The Parts of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story That Need to be Improved (5 out of 5)
The pacing in Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is mostly successful on a large scale but the normal battles become a little repetitive and become a little thin in content. In any given level, there’s only a small selection of possible battles and opponents to fight, and it gets old real quick dodging the same attacks and using the same tactics, over and over. This isn’t always a problem in other role-playing titles but here you’ll start to notice after playing for an hour.
The Fun Parts of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (4 out of 5)
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story has my vote for Nintendo DS video game of the month. You won’t find complex role-playing game play in this title that will allow you to allocate points, manipulating skill trees or manage a party of fighters. What you’ll find here is entertaining humour and accessibility, with the complex traditional elements of this genre stripped away. This design makes this role-playing video game perfect for casual gamers who haven’t been introduced to RPG game play and even hardcare gamers looking for a little non-complicated fun.
The simple controls used in the innovative scenarios create one of the most complete and consistently enjoyable experiences on the Nintendo DS that you’ll be able to find. This title’s adventure takes you through Mario’s & Luigi’s escape from Bower’s Insides and then adds a few innovative and entertaining twists that will surprise you.
The Graphical Presentation (4 out of 5)
Everything in the presentation of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is beautifully rendered in the bright, colorful, and amazing Nintendo style you have come to love. Tromping around in Bowser’s stomach looks amazing and just when you think you’ve had enough of that, you find yourself controlling a fast and smooth moving King Kong size Bowser.
Sounds in the Game (4 out of 5)
The voice acting in Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story has Mario and Luigi talking in entertaining and often funny Italian that will make you smile. Add sound effects that keep the pace of the action in tune with the flow of each scenario and are perfectly timed with the movements and the audible quality of this title is as good as it gets on the Nintendo DS.
How Much Fun is it to Play Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story? (4 out of 5)
Playing Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is awesome to play and timing your button presses as the brothers use tendons like trampolines is a riot! The nice implementation of the touch screen and microphone controls is done well, especially when executing Bowser’s minion moves. The pacing is successful on a large and small scale, even though the battles eventually wear a little thin. A few small flaws on the battlefield aren’t enough to stem the flow of laughs generated by this role-playing video game. Bowser only has the desire to incinerate, punch, and stomp everything, but this tale is full of variety.
The Last Word (4 out of 5)
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is the best role-playing video game for the Nintendo DS that I have played in years. Your in for a treat if you have been waiting for another title in this series and if you haven’t played a game in this series, you’re about to fall in love again.