Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (Nintendo DS)

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Advertising Blurbs

http://games.nintendo.com.au/title.php?id=900:
    And you thought their last adventure was insane?

    In this sequel to Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, the brothers travel back in time to retrieve Princess Peach, only to come face to face with baby versions of themselves, the princess and Bowser.

    Teaming up with their young selves will soon send Mario and Luigi on a quest of lunatic proportions as players must control both the adult AND baby versions of the Mushroom Kingdom heroes.

    Players use the top screen to study the land, keep track of the pair of brothers not under their control or maximize combo moves in battle.

    With twice the Mario brothers and twice the laughs, this massive side-splitting adventure could only find a home on the dual screens of the Nintendo DS.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (58798) on Jun 05, 2006.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005:

    2x the Adventure!

    And you thought their last adventure was insane? In this sequel to Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, the brothers travel back in time to retrieve Princess Peach, only to come face to face with baby versions of themselves, the Princess and Bowser. Teaming up with their young selves will soon send Mario and Luigi on a quest of lunatic proportions as players must control both the adult and baby versions of the Mushroom Kingdom heroes. With twice the Mario brothers and twice the laughs, this massive side-splitting adventure could only find a home on the dual screens of the Nintendo DS.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4614) on May 23, 2006.

www.nintendo.com:

    Defeat the vile Shroobs!

    Twice the bros! Twice the screens! Twice the adventure!

    Back from their first turn in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, the bros. are jumping into a time-traveling, role-playing adventure with a lot of help from their younger selves.

    Professor E. Gadd has just completed his time machine! So excited was Princess Peach about the new invention, that she decided to go on a joy ride with a few of her courtiers. But when the time machine returns, no Princess, just an ugly Junior Shrooboid with a taste for Italian plumbers. That's where Mario and Luigi come in. Bidden by Toadsworth, Peach's father, to find his daughter, the bros. travel to the Mushroom Kingdom of yesteryear by jumping through mysterious time holes which suddenly appear.

    Features

    • Over 20 hours of game play across challenging lands
    • Use the top and bottom screens to solve puzzles and travel through each level
    • Awesome combo moves! Baby Mario and Baby Luigi maximize damage against enemies
    • Bros. Items like the green shell, fire flower, cannonball, red shell, and more bring on the hurt with explosive combat. Keep your fingers nimble!
    • Strike away with Baby Mario's hammer and drill underground with Baby Luigi to break through secret passages and hard-to-reach chambers
    • Befriend Stuffwell the suitcase and use him to pack your Bros. Items, equipment, and the precious Crystal Star shards
    • Talk to the Mushroom Kingdom's residents to learn clues
    • Level up and improve your stats after defeating enemies

    When Mario and Luigi find themselves in the past, they discover their home been invaded by the creepy Shroobs, an evil alien race jealous of the Mushroom Kingdom's riches. It's up to the bros, child and adult, to save the Mushroom Kingdom, rescue Peach, and return the Crystal Star shards to Prof. E. Gadd.

    Bottom Line

    Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time brings exciting, non-stop role-playing action, with the platforming gameplay made famous by Super Mario Bros. Indeed, the game has a new challenge around every corner. A must-have for your Nintendo DS collection.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (58798) on Dec 26, 2005.

Back of Case - Nintendo DS (US):

    TWICE THE BROS.,
    TWICE THE INSANITY!



    And you thought their LAST adventure was hilarious? Now the Mario bros. are teaming up with their young selves on a quest of lunatic proportions. Control both sets of bros. in this action-packed role-playing game as you explore the very fabric of time and take on an evil alien entity known as the Shroobs.

    Use both screens to study the land, keep track of both pairs of bros., and maximize combo moves in battle.

    Dodge attacks then use items like Red Shells to team up all four bros. for super moves!

    Contributed by Ben K (23096) on Dec 24, 2005.