By: Stephen Duetzmann, Editor in Chief
ESRB: E 10+
Reviewed on 3DS
If you had told me when I was a teenager that one of my favorite role playing game (RPG) series as an adult would feature Mario and Luigi I would have laughed at you. I would never have imagined that the Mario and Luigi series would captivate me as much as it has.
To put it simply: Mario and Luigi: Dream Team is brilliant. This series never fails to impress me with its wit and charm. This particular entry stands out because it “features” Luigi. I use quotes here because most of the action takes place while Luigi is sleeping on the job!
If I were to have one complaint about the game it would be its length. I know that sounds odd considering it is a role playing game (RPG), but I was ready for it to be over by the time I was done.
Family Gaming Assessment:
There is nothing really worrisome about this game.
The villain can be a little scary at times, but the things he does and says are often funny enough to laugh it off.
Anyone familiar with Super Mario games should be familiar with them. They look simple and cute, but that shiny veneer hides a devious learning curve. Mario and Luigi: Dream team is no different.
There are puzzles in almost every area that will test your child’s logic and memory. If they are easily frustrated by these types of activities you might want to play with them to help make sure they don’t get too angry.
There is a lot of reading involved in the game. Young readers might struggle with some of the words, but if your child can retain words that they read a few times then They won’t have much trouble after a while. The language is very repetitive.
I’ll keep this short and sweet.
If you have a child that is interested in role playing games, then this is the perfect entry point to the genre.