Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Oct 4, 2017

A surprisingly effort-filled remake of the first Mario & Luigi, which retains the same amusing script as before but revamps the graphics and presentation.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2017

Superstar Saga is the real meat of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, and it's nothing but approachable, engaging, real fun and the addition of the wearisome Bowser's Minions doesn't take away from it. There's nothing new in Superstar Saga itself, but what's there is worth it.

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8 / 10
Oct 5, 2017

A stunning visual overhaul and subtle gameplay enhancements make this already charming, funny RPG even better.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

For many, tacking playable goons onto Superstar Saga won't be enough to revisit the world of Beanbean Kingdom mostly because the campaign is still the same uneven adventure it was before. But even though many will see the minion angle as a throwaway, I loved creating and molding my own little army bit by bit, and found it to be a worthwhile distraction.

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89 / 100
Oct 3, 2017

Nintendo knows how to make good remakes and Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Misions is another example of this. With this remake of the original game, Nintendo has made it a pleasure to return to the Jewish Kingdom, not only with Mario and Luigi, also with Bowser's henchmen in a mode that will hook you and leave you wanting more.

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8 / 10
Oct 4, 2017

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions is a great remake that ticks all the right boxes. Not only does the original game hold up incredibly well, but there are plenty of design and mechanical changes that make the game feel fresh. Bowser's Minions is a great addition that complements the original game nicely. This is a great starting point for the Mario & Luigi series and is wholeheartedly recommended.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Bowser's MInions is a nice little game for Nintendo 3DS. Bowser's Minions is a great inclusion. Although in the end-game it's gets a little boring and repetitive Nintend surely knows how to create happy and safe places in their games.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

The years have been kind to Superstar Saga, giving us a remarkable remake.

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Oct 4, 2017

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions is one of the best in the Mario RPG series, and this 3DS remake only makes it better. The story, characters, and world are all a blast to explore, and longtime Mario fans will love every second.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

Much like Mario himself, Superstar Saga has changed in looks, but it's still every bit as good as it was back then.

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85 / 100
Oct 9, 2017

The original Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga was a fantastic adventure, and this remake has not harmed it. You'll find the same fun and challenging gameplay accompanied by the same witty dialogue that first appeared on the Game Boy Advance in 2003, but now everything looks and sounds much better. The new content, Bowser's Minions, is not good enough to warrant a purchase by itself; however, since it's completely optional, it's also not a reason to stay away.

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Oct 4, 2017

Nintendo's updated take on Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is a worthy remake of the series' initial entry, bringing with it a fresh coat of paint and some fun extras.

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8 / 10
Oct 21, 2017

Beautiful game design, great mechanics, a variety of gameplay situations, sparkling humor of varying degrees - almost everything is perfect. But being a remake of a game, which was released 14 years ago, this project does not offer anything new to the old fans. Bowser's Minions turned out very funny, but not impressive in terms of gameplay. But for all newcomers and today's fans of the series this game can be safely recommended.

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M3

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7 / 10
Oct 15, 2017

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is still the best game in the series, and a must-have for 3DS owners that haven't played it before. Charming, great value and tons of fun.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions is still a fantastic RPG fourteen years later. The Bowser's Minions side story is an enjoyable, if occasionally tedious, diversion. But the main quest is better than ever with the same addictive combat, laugh-out-loud story, and a few modern polishes to the gameplay.

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ZTGD

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

My time with Superstar Saga has been a joy – filled with hearty laughs and exciting boss encounters. Even though I can't say whether it's a remake worth revisiting to those who finished the original back on the GBA, I can say with confidence that those who missed it the first time around are in certainly in for a good time.

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83 / 100
Oct 4, 2017

Simply put, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions is a fantastic RPG for the 3DS.

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85 / 100
Oct 24, 2017

A great remake for one of the most beloved Game Boy Advance games.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2017

Thank goodness for "kiddie" games. The original Mario & Luigi game returns with a fresh coat of paint and an extra mode that celebrates Bowser's charming and adorable lackeys. Exploration could be better and the Bowser's Minions mode could be a bit more fleshed out. Its highly amusing dialogue, however, combined with its charming visuals, music and characters make this the perfect tonic after a long day on the job. Jump into it if you're itching for a Mario-themed RPG.

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Oct 7, 2017

While the newly-included Minion Quest falls short of the mark, the core content of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions holds up surprisingly well, even after all these years.

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