Product Type: Nintendo Gameboy Advance games
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Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga GBA
Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)
Member Name: lorrainek858
Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)
Advantages: great story line, lots of playability
Disadvantages: its only out for the Game Boy Advance, which is outdated
Mario & Luigi: SuperStar Saga is an RPG (role play game) brought out by Nintendo for the GameBoy Advance in 2003. I really enjoy the Mario RPGs and have played Mario and Luigi: Partners In Time previously (which was given 5 stars by me in my review), however this is the 1st Mario and Luigi RPG that was released within this style, later being progressed by Partners In Time and the most recent RPG Inside Bowser.
Ok so to start off, here is a bit about the story line in this game:
This game doesn't follow as traditional of a 'Mario' storyline, though the basic balance of good and evil is still very much present.
At the start of the game, Princess Peach is waiting to see the ambassador of the Mushroom Kingdoms neighbour, the Beanbean Kingdom. The Princess is tricked and the ambassador that she meets ends up being an evil witch and her henchman Fawful, they steal the Princesses voice and replace it with explosives. When the Mario Brothers find out, they catch up with Bowser who is in fact trying to kidnap the Princess and they manage to persuade him to help him find the Princesses voice, they set off in Bowser's flying ship to the Beanbean Kingdom and so the story begins....
This is just the beginning of the story, there is a lot of unexpected twists and turns, I don't want to give too much away, though you can see where the story is going.
You can play this game, at different parts of the story as both Mario and Luigi as a pair and you go through the levels and the story trying to level up to become as strong as possible to beat the bosses and complete the game.
You have, like with many RPG games different attack, HP and defence points, your character can level up become stronger by beating enemies and gaining experience points in battles.
The interface on this game is really easy to understand and it does not take long to navigate through to where you want to go in the game from the title screen.
The graphics on this game are what you would expect from the Nintendo ds, they are bright colourful and cartoon styled, they could be described as quite child-like compared to games available on the Xbox or Playstation, but I think that this is what attracts Nintendo fans as games are light hearted and fun to play/look at. This game is played on 2d kind of graphics which I think is also more pleasing to Mario fans as some of the 3d Mario games have been less successful.
You should be able to pick up this game online. I bought this game for around Ł15 on amazon about 2 years ago, so I am sure if you priced around you might get it cheaper. I got a lot of play time out of this game and think it was a great buy.
Overall I think that this is a fantastic game, there is lots going on in it in terms of storyline and playable characters and I found this game interesting from start to finish. I liked that for once it wasn't Bowser who was the main villain in the Mario games. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys playing RPG's or Mario fans in general. 5 out of 5 stars from me!
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
Summary: Fantastic retro RPG!
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