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Review – Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
12 September 2006
Conclusion: It seems the best design choice is to follow the greats — you will not see a separate battle engine and game in Civilization 5 — and focus primarily on your main mechanics, or go Jaffe’s and Suzuki’s route of making nearly everything a one time affair.
Excerpt: Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga is an excellent RPG full of humor and excitement. Intelligent Systems gave us the equally impressive Paper Mario for N64. AlphaDream now continues the grand legacy of exciting RPG games set in the Mario world with Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga for GBA.
Excerpt: I agree with Andrew that Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is a pretty strange game. I also agree that, for a platformer and role-playing game (RPG) hybrid, it blends its gameplay styles remarkably well. It's hard to tell where the platformer ends and the RPG begins.
Excerpt: Mario and Luigi have just landed on the strange island of Oho Oasis, and in time-honored videogame tradition, it's time to chat to the locals. Unfortunately, the blob-like inhabitants of Oho are not being all that helpful. "…How much is a chance?", asks one. "I am me.", affirms another.
Excerpt: A Goodwill Ambassador came bearing a gift for Princess Peach. The gift was from the evil Cackletta and it stole Princess Peach\'s voice and replaced it with bombs. Mario and Luigi must fight together in this RPG to get her voice back.
Excerpt: This is the way Nintendo ought to be handling its franchises. From start to finish, try something quirky, something new. We all know when we play a Mario game, the A button is going to make that fat plumber jump. We also know that Luigi will soon succumb to jealously and kill Mario in the next Bros.
Summary: When Nintendo first announced Super Mario RPG it was hard to imagine one of the best-known platformers becoming a tradition turn-based role-playing game. Even though he had done just about everything from kart racing to tennis, it seemed like a stretch for Mario in full-fledged adventure game.