Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
|Mario & Luigi: Dream Team|
For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
Nintendo SPD Group No.4
|Release date||Original release|
July 12, 2013
July 13, 2013
July 18, 2013
August 11, 2013
January 16, 2014
June 24, 2016
February 6, 2017
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (known as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. in European languages) is a title for the Nintendo 3DS. It is the fourth installment in the Mario & Luigi series, preceded by Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story from 2009, and succeeded by Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam in 2015. This game is part of the "Year of Luigi," celebrating the 30th anniversary of Luigi's debut. As such, Luigi has a much bigger role in the game than in the previous Mario & Luigi games. A special edition Nintendo 3DS XL with a Luigi themed print was released in Japan as part of the event and includes a digital copy of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team pre-installed on the SD card. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is a graphically pivotal entry in the Mario & Luigi series, as its art style has been used in all future installments in the series (Paper Jam, Bowser's Minions, and Bowser Jr.'s Journey).
The name comes from the term "dream team", a team composed of the greatest performers of a certain talent.
One day in the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach, Mario, Luigi, Toadsworth, and some Toads are invited to Pi'illo Island, which is said to contain a special power that makes people fall asleep. During the flight, a dark pillow falls onto a blimp and transforms into a dark figure who Mario defeats. After defeating him, the blimp malfunctions and crashes into the Pi'illo Blimport. However, it is revealed that it was all Luigi's dream. The group proceeds through Pi'illo Blimport, where they meet Broque Monsieur and many Brocks, who host a variety of welcoming events, including a Check-X Quiz, enemy battles, and a Coin-Up Challenge. They then go to Pi'illo Castle, where they meet Starlow. Mario and Luigi go to a room where Peach and Toadsworth accidentally set off a test platform sending them to ancient Pi'illo ruins. The Bros. follow and eventually find Peach and Toadsworth, as well as a Pi'illo, the latter of whom is to be Prince Dreambert. After defeating Smoldergeist, they find a collection room where Luigi takes a nap on the pillow. After everyone gathers in the collection room, a Dream Portal opens a portal to the Dream World. The dark figure from Luigi's dream pulls Princess Peach into the Dream World. After Mario chases after Peach into Dreamy Pi'illo Castle, with the help of a dreamy version of Broque Monsieur, he comes across Dreamy Luigi, Luigi's dream representation, who assists Mario through his treks in the Dream World.
The Bros. catch up to the dark figure, who creates Dreamy Mario, whom they defeat. The dark figure then creates a portal to Dream's Deep and flees there, sealing it up afterwards. Mario and Luigi then find a Nightmare Chunk and break it, freeing Prince Dreambert. He explains that there were two powers in Pi'illo Island, the Dream Stone and the Dark Stone. Both stones have the power to grant wishes. The Pi'illo folk were protecting the stones from misuse. Then the Bat King Antasma came to steal the Dark Stone to fulfill his desires. The Pi'illo fought Antasma and successfully sealed him in the Dream World, but not before Antasma destroyed the Dark Stone, thus causing the Pi'illos' souls to be trapped in Nightmare Chunks upon being hit by one. Prince Dreambert then runs out of the room, with the Bros. following him. After catching up to Prince Dreambert and saving some Pi'illos, Mario and Luigi learn from one that Eldream, a Pi'illo elder, knows how to reach Dream's Deep. The Bros. then set off to find him in Mushrise Park.
Upon arriving at Mushrise Park, the Bros. learn that Brickle, the park's manager, has Eldream but will not give him up unless they catch him. After the Bros. free him from being stuck in the fountain top and defeat a malfunctioning watering robot named Grobot, Brickle allows them to use his bed in his hut. After freeing Eldream, he opens the portal to Dream's Deep where the Bros. enter. Meanwhile in the real world, Bowser appears along with Kamek and the newly-formed Elite Trio: Private Goomp, Corporal Paraplonk and Sergeant Guy. Bowser follows the princess's scent to Dream's Deep right where the Bros. are confronting Antasma. Upon being convinced by Antasma and his claims, Bowser teams with him and decides to kidnap Peach later.
Back in the Real World, the Bros. learn that Antasma is going after the Dream Stone, which resides in Dozing Sands. As the Bros. approach the ruins that hold the Dream Stone, they discover Antasma and Bowser had already stolen it. Prince Dreambert realizes that the Dream Stone's altar is a Dreampoint, a point where one can enter the Dream World easily. Mario enters the Dream World as Luigi sleeps on Prince Dreambert on the Dreampoint, into Dreamy Dozing Sands. After finding the Dream Stone's Soul, it tries to hide as it doesn't want to get involved but is pestered to the point it is consumed by fury, turning into the massive Robo-Drilldigger to get rid of the Bros. Dreamy Luigi, fusing with many Luiginoids, then becomes Giant Luigi to defeat Robo-Drilldigger. After doing so, the Dream Stone's Soul tells Luigi where the Dream Stone was taken, Mount Pajamaja.
To reach Mount Pajamaja, the Bros. need to take a tour there, signing up requiring them to go to Wakeport. However, the tour can't begin until Big Massif, the big brother of Lil' Massif and one of the tour guides, shows up. The Bros. later find Big Massif voluntarily asleep on a Dreampoint. Mario enters Dreamy Wakeport, but discovers that to meet Dreamy Big Massif, they have to beat his four apprentices with special conditions involved. After beating all four, it is revealed that Dreamy Big Massif was disguised as the tour center operator. Upon beating Dreamy Big Massif, Big Massif wakes up, notices he slept in and starts the tour to and up Mount Pajamaja. After climbing up to the summit, the Bros. find Antasma, Bowser, Kamek and the Elite Trio starting to play music known as the Dreambeats, making all who hear it fall asleep, except for Pi'illos, Starlow, Antasma and Bowser (who is covering his ears). The Bros. try to escape but Luigi falls asleep. Mario manages to escape the Dreambeats by diving through the Dream Portal of a nearby Dreampoint into Dreamy Mount Pajamaja, but the Dream Portal soon closes as the music has made Luigi so deep in his sleep that it can't remain stable.
Meanwhile, the entire island falls asleep and Dream Orbs, orbs created by those who sleep, are absorbed into the Dream Stone to power it. As the Dream Stone finishes charging, Antasma wishes for a castle for him and Bowser, and surrounds the castle with an impenetrable shield. As Mario gets out of the Dream World, the Bros. head to Pi'illo Castle, and find out that Princess Peach is at Driftwood Shore. When they arrive, they are told to go see Broque Madame who has disguised Peach and Toadsworth as Block folk. It is suggested that Peach should be hidden in the Dream World from Bowser. However, it is revealed that Peach was actually Kamek in disguise, who summons the Elite Trio to fight the Bros. After being defeated, they are teleported out by Kamek who then leaves.
The Bros. start looking for a way to get to Neo Bowser Castle when they discover Dr. Snoozemore has returned and go to see him. Upon finding him, he suggests trying to find the Zeekeeper to break the shield around the Castle. To summon the Zeekeeper, they must use the Ultibed, which in order to access, must first be built by a Bedsmith once they collect the five Zee Parts scattered across the island. The Bros. then find Pi'illoper who takes them to his prized possession, Bedsmith, who is trapped in a Nightmare Chunk. When the Bros. finally reach the Nightmare Chunk, Earthwake, the guardian holding the nightmare chunk in its head, activates and forms a robot made of buildings resulting in another Giant Luigi battle. After beating Earthwake and breaking the nightmare chunk, Bedsmith is more than happy to help, but needs to meet the Bros. at his workshop in Somnom Woods to build the Ultibed.
After arriving in Somnom Woods, Bedsmith makes the Ultibed, and then tells the Bros. to find the Zeekeeper they would have to sleep in the temple in Somnom Woods. To reach the temple, the Bros. have to free the Pi'illo Masters which hold the keys to reaching the temple. In Dreamy Somnom Woods, Mario and Dreamy Luigi find the Zee Egg. Mario tries breaking the egg, releasing the Zeekeeper who fights Giant Luigi. After the Zeekeeper is defeated, he notices Prince Dreambert with the Bros. and upon hearing the dire situation, he reluctantly agrees to help. The Zeekeeper unleashes the Wakebeam upon the castle, shattering the barrier and causing the castle to plummet to the ground, allowing the Bros. to then storm the castle.
Upon infiltrating Neo Bowser Castle, Kamek tries to hinder Mario and Luigi's progress, but fails. The Bros. then find Bowser sleeping on Antasma as a pillow with a barrier protecting him. Luigi suggests that they enter the Koopa King's Dream World; there, they fight Bowser in his giant form. After losing, Bowser flees with Antasma, and Mario and Luigi pursue the duo. Antasma attempts to challenge the Mario Bros. to a fight with the help of Bowser, but to the surprise of everyone, Bowser turns on him, and he then reveals that was planning to double-cross Antasma all along and flees to the top of the castle. Antasma then reveals he had made a wish on the Dream Stone for the ability to create Dream Portals at some point, and flies through one just before besting Dreambert in a duel. Mario avenges him and jumps into the Dream Portal himself, with Dreamy Luigi and a barely conscious Prince Dreambert joining the fight to assist him. The three defeat him, and they leave the Dream World, still looking to fight Bowser.
After avoiding Elite Trio's attacks, Mario, Luigi, Starlow, and Prince Dreambert make it to the castle balcony, where Bowser and Peach await. As Bowser boasts about the power he now has, Peach and Starlow activate their wish power and, at the request of Prince Dreambert, destroy the Dream Stone. Bowser in turn inhales the Dream Stone's pieces and becomes Dreamy Bowser. He then engages battle with the Bros., but despite his new powers, he still loses to them and reverts back to his normal self. The Bros. then hit him with their hammers hard, sending him flying out of Neo Bowser Castle and into the sky. However, Neo Bowser Castle no longer has the Dream Stone sustaining it, so it begins to collapse. The Bros. and company are greeted by the Zeekeeper, who takes them out of the castle and back to Pi'illo Island.
Back at Pi'illo Castle, Prince Dreambert presents the Zeekeeper with the Dream Stone's essence extracted from Bowser's body, hoping to get it repaired. He does so, but it becomes the Dream Coin, which spouts infinite coins instead. The Zeekeeper explains that he made it this way because simply having the power to grant all wishes is too risky, and it's more intuitive to "buy" one's wishes. Meanwhile, Bowser and his minions are desperately trying to escape the island, and Bowser announces he will come back for revenge. They are then showered in coins from the Dream Coin, causing the Koopa Clown Car to fall into the ocean.
The gameplay shifts between Luigi's dream world, where Mario and Luigi move in a 2-D fashion, and the regular world, where they freely roam the overworld. While Mario is playing inside Luigi's dreams, Starlow can move Luigi's face to affect the area, such as making him sneeze to spin platforms. The battles give the player coins directly from enemies in battle, like Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Badges similar to those in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story make a return in this game. Sometimes, Gifts also appear in between or after battles. Giant battles from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story return, this time with Luigi instead of Bowser.
The art style also changes in this installment due to the shift to 3D. Unlike the previous games' basic sprite style, this installment uses a pre-rendered visual that makes the sprites smoother with the backgrounds. The environment uses 3D models while in giant battles, characters use 3D models for the first time in the series.
The bottom screen of the 3DS displays the area map. Unlike previous installments, the map shows and follows the actual location of the Bros.
The battle system in the overworld is similar to those in previous titles, but the system in Dream World is different, as Mario will fight, merged with Luigi's dream form. As a result, he has higher stats, with his HP and BP increased by 1.5x. On the other hand, Mario is the only one who takes damage, while Luigi is completely unharmable. As such, just Mario being KO’d is enough to result in a Game Over. There are now five categories of attacks, as in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. They are Jump, Hammer, Item, Luiginary Attacks (in the Dream World) or Bros. Attacks (in the Real World), and Flee. If a player loses a battle and tries again, a sixth option appears, which is the Hint option. Also, during battles, if the player fails a Bro. Attack a numerous amount of times in battle, a slo-mo feature will activate allowing for easier hits. There can be more than five enemies in battle, as in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. The Rank feature returns again. One change is the lack of Lakitus from the level up system.
Status effects can be caused by enemy attacks, items, Bros. Attacks, or the attributes of equipped gear. Some increase/decrease Mario and Luigi's stats while others prevent them from attacking. In this game, there is no Poison effect like the previous Mario & Luigi games. Those which raise and lower stats will stack with all other status effects with the exception of raising a currently lowered stat (or vice versa). All of these effects can be cured with a Refreshing Herb.
|Trip||This effect leaves Mario or Luigi unable to avoid enemy attacks. It will end when their turn comes or possibly after getting hit. Entering battle when the enemy touches the rear of Mario or Luigi will automatically inflict that brother with the status.|
|Dizzy||This effect prevents Mario or Luigi from dodging attacks until their turn comes, but can be lost after getting hit. For enemies, it prevents them from attacking for several turns.|
|Burn/Char||This effect is similar to the Dizzy effect, but hurts the character inflicted with it after each turn. For Mario and Luigi, the effect ends when it becomes their turn or possibly after getting hit. For an enemy, it lasts several turns.|
|Mini||This effect makes either Mario and Luigi very small, in addition to reducing the damage they can inflict. In the dream world, using the jump or hammer attack when mini still causes the Luiginoids to be normal size. If a brother faints in the real world whilst the other is suffering the effect, they will automatically lose the Mini status so they can carry the brother during enemy attacks.|
|Pow Up||This effect increases the Power of Mario or Luigi, allowing them to deal more damage.|
|Def Up||This effect increases the Defense of Mario or Luigi, reducing the damage they sustain.|
|Speed Up||This effect increases the Speed of Mario or Luigi, allowing them to act sooner than normal.|
|Pow Down||This effect decreases the Power of Mario or Luigi, reducing the damage they inflict. It can combined with the other decreasing effects.|
|Def Down||This effect decreases the Defense of Mario or Luigi, increasing the damage they sustain.|
|Speed Down||This effect decreases the Speed of Mario or Luigi, making them to act later than normal.|
There are out-of battle techniques that Mario and Luigi learn throughout their adventure. The first techniques are jumping. The player uses (or ) for Mario and (or ) for Luigi. Upon pressing , it will cycle the bros' current techniques, which are paired in sets, going to to different ones gained later on. There are four sets of different techniques. When in the dream world, the only ability that both of the Bros. can use is the jump ability, while the hammer is exclusive to Mario, and only Luigi can use Luiginary Works.
|Technique||Button||Set Number||Description||Location Unlocked|
|Jump||1||Mario will jump. He can use this to make a starting attack and jump to places that can't be walked to. It is the most commonly used technique in the game.||Initially|
|Same as Mario's jump but for Luigi.|
|Hammer||2||Mario hammers whatever is in front of him. He can hit buttons and break Nightmare Chunks that can't be broken with jumping.||Mushrise Park|
|Mole Mario or Mini-Mario||Luigi hammers Mario so he becomes squashed. Mario will then be able to go into smaller areas that can't be reached normally. If Luigi hammers Mario again he will return to normal size. If Mario is standing on softer ground, Luigi will hammer him into the ground so he can move underground. He can use this ability to dig up beans and other things. Pressing causes Mario to jump out of the ground. (Real World only)||Dozing Sands|
|Spin Jump||3||Mario will jump on Luigi. Pressing A again will initiate the spin jump so Mario and Luigi can spin things and spin other to further away platforms. Press B when Mario is on top of Luigi to return to normal. (Real World only)||Mount Pajamaja|
|Side Drill||Luigi will jump onto Mario's back; pressing the B button again launches the drill. It will drill whichever way Mario and Luigi are facing. Drilling can smash through rocks, and go into drill cannons that shoot out Mario and Luigi in different directions after Mario and Luigi have drilled in. Pressing the A button while Luigi is on Mario's back to returns them to normal. (Real World only)|
|Ball Hop||/||4||Mario and Luigi will jump into ball, which will endlessly jump until the player press A or B again. The jumps that the ball make are higher so the bros can reach higher places. It is also used for Ring Puzzles, where Mario and Luigi must jump through rings without touching the same space again. (Real World only)||Mount Pajamaja (revisit)|
|Luiginary Works||2||Luigi will fly into any nearby Luiginary Work so it can be controlled by Starlow in the real world. (Dream World only)||Dreamy Pi'illo Castle|
Luiginary Works are special abilities found in the Dream World. When Dreamy Luigi is near a Luiginary Work, both react to each other, causing them to be surrounded by a green light. Dreamy Luigi, then, can "possess" the object, creating a special object that can be controlled by the sleepy Luigi, with Starlow's help. As said by Prince Dreambert, the Luiginary Works are the objects of connection between the real world and the Dream World.
|Luiginary Stache Tree||Dreamy Luigi possesses a tree with mustache-like leaves. If Luigi's mustache is pulled and moved, the leaves move the same way, and they can be used as slingshots for Mario.||Dreamy Pi'illo Castle, Dreamy Mushrise Park, Dreamy Dozing Sands, Dreamy Somnom Woods, Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle (Area B)|
|Sneeze Wind||Dreamy Luigi possesses a whirlwind in the level's background. If Luigi sneezes, it causes a strong gust in the Dream World, which can be useful to knock large blocks, spin platforms and move Blocks from the background to the level.||Dreamy Pi'illo Castle, Dreamy Mushrise Park, Dreamy Wakeport, Dreamy Somnom Woods|
|Luiginoid Formation||Dreamy Luigi possesses a constellation in the background. The constellation's stars turn into Luiginoids that can be stacked to help Mario with strong moves.||Dream's Deep, Dreamy Dozing Sands, Dreamy Wakeport, Dreamy Mount Pajamaja (Rock Frame), Dreamy Driftwood Shore, Dreamy Somnom Woods, Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
|Stack||Jump, Lean Over, Ground Pound, Crouch, Spring Jump|
|Cone||Spin Jump, Hover Spin, Tornado|
|Ball||Ball Hammer, Hookshot|
|Luiginary Cylinder||Dreamy Luigi possesses a drill. If Starlow spins Luigi's nose, it will cause the drill to spin as well which Mario can then hold onto to reach higher areas.||Dreamy Dozing Sands, Dreamy Driftwood Shore, Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle (Area F)|
|Luiginary Speedometer||Dreamy Luigi possesses a clock which can affect Mario's speed and jumping height. This is done by Starlow either touching Luigi's mustache or nose. Pulling on the right side of the mustache will speed up time, pulling on the left side will slow it down, and tapping Luigi's nose will make everything go at normal speed.||Dreamy Wakeport (Heavy Zest & Thunder Sass area), Dreamy Somnom Woods, Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle (Area E)|
|Luiginary Ice||Dreamy Luigi possesses a sun. Starlow can move his arm and make him to press a button near the frozen Pi'llow that is used to change the real world from hot to cold and vice-versa. If the real world gets hot, the sun in the Dream World makes the area similar to a desert. If it gets cold, the sun freezes and the Dream World turns snowy.||Dreamy Mount Pajamaja (Dreampoint)|
|Luiginary Gravity||Dreamy Luigi possesses a planet. Starlow can rotate a raft that Luigi is sleeping on to change the gravity in the Dream World.||Dreamy Driftwood Shore, Dreamy Dozing Sands, Dreamy Wakeport|
|Luiginary Propeller||Dreamy Luigi possesses a giant pinwheel. When Starlow spins Luigi's nose, the pinwheel causes wind in the Dream World.||Dreamy Somnom Woods, Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle (Area C)|
|Luiginary Antigravity||Dreamy Luigi possesses a patch of matter, turning into a circular object with light revolving it, which when activated by Starlow via a switch in the real world, allows Mario to space-swim through the area freely. This is similar to the first time Mario enters the Dream World.||Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle (Area A, D)|
Names in other languages
|Stylistic variant of「連動パーツ」(rendō pātsu, interlocking parts)|
|French||Mécanismes luimagik||Luimagik mechanisms|
- Main article: Giant Luigi
Giant battles play similarly to the ones in the previous installment, with the boss on one screen and Dreamy Luigi on the other. The battles now offer a choice of left-handed or right-handed play; in left-handed play, the boss will be on the right screen and Luigi will be on the left screen, and in right-handed play, the boss will be on the left screen and Luigi will be on the right screen. Attacks and counter-attacks, like in the previous game, are used by tapping repeatedly, sliding in correct shapes and sliding repeatedly. As the playable character being different in this game, Luigi is instead able to perform a variety of the moves he uses in normal battle, such as his jump and hammer attacks, the latter having two variations. He is also given the option to work together with Mario to perform both a useful healing technique and a spinning stomp attack, as well as a finishing attack involving Mario piercing through the boss in question's weak point while riding a Star thrown by Dreamy Luigi.
Upon completing the game, two new features will be available, Jukebox and Hard Mode. Jukebox allows the player to listen to the game's soundtrack. In Hard Mode, enemies are stronger, and the maximum amount of each item the bros can carry is 10. Like the previous games, should the player lose in a battle in Hard Mode, rather than having the option to restart it, they will automatically be taken back to the title screen. Upon beating the final boss in Hard Mode, the player gets to view a two-screened image featuring all the main characters and main bosses in the game.
Bros. Attacks (Real World)
- Main article: Bros. Attack#Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Bros. Attacks are powerful and complex team techniques that Mario and Luigi perform in unison in the Real World. These moves are unlocked by gathering the ten Attack Pieces in a particular area. Like in the previous game, the player is given the option to practice their unlocked Bros. Attacks in the menu. In this game however, certain Bros. Attacks are influenced damage-wise by either Mario's or Luigi's Boots POW stat, Mario's or Luigi's Hammer POW stat, or just Mario's or Luigi's normal POW stat, whose variable POW stat depends on who's performing the attack and how it involves them. Once again exclusive to this game, Mario and Luigi each have Bros. Attacks unique to themselves that only they can activate. Some of Mario's Bro Attacks mainly focus on single targets, while most of Luigi's attack multiple foes.
Luiginary Attacks (Dream World)
- Main article: Luiginary Attack
Luiginary Attacks, like Bros. Attacks, are powerful and complex team techniques that Mario and a group Luiginoids perform in unison in the Dream World. These moves are unlocked by gathering the ten Attack Pieces in a particular area. Like with Bros. Attacks, the player is given the option to practice their unlocked Luiginary Attacks in the menu. Much like Bros. Attacks, certain Luiginary Attacks are influenced damage-wise by either Mario and Luigi's Boots POW stat, Mario and Luigi's Hammer POW stat, or just Mario and Luigi's normal POW stat. As Mario battles solo (in a sense) in the Dream World, only he can activate these moves. Using these moves fills up Luigi's side of the Badge meter.
- Princess Peach
- Dr. Snoozemore
- Dream Stone's spirit
- Kylie Koopa
- Main article: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team bestiary
b Indicates background enemies which can only be targeted or lured forward through the use of Taunt Balls.
|Smoldergeist (x4)||12 each||20||40||Pi'illo Castle|
|Dreamy Mario||96||75||45||Dreamy Pi'illo Castle|
|Heavy Zest||282||200||50||Dreamy Wakeport|
|Sorrow Fist||395||200||50||Dreamy Wakeport|
|Thunder Sass||140||200||50||Dreamy Wakeport|
|Beef Cloud||357||200||50||Dreamy Wakeport|
|Big Massif||864||800||250||Dreamy Wakeport|
|Elite Trio||Private Goomp-249
|2100||505||Dreamy Driftwood Shore|
|Wiggler & Popple||Wiggler-1485
|Kamek (1)||1428||0||0||Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
|Kamek (2)||1743||0||0||Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
|Kamek (3)||1496||3000||500||Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
|Antasma||2435||7500||900||Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
|0||0||Neo Bowser Castle|
1 - HP shown is an internal value, although no damage numbers are displayed during the battle. Mario automatically wins the battle after two turns.
- Boss support
|Image||Enemy||Battled with||HP||Coins Dropped||Location|
|Block Monolift||Mammoshka||1||0||Mount Pajamaja|
|Sub-Goomba||Elite Trio||80||5||Dreamy Driftwood Shore|
|Sergeant Guy Cannon||Elite Trio||1||0||Dreamy Driftwood Shore|
|Mini Pi'illoidb||Pi'illodium||1||0||Somnom Woods|
|Dry Bones||Kamek (2)||37||0||Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
|Kamek (Red)||Kamek (3)||544||0||Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
|Kamek (Green)||Kamek (3)||816||0||Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
|Kamek (White)||Kamek (3)||626||0||Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
|Antasmunchie||Antasma||90||0||Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
|Shy Guy Airtub DXb||Dreamy Bowser||240||0||Neo Bowser Castle|
|Dreamy Goomba||Dreamy Bowser||95||0||Neo Bowser Castle|
|Dreamy Bob-omb||Dreamy Bowser||82||0||Neo Bowser Castle|
|Dreamy Shy Guy||Dreamy Bowser||120||0||Neo Bowser Castle|
|Dreamy Paratroopa||Dreamy Bowser||54||0||Neo Bowser Castle|
|Dreamy Dozing Sands|
|Dreamy Mount Pajamaja|
|Dreamy Somnom Woods|
|Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
Battle Ring Normal Bosses
|Big Massif X||1901||1500|
|Elite Trio X||Private Goomp X-468
Corporal Paraplonk X-780
Sergeant Guy X-1092
- Boss Support
|Antasma X||Bowser X||19|
|Hooraw X||Big Massif X||53|
|Block Monolift X||Mammoshka X||1|
|Sub-Goomba X||Elite Trio X||149|
|Sergeant Guy Cannon X||Elite Trio X||1|
|Mini Pi'illoid Xb||Pi'illodium X||86|
|Antasmunchie X||Antasma X||132|
|Junior Clown Car||Bowser Jr.||512|
|Monty Moleb||Bowser Jr.||1|
Battle Ring Giant Bosses
|Mount Pajamaja X||1111||1500|
- ? Blocks
- Coin Blocks
- Attack Piece Blocks
- 10 Coins
- 100 Coins
- Five Coins
- Kamek Block with Kamek's hat and glasses used to reveal warp points from Kamek's spell in Neo Bowser Castle.
List of usable items
|Mushroom||Restores 30 HP (to a single bro).|
|Super Mushroom||Restores 60 HP (to a single bro).|
|Ultra Mushroom||Restores 100 HP (to a single bro).|
|Max Mushroom||Restores 160 HP (to a single bro).|
|Nut||Restores 15 HP to both Mario and Luigi.|
|Super Nut||Restores 30 HP to both Mario and Luigi.|
|Ultra Nut||Restores 50 HP to both Mario and Luigi.|
|Max Nut||Restores 80 HP to both Mario and Luigi.|
|Syrup Jar||Restores 20 BP (to a single bro).|
|Supersyrup Jar||Restores 40 BP (to a single bro).|
|Ultrasyrup Jar||Restores 60 BP (to a single bro).|
|Max Syrup Jar||Restores 80 BP (to a single bro).|
|Candy||Restores a little bit of HP and BP (to a single bro).||Restores 40% of a single bro's HP and BP.|
|Super Candy||Restores a decent amount of HP and BP (to a single bro).||Restores 60% of a single bro's HP and BP.|
|Ultra Candy||Restores a solid chunk of HP and BP (to a single bro).||Restores 80% of a single bro's HP and BP.|
|Max Candy||Completely restores both HP and BP (of a single bro).|
|1-Up Mushroom||Revives a fallen bro with half of his HP.|
|1-Up Deluxe||Revives a fallen bro with full HP.|
|Refreshing Herb||Cures statuses like BURN, DIZZY, TRIP, and MINI.|
|Taunt Ball||Enrages an enemy in the background. Whooooosh!||Brings a background enemy to the battlefield to be fought.|
|Shock Bomb||Makes enemies dizzy... maybe?||Makes all enemies dizzy, but has no effect on bosses.|
|Boo Biscuit||Grants damage immunity. Helps with dodge training!||Temporarily turns Mario and Luigi invisible for a short time.|
|Secret Boxes||Does...who knows what? Use one to find out.||Performs a random effect.|
- Real World (Pi'illo Island)
- Dream World
- Dreamy Pi'illo Castle
- Dreamy Mushrise Park
- Dreamy Dozing Sands
- Dreamy Wakeport
- Dreamy Mount Pajamaja
- Dreamy Driftwood Shore
- Dreamy Somnom Woods
- Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle
- Dream's Deep (accessed from portals in Dreamy Mushrise Park after saving Eldream and in Dreamy Pi'illo Castle after returning to search for the Zeekeeper)
*Neo Bowser Castle was originally not on Pi'illo Island, but floating in the air near the island. However, it crashes onto Pi'illo Island when the Zeekeeper breaks the barrier.
Hooski trading quest
In Wakeport during Mario and Luigi's travels, the player may encounter a male Hooski named Hoolo wanting to propose to nearby female named Hoola, but is lacking the proper proposal gift. Upon Mario and Luigi agreeing to help, they are given a plush Zeekeeper to use in order to get something better to propose with, initiating a brief trading sidequest.
Mario and Luigi first trade the plush Zeekeeper for a rare fruit with a Shelltop in the nearby item shop, afterwards swapping it for a Yoshi Egg with a Red Yoshi in the hotel district, which they then swap for a photo of Peach with a Toad by the tour center, which they then swap for the Book of Ruins with a Brock researcher to the north of the Toad, which they then swap for a photo of Queen Bean with a Beanish in the gear shop, which they then swap for a lost camera with a Bean in one of the buildings in the hotel district, which they then give to a Toad near the rooftops of the hotel district in exchange for info about a bird burying something between the nearby umbrella and fountain, which then turns out to be upon the Bros. digging it out, a Pi'illo ring which Mario and Luigi hand to Hoolo for him to then propose with, Hoola accepting after a short cutscene which ends with the Bros. being rewarded greatly with a Sap Hammer, Heart Bean DX, some Rally Wear, and a 1-Up Mushroom, and if the player talks to him afterwards, he'll give the Bros. an idea of where to go next in Wakeport.
Kylie Koopa's photo puzzles
During Mario and Luigi's travels in Wakeport, they come across Kylie Koopa upon entering a house, and discover she's the guidebook writer for the island. She offers some work for them, involving them finding camera blocks around the island, bringing them back here and deciphering them. Each shot can be taken back and played as three of the same photo puzzles of differing levels; with each higher level, the photo covers more of the scene, and the games give the player more time to do the puzzle. The Level 1 reward is 100 coins with a time limit of 3 minutes, the Level 2 reward is 300 coins with a time limit of 4 minutes, and the level 3 reward is a DX Bean of varying stat with a time limit of 6 minutes.
|Image||Area||Shot Location||Level 1 Prize||Level 2 Prize||Level 3 Prize|
|Pi'illo Blimport||In the area where Mario and Luigi take the Check-X Quiz, this shot is found in the north-east.||100 coins||300 coins||Heart Bean DX|
|Pi'illo Castle||In the room outside the collection room, this shot is found at the highest point in this room in the north-west. A Zeekeeper mascot idles beneath the block for a period of the game, making it inaccessible until he moves.||100 coins||300 coins||Bros. Bean DX|
|Mushrise Park||In the area with the broken main fountain, this shot is found in a camera block in the west, accessed by spin-jumping or side-drilling towards its secluded heights from one of the nearby flowers. (Spin Jump required.)||100 coins||300 coins||Power Bean DX|
|Dozing Sands||In the area to the east of the area with the Dreampoint, this shot is found in a block in the north of the area, floating above some tall pillars. (Ball Hop required.)||100 coins||300 coins||Defense Bean DX|
|Wakeport||Upon Mario and Luigi agreeing to help, Kylie places this block in the room of her house in plain sight.||100 coins||300 coins||Speed Bean DX|
|Mount Pajamaja||In the area where Mario and Luigi can jump off the edge to land near the oxygen valve, in the northwest.||100 coins||300 coins||Stache Bean DX|
|Driftwood Shore||In the beach area with the Warp Pipe, this camera block is found in the north, accessed by smashing a rock blocking a hole Mini Mario can go through to find the block at the end.||100 coins||300 coins||Heart Bean DX|
|Somnom Woods||In the third area with the deadly liquid, this camera block is found in the south, to the south of the bramble tunnel, and to the east of a rock.||100 coins||300 coins||Bros. Bean DX|
|Neo Bowser Castle||In the first area where Kamek flees into the Dream World, this camera block is found in the south-west on its own metal platform in the middle of the lava.||100 coins||300 coins||Power Bean DX|
- Main article: Mad Skillathon
Upon Mario and Luigi's first visit to Wakeport, they may come across a Shelltop on a stand, apparently hosting an event known as the Mad Skillathon, a contest for those with skills, with rewards included. Mario and Luigi, after a short conversation, decide to take part using their Bros. Attacks, as the Shelltop counted those as skills. The Mad Skillathon is much like the Cholesteroad in Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story in the sense that it's a Bros. Attack endurance game.
Battle Broque Madame
Upon Mario and Luigi's first visit to Driftwood Shore, they meet Broque Madame on a stand, who suggests the idea of the Bros. entering her dreams due to her boredom at her shop and her crave for excitement. This is much like the Mad Skillathon, however is the Luiginary Attack version for it.
These are the list of rewards gained from hitting the B, A or S rank scores, them respectively being 200 for B, 500 for A and 800 for S. After getting S rank in all four challenges, the player is awarded with the Supreme Boots.
|Luiginary Attack||Challenge Description||B-Rank Prize (200)||A-Rank Prize (500)||S-Rank Prize (800)|
|Luiginary Ball||Bowl over the small Madames, and then crash into the big Madame!||100 coins||300 coins||Coin Boots DX|
|Luiginary Stack||Stack the Luiginoids, and jump on the Broque Madame. Avoid the hazards!||100 coins||300 coins||Sap Hammer DX|
|Luiginary Flame||Bounce the flames back, and then use your hammer to hit the last one!||100 coins||300 coins||Blunt Hammer DX|
|Luiginary Wall||Hit all of the small Madames back! Hitting items will affect play.||100 coins||300 coins||Lucky Gloves DX|
- Main article: Mole Hunt
In Driftwood Shore, Mario and Luigi come across a Shelltop during their treks in the area. Upon beating his game the second and final mandatory time, the Shelltop allows Mario and Luigi to play upon returning to him at will for the usual price of 10 coins, with the inclusion of prizes if Mario and Luigi are good enough.
For listings of all the Expert Challenges and rewards gained from them, see the respective page.
Differences from other Mario & Luigi games
- Starting with this game, Mario and Luigi do not let out their battle cries of "Let's-a-go!" and "Okey-dokey!" respectively when starting a battle. In place of those cries, the battle transition shows off how the battle was entered (i.e. a color-coded boot or hammer depending on which brother attacked and how they attacked, or a "!" for bumping into an enemy). Both of these features were added in later entries.
- This is the first game in the series where Bowser is consciously the final boss. This is also the first game where Bowser is not the tutorial boss, as Antasma occupies that role instead.
- This is the first game in the series where the player can save anywhere using Save Blocks or the Save icon on the touch screen.
- To accommodate the 3D feature of the Nintendo 3DS, the game's art style is radically altered to appear 3D while still using sprites. The letters on Mario and Luigi's caps are red and green, respectively, instead of black, and Luigi's pants reach his shoes, hiding his socks. The brothers' mouths are also visible, and none of the enemies have black outlines. However, Dreamy Bowser has a white outline.
- In addition, at certain points the game uses 3D models where sprites would not work with the stereoscopic 3D (such as during giant battles), making this the first Mario & Luigi game to use full 3D graphics.
- Fawful, a recurring character throughout the series, does not make an appearance in this game although there is an unknown NPC that says one of his main quotes when talked to.
- The Stache point system in shops has been dropped; the stat is now used only for Critical or Lucky hits.
- Bosses always drop exclusive items/gear upon defeat (with the exception of Mammoshka, whose probability of dropping exclusive goods is still under 100%).
- The player does not lose coins when running away from battles.
- This is the second game in the series in which Mario and Luigi are the only playable characters in the game (though there is Dreamy Luigi in Dream World).
- This is the first game in the series where battles do not take place on the touch screen (except for Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, due to the Game Boy Advance only having one screen). Instead, the badges take up the Bottom screen and Mario and Luigi fight on the top screen.
- This is the first and currently only game in the series where the player cannot explore the Mushroom Kingdom at all, as the player only gains control of Mario after he has already left.
- By extension, this is also the first and currently only game in the series where the player cannot explore Peach's Castle at all, with the landmark being featured only in cutscenes.
- This is the first game in the series which does not feature the Poison status effect. Instead, the Mini status effect occurs.
- This is the first game in the series where Mario and Luigi never end up inside another character; in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, they are inhaled by Bowletta, in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, they end up in Yoob's Belly, and in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, they are inhaled by Bowser, with their effort to escape Bowser's body making up a large portion of the story.
- This is the first game to use an icon of a boot for the jump Command Block instead of an upward-pointing arrow like in the previous two games.
On the day of the game's release in North America, a demo of the game was also released on the Nintendo eShop, making this the first strictly Super Mario game to have a publicly released demo for download. It uses 1,010 blocks when downloaded, and offers twelve uses. The demo is similar to the E3 demo, in that it has the same options for gameplay minus the giant battle:
- The Real World - the player can explore a segment of Mushrise Park.
- The Dream World - the player can explore a combination of Dreamy Pi'illo Castle and Dreamy Dozing Sands.
- Boss Battle - the player is given the option of either facing Grobot in the real world or Bowser and Antasma in the Dream World.
In Mushrise Park, the objective is to destroy all the rocks, much like how Mario and Luigi must break all the rocks in certain areas upon their return to Mushrise Park. The area has also been changed to prevent the player from exploring other areas. In the Dream World, some areas have been combined to showcase the Luiginary Works. Additionally, in the battles, the available Bros. and Luiginary Attacks use half as many BP as they do in the actual game.
- Main article: List of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team staff
The game's executive producers were Tetsuo Mizuno and Satoru Iwata. The other producers were Akira Otani, Yoshihiko Maekawa and Toshiharu Izuno, with Shinya Takahashi serving as the general producer with Yoko Shimomura providing the game's music.
The game received aggregately positive reviews, with praise for its graphical style, gameplay, humorous presentation, story and characters, although its overuse of tutorials received criticism, which led to the next titles (remakes included) to add a Guide feature. Both Gamespot and IGN gave the game an 8/10, although it is the lowest review in the series up to that point by both of them. The reasons for this were that IGN believed that the overworld was less appealing than the Dream World and that the game's intro was sluggish and saturated with tutorials. GameXplain on the other hand believes that the game is fun, despite its minor flaws, and that it lives up to the other installments in the series; the game was given 4 1/2 stars out of 5.
|Nintendo 3DS||Daniel Krupa, IGN||8/10||"Mario and Luigi Dream Team has great moments, but they’re almost always confined to its psychedelic dream sections, which teem with imagination and invention. Consequently I always found myself enjoying these sections far more than its overworld exploration, turn-based combat, and more traditional RPG elements. It's an uneven experience, but occasionally it grasps greatness, making it a worthy addition to an already distinguished series."|
|Nintendo 3DS||Simon Parkin, Eurogamer||7/10||"While the usual Nintendo weight and sheen is present in the dialogue, the humour has an unexpected thinness, especially in the first half of the game before antagonist Antasma - a bat-king who shares Bowser's fondness for pointless and rather artless princess kidnapping - forms an alliance with the lizard. This is an enjoyable but rarely essential entry to the Mario & Luigi suite, then. AlphaDream is to be commended for its willingness to build each new game around a different kernel of an idea, but, perhaps inevitably, some of those ideas will be smaller than others."|
|Nintendo 3DS||Mark Walton, GameSpot||8/10||"The classy combat and quirky characters combined with a levelling system, ranking system, gear to upgrade, and collectible badges and puzzle pieces that offer up new powers make Dream Team a rich RPG. It's also laugh-out-loud funny, even more so if you're a fan of Mario games thanks to some wonderfully self-aware jokes. And while the core combat system and feel of the game remain largely unchanged from previous games in the series, the dream sections with their Luigi-based silliness add just enough to keep things feeling fresh. Mario & Luigi Dream Team is more refinement than reinvention, then, but boy is it a lot of fun."|
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As of March 31, 2014, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is the 13th best selling game for the Nintendo 3DS, having sold about 2.08 million copies worldwide.
On the Nintendo YouTube channel, a series of three videos were uploaded to promote the game. They depict Mario and Luigi doing various activites on Pi'illo Island, only for Luigi to fall asleep and open up a Dream Portal, causing Mario to enter the Dream World. The video then transitions to gameplay footage of a mechanic in the Dream World. In the first video, it shows the brothers going to bed and the battle against Mount Pajamaja as Giant Luigi. The second video show them preparing a meal and Mario using the Luiginary Stache Tree. The third video show them at a pool and Mario using the Luiginary Gravity. In each video, a secret phrase is given which allowed access to the "Dreaming with Mario & Luigi" sweepstake. By tweeting a secret phrase using the hashtag "#MarioLuigi", users were entered into the sweepstake. The secrets phrases are as follows:
- Gigantic Luigi saves the day
- Luigi's mustache saves the day
- Defying gravity with Luigi saves the day
Three winners were given a black Nintendo 3DS XL and a copy of the game. The sweepstake ran from August 1, 2013 to August 16, 2013.
- Main article: List of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team glitches
One of the most common glitches in the game is that, at some points, any actions that require the 3DS's gyroscope to perform may result in the game not registering any movement from the system. Two of the most likely points for this to occur are during the Zeekeeper battle and during the "Repel the Shell" portion of the Giant Bowser battle. It is unknown what causes this to happen.
There are also some points in the game in which the game can freeze; this mostly occurs at Neo-Bowser Castle. However, the patch released on September 5, 2013, fixes instances in which this can occur.
- Main article: List of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team quotes
- "SCREEEK! I vanted to steal Peach's power...But I changed my mind! You are much stronger...and evil! SCREEEONK! Vork vith me! SCREEEP!"
- "I vish... TO CONQUER THE VORLD!"
- "SCREEK! I haff heard those vords before, a long time ago... But this time vill be different...I haff Bowser on my si-"
- "SCREEYEE! I can open dream portals venever I vant now...For that is vut I vished the Dream Stone...In the dream vorld, I vill be at full strength...I haff changed, Dreambert. You haff been varned..."
- "Give it to me straight. Princess Peach is gone? Hello? That is MY thing! Only I get to kidnap her! TREASON!"
- "But I don't have time to deal with you now. See, kidnapping Princess Peach is my calling in life! I don't care what you did; I'll find her and nab her!"
- "Blech! Say it, don't spray it, dingbat! I don't "vork" with anyone! Get real!"
- "Bad news, Super Loser Bros.! Big bad Bowser is about to be even big-badder!"
- "Transforming into a giant? I invented that, bud!"
- "Hear this! I will kidnap Peach OVER and OVER again until I pull it off! Failure isn't an option! And neither is giving up!"
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
- For a complete list of media for this subject, see List of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team media. For a list of in-game music, see Jukebox.
| Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Main theme||File info|
Date Released: 5 September, 2013
Description This patch fixes two bugs in the game that make it incompletable. The first one is on Mount Pajamaja, where the player would be unable to progress past the segment where Mario and Luigi must Spin Jump into the Massif Bros. to clear a field of icicles, should certain actions be taken, and another one that prevents Mario from completing the final Antasma battle in Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle (by causing the drop present containing the Dark Hammer to never open, causing the battle to never end, forcing the player to reset). The patch also fixes several bugs that cause the game to randomly freeze at inconvenient times. This patch also fixed a Miiverse exploit that could be performed by using pictures from the internet explorer, opening the game and then opening Miiverse.
Nintendo eShop Update Content Description:
- Fixes a bug that occurs on Mount Pajamaja where the Massifs use a spin jump to break icicles. This bug makes it impossible to proceed past this point if the player takes certain actions.
- Fixes a bug that prevents the player from finishing the final battle with Antasma.
- Fixes other issues so that the game plays as intended.
Nintendo 3DS eShop description
- American English version
Mario and Luigi embark on the adventure of their dreams in a hilarious action RPG that combines the real world with the wild landscapes of Luigi's imagination. In Luigi's dreams, anything is possible — legions of Luigis morph into forms like a bouncy tower or a wrecking ball. You can even poke a sleeping Luigi to alter events in his dream world. While on vacation on Pi'illo Island, the bros. discover that Luigi's sleeping mind can open portals to the dream world. Mario & Luigi can team up for supercharged Bros. Attacks. In the dream world, Mario can use Luiginary Attacks to assemble a hoard of Luigis into attack formations. Adventure with Mario & Luigi to not only rescue Peach, but to help Prince Dreambert free fellow Pi'illo folk from the bat-king Antasama's petrifying spell.
- British English version
Uncover the power of Dreamy Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. on Nintendo 3DS!
In this fourth instalment of the popular RPG series Mario & Luigi, the story opens with Princess Peach and her staff, plus brothers Mario and Luigi in tow, being invited for a sightseeing trip to the mysterious Pi'illo Island by its equally mysterious proprietor, Dr Snoozemore. But after an initially hospitable welcoming to the island - albeit with Dr Snoozemore noticeably absent - things take a turn for the worse when Princess Peach is kidnapped and pulled into a Dream World by a new enemy in the series, the ghostly bat king Antasma.
Solve puzzles, battle enemies, and even interact with creations of Luigi's own imagination in order to succeed!
New moves and attacks that use the Nintendo 3DS system's capabilities in original ways.
References to other games
- Donkey Kong: One of the Rank-Up bonuses in this game is called Jump Man, a reference to Mario's alternate name, Jumpman, for the arcade release.
- Super Mario Bros.: A cover of this game's main theme is heard while a tutorial is being displayed.
- Super Mario World: A Shelltop in Dozing Sands mentions Donut Plains.
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island: In some versions of the game, Bowser before his Giant Battle states he invented transforming into a giant while Luigi was in the cradle.
- Super Mario 64: One counter-attack Giant Luigi uses against Giant Bowser involves Luigi grabbing him by the tail and spinning him around before launching him off the platform, much like in the Bowser battles of Super Mario 64. Also, a Shelltop in Dozing Sands sings a song and mentions Jolly Roger Bay.
- Paper Mario: In the third and final battle against Kamek in Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle, he will create three different colored clones of himself: red, green and white. The green clone can raise defense like Green Magikoopas and the white clone can heal its allies like White Magikoopas.
- Luigi's Mansion series: One of the messages from Luigi displayed in Dream's Deep is "I fight ghosts!"
- Super Mario Sunshine: Bowser Jr. uses his paintbrush as an attack. Also, the credits pictures are similar to this game's; showing Mario and Co. enjoying a vacation.
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga: Popple and other Beanish characters appear in this game. Queen Bean makes a cameo in the Wakeport trading quest with one of the items being a photo of her. Part of Driftwood Shore's theme is a cover of Oho Oasis's music. The way the Mario Bros. get to Big Massif's Hooraws by having to go through their own puzzle-filled sections in Dreamy Wakeport is similar to how the Koopalings in Bowser's Castle were reached in the first game. When fighting Bowser Jr., he may summon two Shy Guys to carry a fiery rope that the brothers have to jump over to dodge in the same manner as the Border Bros in Superstar Saga. In this game, Somnom Woods serves as the penultimate area after collecting all the vital pieces of the Ultibed, just like how Joke's End was the second-to-last area to visit after collecting all the pieces of the Beanstar. Also, when perched on the Luiginary Stack, Mario's standing pose is his battle pose in Superstar Saga. A singing Shelltop in Dozing Sands mentions Hoohoo Mountain.
- Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time: The Bros. Ball move from this game returns as a Bros. Move in the overworld, under the name Ball Hop, although it works differently. Also, Bowser resembles Shrowser when possessed by Antasma. Kylie Koopa also reappears along with a picture of a Shroob.
- New Super Mario Bros. series: The sound effects for collecting Red Coins including the timer are the same as in these games.
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story: The badges are similar to the ones from this game. Starlow, Broque Monsieur, Broque Madame, Broggy, Private Goomp, Corporal Paraplonk, and Sergeant Guy return as well. Bowser's theme is reused. The Banzai Bill Cannon re-appears as well as a prop during the battle with Private Goomp, Corporal Paraplonk and Sergeant Guy. When Giant Luigi fights Giant Bowser in Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle, he referenced his giant battles from this game, and also said "SHOWTIME!" before the fight begins. In the final battle, before Bowser becomes Dreamy Bowser, he inhales the fragments of the shattered Dream Stone using the inhaling power he received in this game. The Earthwake battle plays out the same as the Tower of Yikk battle. The Mario icon on the Dreamy Mushrise Park pipe map is taken directly from this game.
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii: Kamek disguises himself as Princess Peach again.
- Super Mario 3D Land: Big Tail Goombas and Inky Piranha Plants appear in Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle and Neo Bowser Castle respectively.
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star: The √ and X panels from the Check-X Quiz are similar to the √ and X blocks from Snifit or Whiffit.
- New Super Mario Bros. U: Bombs very similar to the ones used by Lemmy Koopa in this game appear in the Bomb Derby attack.
References in later games
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U: An arrangement of the theme "Try, Try Again" arranged by the original composer Yoko Shimomura is used as the alternate track for the Paper Mario stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and a selectable track for the Woolly World stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
- Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam: Many of the game's graphics are reused, although some characters have received new animations. All of Mario's and Luigi's battle animations are reused with the exception of new jumping in battle animations. One of the new Bros. Attacks, known as Mega Thwonk, features Luigi as a giant, using the same model from the Giant Battles in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. There are also two returning Bros. Attacks originally from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Similar to giant battles, Papercraft battles allow players to win four items. The name Neo Bowser Castle is re-used. Bowser's theme in Paper Jam is a cover of his theme from this game. Antasma makes a cameo in one of Bowser's Character Cards, which is actually their duel artwork from this game.
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions: A cover of this game's minigame music is used for the Barrel and Chuckola Bounce minigames, as well as the tutorial for Splart. A poster of Prince Dreambert in front of a Zeekeeper statue can be seen in the lobby of Yoshi Theater. Private Goomp, Corporal Paraplonk, and Sergeant Guy all wear their Elite Trio garb from this game, although this is probably a developer oversight.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Prince Dreambert and Antasma appear as spirits.
Names in other languages
Mario ando Ruīji Āru Pī Jī 4 Dorīmu Adobenchā
|Mario & Luigi RPG 4: Dream Adventure|
|Chinese (Traditional)||瑪利歐&路易吉RPG4 Dream Adventure
Mǎlì'ōu & Lùyìjí RPG 4 Dream Adventure
|Mario & Luigi RPG 4: Dream Adventure|
|Dutch||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.||-|
|French (NOA)||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team||-|
|French (NOE)||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.||-|
|German||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.||-|
|Italian||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.||-|
|Korean||마리오 & 루이지 RPG 4: 드림 어드벤처
Mario aendeu Ruiji Areupiji 4: Deurim Eodeubencheo
|Mario & Luigi RPG 4: Dream Adventure|
|Portuguese (NOE)||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.||-|
|Russian||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.||-|
|Spanish (NOA)||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team||-|
|Spanish (NOE)||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.||-|
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is the second Super Mario game to receive an E10+ rating by the ESRB, the first being Mario Strikers Charged. The ACB rated it PG as well.
- This is also the final Super Mario game to use this type of the ESRB rating system logos. The reason for the change, starting from Mario Party: Island Tour onwards, is because they wanted to make it easier to see on mobile devices.
- This game was originally shown to be rated E by the ESRB like its predecessors, but was later changed to an E10+ rating. According to the ESRB, this was because of the giant bosses fought with Giant Luigi.
- This is the second 3DS Super Mario game to receive a patch, the first being Mario Kart 7. The patch removes most freezing issues from the game and was released during September 2013.
- Launch Trailer
- Official American website
- Official European Website
- Official Oceanian Website
- Official Japanese website
- CVG Interview: Mario & Luigi Dream Team
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Japanese instruction booklet, page 16.
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. French instruction booklet, page 20.
- Official Chinese website for the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - E3 2013 Trailer
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - ESRB