Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

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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.


Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Introducing the kids
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Travelling through time!
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS ... and even level up :)
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Stuffwell explains jumping.

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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Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Nintendo DS Jul 30, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95 Nintendo DS Jan 27, 2006 18 out of 20 90
1UP Nintendo DS Nov 29, 2005 9 out of 10 90
N-Zone Nintendo DS Jan 09, 2006 88 out of 100 88
Power Unlimited Nintendo DS Feb, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Gamezine Nintendo DS Jan 16, 2006 17 out of 20 85
Press Start Online Nintendo DS Jan 31, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Nintendo Spin Nintendo DS May 23, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nintendo DS Aug 01, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
EL33TONLINE Nintendo DS Jan 22, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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.


  • 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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