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 Princess Shroob, the villain
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Differently colored blocks
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Intro - The present
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Kickin' it!

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
HardGamers Nintendo DS Dec 02, 2005 92 out of 100 92
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nintendo DS Mar 07, 2006 9 out of 10 90
IGN Nintendo DS Nov 28, 2005 9 out of 10 90 Nintendo DS Feb 04, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Dec, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
Gamekult Nintendo DS Feb 01, 2006 8 out of 10 80
WiiDSFrance Nintendo DS Feb 18, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS Jan 16, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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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