History VideoGame / MarioAndLuigiSuperStarSaga

25th Jan '17 10:47:14 PM HeyFella
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* CombinationAttack: The main draw of the game is the way Mario and Luigi team up for puzzles and fighting. In all their Bros Moves are the Splash Bros, Chopper Bros, Fire Bros, Bounce Bros, Knockback Bros, Thunder Bros, Swing Bros, and Cyclone Bros.

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* CombinationAttack: The main draw of the game is the way Mario and Luigi team up for puzzles and fighting. In all their Bros Moves are the Splash Bros, Chopper Bros, Fire Bros, Bounce Bros, Knockback Bros, Thunder Bros, Swing Bros, Bros and Cyclone Bros.
25th Jan '17 5:54:07 PM MegaMarioMan
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* CashGate: You need 500 coins to get a hand massage, which is required to learn the dash and walking backwards moves.

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* CashGate: You need 500 100 coins to get a hand massage, which is required to learn the dash and walking backwards moves.



* CombinationAttack: The main draw of the game is the way Mario and Luigi team up for puzzles and fighting. In all their Bros Moves are the Splash Bros, Chopper Bros, Fire Bros, Bounce Bros, Knockback Bros, Thunder Bros, Swing Bros, Cyclone Bros.

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* CombinationAttack: The main draw of the game is the way Mario and Luigi team up for puzzles and fighting. In all their Bros Moves are the Splash Bros, Chopper Bros, Fire Bros, Bounce Bros, Knockback Bros, Thunder Bros, Swing Bros, and Cyclone Bros.



* FlippingHelpless: The brothers can't get past the giant Koopas until [[spoiler:they've learned the fire dash attack]].

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* FlippingHelpless: The brothers can't get past the giant Koopas until [[spoiler:they've learned the fire dash attack]]. Using said move on the Koopas will knock them over, at which point they'll choose to stand in a place that's not in your way.



* YouHaveResearchedBreathing: Once Luigi learns how to properly shock his brother with the Thunderhand on the field, the bros gain the ability to move in sync with one another as well as the ability to ''walk backwards''. Why Luigi needs to electrocute Mario order for them to accomplish this is a mystery (Luigi's repressed jealously, perhaps?).

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* YouHaveResearchedBreathing: Once Luigi learns how to properly shock his brother with the Thunderhand on the field, the bros gain the ability to move in sync with one another as well as the ability to ''walk backwards''. Why Luigi needs to electrocute Mario order for them to accomplish this is a mystery (Luigi's repressed jealously, perhaps?).mystery.
24th Jan '17 10:41:35 PM HeyFella
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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: One Toad in Little Fungitown is playing an arcade game like this.

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: One A Toad in Little Fungitown is playing an arcade game like this.
18th Dec '16 4:51:30 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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* DeadAllAlong: The grizzled old bean in a rocking chair who oversees the minecart minigame seems harmless and rock in his chair with his trust bright green dog at his side, he makes mention of how he's come to the end of his road. After you play the minigame and come to the end of the minecart tracks, he spontaneously ''fades into view'' right before you enter the room to greet you. Old dude's a ''ghost.''

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* DeadAllAlong: The grizzled old bean in a rocking chair who oversees the minecart minigame seems harmless and rock in his chair with his trust trusty bright green dog at his side, he makes mention of how he's come to the end of his road. After you play the minigame and come to the end of the minecart tracks, he spontaneously ''fades into view'' right before you enter the room to greet you. Old dude's a ''ghost.''
13th Dec '16 7:37:41 AM MegaMarioMan
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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:The Koopalings]] return, after being absent for more than a decade since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. Then they get PutOnABus again until 2009.

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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:The Koopalings]] return, after being absent for more than a decade since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. Then they get PutOnABus again [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii until 2009.2009]].



* CashGate: You need 500 coins to get a hand massage, which is required to learn the dash and walking backwards moves.



** The game has a number of mechanics that doesn't appear within future installments, namely the ability to switch leaders (in other words, make it so that Mario's following Luigi and not the other way around, for the purpose of using certain techniques), the Firehand and Thunderhand powers (though techniques such as the Fire and Ice Flowers are usable in later games), the fact that the hammers the Mario Brothers obtains gets upgraded twice over the course of the story (to break blocks it couldn't before), the fact that you can change the difficulty of the Bro Moves to make it harder or easier in exchange for the amount of BP it uses and the fact that it's possible for Mario and Luigi to figure out how to do variations of their existing Bro Attacks.

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** The game has a number of mechanics that doesn't appear within future installments, namely the ability to switch leaders (in other words, make it so that Mario's following Luigi and not the other way around, for the purpose of using certain techniques), the Firehand and Thunderhand powers (though techniques such as the Fire and Ice Flowers are usable in later games), the fact that the hammers the Mario Brothers obtains gets upgraded twice over the course of the story (to break blocks it they couldn't before), the fact that you can change the difficulty of the Bro Moves to make it harder or easier in exchange for the amount of BP it uses and the fact that it's possible for Mario and Luigi to figure out how to do variations of their existing Bro Attacks.



* EvolvingAttack: If you use [[CombinationAttack Bros. Attacks]] enough times, one of the bros will take a second to think and then talk to the other, allowing you to do a different version of the attack, often with its own unique properties. The alternate Spin Bros. attack, for example, does less damage to normal enemies than the original, but it also allows Mario to jump on TheSpiny and do double damage to it.



* FrothyMugsOfWater: Played for laughs; what is obviously a wine-making operation instead produces "soda".
** Averted in the German version, where it's indeed wine.

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* FrothyMugsOfWater: Played for laughs; what is obviously a wine-making operation instead produces "soda".
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"soda". Averted in the German version, where it's indeed wine.



* WeaponsGradeVocabulary: Peach's [[spoiler:actually Birdo's]] voice is stolen and replaced with Cackletta's [[StuffBlowingUp explosive vocabulary.]] The characters keep having to scurry out of harms way whenever she speaks. Then she attempts a full paragraph, and blows out every window in the castle.

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* WeaponsGradeVocabulary: Peach's [[spoiler:actually Birdo's]] [[spoiler:(actually Birdo's)]] voice is stolen and replaced with Cackletta's [[StuffBlowingUp explosive vocabulary.]] The characters keep having to scurry out of harms way whenever she speaks. Then she attempts a full paragraph, and blows out every window in the castle.
28th Jul '16 7:36:08 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* EatingTheEnemy: Attempted by Bowletta during the final boss fight. [[spoiler:She pretends to be defeated, only for a bomb to knock out the bros, and she inhales them up. Unfortunately, this [[HoistByHisOwnPetard became her undoing]] as it lead to a WombLevel where the bros were able to take on her heart and destroy it, thus ending Cackletta for good.]]

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* EatingTheEnemy: Attempted by Bowletta during the final boss fight. [[spoiler:She pretends [[spoiler:They pretend to be defeated, only for a bomb to knock out the bros, and she inhales them they inhale the Mario Bros. up. Unfortunately, this [[HoistByHisOwnPetard became her their undoing]] as it lead to a WombLevel where the bros were able to take on her heart the Essence of Cackletta, and destroy it, her heart, thus ending Cackletta for good.]]
21st Jul '16 4:07:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Cackletta is an ''incredibly'' competent villain for someone out of the ''MarioBros'' series. Notably, she started the trend of Bowser being an IneffectualSympatheticVillain, which took him until ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' to recover from.
8th Jun '16 12:35:54 PM MegaMarioMan
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* LiteralMetaphor: Mario and Luigi have to jump the border from Mushroom to Beanbean early on. To do so, they play a game a jump rope.

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* LiteralMetaphor: Mario and Luigi have to jump the border from the Mushroom Kingdom to the Beanbean Kingdom early on. To do so, they play a game a jump rope.called "Border Jump", which is like fancy jump-rope.
8th Jun '16 12:22:46 PM MegaMarioMan
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* TheCameo: Geno from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' shows up to teach you how to play the SurprisinglyEasyMiniquest, with Creator/{{Square}}'s permission.

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* TheCameo: Geno from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' shows up to teach you how to play the SurprisinglyEasyMiniquest, with Creator/{{Square}}'s Creator/SquareEnix's permission.



* TheDragAlong: Luigi at first.
* TheDragon: Fawful, but later he wishes he was the main villain. He later gets his wish in Bowser's Inside Story.

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* TheDragAlong: Luigi, at first. In fact, the literal example at the beginning (where Mario runs to Peach's Castle while dragging Luigi at first.
who is tangled in a rope tied around Mario) provides this trope's page image.
* TheDragon: Fawful, but later he wishes he was the main villain. He later gets his wish in Bowser's ''Bowser's Inside Story.Story''.



* DummiedOut: The game code contains dialog for several different characters giving you the different accessories from [[ItemCrafting mixing bean juice]]: [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]] for the Greed Wallet, [[{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] for the Power Grip, [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] for the Great Force, [[VideoGame/StarFox Fox McCloud]] for the Bonus Ring, [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} Captain Olimar]] (who speaks in boxless dialogue) for the Cobalt Necktie, and the racer from [[VideoGame/{{Excite}} Excitebike]] for the Excite Spring. [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion Professor E. Gadd]] would only show up to deliver the Game Boy Horror. [[http://themushroomkingdom.net/mlss_lost.shtml TMK has the scripts for the lost cameos.]]

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* DummiedOut: The game code contains dialog for several different characters giving you the different accessories from [[ItemCrafting mixing bean juice]]: [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]] for the Greed Wallet, [[{{Metroid}} [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] for the Power Grip, [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] for the Great Force, [[VideoGame/StarFox Fox McCloud]] for the Bonus Ring, [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} Captain Olimar]] (who speaks in boxless dialogue) for the Cobalt Necktie, and the racer from [[VideoGame/{{Excite}} Excitebike]] for the Excite Spring. [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion Professor E. Gadd]] would only show up to deliver the Game Boy Horror. [[http://themushroomkingdom.net/mlss_lost.shtml TMK has the scripts for the lost cameos.]]



** These are the only Mario and Luigi games where the Bro Attacks are based around the techniques Mario and Luigi learn to navigate around the overworld. As a consequence, they're the only games in the series where they're acquired automatically [[spoiler:(except for the two secret Bro Attacks)]] instead of one collecting items in order to perform them (''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'') or they collected enough Attack Pieces (''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' onwards). Consequently, this is the only Mario and Luigi game not to have a variation of the Green Shell/Red Shell Bro attack.

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** These are the only Mario and Luigi games where the Bro Attacks are based around the techniques Mario and Luigi learn to navigate around the overworld. As a consequence, they're the only games in the series where they're acquired automatically [[spoiler:(except for the two secret Bro Attacks)]] instead of one collecting items in order to perform them (''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'') or they collected collecting enough Attack Pieces (''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' onwards). Consequently, this is the only Mario and Luigi game not to have a variation of the Green Shell/Red Shell Bro attack.



* EatingTheEnemy: Attempted by Bowletta during the final boss fight. [[spoiler:She pretends to be defeated, only for a bomb to knock out the bros, and she inhales them up. Unfortunately, this became her [[HoistByHisOwnPetard undoing as]] it lead to a WombLevel where the bros were able to take on her heart and destroy it, thus ending Cackletta for good.]]

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* EatingTheEnemy: Attempted by Bowletta during the final boss fight. [[spoiler:She pretends to be defeated, only for a bomb to knock out the bros, and she inhales them up. Unfortunately, this became her [[HoistByHisOwnPetard undoing as]] became her undoing]] as it lead to a WombLevel where the bros were able to take on her heart and destroy it, thus ending Cackletta for good.]]



* GambitPileUp: Most allied [=NPCs=] were chessmasters at one point or another, with instances including (but not limited to) [[spoiler:swapping Luigi and Peach to have him infiltrate the Koopa Cruiser and completely anticipating Cackletta's fake gift and kidnapping of the princess (and on a sidenote, knowing that the guards would be useless), countering the plan by swapping out her and Birdo, of all things, before the opening cutscene]], and nobody knew what was going on until halfway through the game. Cackletta also manipulated crazy situations, such as making you fix the plumbing to cancel the castle security system. (... In hindsight, that makes even less sense.) By the end, you wouldn't have been surprised if ThePlan set up by the heroes was really just the villains in disguise.

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* GambitPileUp: Most allied [=NPCs=] were chessmasters at one point or another, with instances including (but not limited to) [[spoiler:swapping Luigi [[spoiler:Peach and Peach to have him infiltrate the Koopa Cruiser and Lady Lima completely anticipating Cackletta's fake gift and kidnapping of the princess princess's voice (and on a sidenote, knowing that the guards would be useless), countering the plan by swapping out her and Birdo, of all things, before the opening cutscene]], and nobody knew knowing what was going on until halfway through the game. Cackletta also manipulated crazy situations, such as making you fix the plumbing to cancel the castle security system. (... In hindsight, that makes even less sense.) Even Mario and Luigi get in on it by [[spoiler:swapping Luigi and Peach to have him infiltrate the Koopa Cruiser]]. By the end, you wouldn't have been surprised if ThePlan set up by the heroes was really just the villains in disguise.



* GlobalCurrencyException: Those 100 coins you got at the beginning of the game turn out to be Mushroom Coins, and are worth 10 Beanbean Coins. (doesn't matter, as you have to surrender it immediately.) And later, when you get an impossibly high amount of coins - something like 9,999,999,999 - it turns out to be Mushroom coins, and is worth... 99 Beanbean Coins. But how could the exchange rate fluctuate so fast? The only logical, foolproof explanation is the RuleOfFunny.
* GoldColoredSuperiority: Golden Beanies have higher stats than the standard Beanie.

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* GlobalCurrencyException: Those 100 coins you got at the beginning of the game turn out to be Mushroom Coins, and are worth 10 Beanbean Coins. (doesn't matter, as you have to surrender it immediately.) And later, when you get an impossibly high amount of coins - something like 9,999,999,999 - it turns out to be 99,999,999,999,999 Mushroom coins, and is they're worth... 99 Beanbean Coins. But how could the exchange rate fluctuate so fast? The only logical, foolproof explanation is the RuleOfFunny.
* GoldColoredSuperiority: GoldColoredSuperiority:
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Golden Beanies have higher stats than the standard Beanie. Beanie.
** The best Hammers in the game are golden.



* GottaCatchEmAll: The four Beanbean shards. Notably, Mario and Luigi must find eight fruit to collect one of the shards- making it an example of Catching These Things to Catch All Of These Other Things.

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* GottaCatchEmAll: The four Beanbean [[spoiler:Beanstar]] shards. Notably, Mario and Luigi must find eight fruit to collect one of the shards- making it an example of Catching These Things to Catch All Of These Other Things.



* OminousFloatingCastle: [[spoiler:Bowser's Castle.]]

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* OminousFloatingCastle: [[spoiler:Bowser's Castle.]]Castle]].



*** One of the Hammerhead Bros., after giving Mario and Luigi their hammers, says "Now you're playing with power![[note]]An advertising slogan that was used until the mid-late [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super NES]] era.[[/note]]

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*** One of the Hammerhead Bros., after giving Mario and Luigi their hammers, says "Now you're playing with power![[note]]An power!" That was an advertising slogan that was used until the mid-late [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super NES]] era.[[/note]]



* SoleEntertainmentOption: A video arcade in Little Fungitown, and a cinema in the middle of nowhere.

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* SoleEntertainmentOption: A video arcade in Little Fungitown, and a cinema in to the middle north of nowhere.Beanbean Castle Town.



* StuckInTheirShadow: Happens InUniverse. Characters recognize Mario, but either forget Luigi, or acknowledge that Luigi is the brother "left behind". This references older games (''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', the first ''VideoGame/PaperMario'') when Luigi stayed at home while Mario did everything. This is subverted in game when Luigi is mistaken for a wannabe recruit.

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* StuckInTheirShadow: Happens InUniverse. Characters recognize Mario, but either forget Luigi, or acknowledge that Luigi is the brother "left behind". This references older games (''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', the first ''VideoGame/PaperMario'') ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'') when Luigi stayed at home while Mario did everything. This is subverted in game when Luigi is mistaken for a wannabe recruit.



* VideoGameStealing: Swing Bros. Advance can allow the Bros. to steal the item from an enemy.

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* VideoGameStealing: Swing Bros. Advance Advanced can allow the Bros. to steal the item from an enemy.
7th Jun '16 6:13:10 AM MegaMarioMan
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** [[spoiler:Prince Peasley]] was turned into a dragon and trapped inside an egg before the game's events began - the dragon is a ''very'' early boss fight. Apparently Mario and Luigi beating the stuffing out of the dragon breaks the spell. Later, he gets shrunken down and eaten by a Piranha Plant.

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** [[spoiler:Prince Peasley]] was turned into a dragon and trapped inside an egg before the game's events began - the dragon is a ''very'' early boss fight. Apparently Mario and Luigi beating the stuffing out of the dragon breaks the spell. Later, he gets shrunken down and eaten by a Piranha Plant.



** [[spoiler: Bowser after being possessed by Cackletta. His face becomes Cackletta's and he gains some "female anatomy" to say the least.]]
* BalloonBelly: Whenever Mario drinks out from a water fountain and at one point, [[spoiler: the Chuckola Reserve.]]

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** [[spoiler: Bowser [[spoiler:Bowser after being possessed by Cackletta. His face becomes Cackletta's and he gains some "female anatomy" to say the least.]]
* BalloonBelly: Whenever Mario drinks out from a water fountain and at one point, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Chuckola Reserve.]]



* BookEnds: The first time you see the Beanbean Kingdom, it's been destroyed. Towards the climax, when you come back, it's been destroyed again.

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
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The first time you see the Beanbean Kingdom, it's been destroyed. Towards the climax, when you come back, it's been destroyed again.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:DevelopersForesight:



** The game has a number of mechanics that doesn't appear within future installments, namely the ability to switch leaders (in other words, make it so that Mario's following Luigi and not the other way around, for the purpose of using certain techniques), the Firehand and Thunderhand powers (though techniques such as the Fire and Ice Flowers are usable in later games), the fact that the hammers the Mario Brothers obtains gets upgraded twice over the course of the story (to break blocks it couldn't before), the fact that you can change the difficulty of the Bro Moves to make it harder or easier in exchange for the amount of BP it uses and the fact that it's possible for Mario and Luigi to figure out how to do variations of their existing Bro Atacks.

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** The game has a number of mechanics that doesn't appear within future installments, namely the ability to switch leaders (in other words, make it so that Mario's following Luigi and not the other way around, for the purpose of using certain techniques), the Firehand and Thunderhand powers (though techniques such as the Fire and Ice Flowers are usable in later games), the fact that the hammers the Mario Brothers obtains gets upgraded twice over the course of the story (to break blocks it couldn't before), the fact that you can change the difficulty of the Bro Moves to make it harder or easier in exchange for the amount of BP it uses and the fact that it's possible for Mario and Luigi to figure out how to do variations of their existing Bro Atacks.Attacks.



* EatingTheEnemy: Attempted by Bowletta during the final boss fight. [[spoiler: She pretends to be defeated, only for a bomb to knock out the bros, and she inhales them up. Unfortunately, this became her [[HoistByHisOwnPetard undoing as]] it lead to a WombLevel where the bros were able to take on her heart and destroy it, thus ending Cackletta for good.]]

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* EatingTheEnemy: Attempted by Bowletta during the final boss fight. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She pretends to be defeated, only for a bomb to knock out the bros, and she inhales them up. Unfortunately, this became her [[HoistByHisOwnPetard undoing as]] it lead to a WombLevel where the bros were able to take on her heart and destroy it, thus ending Cackletta for good.]]



* ForgettableCharacter: Luigi. People often seem to forget/not know his name, and what they do call him usually references the color green.
--> "Mario and... [[BuffySpeak Mr. Green Mario Brother Guy!]]" A guard in front of Beanbean Castle addressed "the famous Mario and Lui-uh... other guy", forgetting the name in mid sentence. In a later scene, the same guard noted, "A very Mario-esque fellow and a Loo...uh, some other guy!"

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* ForgettableCharacter: Luigi. People often seem to forget/not know his name, and what they do call him usually references the color green.
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green. For example, early in the game, we get "Mario and... [[BuffySpeak Mr. Green Mario Brother Guy!]]" A guard in front of Beanbean Castle addressed "the famous Mario and Lui-uh... other guy", forgetting the name in mid sentence. In a later scene, the same guard noted, "A very Mario-esque fellow and a Loo...uh, some other guy!"



** Averted in the german version, where it's indeed wine.

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** Averted in the german German version, where it's indeed wine.



* GoldColoredSuperiority: Golden Beanie have higher stats than the standard Beanie.

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* GoldColoredSuperiority: Golden Beanie Beanies have higher stats than the standard Beanie.



* HypnoPendulum: Technically a Hypno Staff, but in any case, Psycho Kamek uses it to [[spoiler:hypnotise Luigi into thinking he's Mario so he's brave enough to go to Guffawha Ruins.]]

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* HypnoPendulum: Technically a Hypno Staff, but in any case, Psycho Kamek uses it to [[spoiler:hypnotise [[spoiler:hypnotize Luigi into thinking he's Mario so he's brave enough to go to Guffawha Ruins.]]



* InstantExpert: Mario and Luigi's Bro moves. Reading the Secret Scrolls once for two moves is apparently enough as well.
** It's somewhat averted, though, in that there's a hidden, more difficult form of each Bros. move--appropriately named Advanced--that can only be unlocked if the player successfully pulls off the move a large number of times.

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* InstantExpert: Mario and Luigi's Bro moves. Reading the Secret Scrolls once for two moves is apparently enough as well. \n** It's somewhat averted, also played with, though, in that there's a hidden, more difficult form of each Bros. move--appropriately named Advanced--that can only be unlocked if the player successfully pulls off the move a large number of times.



* KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy: Jojora is the buddy of the cousin of the descendent who once owned Joke's End.

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* ItsUpToYou: At one point, Prince Peasley challenges the Mario Bros. to see who can get the most plot coupons, with a large bet hanging on the line. The prince fails to get even a single one, as when trying to get his first one, he gets shrunken down and eaten. In addition, at the beginning of the game, Bowser offers himself and his army to help the Mario Bros, only for them to be shot down. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted. You never needed to get involved in the first place, due to steps taken prior to the start of the game.]]
* KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy: Jojora is the buddy of the cousin of the descendent descendant who once owned Joke's End.



* MutuallyExclusivePowerups: The Piranha Bean will give out either the Piranha Badge or Piranha Suit, depending on whether or not it's fought with a certain item equipped.



* MesACrowd: When Trunkle starts running out of health, he'll create four couples of himself, one of which has his weak point inside. He'll then shuffle it around so that Mario and Luigi will have a harder time figuring it out.
** Cackletta was split into three, though each clone will only attack the Mario Brothers once per round. However, if Mario or Luigi attack the wrong one, it will burst into a swarm of bats.
** Lemmy and Wendy can also use this tactic, though they both had a tendency to give away who the real one is. It's more helpful for Wendy since she has a Time Bob-Omb since it makes for a good stalling tactic.
* MetalSlime: Golden Beanies. There's a rare chance of finding one after the brothers defeat a Pestnut (there's usually just a regular Beanie) and they run away the moment their turn comes around, but they drop a relatively large amount of experience and the Spiny Badge, which lets you stomp [[TheSpiny spiked enemies]]. They later appear in Dream Team, where they're much stronger.

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* MesACrowd: MesACrowd:
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When Trunkle starts running out of health, he'll create four couples of himself, one of which has his weak point inside. He'll then shuffle it around so that Mario and Luigi will have a harder time figuring it out.
** Cackletta was will split into three, three when you fight her, though each clone will only attack the Mario Brothers once per round. However, if Mario or Luigi attack the wrong one, it will burst into a swarm of bats.
** Lemmy and Wendy can also use this tactic, though they both had a tendency to give away who the real one is. It's more helpful for Wendy since she has a Time Bob-Omb since it makes Bob-Omb, making for a good stalling tactic.
* MetalSlime: Golden Beanies. There's a rare chance of finding one after the brothers defeat a Pestnut (there's usually just a regular Beanie) and they run away the moment their turn comes around, but they drop a relatively large amount of experience and the Spiny Badge, which lets you stomp [[TheSpiny spiked enemies]]. They later appear in Dream Team, ''Dream Team'', where they're much stronger.



* MutuallyExclusivePowerups: The Piranha Bean will give out either the Piranha Badge or Piranha Suit, depending on whether or not it's fought with a certain item equipped.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: A required task at Beanbean Castle.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: A required task at Fixing Beanbean Castle.Castle's plumbing deactivates the forcefield around the Beanstar. Of course, you have to do this to progress.



* ItsUpToYou: At one point, Prince Peasley challenges the Mario Bros. to see who can get the most plot coupons, with a large bet hanging on the line. The prince fails to get even a single one, as when trying to get his first one, he gets shrunken down and eaten. In addition, at the beginning of the game, Bowser offers himself and his army to help the Mario Bros, only for them to be shot down. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted. You never needed to get involved in the first place, due to steps taken prior to the start of the game.]]



* RumpRoast: [[spoiler:Mario's fire field move involves lighting a fire under Luigi's buttocks to cause him to run as breakneck speed.]]

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* RumpRoast: [[spoiler:Mario's fire field Firebrand move when he's behind Luigi involves lighting a fire under Luigi's buttocks to cause buttocks, causing him to run as breakneck speed.]]



* SoloSequence: There are a few situations in which one brother is out of commission, forcing the other to go alone. In addition, there are many puzzles in which the brothers seperate for short times, emphasizing the teamwork in TeamworkPuzzleGame. One dungeon consists of both characters having a solo sequence at the same time. [[spoiler:It's Joke's End.]]

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* SoloSequence: There are a few situations in which one brother is out of commission, forcing the other to go alone. In addition, there are many puzzles in which the brothers seperate separate for short times, emphasizing the teamwork in TeamworkPuzzleGame. One dungeon consists of both characters having a solo sequence at the same time. [[spoiler:It's Joke's End.]]



* TempleOfDoom: The Guffawha Ruins which Luigi has to visit himself since it contains the cure for Mario's Bean Fever.

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* TempleOfDoom: The Guffawha Ruins which Luigi has to visit himself visit, since it they contains the cure for Mario's Bean Fever.



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Poor Luigi gets on the receiving end of this if you attempt a High Jump when Mario is mini, and have Mario jump just before Luigi lands on top of him. You earn one coin for pulling this off, but Luigi loses one HP in return, and looks like he got racked in the balls. It's hilarious to pull off, though.



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Poor Luigi gets on the receiving end of this if you attempt a High Jump when Mario is mini, and have Mario jump just before Luigi lands on top of him. You earn one coin for pulling this off, but Luigi loses one HP in return, and looks like he got racked in the balls. It's hilarious to pull off, though.



* WarmUpBoss: Tolstar, who simply throws spiked balls at our heroes, occasionally trying to fake out our heroes by tossing them above their heads. He eventually starts attacking more when his HP goes down.

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* WarmUpBoss: WarmUpBoss:
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Tolstar, who simply throws spiked balls at our heroes, occasionally trying to fake out our heroes by tossing them above their heads. He eventually starts attacking more when his HP goes down.



* TheWorfEffect: At the start of the game, '''Bowser''' gets knocked out in ''one hit'' by Fawful. The same attack takes at least 5 hits to down a bro.

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* TheWorfEffect: At the start of the game, '''Bowser''' ''Bowser'' gets knocked out in ''one hit'' by Fawful. The same attack takes at least 5 hits to down a bro.
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