This game never gets any love. This one is one of my favorites. I love the whole time travel concept. The babies were adorable and added so much character to the game. I loved the humor, which was mostly physical and slap stick, but was always used in new ways.
The Shroobs were actually menacing and a legit threat. I liked how all the enemies were Shroob versions of normal enemies and solders for the Shroob army. The bosses were all very fun and original. Yoob was even the inspiration for the next game, Bowser's Inside Story.
I liked that we got to see Bowser as kid, and a younger E. Gadd before he went to study ghosts. That was a nice touch. Fawful's shop serving to foreshadow his return was fantastic and his dialogue was still just as funny in this game, even if it was brief.
It was a copy that I brought with my own money, alongside a few others.
I don't know why, but for some reason, finding replacement copies of that game is extremely hard. It's kind of odd, since many stores I've been to still sell Super Mario 64 DS, which came out a year prior. I did find a used copy once, but unfortunately, I did not have enough money to get that in addition to the other things I was buying at the time. Then, the next time I did during my next visit, it was gone.
I have to buy my stuff online. My stores around have very little. They did not even have Yoshi's New Island. Although, I did see a copy of Mario Party 5 brand new. A 2005 Gamecube party game.
Well, I hope you finish the game some day! It has some pretty good twists later on and the bosses definitely live up to the standards of the RPGs. Some even say the hardest final boss is from this game. I think this game also has the best final boss theme of them all.
Also, another thing I have to add... When I did have Partners in Time, I was somewhat hesitant about finishing the game back then, since I hadn't completed the first one yet. That also ended up happening when I first played Thousand-Year Door, but once Super Paper Mario came along, I no longer cared whether or not I've finished the prequels.
And yet the stories are different that it did not even matter about finishing previous games. The only thing that would seem weird is Fawful, and even then he is still weird enough to stand alone as a character in Partners in Time. He confused me a little when I first played because he seemed to hate Mario because of the past, but it did not hurt the story of PIT at all.
You did finish the Paper Mario games, right? What about Dream Team?
Tsk tsk, even Sticker Star over PIT. Shame on your household. I have probably beat PIT more than most of them, but Mario RPG has been with me for a long time. Thousand-Year Door is my most frequently played, although sometimes I just run around and do nothing in particular.
PIT is rare online even compared to the others. I checked. Haha. The only thing more rare is a new copy of Superstar Saga. Good luck ever spotting one in the wild. DS games are actually becoming quite rare it seems. At this rate, my Kylie Koopa fan club will never take off.
Luckily, Superstar Saga has been released on the Virtual Console recently. The Wii U's, that is. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't like the fact that Game Boy Advance games were added to the Wii U eShop, rather than the 3DS'. Yes, I do have the system, and it may have that neat off-TV play feature, but the range is pretty limited, and that almost completely strips the GBA games of their portability.
See, I don't use the Virtual Console. I like like games and consoles being physical.
I almost need my systems to be portable now. How far is the Wii U portable? Sounds low. I do like watching TV and playing games in general, but taking my 3DS to college is something I would never trade away.
For the most part, you at least have to be in the same room in order for the controller to still have a signal. That is, unless you happen to have it in an upstairs room, which is right above the console. Otherwise, there'll be a message that displays, saying that signal is cutting off.
Post by Fawfulthegreat64 on May 10, 2014 10:39:43 GMT -5
It is my least-played Mario & Luigi game, but also the last one I obtained (except for Dream Team). I did enjoy it a lot however, and I find it to be a better game than Sticker Star, the only thing I thought it was lacking in was length. It felt too short, but that didn't stop me from enjoying it. The whole alien-invasion thing was a great idea, and the fact that it happened in the past and you have to go back in time is even cooler. I think it had one of the best concepts in the series (as far as gimmicks are concerned PIT and DT had the best IMO) but I wished that they had maybe let the Shroobs travel forward in time and take over the Mushroom Kingdom of the present as well, so that the present areas could be explored too.
The final boss was awesome, but I didn't like the post-final boss too much. Probably because it was so easy, and I expected it to be more like Bowletta and spark another half of the game (and since it was in the present, it could have been exploring the present versions of the various areas). They also shouldn't have put a save block after the actual final boss, that locks you out of exploring the world after beating the game. One thing I loved about PIT (and Superstar Saga) is no giant battles. Sure, they were a cool gimmick, but Dream Team made me dread every giant battle because of the unresponsive gyro and just that I suck at timing on a touch screen. I do think PIT should have utilized the touch screen a bit more however.
Also, the only RPG character to appear in Mario Kart debuted in this game, Baby Peach. (Yeah, I know, technically not an RPG character but whatever) It would have been cool if other younger versions from this game appeared later, like Young Toadsworth and Young E. Gadd. Baby Fawful would have been cool to see, since they gave Fawful a cameo in this game. Possibly even a Young Cackletta (since in the past she hadn't been destroyed yet) as an optional boss.
But overall, I'd love a direct sequel to PIT in which the Shroobs return (and maybe Antasma/Midbus as well, like in that other topic) and maybe this time the Beanbean Kingdom's past could be explored. Oh, and make Bowser and Baby Bowser playable too, that would be sweet.
Spamming Bros. Items with the Ulti-Free badge from Fawful is the best way to beat her. That badge allows you to use a Bros. Item without taking it away from your stock, so you never run out. You have to collect lots of beans for it though. Yoob's Belly has tons of them.
I loved this game. I got it more recently, in fact after Dream Team, and it's one of my favorites. I thought the shroobs were awesome, maybe almost as much as the X-Nauts. The darkness also turned me on. Dark Mario games are not often or expected. I hope Pap- I mean, Sticker Jam will be dark too.
The things I didn't like was the linearity (Not much exploration), obscene difficulty, and last but most definitely not least - the FREAKING STUPID final boss that I STILL cannot beat!