Paper Mario: The Plasma Star is a Super Nintendo ROM hack based on the Super Mario World SNES game. This hack changes the game completely into that of a fanmade addition to the Paper Mario series.

Game Rating : 2.5/5 (1)
Developer :  Pixel-Gon, Rainbow Man, TheJullasicFox, tmauri, toad64
Game Type : Platformer
Release Date : 9 January 2018
Modes : Single Player

Paper Mario: The Plasma Star More Information

This hack is meant to turn Super Mario World into an installment that’s more like that of the Paper Mario series. It’s only a demo so far, but that’s only because there is clearly a lot of work being put into it. It’s going to have a lot of the works that make the Paper Mario series what it is – remarkably ambitious for a SNES hack.


What exactly are these works, you may wonder? Well, there will be NPCs to talk to, an engaging storyline, towns to visit, a sense of humor, and much more. Despite all this, this is still going to be a core Mario platformer. Turn-based battles aren’t implemented; you will instead still be traversing levels not unlike that of Mario World’s own.

It’s still going to be a while before it a full version is present. However, the demo is very worth checking out, if just to support the crew working on it. It’s sure to be a promising creation in the realm of ROM hacking.

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Paper Mario: The Plasma Star (Q and A)

Question : What is a SNES Rom Hack?
Answer : A SNES ROM Hack is where someone has taken the original SNES Game and has modified it with new graphics / levels / characters. Some hacks are very good and can create completely new games, whilst others are not done very well and can even be unplayable.

Question : Is this ROM Hack any good?
Answer : I have played this game and I have rated it which you can see the result below. If you have played this game please use the submission form below to submit your rating.

2.5/5 (1)
Question : Can I download and play Paper Mario: The Plasma Star SNES ROM Hack?
Answer : Yes 🙂 You can download Paper Mario: The Plasma Star ROM from ROMHacking. The download links have been tested and are working at the time of posting this article, If you find the links don’t work please let me know by posting a comment below.

Question : I have Downloaded The ROM Hack But What Do I Do Next?
Answer : Watch this video for instructions on what to do. When you download this hack the download will contain a .ips file (Not a ROM file), This .ips file is a patch which you need to apply to the original ROM in order to be able to play the hacked game. The easiest thing to do is copy the .ips file in to the same folder as the original ROM and make sure the .ips and .rom file have the same name, for example

  • Paper Mario: The Plasma Star.ips
  • Paper Mario: The Plasma Star.rom

Now launch your emulator and then open the ROM and you should be able to play the hack. If the hack does not load you will need to patch the ROM file with the IPS file.

Question : How Do I Patch the ROM File To Play?
Answer : Watch this video which will show you what to do. You need to download Lunar IPS tool and run it then click on “Apply IPS Patch” then select the .ips file and click ok, then select the Rom file and the patch will then be applied. Now launch your SNES emulator and open the ROM file.

Question : Where Can I Download The Lunar IPS Tool?
Answer : You can download the tool from Here

Question : What Emulator Shall I Use To Play Paper Mario: The Plasma Star (ROM Hack)?
Answer : There are many good emulators you can use to play this SNES Rom hack, Take a look at this article which will list a few for what ever system you are using (PC, Linux, PSP and so on)

Question : How can I submit my rating of this game
Answer : If you have played this game please let us know what you thought of it by submitting your rating below and also post a comment to let us know what you thought of this game.

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