Paper Mario: 9-5 2: Hazard Pay
A revolution in Paper Mario technology, 9-5 2 advances the Paper Mario ripoff scene by reverting as many mechanics to stock Paper Mario as is feasible. Current mechanics include:
- Tying only HP/FP/BP upgrades to levelups, leaving attack and defense stats to be upgraded via equipment and badges.
- Replacing attack damage equations with base power. Attack damage is equal to base power + attacking stat - defending stat.
- Taking battle actions instantly, so players can strategize mid-turn and won't get screwed over because their attack target becomes illegal before they can attack.
- Real Turtles.
Paper Mario: 9-5 2: Hazard Pay is estimated to be completed by March 2025.