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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (known in Japan as Mario & Luigi RPG 4: Dream Adventure (マリオ&ルイージRPG4 ドリームアドベンチャー Mario ando Ruīji Aru Pī Jī Fō: Dorīmu Adobenchā) and in Europe and Australia as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.) is the title for the Nintendo 3DS game. It was first released in Europe on July 12, 2013.
It is the fourth installment in the Mario & Luigi series. It was released in North America on August 11, 2013.
The gameplay shifts between Luigi's dream world, where Mario and Luigi move in a 2-D fashion, and the regular world, where they freely roam the overworld, unlike the previous three titles. While Mario is inside Luigi's dreams, Starlow can move Luigi's face to affect the area, such as spinning platforms. The battles give the player coins directly from enemies in battle, like Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Badges similar to those in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story return in this game. Sometimes Gifts may also appear in between or after battles. Giant battles from Mario & Luigi's Bowser Inside Story return, only this time with Luigi being the giant instead of Bowser. The game's art style has also changed in this installment. Unlike the previous games' basic sprite look, this entry uses a pre-rendered look that makes the sprites integrate smoothly with backgrounds.
There is also a Hard mode that is unlocked after completing the game. In this mode, the player can't start again after losing a battle and must instead go back to the title screen and continue from where they last saved. They can also only carry 10 of each item. The enemies are also tougher.
A new feature during battles is if the player fails at Bro. moves a numerous amount of times, a slow-motion feature will activate allowing for easier hits. The game also has an added hint option which appears in battle if the player is struggling with an enemy; if chosen this gives information on the enemies' weaknesses and attacks.
The battle style is partially the same except for the dream world battles. Instead of fighting alongside Mario, Dreamy Luigi fuses himself into Mario, powering up his jump and hammer attacks. Whenever Mario jumps on an enemy, a bunch of Luigi clones will then follow in the attack damaging most of the enemies on screen. For the hammer, when Mario attacks, he slams the ground and the Luigi clones appear as well damaging all the enemies on the field. First Strikes also return with their purpose still the same. Also, Mario can run from enemy fights without losing Coins.
The Attack pieces from the previous game also come back, with the same 10 pieces to make an attack, varying from Mario and co. picking from block to block to other events such as an NPC giving 1 to 10 pieces by free will. But this time, Mario and Luigi have both their own list of attacks, although they are the same if one has an attack the other doesn't, only he can use it until the other gains it as well.
Inside Luigi's dreams, the attacks are called "Luiginary" attacks (a mix of "Luigi" with "imaginary") which involves many absurd ways of Mario using a whole crowd of Luigis, but spend Bros points equally.
The bottom screen of the 3DS displays the area map; unlike previous installments, the map shows and follows the actual location of the Bros.
Another new feature is the ability to save at any time and anywhere during the course of the game, though the player can still use Save Blocks if necessary they want to.
Arriving in the Pi'illo Kingdom
One day at the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toadsworth are given a message from Broggy from Dr. Snoozemore inviting them to Pi'illo Island of the Pi'illo Kingdom. Peach gladly accepts the invitation and the rest all head out on a zeppelin for Pi'illo Island. However, it is soon attacked by strange, shadow creature which Mario defeats in battle. The zeppelin suddenly makes a crash landing for Pi'illo Island but it turns that Luigi was dreaming the whole thing. Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toadsworth then arrive at Pi'illo Island where they are greeted by Broque Monsieur. Unfortunately, Luigi is knocked unconscious when he falls off the zeplin. The Mario Bros. catch up to Peach, Toadsworth and Broque Monsieur while learning about the fundimentals of the game. Broque invites the guests to play a game as part of the welcoming festivities. They must answer two true or false questions and will be rewarded with coins, with no penalty of failure. Once they reach Pi'illo Castle Luigi arrives, and the Mario Bros. will play another game to multiply their current coins.
Trouble at Pi'illo Castle
At Pi'illo Castle, Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach meet up with Starlow again where Starlow says that she was invited to Pi'illo Castle to represent the Star Sprites. Broque tells everyone to meet him at the north bottom floor of the castle when they are ready. Mario & Luigi could purchase items from the shops in the east, and talk to workers in the room to the west. After informing Broque that they are ready, Mario and Co. follow him. Broque leads them to a room with a projector screen, where Dr. Snoozemore teaches them more about the island lore. It is discovered that there was an ancient civilisation, called the Pi'illo Folk, who dissapeared. After the presentation ended, Peach stepped onto a platform with Toadsworth which blasted them off to underneath the castle. Immediately, Mario & Luigi jumped into action. Once the rocket platform returned, they used it to follow Peach and Toadsworth. After being flung off it they are greeted by Poltergeist who attempts to scare them off. Not worried by the threats, Mario and his brother continue. After solving many puzzles and fighting many enemies Mario & Luigi find Peach and Toasdworth. Near them is a strage stone rock. After getting it (and getting their first set of badges) four Poltergeists appear and do battle with the Mario Bros. After vanquishing them, Mario and Luigi clears the areas ahead to allow Peach and Toadsworth to return to the castle.
Welcome to the Dream World
The Mario Bros make their way to the treasure room of the castle, surprising a guard who didn't think people could enter from that direction. Peach and Toadsworth soon follow. Inside, they are all intruiged by the collection of Pi'illo antiques, ranging from small stones to a full bed. After showing Broque Monsieur the strange stone rock, he identifies it as possibly being the pillow of the prince of the ancient civilisation. Luigi places the rock on the bed and jumps onto it and instantly falls asleep. Above his head a mysterious portal opens above his head. Princess Peach falls victim to her own curiosity and, despite Toadsworth's pleas, moves closer to the portal. She gets sucked in as she cries for help. Being the hero that he is, Mario dives into the portal, desperate to save the princess.
Mario finds himself in a dreamy version of the castle he was in and is confused by his surroundings. Thankfully, a dreamy version of Broque Monsieur was ready to help him adjust to his new surroundings. As Mario tracked down a purple cloud which was holding Peach prisoner, he was surprised to see Luigi behind him. But Luigi was sleeping in the real world, how could this be?! They came to the conclusion that this was Dreamy Luigi, a manifestation of how Luigi saw himself. These two would team up everytime Mario entered the Dream World. Mario eventually appraoched the villinous cloud with the intention of battling for the princess. However, this creature was not to fight, and instead summoned a dreamy version of Mario to do battle. After defeating this corruption of himself, Mario watched helplessly as this creature flew away with the princess. This rescue mission was a failure.
As Mario and Dreamy Luigi pressed on, they found a strange purple rock calling to them. Mario jumped up and destroyed the rock, releasing a spirit. Returning to the real world, this spirit turned out to be none other than Prince Dreambert, the prince of the ancient Pi'illo civilisation! Dreambert recounted the story of how his kind disappeared. An evil being named Antasma (the purple beast they fought) sought the power of the Dream Stone which could grant wishes. It was denied from him. He instead turned his eyes to the Dark Stone, and the Pi'illo began to seal him in the dream world. As the portal closed Antasma crushed the Dark Stone, turning the Pi'illo to stony pillows. Dreambert offers his help in return for the Mario Bros helping free his people. With that, they set off to Mushrise Park to find Eldream, a Pi'illo elder who may know of Peach's location.
- Princess Peach
- Prince Dreambert
- Broque Monsieur
- Dream Stone Soul
- Dr. Snoozemore
- Big Massif
- Lil' Massif
- Kylie Koopa
- Pi'illo Blimport
- Pi'illo Castle
- Dreamy Pi'illo Castle
- Mushrise Park
- Dreamy Mushrise Park
- Dream's Deep
- Dozing Sands
- Dreamy Dozing Sands
- Dreamy Wakeport
- Mount Pajamaja
- Dreamy Mount Pajamaja
- Driftwood Shore
- Dreamy Driftwood Shore
- Somnom Woods
- Dreamy Somnom Woods
- Neo Bowser Castle
- Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle
- Hermite Crab
- Flibbee R
- Fly Guy
- Shy Guy Airtub
- Shy Guy
- Monolift R
- Hermite Crab R
- Goomba R
- Golden Egg
- Boomerang Bro.
- Commander Lakitu
- Pi'illodactyl R
- Fire Bro.
- Flaming Antasmaton
- Chain Chomp
- Walker Guy
- Shy Guy Airtub R
- Shy Guy R
- Dreamcap Captain
- Dreamy Sandoon
- Lob-omb R
- Piranha Plant
- Nipper Plant
- Dreamcap R
- Dreamcap Captain R
- Cocoknight R
- Skipdrill R
- Big Tail Goomba
- Spiny R
- Lakitu R
- Gold Beanie
|Robo-Drilldigger||Dreamy Dozing Sands|
|Mount Pajamaja||Dreamy Mount Pajamaja|
|Zeekeeper||Dreamy Somnom Woods|
|Giant Bowser||Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle|
Battle Ring Bosses
|Name||HP||Recommended Level (Normal/Hard Mode)||One-Time Fee||Turn Limit||Reward|
|Grobot X||1,133||17/22||100 Coins||6||600 Coins|
|Bowser X & Antasma X||771 (Bowser X)|
19 (Antasma Bat X)
|19/24||150 Coins||8||900 Coins|
|Torkscrew X||1,594||23/28||200 Coins||8||1,200 Coins|
|Big Massif X||1,901 (Big Massif X)|
53 (Hooraw X)
|26/31||250 Coins||12||1,500 Coins|
|Mammoshka X||1,771 (Mammoshka X)|
1 (Block Monolift X)
|30/35||300 Coins||16||1,800 Coins|
|Elite Trio X||780 (Corporal Paraplonk X)|
468 (Private Goomp X)
1,092 (Sergeant Guy X)
1 (Sergeant Guy Cannon X)
149 (Sub-Goomba X)
|33/38||350 Coins||12||2,100 Coins|
|Pi'illodium X||2,742 (Body)|
86 (Mini-Pi'illoid X)
|40/45||400 Coins||26||2,400 Coins|
|Antasma X||3,336 (Antasma X)|
132 (Antasmunchie X)
|45/50||500 Coins||14||3,000 Coins|
|Battle Medley + Bowser Jr.||4,099 (Bowser Jr.)|
512 (Junior Clown Car)
1 (Monty Mole)
|50/55||1,000 Coins||45||10,000 Coins|
Battle Ring Giant Bosses
|Name||One-Time Fee||Turn Limit (Normal/Hard Mode)||Reward|
|Robo-Drilldigger X||200 Coins||10/7||1,200 Coins|
|Mount Pajamaja X||250 Coins||13/11||1,500 Coins|
|Earthwake X||300 Coins||10 (Both Modes)||1,800 Coins|
|Zeekeeper X||350 Coins||6/4||2,100 Coins|
|Giant Bowser X||400 Coins||6 (Both Modes)||2,400 Coins|
|Giant Medley||800 Coins||41/42||8,000 Coins|
- This is the first Mario & Luigi game since Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga to feature Popple as a character and boss. However, he is only fought once but still plays somewhat of a major role.
- This is the only Mario & Luigi game where one of the first fights in the game isn't against Bowser (Baby Mario's fight with Baby Bowser counts since that's just a younger Bowser).
- This is the first Mario & Luigi game (and the first Mario RPG game overall) that the player can save anywhere at anytime. The second is Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.
- This is the first time in the Mario & Luigi series that the player can save right before the final boss fight with the game rather than just jump from one battle to the next.
- Whenever the player engages in Giant fights where they must turn the Nintendo 3DS sideways, the 3D feature is temporary turned off until the fight ends.
- The Luiginary Attacks are very similar to the special attacks from Superstar Saga as they consist of Mario and Luigi doing combos without the aid of any special item besides their own hammers, occasionally.
- This is the fourth game where Bowser is empowered/possessed by the antagonist and the final battle resumes by something he swallowed.
- Cackletta's spirit was unconsciously swallowed and fused with him and became Bowletta in Superstar Saga;
- The Elder Princess Shroob's remnants were eaten and empowered Bowser manifested as a smoky self as a final battle in Partners in Time;
- The Dark Star entered Bowser after he ate it and gathered his genetic code in Bowser's Inside Story;
- Antasma empowered Bowser right after he entered Luigi's Dream Deep in Dream Team. And as the final battle, Bowser consumed the shards of the Dream Stone.
- This is also the fourth game where Mario goes inside someone's body:
- In Superstar Saga, the final battle was inside Bowletta;
- In Partners in Time, Mario, Luigi and their baby selves are swallowed by a monstrous Yoob;
- In Bowser's Inside Story, the whole plot is based in Mario and Luigi's shenanigans inside Bowser's body;
- In Dream Team, the whole plot is also based in Mario entering Luigi's dreams, ipso fatso, his subconscious.
- Bowser calls Luigi by his real name for the first time in the Mario & Luigi series.
- This is the first Mario & Luigi game not to feature any appearances by Fawful (mainly because he was defeated for good in the previous Mario & Luigi game).
- This is the first game in the Mario & Luigi series where Mario and Luigi do not venture inside another character throughout the storyline (in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mario and Luigi battle Cackletta's Soul inside Bowletta, in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Mario, Luigi, and their baby selves, amongst others, are swallowed by Yoob and venture to escape its belly, and in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Mario and Luigi remain in Bowser's Body for a large portion of the game).
- This is the first Mario & Luigi game where Bowser is the main antagonist.
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