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The famous Mario Brothers return in this sequel to the humorous Superstar Saga. In this adventure, Princess Peach takes a trip in a time machine, but when it returns, there's only a monster inside! The heroic brothers travel back in time only to discover that evil alien life forms known as the Shroobs have taken over the Mushroom Kingdom, and no-one is safe! They soon meet up with their younger selves, and set out to stop the alien menace, not to mention rescue the Princess!

Although the game has turn-based battles, it follows the tradition of the previous Mario RPG games, in that button commands can be pressed during battle to increase your attack, defend, and counterattack, to give the impression of a more interactive battle.

Battling can also become quite hectic, as players now have to control the each of the four brothers with the four different face buttons. This can make for some very tricky situations when using special power-ups that randomize the brothers' turns.

Screenshots

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Fighting the Shrooboid
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS The destroyed village
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS You can't win this one anyway...
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Differently colored blocks

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "马里奥与路易RPG2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "マリオ&ルイージRPG2" -- Japanese spelling
  • "마리오&루이지 RPG 시간의 파트너" -- Korean spelling
  • "Mario und Luigi: Zusammen durch die Zeit" -- German title
  • "Mario & Luigi RPG 2" -- Japanese title
  • "Mario & Luigi: Les Frères du Temps" -- French title
  • "Mario & Luigi: Fratelli nel Tempo" -- Italian title
  • "Mario & Luigi: Compañeros en el Tiempo" -- Spanish title

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Critic Reviews

UOL Jogos Nintendo DS Jan 13, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
HardGamers Nintendo DS Dec 02, 2005 92 out of 100 92
4Players.de Nintendo DS Feb 04, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nintendo DS Mar 07, 2006 9 out of 10 90
N-Zone Nintendo DS Jan 09, 2006 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Dec, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
Legendra Nintendo DS Sep 02, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PlayDevil Nintendo DS Mar 30, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nintendo DS Aug 01, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
WiiDSFrance Nintendo DS Feb 18, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #2 Best DS Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #2 Most Humorous Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #4 Nintendo DS Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Nintendo DS RPG of the Year

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