History VideoGame / MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga

27th Mar '17 1:59:14 PM needsanewhobby
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** He's also literally this in a different meaning of the word later on, when he is forced to dress up as Princess Peach.
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.
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