Here's my bigbottomed assumption machine revving up for y'all, so feel free to challenge me on this. I will say it has one of Yoko Shimomora's (hopefully I spelled her name correctly) best soundtracks, and I look forward to hearing it remastered. Whether or not this might impact the future of the Mario & Luigi series is unclear, but it looks pretty safe to say that releasing the game as a 3DS exclusive didn't help this one's chances. "The original is way better!" Of course NSBMU will sell more than M+L remake. Switch only has 2x better graphics in portable mode and even then, graphics don't matter. So what if the original is playable on the 3ds? All in all, not a huge recipe for success. Considering the 3DS is backwards compatible with DS games and it came out very late in its lifespan, not to mention it costs full price, there's no need to get the 3DS version. See? This was my first Mario and Luigi game and I loved it, replayed and beaten multiple times. @Crono1973 I mean, they're updated, but not significantly IMO. Forget this, Mario&Luigi RPGs are amazing and 3DS keeps getting them instead of Switch. Take Crash Bandicoot for example, 3 games fully remade from the ground up for $40-$50cdn same with Spryo.Then look at this one and Super Luigi they are full price games that released years ago. Bowser's Inside Story remake reportedly undersold like crazy. If the game have released in the Switch instead of the 3DS/2DS family consoles, it would have had decent sales. That and the fact that 3DS has fallen massively out of favor. I don't know about you guys but I hate buying the same game over and over and I'm not going to re-buy something unless there is a considerable advantage to doing so. Bowser's body is a location from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake. But yeah, as you say, the original DS release still runs perfectly fine on 3DS, so even if people didn't have a DS, they could still have purchased the game at any point in time over the years, if they had any interest in it at all. The remake of Superstar Saga released in 2017 and its remake of Bowser's Inside Story released on Friday, January 11. If used while Mario and Luigi are fighting an enemy that Bowser inhaled with the Vacuum Block, they will throw it in the air and it will explode, restoring Bowser's HP with its effervescent vapors. I bought it (mainly for the Minions segment, plus I'm a bit of a collector ), but I also have the original DS version and actually played through that only a couple of years ago...on the very same New 3DS I still play on. @Muddy_4_Ever Sure, there are plenty of popular titles that use "retro" graphics or detailed spritework, mostly download exclusives from indie studios though.That's sort of the position AlphaDream find themselves in now. Hosted by 44 Bytes. Why are they releasing the "remaster" of a game that was still big when the console came out on the same console? Bowser's Inside Story is my favourite Mario & Luigi game by a fairly wide margin, but I haven't picked it up for a couple reasons. ID Build Date Tested By Hardware Citra Version Rating 3395b013-9db5-46f7-82b5-cf231fc2f1f1 10/14/2020 puressea on 10/15/2020 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor Bad 7aea66c6-597c-43de-8fea-841eb57176f3 I dare you. And honestly, it's the only bad M&L game they've made IMO. What ISN'T to love about this new look? This is a DS remake, so it's likely that many people already own the game and have little interest in upgrading to another 2D version of it when they can simply insert the DS card in the 3DS and replay the game for free. The Switch is more powerful than the New 3DS XL, but the New 3DS XL fits in your pocket MUCH EASIER, has a protective clam shell built in, and has a MASSIVE games library available. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is a role-playing video game, developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console in 2009. A description of tropes appearing in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. @Mando44646 @sanderev Try to fit a Switch in a case into your pocket. Take successful remakes from the past: Pokémon Gold and Silver, 2000, Game Boy - Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, 2008, Nintendo DSSuper Mario World, 1991, Super Nintendo - Super Mario Advance 2, 2002, Game Boy AdvancePokémon Ruby and Sapphire, 2003, Game Boy Advance - Pokémon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, 2014, Nintendo 3DSThe Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past, 1992, Super Nintendo - The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past + Four Swords, 2002, Game Boy Advance. And the releases don't look like they'll be slowing down anytime soon! Review: Aleste Collection - M2 Does It Again With This Wo... Guide: Got Yourself A New Nintendo Switch? ''Back in my days....''. Hey do you want a 7 year old re-release for full price? To add insult to injury I'm not buying a whole lot of 3ds games these days cause I expect much of what is out there to see a switch port. I'm looking forward to the last Etrian Odyssey and Persona Q2. They built it pretty much from the ground up and charged half price for it. Sales will undoubtedly rise from this number a little over the coming weeks, but considering it has already dropped out of the top 50 bestsellers by a considerable margin, it won't be rising as much as fans of the series might hope. Most of the good talking points have been covered already, but as a 3DS title competing with THREE other Mario & Luigi games already (one of which is a Select), this game was always going to be dead on arrival. I am a super-fan of this series and I am here to defend this game, because I genuinely believe it deserves some more love. @sanderev I have to dispute that the Switch is just as portable as the 3DS. However, if there are no new releases from Nintendo after Kirby's Epic Yarn that is OK with me. Most people wouldn't buy this because they already have the original game. I doubt Nintendo will worry that much. Maybe if they had been released on Switch or at least when the 3DS was still alive. There is no need for such a mawkish attachment to the original. The story begins in Bowser's throne room in his castle. Now that the 3DS is just collecting dust these days, I have little hope that A Partners in Time remake is going to come. Give us a NEW M&L game on Switch and it will chart well, Nintendo, Btw, looks like Nintendo runs out of ideas about newest 3DS games. After being inhaled, Mario reawakens inside Bowser's body, being reduced to microscopic size. I am excited for the Bowser's Inside Story remake because I loved that game but I am disappointed and sad if there won't be a Partners in Time remake because I also loved that game. 1. the game is already available on 3DS as a DS game for 1/4 of the price. New Trademark Suggests The Mario & Luigi Series Is Making A Comeback, 3DS Remake Of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story Arrives Next January. It's a strategy that fans aren't connecting with and software sales are plummeting. That was a complete overhaul, new graphics engine, recorded music everything. But the Switch also has a bigger screen, a faster OS, higher resolution and has far better games. 3DS barely takes damage from a fall. This is the best Mario RPG. It was announced in a Nintendo Direct on March 8, 2018. Re-releasing a game like BIS has no advantage from what I can see if you own the original. People that claiming that the 3DS is dying or already dead, that's only because YOU have determined it to be so. The same complaints would be here: "The original is playable on the ds already!" In addition to that I might as well wait till it is half off to buy it since the sales of this title will likely convince Nintendo not to port it and I'm not going to pay full price for a sequel to a game I haven't finished on my 3ds lol. I'll be getting this one at some point. Code (US version): Mario and Luigi is one of my favourite RPG series, and I didn't even buy this game, not cause I don't want it, but because I already have pretty much exactly the same game already. I love my 3DS. Was planning on buying this, but you can't play it in 3D. Next, some people think this game should have been on the Switch instead. Might want to rein in the profanity. I cannot complain about the size of the library that I have for it! And now look at the thought process behind this remake: Bowser's Inside Story, 2009, DSBowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, 2019, 3DS. Competing against another Mario game on the same day couldn't have been good for its sales either. As others have said above, you can already play the original on your 3DS and the system is on its very last leg. AlphaDream will need to adapt to the Nintendo Switch or they might be finished as a developer. I suppose since the Paper Mario series wasn't killed off by Sticker Star, I hope this doesn't affect the M&L games negatively. Seems like Nintendo is just trying to get some releases out in an attempt to keep the 3DS alive. Alright alright, let me back up that statement. Samus Returns is awesome but a remake. They might not be able to get away with low-resolution high detail sprite work any longer. @TheAwesomeBowser I never put expensive electronics in my pockets (except for my phone). I'm sad that the games are being very well received as the series goes on. I love my 3DS, it is my office console. Mario& Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story+ Bowser Jr.'s Journey is een videospel voor de Nintendo 3DS. not download) for many, many more years if they keep making new ones. they are just lucky that Super Luigi sold well. Following the reveal of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey earlier this year in May, Nintendo's latest presentation has confirmed the game will arrive next year in the US on 11th January and in the UK on 25th January. @Crono1973 this time, fans can Replay (or play for the first time) Mario & luigi: bowser's inside story, One of the most critically acclaimed games in the Mario & luigi series, with new graphics I suppose that is what happens when you release a remake of a game you can play on 3DS anyway at the tail end of the system's life. Kamek explains the disease to Bowser, telling him there seems to be no cure as of yet. Its not a store that has these problems alot either. After Bowser , under the influence of the Vacuum Shroom , inhales everyone at Princess Peach 's meeting, Mario and Luigi must search for the missing princess within his body. These titles are quite linear within their genre; once you’ve exhausted it there is barely nothing post-game, unlike other games JRPGs re-released from the DS day’s. I didn't have a DS, so I missed Bowser's Inside Story, until I bought a launch 3DS. 99% of my Switch playtime is in docked mode. The recent mawkish attitude towards that game is due to nostalgia as well, not that I hate PiT, I love all M&L games. So seems limited supply even. Tell everybody the 3ds has had its day, NL staff say that they have deserted their 3ds, compare it to the Switch and say this game should have been a Switch release and then wonder why its not selling. The title was originally released on the DS in 2009 and tasked Mario and Luigi with finding a cure for the Blorbs - a disease threatening all life in the Mushroom Kingdom. Unfortunately as a kid I lost my game 2 times and my parents gave up buying any more copies, but now I bought this version in order to get Ryan can list the first 151 Pokémon all in order off by heart – a feat he calls his ‘party trick’ despite being such an introvert that he’d never be found anywhere near a party. I always wanted to play this one, so I may give it a go. The New 3DS XL graphically delivers exactly what a portable game console should. M&L: BIS remake's failure had nothing to do with it's price. Wow. I bought it as never played the original which is now pricey enough 2nd hand. The chances are that if you own a 3DS, you owned a DS and already have these games on the DS. And a lot of that is on the train, in the car, in public transit in general, at home. Best Of 2020: How Do Switch eShop Discounts Impact Game Sales? I just don't see why this game exists. The New 3DS was such a wasted opportunity. I absolutely loved BIS as a kid and would love to play a remake, but it's simply not worth the money. @oninowonMan, the DS and 3DS are over six years apart in release. If they play something like Bowser's Inside Story as their first Mario based RPG, and possibly as their swansong title for the 3DS, they won't be in doubt that future systems will host deep, meaningful, and also hilarious games for all ages. Shame about the delay for Europe I'm so used to universal (within a couple of days) release dates these days. But the Switch is so much better in every aspect of it. In fact, the same applies to Luigi’s mansion and Kirby’s Epic Yarn. Do These Thing... Join 1,076,821 people following Nintendo Life: © 2020 Nlife Media, partner of Gamer Network. What to do, what to do? Guess they knew not to print too many. There's probably two reasons this game happened. this time, fans can Replay (or play for the first time) Mario & luigi: bowser's inside story, One of the most critically acclaimed games in the Mario & luigi series, with new graphics Sure, the little improvements for the 3DS version is good but if Nintendo wanted me to buy it again for the 3DS, then put that feature in. Inside story was a great game. A classic style Alpha Dream Mario RPG retailing for $30 on the switch would sell like gangbusters. But BIS is a stupidly lazy port. Discussion I was wondering how many of you played both and which one do you prefer. They've saturated the 3DS with M&L that a Tomato Adventure remake/remaster/localisation might have done better. Seeing as the ten year old game it was remade from is already playable on all current gen 3DS consoles, many people skipped it. For Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey on the 3DS, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Why this remake was a mistake, and BIS is … Yesterday i preordered Yokai Watch 3 & Blaster White Dog Squad on my game shop. If on 3DS, I'd still probably get it because I still love the 3DS lol. Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment... Random: Looks Like You Have No Control Over Mario Party Dice Rolls After All, Best Of 2020: Super Mario Galaxy 2 - 10 Years Of Nintendo's Straightest, Greatest Sequel, Capcom Switch And 3DS Sale Discounts Lots Of Top Games, Up To 75% Off. @Dualmask Mario Tennis on VB was my favorite game I had of the 5 I had for VB which was like 1/4 of the games for that system lol. I was tempted but I can't justify buying a 3DS remake of a game I still own and can already play on my 3DS. The original game is playable on the same system and whatever was added didn't justify the increased cost in the eyes of gamers, clearly. When he’s not paying off a loan to Tom Nook, Liam likes to report on the latest Nintendo news and admire his library of video games. No thanks. Metacritic Game Reviews, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey for 3DS, Laugh your way through a story told from three perspectives. Mega Man! No surprise here. Mario and Luigi’s Bowser’s Inside Story is the best game there ever was on the original DS. It isn't the 3DS, it's the price and the fact that M&L games just don't seem too popular. I got Warioware Gold but they dropped the ball with no 3D in that game too. I bought it even though I could have easily bought the DS version, just because I was happy to buy something for the 3DS in 2019, but I have to admit that a remake isn't that appealing, and that apart from what I've said some posts above about people buying the Switch sooner than expected -thus abandoning the 3DS- and not enough people buying the 3DS now as a new console, it's true that there already are dozens of milions of units out there, but old 3DS owners already have the Switch, isn't it true? Review: Aleste Collection - M2 Does It Again With This Wo... Guide: Got Yourself A New Nintendo Switch? I realize I'm in the minority for caring about this feature, but this release just seems lazy, too soon, and two dimensional (literally!). Best use of 2 screens, the best writing and the most creative gameplay. What a shame that people are overlooking it. Plus the Switch has 800% better graphics. Also I take my Switch with me everywhere I go. If they do it on time on on point, they get to make cooler stuff in the future. @TheAwesomeBowser "It's too big to take on the go", Carry a small bag with you? If their intent was to keep the 3DS alive a bit longer then they kind of shot themselves in the foot by releasing a hybrid console. The Switch's port is enclosed whereas the 3DS is not. The 3DS is only about as powerful as a GameCube, and even that is stretching it. The short video gives a quick summary of the game’s plot, which involves Bowser inhaling Mario and Luigi while a mysterious illness infects the Mushroom Kingdom.