Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Image
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9.4

Universal acclaim- based on 115 Ratings

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  • Summary: An evil witch has replaced Princess Peach's fair speech with explosives! Mario and Luigi must once again come to her rescue, but this time they employ the help of Bowser, their sworn enemy. Mario and Luigi must learn new moves and combine powers to fight off enemies and move closer to theAn evil witch has replaced Princess Peach's fair speech with explosives! Mario and Luigi must once again come to her rescue, but this time they employ the help of Bowser, their sworn enemy. Mario and Luigi must learn new moves and combine powers to fight off enemies and move closer to the witch's castle. Guide this unlikely bunch through an abundance of minigames such as Border Jump and Mystery Carts. Combine the powers of Mario and Luigi to pull off special tag-team moves. Immerse yourself in this bright, cartoonish, and humorous world, complete with hit music featured in previous Mario games. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 42
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 42
  3. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. 100
    Superstar Saga is the perfect mix of turn-based combat, adventuring and platforming all in one.
  2. What will keep you playing through all that time is not just all the neat moves or the excellent graphics but the well-crafted and humorous story.
  3. A rarity in the gaming world; a game that brings a smile to your face by not taking itself seriously, and at the same time keep you on your toes gameplay-wise.
  4. A real surprise - if you liked "Paper Mario" on N64 you'll love this. It's funny, enjoyable and capable of eating up hours on end. [GamesMaster]
  5. One of those games you cherish playing - and avoid completing because you just don't want it to end. [Jan 2003, p.93]
  6. Everything your typical RPG is not - fast-paced, action-oriented, colorful and lighthearted - yet it's the best game the genre has seen on the GBA. [Jan 2004, p.162]
  7. On the whole, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga's got a solid Zelda vibe: it's polished, it flows nicely without being too restrictive, and it offers a distinct style of gameplay, all presented with a lot of charm and a laidback sense of humor that doesn't try too hard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 53
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 53
  3. Negative: 1 out of 53
  1. VictorBlazer
    Nov 16, 2003
    10
    From the first screenshots that I saw, this game looked awesome! I've had this game on reserve for 4 months now and I can't wait From the first screenshots that I saw, this game looked awesome! I've had this game on reserve for 4 months now and I can't wait for it to come out! Expand
  2. ShadowZero
    Nov 13, 2003
    10
    It's great!
  3. Aug 13, 2012
    10
    Incredible! Absolutely incredible! While it took me almost 5 years to beat because i got the game at a very young age in which i was incapableIncredible! Absolutely incredible! While it took me almost 5 years to beat because i got the game at a very young age in which i was incapable on comprehending more than half of the English language, that doesn't matter because even after pulling through it was an incredible experience. Did i mention it was incredible? This game is incredible. Expand
  4. AbnerMalaret
    Dec 23, 2003
    10
    Love the story and how immersive it is. Have not been able to put it down. I've also been having dreams of the adventures of the game. Love the story and how immersive it is. Have not been able to put it down. I've also been having dreams of the adventures of the game. Definitely a must have. Peace! Expand
  5. RobertF.
    Jul 25, 2005
    10
    If you dont like this game you are completely bonkers!
  6. Aug 10, 2012
    10
    This is easily my favorite game of all time! This is probably the only 10 I'll ever give. The most acceptable RPG because you can dodge,This is easily my favorite game of all time! This is probably the only 10 I'll ever give. The most acceptable RPG because you can dodge, rather than just stand there looking dopey while the enemy hits you. This game only has 2 flaws, but everything else is perfect. It is relatively easy, and there aren't enough side missions, but there are collectables everywhere so there is a good enough reason to explore Expand
  7. JeffF.
    Jan 26, 2004
    2
    This game is dull, boring, and nowhere near as good as everone claims. I had it for a week then sold it on e-bay.

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