729 posts) -

Luigi and Bowser.

#36 Edited by Lady_of_the_patriots (92 posts) -

@Bloodgraiv3 said:

Luigi and Bowser.

Techincally they were kind of already playable characters in the last two games. And it looks like Luigi is gonna be a big part of the new one. Considering he is on the box art.

#37 Posted by DeF (5216 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

A boo would be an awesome companion. How about a piranha plant on wheels? Yeaaah that'd be both stupid and amazing.

like that? :D

@msavo said:

A warp pipe that talks.

how can we both have the exact same absolutely ridiculous idea? :D

#38 Posted by BBQBram (2385 posts) -

I like all of these ideas! They've got so much to choose from they better not resort to Goombas and the like. I'm all for Raven and Shy Guy, personally.

#39 Posted by JackSukeru (6105 posts) -

Man, I can't decide, there are so many great ideas!

Actually a Shyguy analyzing character (basically being the Goombella of the game) that had the quirk of being...well, shy, would probably be pretty awesome.

@senorfuzzeh said:

@Doctorchimp said:

Baby Bowser

This is slightly off-topic, but I think it would be really interesting to see more Character development with Bowser in the new one. They showed a vary faint glimpse of his "Good" Side towards the end of Super Paper Mario, When he holds the ceiling up so Mario, Luigi, and Peach can all escape. Even tells his previous enemy, O'chunks too get out before its too late. Probably one of my favorite moments in a Mario game. (I am a sucker for when the big baddie shows a soft spot)

I know its a Mario game so I can't ask for too much but it would definetly be interesting to see Bowser be SLIGHTLY less of a dick.

Hm, I don't know, we kind of got a LOT of Bowser in Inside Story and I personally love seeing him portrayed as this selfish, dumb yet totally lovable bully, that yellow star spite was such a buzzkill in that game.

"Yeah I'm Awesome" --Bowser.

@BisonHero: I don't remember disliking Flurrie all that much, but I remember thinking she had kind of boring attacks, and that I used her the least of the entire cast. I was really fond of Vivian because I never bought that she would join your party until she actually did, and while she certainly was the "shy girl" archetype, being a guy in the original version was a bit more unique (even if "really affeminate crossdresser" is also, totally a character type over there).

As for Twomp character I could really see one as a scientist. I'd love to see one as a side character (later midboss and wearing a labcoat of course) in bowsers castle, talking to Kamek & Bowser and maybe being their Q or something.

A totally hyper and pumped up Ninji (kind of similar to Missile from Ghost Trick) would also be crazy, as would any inclusion of a Buzzy Beetle character, or maybe a nerdy Monty Mole, riding in a Kuriboe's Shoe.

Just...no fucking Piantas...worst character type ever.

#40 Posted by Nameless2000 (77 posts) -

A Shy Guy of some variety is an absolute must. A Chargin' Chuck would be awesome, but unlikely.

#41 Posted by BisonHero (8447 posts) -

@Lady_of_the_patriots said:

@Bloodgraiv3 said:

Luigi and Bowser.

Techincally they were kind of already playable characters in the last two games. And it looks like Luigi is gonna be a big part of the new one. Considering he is on the box art.

That box art is super fake. Or suddenly Nintendo fired all of their graphic designers, and now they've hired chimpanzees to create box art.

#42 Posted by senorfuzzeh (424 posts) -

@RockmanBionics said:

Man, I can't decide, there are so many great ideas!

Actually a Shyguy analyzing character (basically being the Goombella of the game) that had the quirk of being...well, shy, would probably be pretty awesome.

@senorfuzzeh said:

@Doctorchimp said:

Baby Bowser

This is slightly off-topic, but I think it would be really interesting to see more Character development with Bowser in the new one. They showed a vary faint glimpse of his "Good" Side towards the end of Super Paper Mario, When he holds the ceiling up so Mario, Luigi, and Peach can all escape. Even tells his previous enemy, O'chunks too get out before its too late. Probably one of my favorite moments in a Mario game. (I am a sucker for when the big baddie shows a soft spot)

I know its a Mario game so I can't ask for too much but it would definetly be interesting to see Bowser be SLIGHTLY less of a dick.

Hm, I don't know, we kind of got a LOT of Bowser in Inside Story and I personally love seeing him portrayed as this selfish, dumb yet totally lovable bully, that yellow star spite was such a buzzkill in that game.

"Yeah I'm Awesome" --Bowser.

----------------------------------------------

Just...no fucking Piantas...worst character type ever.

I don't want him to stop being the big jerk we've come to know. I just think it'd be interesting to see him show his soft side again, that hidden very deep in that black heart. Overall thought I like the Bowser in Paper Mario where hes the more commical villain.

God I would NEVER use a Pinatas partner. that'd be the worst ever.

I hope soooo badly there is a Shy Guy.

#43 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

I want a Paper Mario-style subplot involving Daisy and Tatanga. Rife for self-referential humor related to Super Mario Land and the fact that no one gives a shit about Tatanga anymore.

#44 Posted by Timing (634 posts) -

I must've missed this trailer from TGS last year, or I'd forgotten about it, but there appears to be a partner in it (49 seconds in).


It's... a crown.

I don't know, I hope they don't go the Super Paper Mario route and just give us shapes as partners again, because I'd find that pretty disappointing considering the rich universe of potential creatures they can choose from, as we've already shown in this thread.
#45 Posted by senorfuzzeh (424 posts) -

@Timing said:

It's... a crown.

Good god I hope thats just like the Star Sprite that follows just you in the N64 version. Where its only there for a little while and not an actual partner. I would be terribly unhappy if this game followed the same formula as Super Paper Mario.

#46 Posted by JackSukeru (6105 posts) -

@senorfuzzeh: I did like at the end of Bowser's Inside Story when..

they send him a cake with a thank you for helping them save the world. I don't remember exctly how it all went down but I liked the hint that he was actually happy about it, and maybe someday they all could get along...

@Hailinel: That'd be pretty great.

@Timing: One of the reasons why Super Paper Mario was so weak, everyone was just...a bunch of shapes.

I really want a Shyguy for a partner, those shys just look cool.

#47 Posted by BisonHero (8447 posts) -

@senorfuzzeh said:

@Timing said:

It's... a crown.

Good god I hope thats just like the Star Sprite that follows just you in the N64 version. Where its only there for a little while and not an actual partner. I would be terribly unhappy if this game followed the same formula as Super Paper Mario.

Yeah, I agree that it's highly unlikely the crown is an actual partner. It's probably just an NPC that doesn't fight that follows you around for 10-20 minutes as part of some story sequence.

#48 Posted by TheMasterDS (2424 posts) -

Magikoopa (Magic)
Koribo's Shoe Goomba (Safe Platform)
Hammer Bro (Throws you up)
Chomp (I hope this implies no Koopa and no bob-omb, does both Koopa and Bob-omb role) 
Piranha Plant (Pulls you underground) 
Toad (Tattles) 

Online
#49 Posted by Forderz (264 posts) -

GENO AND MALLOW, REPRESENT!

I know it'll never happen.

#50 Edited by CookieMonster (2502 posts) -

Fuck, who cares, its going to be brilliant either way. I'm really tempted to drop some dollar on a 3DS just for paper mario. Its my favourite video game series.

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