Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

Based on 47 critic reviews
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Nov 5, 2017

"Decent remake of the first and mechanically easiest Mario and Luigi game."

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8 / 10
Oct 3, 2017

At the end of the day, however, I think the majority of people are going to play this game for the main Superstar Saga story, so what you are getting is an extremely good game that if you have never played the original, then I truly envy you. The new style they have gone for is great and it works really well to show off the emotions and charm that all of the characters possess. The improvement in graphics over the original is quite drastic but the original has its own charm and is not bad by any means. The music likewise is top-notch with plenty of great remixes of old songs and originals that will get stuck in your head all day. So all in all, while it isn’t perfect and the new Bowsers Minions mode that has been included is a bit hit and miss, it’s still a very enjoyable experience all-round. If you’re new to RPG’s and want to give one a go, then this is a great place to start. Like it did with me 14 years ago, it may make you a fan.

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Geeks Under Grace
Gareth Tucker
8 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2018

The addition of Bowser's Minions does little to deter players from the fun, humerous and enjoyable experience that is Superstar Saga. The updated graphics bring the game into the modern age and the use of features from more modern titles helps to make an already enjoyable game easier to access. A must for fans of the franchise and a strong recommendation for anyone who wants to enter the world of JRPGs.

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9 / 10
Nov 13, 2017

Great humor, great story, great game. The Bowser's Minions addon can't quite hold up to the main game tough.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

This remake is more than a straight port and it’s more than a standard remake. It’s a pretty big overhaul of an already very well put together game.

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Nov 6, 2017

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions is a great opportunity to catch up the original GBA-game in a mordern way. Even fourteen years after its first release gameplay and storyline are as magical as back then. The battle-system is really addictive due to its strongly action-paced mechanics and the typical humor of the Mario & Luigi-titels is charming as always. The newly introduced is also a nice addition but lacks the depth one is used to in the main game.

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8.2 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

It's great to see Nintendo bringing new life to their classics, especially after such a long time since the original Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga was released.

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Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Oct 4, 2017

Superstar Saga is still a great adventure on the 3DS. It's not in the range of Metroid: Samus Returns in terms of recreating a classic from the ground up, but it may be enough to satisfy fans of the series that may have been turned off by recent, weaker efforts such as Dream Team and Paper Jam.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

Mario & Luigi look great on the 3DS, but why does this game have such a problem with numbers?

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8.2 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

Considering that 14 years have passed, this remake of Superstar Saga is a recommended purchase for those who had never played the first and precious chapter of the series, and for those who have now deleted it from their memory and want to experience it in a revised, redesigned version.

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