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Mario & Luigi Show Their Intestinal Fortitude!

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?


  • 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.

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Is the third time the charm for the Mario & Luigi series?

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User Comments (33)



Goomba2996 said:

I loved super star saga (best years of my life) partners in time was OK but still good. I am gonna get my hands on this one as soon as it is put on shevles:) Oh yeah and 1 st commenter:)



Yellowkoopa said:

I love the series, and super star saga was the best partners in time was good but this will probably be the 1st or 2nd best.



M00se said:

i loved the mario rpg from the snes one and paper mario! definatley getting this!



invmat said:

When the DSi was released here in the Netherlands, Nintendo also released a commercial booklet and it clearly shows that this game had to be released in July 2009. Strange...



motang said:

Man that game looks like it's a blast to play...going to picking it up soon!



Genostar09 said:

I just went to a gamestop a few hours ago and I reserved Mario&Luigi RPG 3 and they told me that it was going to be released on september 15. Nearly every internet site is claiming it will be released september 14, i'm not really sure what to believe. Did the clerk make a mistake or is that the day gamestop gets mario&luigi 3? I'm pretty confused can someone help me out....



Corbs said:

It ships on the 14th and most stores should have it on the 15th.



Zezima said:

Look's fun, might have to get this one. (But I lost my Mario Cart DS! It will come before any other ;p)



FinalFantisiac said:

This is curently my most favourite RPG, and my most favourite DS game that I own. Highly recommended to all alike. (The review did not lie.)



SkywardLink98 said:

I dunno, I got Paper Mario and it was fun and all but I got bored pretty quickly and never got past Chapter 4.



TheAwsome said:

already have it its beast!!! dont play the game if your left or right buttons dont work cause its hard to play with your broken buttons but still good game



James said:

@zeldadude It's not that good — heck, it's probably not even the best RPG on DS — but it is a stack of fun and well worth playing.



SpearGuy said:

Awesome! Some boss battles are really hard and annoying, though. I have chortles!

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