Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story DS

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Image

Universal acclaim - based on 58 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 193 Ratings

Summary: 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. [Nintendo]
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Rating: E
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Developer: Alphadream Corporation
Genre(s): Role-Playing
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence
Cast Credit
Tetsuo Mizuno Executive Producer
Jun Iwasaki Battle Design
Charles Martinet Character Voices
Yoko Shimomura Music
Shigeru Miyamoto Senior Producer
Takashi Tezuka Senior Producer
Satoru Iwata Executive Producer
Koji Kondo "Mario" Theme Music And Sound Support
Koji Kondo "Mario" Theme Music And Sound Support
Ryusuke Yoshida Illustration
Samantha Kelly Character Voices
Daisuke Goto Field Design
Hiroyuki Kubota Director Scenario
Chihiro Fujioka Field Design
Shunsuke Kobayashi Field Design
Yasuhiro Ohtsuka Battle Design
Yoshikazu Yananose Battle Program
Naoya Hashimoto Menu Program
Masami Sato Technical Support
Akira Noguchi Event Character Design
Osamu Ohguchi BG Graphics
Masumi Shiga BG Graphics
Reo Nakamura BG Graphics
Kouichi Fukazawa BG Graphics Lead UI Design
Yoko Tashiro BG Graphics
Yoshihiro Matsuyama Koopa Graphics
Shuji Kamohara Monster Graphics
Tetsuya Ohi Monster Graphics Lead Battle Effect Design
Natsuko Kemi Mario & Luigi Graphics
Natsuko Kemi Mario & Luigi Graphics
Susumu Tomizawa Koopa Graphics
Hiroko Onose Menu Graphics
Morikazu Aoki Sound Engineering
Toshiharu Izuno Producer
Keisuke Kadota Artwork
Kenny James Character Voices
Makoto Aioi Main Program
Mitsuhiro Ono BG Data Design
Masayuki Yamada BG Data Design
Haruka Yasuda BG Data Design
Makoto Takei Battle Program
Hirokazu Kato Battle Program
Ryunosuke Sugiyama Technical Support
Kota Iida BG Graphics
Tomomi Sano Assistant Producer
Tomomi Sano Koopa Graphics
Hitoshi Sakaki Monster Graphics
Hiroyuki Yotsuji Field Character Graphics
Tamami Okamura Field Effect Design
Nami Funashima Character Voices
Keiko Uetani Artwork
Takuro Hanamoto Promotion
Akira Otani Producer
Yoshihiko Maekawa Producer
Naoko Nakaue Illustration
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Awards & Rankings

#3 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
#8 Most Shared DS Game of 2009