Challenge Node

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The Challenge Node.
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“Have you two come to test your limits in the Challenge Node?”
Emoglobin, Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

The Challenge Node is an area found inside Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story that is, apparently, located in Bowser's spleen. This area is completely optional and does not need to be entered to complete the game.

It is one of the first areas available to Mario and Luigi in Bowser's body after they clear Trash Pit. The first time Mario and Luigi enter the area, and when a new challenge becomes available, the bros. will be greeted and talked to by an Emoglobin. Its icon on the map of Bowser's body looks like an opened Nintendo DS with two dots of eyes on the top screen and one of mouth in the bottom, which the Emoglobins in the area also resemble.

Challenges[edit]

Here, Mario and Luigi can participate in several challenges:

  • The Gauntlet - Here, the Mario brothers can fight X Bosses, which are optional bosses that are similar to bosses they have fought before, but more tough. One of these bosses, Bowser X, is the toughest boss in the game.
  • Cholesteroad - Here, Mario and Luigi use the Special Attacks they have learned to fight the same enemies until the player messes up.

There is also a block that works the same way a Rally Block does here. If it is hit 99 times in a row, the player can double their Coins whenever they want, but only once.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チャレンジホール
Charenji Hōru
Challenge Hall
Spanish (NOA) Nodo Desafío Challenge Node, means the same.
Spanish (NOE) Salón Desafío Challenge Hall
French (NOA) Colisée des défis Challenges' hall
French (NOE) Hall des défis Challenges' hall
German Wettbewerbshalle Challenge Hall
Italian Salone delle Sfide Challenges Hall