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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

The Ranking

91.01% Overall Rank: 380
DS Rank: 4
2009 Games Rank: 373
2009 DS Rank: 4
Score based on 47 reviews


In his evil plot to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, Fawful tricks Bowser into eating a magic mushroom. The mushroom causes Bowser to begin inhaling everything around him, including Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach! Do the Mario Bros. have the guts to rescue Peach and escape? Players are in control of two separate storylines. One features Bowser and his efforts to stop an arch-villain from taking over his castle. Meanwhile, inside Bowser, the microbe-sized Mario & Luigi must muscle their way through challenges and keep their nerve if they want to find a way out. They take action to control Bowser from the inside - but without his knowledge. Players can switch between storylines at will. What happens inside Bowser affects what he's doing on the outside. Sometimes Mario & Luigi must solve puzzles and challenges behind the scenes to help Bowser overcome various obstacles and advance the plot. Players must make well-timed button presses to enhance their performance during battles and challenges. In some battles, Bowser grows so large that players must turn their Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi system sideways, blow into the microphone or tap on the touch screen with the stylus to keep up with the action. The game features the same hilarious dialogue that has been the hallmark of the Mario & Luigi series.
Release Date: September 14, 2009

Latest Reviews

Cubed3 12/26/12 Review 10 out of 10
AusGamers 10/21/09 Review 8.5 out of 10
GamingTrend 03/19/10 Review 92 out of 100
gamrReview 12/01/09 Review 9.1 out of 10
Fragland 12/21/09 Review 92 out of 100
GamePro 09/15/09 Review 4.5 out of 5
VideoGamer 12/10/09 Review 8 out of 10
GamesMaster UK 12/25/09 Review 90 out of 100
GameShark 11/25/09 Review A
Pocket Gamer UK 11/12/09 Review 9 out of 10