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Mario's role-playing forays provide a welcome diversion from the franchise's saccharine, straightforward personality. As great as most Mario games are, the RPGs are appreciably different, almost irreverent in how they twist that fallback of plumber-saving-princess into something weird, wonderful, a...

August 10th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Update: Contest is closed! Keep an eye on your email to see if you won! Thanks for playing!Don't let the horrible snapshot above (sorry!) fool you: This edition of Joyswag features quite the prize pack. One lucky reader will receive not only a copy of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, but a...

September 25th 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story doesn't put on airs about itself. Up until now, the series has been a collection of chuckle-filled titles, with light action and RPG elements designed to make the game accessible to just about everyone -- and this latest game is no different. It's plain and...

September 17th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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With the February 11 release of Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!!, the sequel so exciting it provides its own exclamation points, rapidly approaching, Nintendo of Japan has launched a series of ads, which should look familiar if you've watched Nintendo ads of any kind in the last few years. They basically...

January 28th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Mario & Luigi 3 won't just limit you to playing as the titular plumbers -- you'll also spend part of the game in control of arch-nemesis Bowser.Typically for the series, this turn of events comes about in wacky fashion, with Mario and Luigi finding themselves trapped inside Bowser (after he inh...

January 13th 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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February is the month of love and romantic obsessions, and next February is also the month that Mario & Luigi 3 will ship in Japan. Coincidence? WE THINK NOT. AlphaDream's quirky RPG will launch there on February 11th, complete with morbidly obese Toads and (what we guess will be) the usual irre...

November 13th 2008 at 3:09pm 0 Comments
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You shouldn't be ashamed if you're an adult (or even just a non-elementary schooler) who's played a Hamtaro game. People who've tried Ham-Hams Unite for the Game Boy Color or the GBA's Ham-Ham Heartbreak know that the sickeningly cute series can translate into a fun adventure game. Even Ham-Ham Game...

July 16th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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"Mario and Luigi RPG TSOO!" Yes, it's a Japanese Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time commercial, rife with the Hot Mario Bros., adult faces super-imposed on babies and...what's this? In-game footage? In a TV commercial? For a game? Those Japanese people sure are kerrazy. [Via GamersReports]

December 30th 2005 at 2:33pm 0 Comments
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Having just been released on the DS, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is looking to be an exceptionally enjoyable follow-up to the GBA's Superstar Saga. Apart from the great union between platforming and RPG elements, a common thread of quality between the two games has been the witty and self-re...

December 2nd 2005 at 4:52pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo may have another hit on their hands for the Nintendo DS handheld. This time it's a sequel to the Game Boy Advance RPG, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Here's what the critics are saying: GamePro 80% - "Some may yearn for a more complicated gameplay, but for those who do not,...

November 29th 2005 at 6:15am 0 Comments