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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Princess Peach's voice has been stolen by Cackletta and replaced with explosives! Mario and Luigi with the help of Bowser follow her trail to the neighboring Beanbean Kingdom, where they interact with a new cast of characters in their quest to stop her.

Battle gameplay further continues the Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario traditions. Rather than merely making selections from a menu as in many RPGs, timing your button presses correctly can inflict or defend from extra damage.

Screenshots

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance Defense
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance Title screen
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance What a rude words!
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance Intro scene

Alternate Titles

  • "马里奥与路易RPG" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "マリオ&ルイージRPG" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Mario & Luigi RPG" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Nintendo Life Dec 08, 2009 10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars 100
RPGFan Aug 25, 2004 95 out of 100 95
Gamer 2.0 Apr 26, 2004 9.3 out of 10 93
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jul 20, 2005 92 out of 100 92
GameSpot Nov 18, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
DarkZero Jan 09, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
Games Master Jan, 2004 90 out of 100 90
IGN Nov 17, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Bordersdown Dec, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target Jan 27, 2004 9 out of 10 90

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Clothing

This is the first ever Nintendo game where Mario does not have his clothes on. Note: He is NOT completely naked, he has a towel on.

Writing

Mario and Luigi are actually heard speaking mock-Italian for the first time.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – #6 Game Boy Advance Game of the Year
    • 2003 – Game Boy Advance RPG of the Year
  • Golden Joystick Awards
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