Paper Mario is a Nintendo 64 role-playing game released in 2000. It features Mario in his paper form. The game was sold for Virtual Console on the Wii in 2007 and the Wii U's Virtual Console in 2015. It was followed by five sequels: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004), Super Paper Mario (2007), Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012), Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016), and Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020).
When Bowser uses the Star Rod, he interrupts the party hosted by Princess Peach and the castle is lifted into outer space. As the game progresses, Mario rescues Peach, defeats Bowser and uses the Star Rod to restore the castle.