[edit] Background

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?

[edit] Features

  • 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.

This game is also known as Mario & Luigi RPG 3 in Japan.

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Aug 19, 11 7:57am
I found this rather fun. Working on the Gauntlet now. MarioandLuigiBowsersInsideStory
Oct 26, 10 5:03am
Brings back the fun I had playing Superstar Saga on GBA! MarioandLuigiBowsersInsideStory
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Aug 28, 10 3:48pm
Proves this series keep on getting better. MarioandLuigiBowsersInsideStory
Aug 9, 10 2:31am
5 I played this while spending the night in Pudong International Airport Reminds me of traveling with my elder sister MarioandLuigiBowsersInsideStory
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Release Dates
  • North America: Sep 14, 2009
  • Japan: Feb 11, 2009
  • Europe: Oct 9, 2009
  • Australia: Oct 22, 2009
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