Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Image
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Universal acclaim- based on 84 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 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: 49 out of 50
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 50
  3. Negative: 1 out of 50
  1. Jan 8, 2011
    10
    A lengthy Mario themed RPG experience, A load of In-game minigames, hilarious,deep and shocking storyline, fun soundtrack, good voice acting, unique battle system, a load of sidequests, a cameo from the most overrated Square Enix owned Mario character Geno (sorry, I couldn't resist. :P), all of this and STILL enough room on the GBA cartridge for the arcade Super Mario Bros. game with multiplayer support (if you don't happen to have it on any of the Super Mario Advance remakes already). Such a great package is far worth its price and I would very much recommend a buy. Expand
  2. 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 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
  3. May 28, 2012
    10
    This game was amazing. One of nintendos best. Super cute and ridiculous in a good way.
  4. Nov 6, 2013
    10
    This Mario RPG game is perfect. With good control, great bosses, good concept, amazing plot, cool mini-games, outstanding graphics, and addicting music, this Mario game is one of the very best there is! This game definitely deserved three sequels! Expand
  5. Jul 25, 2013
    10
    This is probably my favorite game of all time. All aspects of it are phenomenal. The combat is challenging but never so challenging that it would make you want to quit. The story and the characters are charming and hilarious.. I've never actually laughed out loud at a video game as much as I did whilst playing Superstar Saga. And there is genuinely a lot to do in this game, and a lot of items to collect and places to explore. This is an easy 10. Expand
  6. May 26, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This Mario RPG plunges you into the realm of the Beanbean Kingdom that is chock full of hilarious characters, great turn-based battles, enticing story, and a shocking final boss. Be prepared for Mario goodness. Expand
  7. Jul 25, 2013
    9
    This is one of the first games I have ever had as a kid. I loved it to death. The game is very humorous, and I love how Luigi played the goofy, second hand hero. The turn-base combat is very fun, although I would love enemies being a bit smarter with attacks. The story itself lasted me many, many days to complete but it all paid off in the end. There are many tricky puzzles and platforming areas that you have to master, and it gives off a good feeling conquering these sections. The game gives you a lot to do, and many places to explore when you don't feel like completing the objectives. The visuals match the feel and atmosphere of the game, which is perfect. It adds to the goofiness and humor in the game. To this day, I replay the game and relive the story. Expand

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