Sam Hansen: "Mario and RPGs seem to work rather well together. The combination may not result in the deepest, most thought-provoking adventures, but it's hard to turn away from the silly charm that the series is known for, and I'll stand by the whole timed hits battle system until the day I die. I've been all over that thing since it first rocked my SNES in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. And now here we are in 2009 awaiting the plumber's next addition to the genre, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. If the demo has clued me in on anything at all, it's that the series is still alive and kicking with comedic elements and tried and true gameplay intact."