Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time

Yes it is.

That's all anyone wants to know.

It is every bit as good as Superstar Saga, and it is worth buying immediately. The next eighteen million words will be spent reassuring you of these truths.

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See Mario & Luigi bop

On new website.

Nintendo's launched a website for Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time on DS. Heck, it's probably been up for a little bit, but we only just spotted it, and we're mentioning it because it has quite a bit of gameplay footage, and because it's made up like a time machine with levers to pull and buttons.

Mario & Luigi Rumble Pak action

Peripheral works with Partners.

Mario & Luigi's DS outing, Partners in Time, will feature some manner of support for the new DS Rumble Pak, Nintendo quietly announced this week.

Mario & Luigi 2

Baby come back!

There's a joke that runs throughout Mario & Luigi. It crops up whenever the head-bopping brothers encounter anybody new.

Mario & Luigi 2 details

Mario & Luigi 2 details

Ampersands of time travel.

Heading into Nintendo's pre-E3 press conference last week, a journo pal of ours joked that yours truly would be find himself kith and kin with the yelping yank hordes. Well, he was wrong for the most part [Tom's just so reserved -Ed], but there was one game on the showreel that prompted squeals of delight: Mario & Luigi 2 for Nintendo DS.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, a mixture of real-time and turn-based role-playing styles, was simultaneously one of the Game Boy Advance's most acclaimed and commercially insignificant second-party titles here in Europe, so the news of a DS-bound sequel is both exciting and surprising, and it seems that developer Alphadream has worked hard to preserve the spirit of the original.

This time, Mario and Luigi travel back in time to retrieve Princess Peach, only to come face to face with baby versions of themselves, princess and Bowser. Players will not only control Mario and Luigi - with A and B buttons corresponding to default actions for both, as before - but will also control younger versions of themselves with X and Y buttons, sometimes simultaneously.

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