Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey

System: Nintendo 3DS Release date: 25/01/2019
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey
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Has Bowser got the guts to save the world?!

Form an unlikely alliance with the King of the Koopas to defeat the villainous Fawful in Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey, an enhanced remake of the gut-busting role-playing classic, only for Nintendo 3DS family systems!

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An unlikely alliance

After infecting Toads with the ghastly Blorbs and tricking Bowser into inhaling Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, the evil genius Fawful has claimed the Mushroom Kingdom as his own! Swallowed whole by their arch-nemesis, the Mario Bros. must now work with Bowser from inside his body to thwart Fawful’s plans and save the world.

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A fantastic voyage

Enjoy a rib-tickling adventure that will take you from the depths of Bowser’s stomach, to the beaches and forests of the Mushroom Kingdom. As Mario and Luigi, you’ll solve puzzles, dispatch foes in turn-based battles and meet the others trapped inside the belly of the beast. On the outside, it’s up to the big bad himself to scour the land, using brute force to stop anyone who gets in his way!

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Down the hatch

Baddie in training

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Join Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings on a hilarious quest to find a remedy for the Blorbs in Bowser Jr.’s Journey! Think tactically as you form your own crack fighting squad to face off against Fawful’s underlings in this brand new adventure, playable as soon as you start up the game.

Prepare for the journey

Need a hand?

If you tap compatible amiibo (sold separately), you can gain helpful items in both Bowser’s Inside Story and Bowser Jr.’s Journey. They’re sure to come in handy!

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Help Mario, Luigi and Bowser take down a common enemy in Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey, a comical action-packed role-playing adventure, only for Nintendo 3DS family systems.

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A mystery malady


An epidemic is sweeping the Mushroom Kingdom! Throughout the land, Toads are swelling up like balloons, due to an strange illness called the Blorbs. To combat this crisis, Princess Peach calls an emergency meeting with Mario, Luigi, Starlow, Toadsworth and many of the kingdom’s finest present.

When Bowser crashes this impromptu assembly and is unceremoniously thrown out of Peach’s Castle, the Koopa king looks to enact his revenge.

Fungal frenzy

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After scoffing a “lucky” mushroom given to him by a hooded stranger, Bowser starts uncontrollably sucking up anything and everything in his path. Gleeful that his scheme worked, this peddler reveals their true identity as the mad scientist Fawful!

Furious that he was tricked so easily, Bowser storms back to the castle to warn everyone of Fawful’s dastardly deception. Barging back into the meeting, the scaly villain accidentally inhales all present, including Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. But before he can gloat about his victory, Bowser suddenly collapses.

Go with your gut

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With no-one left to defend Peach’s Castle or command Bowser’s troops, Fawful swoops in to begin his plan for total world domination. Stuck inside their archenemy’s belly and with no clear way out, Mario and Luigi will have to put their thinking caps on if they want to cure the Blorb menace, save the realm, and escape Bowser’s body!

The belly of the beast

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In this unique RPG adventure, Mario and Luigi are stuck within Bowser’s body, and our heroes must work with their long-standing enemy to save the world, inside and out! Explore a world full of zany characters, solve puzzles little and large, and fight it out in exciting turn-based battles in your quest to defeat Fawful.

An inside job

As Mario and Luigi, you’ll roam around Bowser’s innards and assist the surly scoundrel overcome problems both around the Mushroom Kingdom, and within his body. Bowser not strong enough to lift something? Supercharge his arm muscles with a quick rhythm game! Has Bowser bit off more than he can chew? Head to his stomach and get his digestion working overtime with an enzyme-energizing minigame!


By interacting with objects on the overworld, the lumbering baddie can aid Mario and Luigi’s internal escapades too. He can, for example, drink gallons of water to flood his throat, allowing the brothers to get to places they couldn’t previously reach. If they work together, there’s no problem this unlikely trio can’t solve!


Brothers in arms

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Whether you’re exploring Bowser’s belly or the world outside, both he and the Mario Bros. will have to throw down against all sorts of enemies in turn-based battles. Simply bump into an opponent during your travels to start a fight.

The plucky Bros. can use their trusty hammers or jump on the enemy’s noggin to dish out damage. Time your moves right to give your attacks a bit more oomph, or even dodge an incoming whack from your opponents!


Win a battle and you’ll gain precious “EXP” that’ll help your heroes become even stronger. You can also gain an edge in combat by equipping the Bros. with special Badges. These nifty accessories can boost your stats and even give you new skills to use, once you fulfil specific conditions.

Like a boss

When it comes to brawling, Bowser is no slouch! This burly baddie can slug foes with powerful punches or turn up the heat with his red hot fire breath! Just like Mario and Luigi, the Koopa king can also beef up his attacks and defend against incoming blows with well-timed button presses.


Thanks to that mysterious mushroom, Bowser can also suck up items and even inhale smaller foes, allowing Mario and Luigi to join in on the battle from within his stomach. Triumph in combat and Bowser will gain EXP, allowing this big bad to become even bigger and badder!


Attack in style

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Need to give your attacks even more welly? Call upon Mario and Luigi’s brotherly bond for special Bros. Attacks – powerful team-based manoeuvres that require good timing to unleash their full power. While strong, each move uses up Bros. Points, so choose your moments!

When Bowser needs to lay the smackdown on his foes, he can summon his cronies to deal devastating damage with special Brawl Attacks. From Shy Guys catapulting him into enemies via a giant slingshot, to Magikoopas unleashing a hail of fireballs, these moves are a sight to behold. As you rescue more of his forces from Fawful’s clutches, more Brawl Attacks will be added to Bowser’s repertoire.


One colossal Koopa

When adversaries are really piling on the pressure, Bowser can grow to ginormous size to battle gigantic enemies! During these titanic clashes, hold your Nintendo 3DS sideways like a book and use the Touch Screen to fight back against fearsome foes.

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Between a block and a hard place

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During his travels, Bowser will run into Broque Monsieur, a well-mannered connoisseur of all things blocky. Save him from being marooned on an island with his premium stash of blocks, and Broque Monsieur will set up shop at locations around the Mushroom Kingdom. He’s also a keen collector of Blitties – a rare species of cat-like blocks. If you manage to bring 15 of them back to Broque Monsieur, rumour has it he’ll reward you with something special…

Special delivery

Running low on items? You can tap either a Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad or Bowser amiibo (sold separately) to receive some goodies that’ll assist on your quest.

…And that’s not all! Bowser Jr.’s off on a journey of his own. Let’s see what he’s up to.

My time to shine!

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Seek out a cure for the Blorbs in Bowser Jr.’s Journey! In this brand new adventure available as soon as you start the game, take command of your own squad of soldiers and help the bratty baddie-to-be fend off Fawful’s forces in real-time tactical skirmishes.

Like father, like son

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With the Koopalings and Kamek at his side, join Bowser Jr. as he searches for this mysterious medicine and fights against the Best Fitness Friends, a trio of Fawful’s meanest minions. While he may be the son of the big boss, Bowser Jr. has got a lot to learn when it comes to leadership. Can the young Koopa rein in his rudeness, and rally his troops to win the day?

Squad up

Before each mission, you’ll be informed of the enemies you’re set to encounter, ranging from Fawful’s troops to disgruntled members of Bowser’s army. Each soldier falls into one of three classes – ranged, flying or melee – with some units having specific weaknesses or strengths, so preparation is key when constructing your squad.

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Select your troops and unlock bonuses like increased attack or defence for your entire squad by arranging them in specific formations. Set certain units like the Koopalings as the First Officer of your fighting force and utilise Captain Commands. From summoning a shield around your troops to calling lightning down on the battlefield, these special abilities can really turn the tide of a fight!


Magic beans

Along with levelling up them, boost your platoon’s stats via special Beans you gain after triumphing in battle. An army marches on its stomach, so feed your squad a balanced diet to ensure high stats across the board. Need some assistance out in the field? You can receive Beans to enhance your army by tapping either a Bowser Jr., Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Boo or Bowser amiibo.

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25/01/2019

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English, German, French, Spanish, Italian