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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 Bros. attack
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance Luigi the lesser-known
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance Intro scene
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance Status screen

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

Finkrats! Classic Nigel (150) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

Deeko 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Nintendojo 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Games Master Jan, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Mygamer.com Jul 07, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Nov 27, 2003 9 out of 10 90
N-Zone Jan 16, 2004 89 out of 100 89
1UP May 09, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Netjak Dec 08, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Gamestyle Aug 08, 2006 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Jul 18, 2004 B 75

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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
Information also contributed by Fred VT and piltdown man.

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Joshua J. Slone (4616) added Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Game Boy Advance) on Feb 06, 2004
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