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 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

I’ve played both BIS is better

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5 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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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 It's not in 4K

Ooo fox say hello

8 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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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

They're fine. - DCfnaf

10 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

She does in the begginning! - HeavyDonkeyKong

She fought back in the first three paper mario games! And those 3 are masterpieces! SCREW THIS GAME! I'M GOING TO PLAY SUPER PAPER MARIO! ROT IN THE UNDERWHERE TO ANYONE WHO HATES THIS GAME!

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The Contenders

11 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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12 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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13 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

Even after a few years, we still feel disrespected that you would still be upset at us for praising Bowser’s Inside Story’s predecessors (See that, people?! No wonder these video games are so considered underrated! ) and defend Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

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14 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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15 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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16 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

17 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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18 Terrible stereotypes

This game is not racist at all!

What stereotypes? - Pikachu7586

The stereotype of toads not looking identical.


19 Globins
20 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


-carrot game FIRST TRY
-fawful express SECOND TRY
-blizzerd midbus FIRST TRY!

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21 The carrot minigame

Its just to hard

Beat it first try. heck even the tower of Yikk was harder (ps: beat it first try too.)

22 It’s a Fortnite Ripoff

You've got to be kidding me. Fortnite was made AFTER this game came out!

Mario and Luigi bowsers inside sorty is a ripoff of fortnite because it has gunx

23 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

24 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

25 Princess Peach's dress

I want to murder Princess Peach and I hate it when the Globins and Toads in this game call her "beautiful", which Rosalina is, but Princess Peach isn't! Somebody murder Princess Peach and Princess Daisy for having such annoying voices these days!

She Is So Useless.

Remember Super Mario RPG and Super Paper Mario? Probably not because you were too busy hating a game for a stupid reasons. - Pikachu7586

At least she's wearing something!

What kind of bull$h! t reason to hate a game is this? - Pikachu7586

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26 Lack of Donkey Kong

Seriously, you're saying that this game sucks because Donkey Kong isn't in it well guess what He wasn't in Superstar Saga or Partners in Time so why would he be in this one - Pikachu7586

You can't say this game sucks because Donkey Kong is not in it.

Wow... What the hell this list is all so bias

Dk isn't in any m&l games I ever heard of so...shut up

27 Princess Peach's voice

Well you are blind because someone else said the same thing already!

It's in partners in time too. - HeavyDonkeyKong

28 Plack Beach feels generic

It's the 3rd area in the game of course it's not gonna be as exciting as areas like Bowser's Castle. But why hate a game because of 1 area? - Pikachu7586

29 The bosses

The bosses are way too easy

Lol what?! They are actually very very difficult

Not All Of The Bosses In This Game Are Easy You Know. But Half Of Them Are.

There are WAY too many bosses in the M&L series in my opinion!

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30 It's bland

Not as bland as thus list it seems like! You're hating ona game for all of the wrong reasons it seems like! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Still less bland than this list. Dear God where do I begin with this list? - Pikachu7586

Shut Up! You're Bland!

Um same with you

31 It is weak
32 When the characters call Princess Peach kind and generous

Well, she is! Do you got any proof that she isn't? - HeavyDonkeyKong

Well they aren't lying. - Pikachu7586

33 It's unoriginal
34 Princess Peach's design & character models

Well it's the same design of the previous games and you don't hate them for that reason do you? - Pikachu7586

35 The bugs

What bugs are you talking about? You mean like the bug bosses Scutlet, Wiggler, and Durmite, or techinical bugs? If you mean the latter then there are few and far between. - Pikachu7586

36 Fawful Express

The only part of the game that was frustrating because of the bad fire controls.

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