Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey

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Mar 10, 2019

Already the best game in the Mario & Luigi series, the new graphics and presentation raise it to new heights on the 3DS!

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8 / 10
Mar 4, 2019

Mario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story returns, this time to the 3DS in a new version of the original which might not be a revolution but brings its mix of charming visuals, soundtrack, gameplay mechanics and humour. The additional Bowser Jr. component does not bring extraordinary changes but this is a good and enjoyable experience that brings back one of the most memorable RPGs featuring some of Nintendo's most beloved characters.

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Mar 3, 2019

"Unnecessary remake of good game."

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019

Bowser’s Inside Story is one of the best in the Mario RPG titles and should be played.

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Feb 22, 2019

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey was an enjoyable and familiar return to a game I thoroughly enjoyed years ago. Once again, Nintendo and the developers have delivered some top-notch work, injecting a fresh feel into this game and bringing it to a whole new audience while also delighting original fans like myself. With all the best kind of updates and smart inclusions, this title has rightfully earned a place alongside its companion titles on the 3DS system and all that’s left now is to wait for the inevitable Partners In Time remake.

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85 / 100
Feb 14, 2019

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey is a one-two punch of fun, casual and amusing gameplay, complete with all the expected charm, humor, and challenge expected of a game in the Mario Universe. Bowser's Inside Story is one of the more odd and varied titles I've ever played, but it is a little too easy. The overall product combines several of the best game styles into one, yet the final product feels incredibly cohesive and is a must play modern Mario experience.

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8.2 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2019

This is a great combo that ten years ago defined the apex of the series. Now the differences are not so many and they're not enough to justify the full price of the release.

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8 / 10
Feb 6, 2019

If you've never played a Mario RPG before and feel stubborn about not jumping in with the SNES era, this would be an excellent starting point. But do it quickly, and make sure you catch up – this is a genre you've definitely been missing out on.

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4 / 5.0
Feb 5, 2019

There really hasn’t been an outright bad Mario and Luigi game, but this one lays a worthy claim to being the strongest of all.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2019

An addictive and snappy game with a lot of charm, worth your time and cash.

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