Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Reviews

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Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside StoryA single player action RPG, action in Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is split between the player-controlled team of Mario and Luigi, trapped in Bowser's stomach, and Bowser himself. These play out as two separate paths of action, constantly overlapping, which players can toggle between and engage in. As they do so players see that Bowser's actions on the outside affect the conditions for Mario and Luigi in his stomach, and the actions of the plumbers can add or subtract from Bowser's abilities. Examples of this are the good and bad things that Bowser swallows that the Bros. must deal with, and conversely the toll an illness the Bros. can affect has on Bowser's physical abilities. Players can see this link for themselves when at times during the game Mario and Luigi are shown on the lower DS screen, while simultaneously Bowser moves in in-game real-time on the top screen. Again, these two paths lead to the same place, the defeat of Fawful. The challenges that players face in doing this is the basis for the RPG gameplay, with players gaining experience points in the challenges that they face, which can be used to level up character-specific fighting and other abilities and even buy in-game gear. Additional gameplay includes puzzle-solving, searching for hidden items, mini-games and more, engaged in as the team of Mario and Luigi, and Bowser on his own.

Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Features
  • Two Separate Storylines - One features Bowser and his efforts to stop an arch-villain from taking over his castle. Meanwhile, inside Bowser, the microbe-sized Mario and Luigi must muscle their way through challenges and keep their nerve if they want to find a way out. They take action to control Bowser from the inside – but without his knowledge.
  • Distinctive Nintendo Humor - The game features the same hilarious dialogue that has been the hallmark of the Mario & Luigi series.
  • DS/DSi Integrated Gameplay - In some battles, Bowser grows so large that players must turn their Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi system sideways, blow into the microphone or tap on the touch screen with the stylus to keep up with the action.
  • Switch Between Storylines at Will - What happens inside Bowser affects what he’s doing on the outside. Sometimes Mario and Luigi must solve puzzles and challenges behind the scenes to help Bowser overcome various obstacles and advance the plot.
  • RPG Gameplay - A players work their way through challenges they can level characters up with experience points.

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Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Reviews

Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Reviews

Reviewed by Cincy 326

--- The turn based RPG elements of the game work well
--- There is a good variety in the puzzles that you face in the game
--- The series' sense of humor is still going strong
--- The boss fights using the touch screen to control Bowser are fun

--- Quite often, the puzzles that you face are unnecessarily challenging/counterintuitive because of the touch screen controls implemented for these sections
--- The game assumes that you know that Fawful, the main villain, is supposed to be funny. I, not knowing this, was constantly frustrated by his character because I thought that someone had seriously botched the translation.
--- Most of the boss fights using Bowser involve pushing the enemy past some line without the same happening to you or an annoying time limit. This eventually made me start to dread the Bowser fights.
--- Why do the Mario Bros. spend most of the game in Bowser?

Reviewed by bearnmind

My six year old son loves this game. Of the 5 games he's received since getting his DS, as well as several downloaded games, this one and Super Mario Bros are by far his favorite. There's enough challenge to keep him entertained while still being easy enough that he doesn't get frustrated.

Reviewed by Dinest Bora

I have played all of the Mario RPGs except for Super Mario RPG and I must say this is the second best the first being Paper Mario : TTYD ). Bowser is playable for a large portion of the game and the controls for him are superb. The boss battles are back and much better than in Partners in Time. Overall this game is a must buy for anyone with a Nintendo DS. Stop reading this and just go buy the game.

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