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Max & the Magic Marker
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: One of the highlights of my day is to read the new press releases on Family Friendly Gaming. I read the story about Max & the Magic Marker coming to the Nintendo DS. I requested the reviewable copy when it came in.
Excerpt: When I first picked up Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story , I was expecting humor and a decent game. The game has copious amounts of the former, but how good was the game overall? The game isn't bad, in fact it was one of the best I have played this year.
Excerpt: When thinking of Mario, rarely do we imagine anything serious. This is especially true of the two Mario RPG series, Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi , as both of these are rather tongue-in-cheek.
Conclusion: Max & The Magic Marker is a legitimate effort of a platformer with many shortcomings that drain the experience of the tremendous amount of fun that - could - be had. Ultimately though, it is not the design, but the execution that handicaps this game.
Excerpt: Mario returns! It’s always an event when a new Mario game is released. That’s because Nintendo always has surprises in store when it comes to the mustachioed plumber. Most of Mario’s pals are in the humorous Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story.
Excerpt: Have you ever wondered what's up Bowser's arse? Who hasn't? Well, wonder no more, because in Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story, the third Mario & Luigi role-playing game from Japanese developer AlphaDream, you find out. Up Bowser's Arse isn't a level called "Up Bowser's Arse", of course.
Summary: I’ve always loved this series’ comedic brand of action/role-playing, and Bowser’s Inside Story is the finest entry yet. The game’s inspired main gimmick – shrinking Mario & Luigi to pea size and letting them loose in Bowser’s guts – makes for a game that literally operates on two different levels at...
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS) - Review
31 December 2009
Excerpt: Mario is probably the only character who started in another genre but has managed to adapt to the complex world of RPGs. That’s why we have been able to enjoy plenty of fun from the Mario/Luigi team in this genre since back in the age of the GBA.