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Universal acclaim- based on 201 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
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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Official Game Trailer - E3 2017
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 42
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 42
  3. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. AceGamez
    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. GMR Magazine
    90
    One of those games you cherish playing - and avoid completing because you just don't want it to end. [Jan 2003, p.93]
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    88
    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. 80
    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: 70 out of 73
  2. Negative: 1 out of 73
  1. PeterO.
    Nov 16, 2003
    10
    I have not beaten this game, but am well into it. It's great. The game is just like Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario, two of the funnest I have not beaten this game, but am well into it. It's great. The game is just like Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario, two of the funnest RPG's around. Anyone who felt bad for Luigi being left behind all the time in Paper Mario can rejoice; our green 'stached hero gets star billing. However, he is still made fun of, nobody remembers his name, and Nintendo gave him some very flamboyant mannerisms. 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 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
  3. DavidS.
    Jan 6, 2004
    10
    If you liked "paper mario" you will love this game because this is a sequal to paper mario, this is a must have game.
  4. 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
  5. May 31, 2016
    10
    Excelente juego.
    Me encanto.
    Este juego me hizo pasar grandes momentos enganchandome a mas no poder en mi infancia cuando tenia mi gameboy
    Excelente juego.
    Me encanto.
    Este juego me hizo pasar grandes momentos enganchandome a mas no poder en mi infancia cuando tenia mi gameboy advance SP.
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  6. Aug 31, 2018
    9
    The first in an excellent series of rpgs that feature Mario & Luigi...such great mechanics and use of characters
  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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#3 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
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#5 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2003