Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
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Developer(s) AlphaDream[1]
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date USA October 6, 2017
Europe October 6, 2017
Japan Autumn 2017[2]
Genre Platformer, RPG
Nintendo 3DS:

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (called Mario & Luigi RPG1 DX in Japan[2]) is an upcoming game for the Nintendo 3DS, set to be released in the Americas[3] and Europe[4] on October 6, 2017. It is an enhanced remake of the 2003 Game Boy Advance game, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. The game also has an added story called Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser[5]. The game is set to have amiibo support for the Minion Quest mode, where the Koopa Troopa, Goomba, and Boo amiibo are to be compatible. The game is set to be the first remake of the Mario & Luigi series, the third game in the series to be released for the Nintendo 3DS, and the sixth game in the series overall.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

The remake of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga has updated graphics, soundtrack and controls, looking visually similar to Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. The story appears to be the same as it was in the original game. However, some addition and alterations to the gameplay have also been made.

List of changes

  • Mario and Luigi will now jump twice on an enemy if a solo jump's action command is entered correctly, just like in previous installments since Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.
  • The Emergency Guard from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is added.
  • The Solo-Attack-Command Block was replaced with a Jump-Command Block. It's likely that there will also be separate Command Blocks for Hammer- and Hand-Attacks.
  • Hoohooros now drops a new piece of gear for Mario called the Hoohooros Slacks.
  • Advanced Bros. Attacks are now separately selected and cost more Bros. Points to use.
  • Mario & Luigi now make sounds whenever they are hit in battle as well as during Bros. Attacks.
  • The level of an enemy is now displayed next to their name when targeting them.
  • The game now has a lot of new features due to the added second screen.
    • Mario & Luigi's passports showing their level and stats displayed in battle
      • Below their stats there are two buttons labeled "Assistance" and "GUIDE", though their function is still unknown.
    • A tutorial for attacks displayed in battle similar to the one in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.
    • In the overworld, the touch screen can be used to switch between moves like the High Jump or the Spin Jump.
    • The player can also press a button on the touchscreen to display a map where they can also put markers.
  • Heart Blocks are present in every version of the game unlike in the original, where only the Japanese version featured them.
  • While still appearing to be able to switch places, Mario will always use A Button and Luigi will always use B Button, regardless of which brother is in front.
  • Cutscenes can be sped up with R Button.
  • The time limit to collect ten Hoohoo Spirits in Hoohooros's minigame has increased from 30 seconds to 35.

Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser

This new story involves Bowser's minions battling the enemies of the Beanbean Kingdom to rescue Bowser, after he is knocked out from the Beanbean Border, lead by Captain Goomba. The battles are the two armies automatically fighting against each other, though the player can choose which characters to send in and what actions to take, the later of which costs CP. At the end of a battle, if any of the opponent's allies had survived, they will join the player's team.

Confirmed allies

Confirmed enemies




Superstar Saga

Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオ&ルイージRPG1 DX Mario & Luigi RPG1 DX
Spanish (NOE) Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Secuaces de Bowser Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
French Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Les sbires de Bowser Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Dutch Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowsers onderdanen Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
German Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowsers Schergen Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Italian Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Scagnozzi di Bowser Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

External links


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