As far as classics from the early 00’s are concerned in relation to gaming there is no question that Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door was arguably one of the best RPG’s that the world had seen for the Nintendo GameCube. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door was the direct sequel to the Paper Mario game that was released for the Nintendo 64 in 2000 and was developed by Intelligent Systems. Since its release The Thousand Year Door has been praised by fans and critics alike for its unique storyline and its gameplay. Aside from how it looked Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door stood about because its gameplay mechanics were different from that of a traditional RPG. The storyline was pretty cool because in addition to controlling Mario who was the main character of the game players had the opportunity to be Princess Peach and Bowser within certain parts of game. Also, The Thousand Year Door saw the introduction of the Shadow Queen who was the main antagonist of the game that Mario had to defeat in order to rescue Princess Peach after she is captured. The idea of Princess Peach being kidnapped by a secret society and possessed by the Shadow Queen was something that was interesting and was arguably one of the most underrated storylines ever created in relation to the Mario series in general.
In fact, some might argue that Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door was a more memorable game than Super Mario Sunshine from 2002 which also appeared on GameCube. Despite, not becoming one of the top selling game for the Nintendo GameCube Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door was definitely an attraction on GameCube during between ’04-’06 and its an RPG title that many people would love to see re-released for the Nintendo Switch. While Nintendo has made no announcements whatsoever about bringing The Thousand Year Door to the Switch console its definitely something that retro gamers from the 00’s would love to see.