Mario & Luigi: The Dream Team

The reason behind me buying this game was because I love playing Mario and Luigi games and that this one kind of looked different from the other ones. I was right! Some of its useful traits that you see in most Mario games remained, but some were also different. For example, they kind of turn the Dream Team game into a RPG type game. You know how you get to choose a characters’ moves before they do anything or how you can see their life bar? That’s how they did it in this game.

Also, in this game you’re not just going on some adventure and stepping on your enemies, whenever, they appear. Like most RPG games in this one they you go onto a battle field where you can fight them if you happen to encounter one. A helpful thing about this game is that I liked was if both brothers died in battle then the game will give you a choice to either retry and start the battle all over again or let you retry the battle in easy mode. Easy mode will make the enemy tremendously weaker and give you a bigger chance of defeating the enemy. Now I don’t know if that’s considered cheating in its own way, but I like to use it, whenever, I encounter a powerful enemy that I can’t defeat no matter how many tries or no matter what I do.

For this game the story seems to go like this. Princess Peach, Mario, Luigi and most of the people from Princess Peach’s land were suddenly invited by a Dr.Snoozemore to come to his island. They go because they never heard of this land before and that they were promised that they could relax and have fun there. Once they arrive everyone on the island is happy to see them, but the mysterious Dr.Snoozemore is nowhere to be found. Later, the Luigi ends up sleeping on a pillow that was said to have magical powers. When he fell asleep on it his dream appeared, but also sucked in poor Peach.

Mario being the hero and all jumps into the dream to save her. It takes a while, but saves her in the end. When Luigi wakes back up the pillow that he was sleeping on came alive. It turns out that the people who used to live on the island a long time ago were turned into pillows by an evil man named Antasma. Antasma was sealed inside the deep part of the dream world……until he broke out. Now the pillow or what they liked to be called Pi’illo asked the brothers to help release his people from their curse.

Their adventure begins and there is a lot to do. While you play the adventure you can also help release the Pi’illo from their curse or play the mini games that the game provides. It’s a lot of fun. All of the characters are unique in their own way, but most are completely dramatic that its funny.

One of my favorite things about this game was going into the dream world and using Luigi’s powers. They really let him in the action this time. Luigi could do a lot in the dream world, he could turn into a tree, clone himself, become one with the weather, become a huge giant and do a lot more. With Mario’s smarts combined with Luigi’s unique powers they were unbeatable… the dream world. Now you must be wondering, why does Luigi get all the cool powers in the dream world and not Mario? Well, that’s because it’s not his dream. Whenever, they enter the dream world they always use Luigi’s dreams because in this story he can fall asleep just about anywhere.

Since Mario is wandering in his brother’s dream, Luigi can do or be whatever he wants to be. Don’t worry though, Mario is still able to do some cool moves in the real world.

In this game, you’re going to see new characters and old characters. Some of them I hope to see in future Mario & Luigi games to come. I really enjoyed the uniqueness and storyline behind this game. I hoping they will create more and more exciting and unique games just like this in the future. Until then I can only hope and hope that you will enjoy this game as much as I have.

Thanks for Reading!

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