Reviews and Problems with Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
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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.
Excerpt: Max & The Magic Marker is unique game that was released on PC and Wii, but now given a DS release. The game tasks you to navigate levels via platforms of all kinds. That doesn’t sound so unique, right? But this game lets you make your own platforms, which is quite cool.
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: The Mario RPGs have thus far been a remarkably solid set of games, taking the infamous plumber outside of his platforming comfort zone and into less familiar territory with a good measure of success.
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.
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...