Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - Nintendo DS Standard Edition
- RPG gameplay in which players work their way through challenges they can level characters up with experience points.
- One featuring Bowser as a playable character, and the other revolving around the microbe-sized Mario, Luigi and Peach.
- Integrated gameplay action which the player toggles between, where Mario and Luigi must solve puzzles and challenges
- Distinctive Nintendo humor featuring the same hilarious dialogue that has been the hallmark of the Mario & Luigi series.
- Blow into the microphone or tap on the touch screen with the stylus to keep up with the action.
- Platform: Nintendo DS
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Mario & Luigi Show Their Intestinal Fortitude: In his evil plot to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, Fawful tricks Bowser� into eating a magic mushroom. The mushroom causes Bowser to begin inhaling everything around him, including Mario�, Luigi� and Princess Peach�! Do the Mario Bros. have the guts to rescue Peach and escape? GAME FEATURES: � Players are in control of 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 & 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. � Players can switch between storylines at will. What happens inside Bowser affects what he�s doing on the outside. Sometimes Mario & Luigi must solve puzzles and challenges behind the scenes to help Bowser overcome various obstacles and advance the plot. � Players must make well-timed button presses to enhance their performance during battles and challenges. 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. � The game features the same hilarious dialogue that has been the hallmark of the Mario & Luigi series.
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Top Customer Reviews
The humour in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is ever present like it's predecessors, only with more Bowser! The combat is simple as ever making it accessible to newcomers to the genre whilst at the same time welcoming back returning fans of this branch of the Mario universe. The sound quality is much higher as well to this time around.
The battle music is slightly... boring. But that can be overlooked quite easily. But if you are anything like me, You'll want to rush through the Mario & Luigi Parts to get to the more entertaining and comical Bowser parts.
A highly recommended buy for the DS this winter!
Switching between Bowser and the digesting Mario Bros is quick and instantaneous. At times you'll need to coordinate what Bowser is doing in order to better explore his guts. In one example, drinking from a fountain causes Bowser to fill up with water allowing the Mario Bros to swim; when you stop drinking the water level recedes again. Basically each area inside of Bowser's body is filled with puzzle-platforming challenges or mini-games that help boost Bowser's adrenaline or pump up his muscles.
Similar to the Mother series there are no random encounters, and you can win the advantage by bopping enemies to engage them. On the flip side if you slip up and let them get the upper hand, you'll enter the battle stunned and open to their attacks.
The battle system reinvigorates the old turn-based formula with alternating rounds of timing-based attack and evasion. Instead of simply trading damage with enemies until one side wins, you can add emphasis to an attack by hitting the button again at the moment of impact, and avoid enemy attacks altogether with proper timing and good reflexes. Enemies will subtly telegraph their offensive strategy, and with careful observation you'll know whether they'll be targeting Mario or Luigi, allowing you to focus on that split-second moment when you need to hit a button to dodge or deflect the attack.
It's hard to find fault in the game's execution besides a few very minor details which don't really detract from the experience, and everything is simple and user-friendly.Read more ›
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story est divertissant, mais j'ai trouvé qu'il y avait vraiment des longueurs par moment. L'histoire et le déroulement n'était pas assez en symbiose, je m'explique : l'histoire est courte et très simple mais pour avancer dans l'histoire, il faut combattre sans cesse pour gagner des niveaux... Oui, normal vous me direz... Mais à un point tel où c'est handicapant. Il est sensé d'avoir un rythme pour éviter qu'il ait un grand décallage entre le niveau des personnages et les combats principaux au cours de l'histoire... Mais j'ai été souvent prise à faire un tas de combats seulement pour gagner des forces pour pouvoir battre les "boss". Peut-être que je devinais les places où aller trop facilement, je ne sais pas. Plus "d'énigmes", se creuser la tête un peu plus, aurait été agréable pour avancer dans le jeu.
Comme je disais, le scénario était peut-être un peu trop simple à mon goût. Je trouvais que le jeu manquais d'équilibre sous différents plans. Mais dans l'ensemble, il a pu combler tout de même mon envie de divertissement. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story est relativement long (25-30 hrs) mais aurait pu être très court... J'ai l'impression que Nintendo a étiré le scénario pour en faire un jeu.
Most recent customer reviews
I was very excited when I got this game. Although it's fun to play there is so much story that doesn't play through on its own that I just lose interest. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2010 by Rebecca M
My mom gave me Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story for Christmas. I've been bugging her to get it for ages. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2010 by Mr. Boo
my daughter is very much challenged by the levels and said it is difficult but she enjoys the game very much.Published on Oct. 30 2009 by Ginette Patrick