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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (Nintendo DS)

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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 Meeting between generations
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS In the castle with a Save and FullHeal block
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Title screen
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Princess Shroob, the villain

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

IGN Nov 28, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 21, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
Game Shark Jan 03, 2006 B+ 83
Gamekult Feb 01, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.fr Feb 15, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Factornews Jun 26, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Nov 28, 2005 4 out of 5 80
WiiDSFrance Feb 18, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
EL33TONLINE 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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