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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (Nintendo DS)

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Description

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 Arrival in the past
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Meeting between generations
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Princess Shroob, the villain
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS The end?

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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The Press Says

Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Jul 30, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Nintendo Life Feb 06, 2006 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Mar 07, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Nov 29, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamezine Jan 16, 2006 17 out of 20 85
GameSpy Sep 27, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Planet GameCube Dec 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
WiiDSFrance Feb 18, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Spin May 23, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
G4 TV: X-Play Jan 16, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #4 Nintendo DS Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Nintendo DS RPG of the Year

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Ben K (23018) added Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (Nintendo DS) on Dec 23, 2005