I love RPG games. Roleplaying games are fun and challenging at the same time. Who would’ve thought that Super Mario and Luigi will also have an RPG game title of their own?
Today, we are going to talk about the very first Super Mario and Luigi RPG game titled the Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga Game for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance.
The story opens when an evil witch from the Bean kingdom, Cackletta, went to the mushroom kingdom to steal Princess Peach’s voice.
Bowser was about to steal Princess Peach when Cackletta was the first one to her, stealing Peach’s voice, and fled from the site.
Upon hearing the news, Mario and Luigi rushed to the castle and they saw the dumbfounded Bowser too. Bowser vows to help the brothers retrieve Princess Peach’s voice back and so the three of them did.
To reach Beanbean kingdom, Mario and Luigi had to board Bowser’s airship that’s been piloted by Bowser’s Koopalings. But just before arriving at the Beanbean kingdom, Cackletta’s trusty assailant, Fawful, uses his power to blow out Bowser’s airship, separating Bowser and the brothers in the process.
During their journey, the Mario Bros. rescued Prince Peasley, who was cursed by Cackletta and turned him into a dragon.
After rescuing Prince Peasley and heading to the Beanbean kingdom, Cackletta laid out a trap where the Bros. were trapped in a sewage system.
Apparently, the Bros. found out that Cackletta wanted Peach’s voice because it is the only thing that can unlock the Beanstar, a magical object that can grant any wish.
After obtaining the Beanstar, Queen bean was cursed by Cackletta and the cursed Queen attacked the Mario Bros. After rescuing the Queen, the Bros. vowed to take down Cackletta once and for all.
During the final battle, Cackletta actually took a hold of Bowser’s body and used it instead. After exorcising Bowser’s body, the Bros. finally defeated Cackletta and Princess Peach’s voice was restored.
The gameplay of the Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga Game for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance is rather unique. When moving the Bros. Mario seems to take the lead while Luigi follows close behind.
As for the actual battles, Mario and Luigi will start out jumping over their enemies when you do the attack command. But, there’s another unique twist to the battles: timing.
You see, in order to avoid the enemy’s attacks, you have to press the A or B button (A for Mario and B for Luigi) and time it correctly. By doing so, you will avoid damage altogether.
Mario and Luigi will also have access to hammers late in the game that can be used either in battles or on the world map.
The Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga Game for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance is an interesting RPG game and it is actually one of the more successful Super Mario games out there.