Best Mario & Luigi Games

The Top Ten
1 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

This game rightfully deserves the number one spot. The story is amazing, the villain is both perfectly easy to love and hate, the whole idea of playing as Bowser is wonderful and the giant battle mechanic is lots of fun. People keep comparing this to Partners in Time, so I'll throw in my two cents as well. I find it kind of petty that people like PiT more because you can play as 4 characters rather than 3. First off, Bowser hits harder than both babies combined ever did, and I hated how the babies always did barely any damage by themselves, despite at one point being a higher level than the adults. Also, I personally found it annoying to always have to rely on the babies to use the hammer and to collect beans, and also to solve most puzzles. While it is a bit weird having to wait so long to actually walk around in a 3d environment as the brothers in this game, it still holds up much more than PiT, having better graphics and a better soundtrack. But hey, that's just my opinion.

2 Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time

Partners in Time is the best game in the series.
There are many factors to this: The first being the amazing soundtrack. It doesn't get any better than Partners in Time. In addition, the bosses, consisting of infamous ones such as Kamek and Bowser, plus totally original ones such as the Shrooboid Brat and Mrs. Thwomp are some of the best in the series, and all are amazing. The final battle w/ Elder Princess Shroob marks one of if not the hardest boss fights in the series. With 3,500 health, it's more than any other in the series. Oh, and that's just phase 1. Elder Princess Shroob helps to bring to life the evilness that the Shroobs stood for, in the vilest way. Partners in Time also has a wide diversity of worlds, a few of my favorites being Yoshi's Island, Thwomp Volcano, and Star Shrine. Partners in Time is simply an amazing game, and should be at the top of this list.

3 Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Absolutely delightful experience. Tough it drags at some parts, at others it hits hard with its atmosphere and dreamlike premise. Every major plotpoint feels powerful or at the very least thematically fun/fitting. Combining the 2D graphics with 3D enviornments has been kinda sucking the magic out of recent entries, but I am willing to defend it here. This property made the game stand out from previous entries, increased the overall scope of the game and truly gave the game its sweet "Dreamy" feel. I think that it comes without saying that this entry has the best overall soundtrack in the franchise.

You may disagree, but from my experience (finished all first 4 entries) This one will be my favourite episode in the entire franchise. Even with its flaws.

4 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

This game rocks due to beautiful visuals & great animation, but why is Princess Peach being defenseless & incapable of taking care of herself?! She is putting us in trouble at Teehee Valley because we have to rescue & escort that bad-tempered princess of the Mushroom Kingdom from many minions. That ruined the whole game! Nonetheless, the whole game is awesome! But the text? It is confusing. The story? Average. This game is overrated, but it is nonetheless the best Mario RPG, especially in that segment where Mario & Luigi encounter Kirby & Wario on posters! This game is beautiful, & the music is beautiful! I would give this game a 6.8. Ah, the good old days...

5 Mario Luigi Paper Jam - 3DS

Mario and Luigi Paper Jam is the best game in the series. This game has the best bosses, music, and gameplay. Paper Mario makes the battle system a lot more interesting and this adds more strategy to the game. The weakest part of this game is its story. Bowser kidnaps peach for the billionth time and Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario have to save her. Another thing some people don't like about this game is the paper craft battles. If you can get used to the controls than its not as bad as people say it is. Overall Mario and Luigi Paper Jam is definitely a game Mario and Luigi fans should check out.

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

Mario and Luigi is my favorite series of all time and this game is my favorite. The concept of going inside bowser is genius, the battle system is great, bosses are cool, music is amazing, graphism are also amazing, bowser is a nice change of pace from Mario and Luigi, the characters are good, and the story is both funny and epic. I prefer the remake over the original because of the improved graphism, adding a theme for the dark star and dark Fawful, and while bowser jr's journey is mediocre for the gameplay, you don't have to play, and it's still one thing the remake have that the original don't. Plus, at the very least it's interesting for the story.

7 Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

Just the best in the series for me, even after playing all the other games though.

I'm not sure if this counts as its own game, but I prefer it over the original.

Bowser's Minions is the best part about this game in my opinion

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