Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

aka: Mario & Luigi RPG
Moby ID: 12026
Game Boy Advance Specs

Description official descriptions

Princess Peach's voice has been stolen by Cackletta and replaced with explosives! Mario and Luigi with the help of Bowser follow her trail to the neighboring Beanbean Kingdom, where they interact with a new cast of characters in their quest to stop her.

Battle gameplay further continues the Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario traditions. Rather than merely making selections from a menu as in many RPGs, timing your button presses correctly can inflict or defend from extra damage.


  • マリオ&ルイージRPG - Japanese spelling
  • 马里奥与路易RPG - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Credits (Game Boy Advance version)

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Lead Scenario
Main Program
Field Design
Battle Design
BG Data Design
Script Program
Battle Program
Menu Program
Map Program
Field Monster Program
BG Graphics Lead
Menu Graphics
BG Graphics
Mario & Luigi Graphics
Field Character Graphics
Monster Graphics
Illustration Supervisor
Sound Engineer
Mario Theme Music and Sound Support
Character Voices
[ full credits ]



Average score: 89% (based on 61 ratings)


Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 50 ratings with 1 reviews)


The Good
In Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga you play Mario and Luigi together to go to the Beanbean Kingdom to recover Princess Peach’s Voice by a witch named Cackletta and her hilarious assistant Fawful To make a tasty sandwich of doom that is to say steal the Beanstar which grants whatever wish the wielder wishes.

The gameplay consists of using the Mario Brothers together to reach areas and in battle with special what is called Bro. Attacks in which you have to hit a series of button commands to deal damage the more buttons correctly hit the more damage given to your enemy and traditional attacks like the hammer or jumping currency is the form of Gold Coins you heal with mushrooms and get Bro Attack points with Syrup? And 1-Up mushrooms bring back to life this game features a cameo from Professor E. Gadds who you might remember from Luigi’s Mansion.

The graphics are pretty good with 2D characters and environments and I don’t know why but the screenshots made this game’s graphics look bad probably cause it’s a Gameboy game.

The humor in this game is great like how no one recognizes Luigi and Prince Peasly saying “Hurray to your mustaches” or Fawful shouting ’Finkrats” or “I have fright”

The Bad
I can’t say as I found too much wrong with this game some of the areas you go too are annoying.

The Bottom Line
This game is a great RPG for the Gameboy Advance that any even if you don’t care for RPG’s should play.

Game Boy Advance · by Classic Nigel (108) · 2006


1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


This is the first ever Nintendo game where Mario does not have his clothes on. Note: He is NOT completely naked, he has a towel on.


Mario and Luigi are actually heard speaking mock-Italian for the first time.


  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – #6 Game Boy Advance Game of the Year
    • 2003 – Game Boy Advance RPG of the Year
  • Golden Joystick Awards

Information also contributed by Fred VT and piltdown man.

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Released 2013 on Nintendo 3DS
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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Released 2009 on Nintendo DS
Paper Mario
Released 2000 on Nintendo 64, 2007 on Wii, 2015 on Wii U
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Released 1996 on SNES, 2008 on Wii, 2015 on Wii U
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Released 2004 on GameCube

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Joshua J. Slone.

Wii U added by Michael Cassidy.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, gamewarrior, Fishaman P, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack.

Game added February 7th, 2004. Last modified June 19th, 2023.