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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 The end?
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Save menu again - aren't the kids cute? :P
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Mayor gets attacked.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS How things came together

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

Nintendo Life Feb 06, 2006 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GameZone Nov 27, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 27, 2006 18 out of 20 90
GameSpot Nov 29, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2005 8.25 out of 10 82
PlayDevil Mar 30, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamekult Feb 01, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Factornews Jun 26, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Spin May 23, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Aug 01, 2006 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

  • 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