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We are a family of gamers – so imagine our excitement when Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions showed up on our doorstep! One of the reasons we were practically jumping up and down was because it was nearly a full three weeks before it’s release to the public. This is a game that we had been waiting a long time for, and we couldn’t wait to dig right in! My daughter, Ivy, and I started playing it immediately – and quickly became addicted to it.
About the Game
The game that launched the Mario & Luigi series returns looking better than ever before. In this renewed classic, Mario and Luigi journey to the Beanbean Kingdom with Bowser to restore Princess Peach’s voice. Control Mario and Luigi simultaneously, making use of their unique Bros. Moves to solve puzzles and emerge victorious in action-packed battles. Pay heed to the enemy’s patterns and time your reactions right to land satisfying counterblows. Included in this remake is the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode, which tells the story of the game from the perspective of Bowser’s minions. Recruit characters to grow your own Minion army as you ght to locate your missing leader!
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga
I hate to say that I never played the original Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga on Game Boy (I know, I know, big geek fail – sorry!) but that made me even more excited for this game. From the opening scene, I knew that I would not be disappointed. It is not an exaggeration to say that I played this game for hours the first week that it arrived. The turn-based battles are something I was not used to in Mario Bros. games before Mario + Rabbids came out. I really enjoyed being able to level up Mario and Luigi, as well as their different battle techniques. The fact that they can team up during a battle for some bigger moves was a lot of fun!
As far as the story line goes, I must say, I loved it! I didn’t want to put the game down sometimes because I just wanted to know what was going to happen next. There are a lot of puzzles in this game that you need to use strategy for. For example, using the different kinds of spins to get from one place to another. If you are a Mario & Luigi fan, this is a must play game – even if you never played the original!
This is the brand new mode of the game – so something new for everyone, even fans of the original game. In this mode titled Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, you get to play Captain Goomba. I was really excited about this because who doesn’t love a Goomba! Journey alongside ShyGuy, Boo, and other familiar Baddies to hunt for Bowser. This storyline takes place during Mario & Luigi’s adventure so you can discover what really happened behind-the-scenes!
I tend to like the villains more than the heroes in most cases – in movies, TV shows, and yes, even video games. That is probably why I was most excited to play this mode of the game. I had so much fun getting to be one of my favorite Baddies and to be able to see a different side of the story.
Use Your Amiibos
One thing I really love about this game is that it is compatible with amiibos! Just tap in an amiibo accessory to score new characters, game modes, or other perks. Amiibos are super fun to collect and it is way cool how they interact with different Nintendo games. My daughters enjoy picking new Amiibos out at the store to join our collection all the time.