Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam ROM is a role-playing video game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. The fifth entry in the Mario & Luigi series, it was released in Japan on December 3, 2015, in North America on December 4, 2015, in Europe on December 5, 2015, and in Australia on December 6, 2015.
The game is set primarily in the Mushroom Kingdom, where Paper Mario arrives after being separated from his world during a battle with Bowser. Upon arrival he teams up with Luigi to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches. Along the way they are joined by Toads and Paper Toads as they travel across multiple worlds to save their missing friends.
Paper Jam features similar gameplay mechanics to previous entries in the Mario & Luigi RPG series. Players take control of both Mario and Luigi as they fight enemies, solve puzzles, and gather items. The game also features a new mode called “Battles”, in which players can battle against one another using teams of three characters. Reception for Paper Jam has been generally positive. Critics praised the game.