Top 10 Reasons Why Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Is Awful

Just when you thought that Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story was perfect...

Well, it sucks and I hate everything about it. Sorry. Mario & Luigi:: Partners in Time is a much better game for many reasons. (Almost) everything about this game is better than that in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

The Top Ten

1 How overrated it is

Top Ten Highest-Rated Mario RPG Games of All Time

Top 1: Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (96% like this overrated game).

Top 2: Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (94% like this baffling game).

Top 3: Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars (92% like this perfect game).

Top 4: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (89% like this overrated, unfair game).

Top 5: Paper Mario (87% like this game).

Top 6: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (82% like this game).

Top 7: Super Paper Mario (78% like this underrated masterpiece).

Top 8: Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (63% like this unbelievably underrated gem).

Top 9: Paper Mario: Sticker Star (57% like this letdown).

This might not be true. It is my opinion overall, but Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is too overrated.

Those review scores are wrong. dream team is lower than that and paper Mario is higher than the thousand year door. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Overrated my @$$, this game gets all the love it deserves! Hell I'd go as far to say it's better than Super Mario 64. (Also by the way Super Mario 64 is a great game overall though) - Pikachu7586

This game is not overrated, Call of Duty is

I agree with PIT is underrated.

U don't agree with BIS is overrated.

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2 Princess Peach is annoying

She leaves her hair down, gets pissed, is being useless, seriously lacking grace, having that annoying "HELP ME! Mario! " voice, having let herself die in one scene and appeared in this game instead of Princess Daisy and Rosalina. what?!

Who cares? Bowser and Fawful are the stars, not her! - HeavyDonkeyKong

That's a stupid reason to hate a flawless game.


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3 The Bowser minigames

The minigames are fun...ALL OF THEM. Problem?

As tedious as they are I don't find a problem with these

I loved these minigames - Pikachu7586

They're good. - DCfnaf

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4 The voice acting

A game with bad voice acting...*cough* sonic 06 *cough*

Bad voice acting? then turn off the volume and stop having a pointless argument about an extra feature that DOESN'T AFFECT THE GAME AT ALL!

What voice acting? - Pikachu7586

There is no voice acting. - DCfnaf

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5 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is way better than this

The baby bros have no special moves except enhanced jump + hammer abilities. They don't speak much unlike Bowser who by the way has hilarious dialogue. Bowser on the other hand has special moves, punch, flame, and the final KO punch which is the most satisfying final attack by far. I own both games and BIS has a better plot and mood while PiT just wasn't as serious which is okay.

Just think! You play as 4 players in M&L: PIT and only 3 in M&L: BIS. Also, Partners in Time is way better in music and visuals, thanks to the Baby Mario Bros. Bowser's Inside story was annoying, hard and overrated.

Partners in time was awesome. But bowser's inside story was even more awesome. - HeavyDonkeyKong

WHAT!?! How does that mean that bowsers inside story is bad? PiT was a great game, and so was BiS. And if you think about it, how can you even compare them? If they weren't in the same series, you probably wouldn't even compare them. The story is different, some of the machanics are different and And the stuff that is similar, is literally the same, like the special attacks. There bothe very good games in there own way.

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6 It's on the Nintendo DS

Really?! YOU DON'T LIKE A VIDEO GAME BECAUSE OF WHICHEVER CONSOLE IT'S ON?! - The Ultimate Daredevil, the former hater of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story/the man who originally created this list and regrets making this list just because he doesn't love it as much/find it as strong as its predecessors

7 The music

Superstar Saga has 8/10 good music. I love its 32-bit music.

Partners in Time has 10+/10 good music. It's so creative and inspiring!

Bowser's Inside Story has 3/10 good music. It's baffling and sounds like an unfinished music test.

Dream Team has 3/10 good music. It is the worst Mario RPG by far.

What, this game's music is amazing, just listen to In the Final and try to say it's bad

Listen to In the Final and then tell me this game has a bad soundtrack I DARE you - Pikachu7586

The music is awesome. - DCfnaf

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8 It's not in 4K

Ooo fox say hello

9 The beginning and ending

That Toad who ran away from school (and Mrs. Ingletoad! What, Nintendo?! ) needs to get strangled by Knuckles the Echidna very badly. And the ending... Bowser decides to kidnap Princess Peach again, and Princess Peach does NOTHING! I hope this game dies!

How can you judge a game just by 2 points in the plot

Well those are just 2 plot points and the ending is a great one - Pikachu7586

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10 It takes so long to complete

This game is 1 eighths of 100 hours long. And it is a horrible game.

I would rather there be a Pac-Man & Jr. Pac-Man: Blinky's Inside Story or Sonic & Blaze: Blinky's Inside Story.

Actually it's 1/5 of 100 hours long, and it's an amazing game if not a perfect game. - Pikachu7586

How the hell is this a problem. Personally, it being long is a good thing, considering how much fun this game is

A long game is better because at least it takes you a long time to clear so you can't complain about everything! I personally liked the pacing not to mention I beat it in 9 days to beat the game and get all the sp moves and items. Try to beat that.

20 hours of a perfect game, (not counting sidequests) you can't go wrong - Pikachu7586

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The Contenders

11 Its overdosing on King Bowser

It's because he is the protagonist in this game.

Duh, he's the protagonist! - HeavyDonkeyKong

That's because he's a main protagonist in this game dumb@$$ - Pikachu7586

1. It’s in the title. Connect the dots doofus
2. Bowser only had one other game in the spotlight at this time
3. Bowser is still the only main Mario character who has been denied a game to truely call his own. (Something long overdue).
4. If you’re hating the game for just this, you’re probably a ganondork fan in disguise.

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12 It is a ripoff of Final Fantasy

I was not talking to you, Pikachu7566. I was talking to the guy that called Super Mario RPG "just a Final Fantasy game with Mario characters". I understand that I am a rabid fan. - The Ultimate Daredevil aka Kieran Glen Harris Stark

Which would mean that partners in tiem is ALSO a Final Fantasy ripoff because it is the same style! Please leave the fans of these games alone please! - HeavyDonkeyKong

LOL, thumbing down my comment because you can't handle the truth! - HeavyDonkeyKong

So I Guess Metroid Prime Is A Ripoff Of Halo - VideoGamefan5


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13 Crappy graphics

I actually never hated the graphics of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (at least since 2015). I just find them to be very run-of-the-mill compared to its predecessors' graphics. One major reason why is because it does not remind me of the Mall of America or areas with deserts. While the graphics of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story are very standard, I feel like Nintendo at least put effort into the backgrounds.

They are the same as partners in time! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Well... That's True They Actually Are The Same.


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14 Bowser is not willing to be the good guy

Does this affect the game, NO!

Bowser IS the bad guy and he always was. he did what he did for himself only fighting Fawful so he could control the Mushroom Kingdom.

This game is not awful.
Super Mario 64 is not underrated. It's considere done of th e best games of all time! - HeavyDonkeyKong

15 Rosalina's disappearance

Rosalina deserves to be in this game, not Princess Peach. I mean it. This game could be much better. But by far, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is the greatest Mario & Luigi RPG of all time. Yeah, I said it.

You can't judge a game because of 1 character missing

Rosalina is in the galaxy games idiot BIS is to me BETTER then galaxy 1 and 2. yep I just said it, come at me scrub.

Rosalina Fanboys. - DCfnaf

While Rosalina is a great character and all, the fanboy make me want to hang myself. - Pikachu7586

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16 It ruined the Mario & Luigi series

No, it made it ten times better! It showed that Bowser and Mario + luigi
Who are enemies, learn to work as a team to defeat a higher threat

Nope it made the Mario and Luigi series better

Actually, it was a big improvement for the series - Pikachu7586

I formerly put this here because I meant its presentation because I was more easily confused about certain subjects back then. - The Ultimate Daredevil, a man that is guilty for hating M&L: BIS just because eit didn't live up to older Mario games (take for instance, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story's prequels).

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17 Princess Peach doesn't fight back

That's True She Doesn't Fight Back In This Game. But She Does Fight Back In Some Mario Games.

When did this even matter? Oh yeah, that's right, IT NEVER HAS! - Pikachu7586

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18 It's too hard!

Partners in time is harder in my opinion! But I love partners in time too! - HeavyDonkeyKong

No It's Not. It's Actually Kinda Easy.

With the Challenge Medal equipped during the Energy Hold segment, yes - xandermartin98

Well, they never said it would be easy. - Pikachu7586

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19 Dimble Woods

This is not a hard area ata all

Nothing wrong:
-good music
-good design
-fun enemies
-1st special move
-your argument and any other argument you'll ever have is invalid. I rest my case

20 The soundtrack is bad

I would say that the only decent song in this game is the final boss theme.

And do not pan the soundtrack of this game's predecessors, please.

WRONG! The soundtrack is amazing

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