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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo DS)

by Nintendo
Nintendo DS
 Ages 3 and Over
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B001TOQ8WU
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 13.7 x 1.6 cm
  • Release Date: 9 Oct 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,275 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

In Bowser's Inside Story, Mario and Luigi set off on yet again adventure together. In his evil plot to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, Fawful, the mad scientist, tricks Bowser into eating a magic mushroom. The mushroom causes Bowser to being inhaling everything around him, including Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach! Do the Mario brothers have what it takes to rescue Peach and escape?

 

  • 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 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.
  • Players can 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.
  • 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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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bowser Show 23 Dec 2009
First off, this is a Mario RPG in the same vein as the two previous ones Superstar Saga and Partners in Time. Therefore if you are looking for a platformer, this is not the game for you.

This will be familiar to those who have experienced Partners in Time, as it is very similar, except you don't have the babies with you. Instead of fighting with the babies, you get to fight as Bowser- and that is the main focus, with Mario and Luigi among other members of the Mushroom Kingdom inside Bowser's body after being inhaled it is Bowser who spends most of the time exploring, linked together with a brilliant and truly funny script that keeps the game entertaining.

The battle system is a turn based RPG, with a choice of (for Mario and Luigi) the traditional jump attack, a hammer attack or a special attack using items such as fire flowers and shells. With Bowser you can use a punch attack, flame attack and inhale, which allows the battle to switch to Mario and Luigi. The system is simple to learn but remains fun throughout.

Bowser makes a good lead in this game, and it would be very welcome if he returned to that role sometime. This is a great game, and worth a play.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have. 30 Mar 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Without a doubt one of the best games I ever played for the Nintendo DS. If you enjoyed Superstar Saga and Partners in Time, then you already have this game, if you aren't familiar with the whole Mario & Luigi RPGs this one is a good place to start.

In Mario & Luigi RPG titles you take control of both Mario and Luigi, one button controls the actions over Mario while the other button serves to Luigi, which usually follows Mario. As such, expect to jump to platforms with both brothers at the same time, but is not the selling point. This control and display of characters allows for numerous puzzles, for example when Mario and Luigi get a Hammer, Luigi can hit Mario so that Mario becomes smaller, allowing him to go previous unreached places. Mario and Luigi also learn techniques that allow them to dig and fly for a short period of time, so you can expect a lot of creative platforms.

The combat is similar for all RPGs, however Mario and Luigi can defend or even counterattack when an enemy is about to hit you. With practice, you will learn how to dodge all major attacks. The timing also plays a great roll in combat, all Luigi and Mario attacks allows for combos if you hit the button just in the right time.

The game takes huge advantages of the DS hardware, the level of creativity is something you would expect from a Zelda title. Before this one I played Zelda:Spirit Tracks and I have a lot more fun with this game. And don't get me wrong, I'm a huge, HUGE, Zelda fan, but my point here is to show how awesome this game is.

The big star is of course Bowser. I can't tell you how much I Laughed with the character: his behavior, laugh, conversations with his minions, it's just fun to watch him.

If aren't convinced by popular review sites (such as GSpot, IGN, GameTrailers and such) see what Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw from Zero Punctuation as to said about this game ;) Buy this now.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The way all RPG's should be... 9 Jan 2010
By S. Reed
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Mario RPG series is one of the most constantly inventive and fun ever. No arguments. Started way back in 1993 with the Secret Stars this is the seventh time Mario has leaped from his traditional platform action to a turn based stat fest, and it's high praise to say this chapter is up there with the zenith of the series Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.
Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Oblivion make you work for you fun, cruelly drip feeding it. Inside Story doesn't. It's a joyous, involving ride all the way.
One factor behind this is the battle system. Instead of being a meandering grind fest, that lets you sit back, select your attack and simply watch your enemy get pounded, here you have far more control, with well timed button presses and stylus sweeps key to dishing out maximum pain to the games varied menagerie of foes.
And with Bowser, Mario's arch enemy, a playable character this time round your attacks can be even more satisfying. Bowser has been controllable in other games of course, but here he transforms from being a mere cameo sideshow into a major role in the games' plot. After all, much of the game is spent inside of him.
Yes, the games title is to be taken literally. Plots for Mario's platform games usually wouldn't fill the back of a napkin, but Inside Story is the definition of a high concepts story. To elaborate would ruin the games many twists, but for much of the adventure you find yourself switching between Mario (and Luigi) battling through Bowser's bowels, and Bowser himself to complete some inspired co-operative puzzles.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mario forever 2 May 2010
By Big Mac
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
My 5 year old son loves Mario games, so when he saw this one he just had to have it. He'd already been saving for his next game so had the money. His biggest disappointment was having to wait 3 whole days for it to arrive. There are some quite tricky bits that he is getting irritated with and I wouldn't recommend as a game for younger players unless they're more experienced.
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