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How Long to Beat Paper Mario: The Origami King

Ready to start a new game? Find out how long it's going to take to beat Paper Mario: The Origami King.


Paper Mario: The Origami Kin is the newest entry in the Paper Mario series. It doffs some of the more typical RPG conventions and instead offers exploration and puzzle-solving with some of the silliest characters around.

If you're planning on embarking on this colorful journey, you're probably wondering how much time you need to set aside. We've got all the info you need when it comes to figuring out how long Paper Mario: The Origami King is and how long it'll take you to fell the Origami King himself.

Grab a pen and paper to jot down some finish times to see if you've got time to fit in a playthrough before the next big game hits.

How long to beat Paper Mario: The Origami King?

Princess Peach welcomes Mario and Luigi to Toad Town for a special origami event.Source: Amazon

This entry in the Paper Mario series is a pretty lengthy game, even if you're only interested in playing through the main story. All told, it takes about 25 to 40 hours to complete Paper Mario: The Origami King, depending on how involved you want to get with completing all of the extra content and collecting items. That's a pretty sizeable time investment, so you might want to set a couple of weekends aside unless you have time during the week to spend on it. This information comes from our playthrough as well as How Long To Beat's polled gamers.

How long to beat Paper Mario: The Origami King's main story?

Mario and Olivia rest on a bench together in a green area.Source: Youtube

If you're only interested in finishing the game's main story and aren't interested in seeing extra content, this is the path you'll likely end up taking. If you want to get through the main story alone, you're looking at around 26 hours of playtime. This means you're solely going to follow story beats and avoid collecting treasures and Toads. This is a straight shot through the game.

How long to beat Paper Mario: The Origami King's main story with extras?

Baby Bowser guffaws about being Mario's "boss" now while Mario, Olivia, and Kamek look on.Source: Youtube

Looking to take some extra time out to see a few extras in-game? You can expect around 30 hours of playtime. This includes playing through the complete story, checking out extra missions and looking for treasures and Toads. This path means you're going to explore a little while you stick to the main storyline.

How long to beat Paper Mario: The Origami King's main story as a completionist?

Olivia is finally freed from her prison within the wall.Source: Youtube

This is the way to play if you don't want to miss anything at all. If you see and do everything, you'll also be headed toward the Secret Ending. That means you'll spend at least 40 hours of playtime with the game to achieve this feat. This means you collect all Treasures, find all Toads, and uncover every secret item. You'll be a veritable Origami King champ.

No matter what path you choose, you're in for a real treat with Paper Mario: The Origami King. You'll also have your hands full for quite a while.


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