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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey Review

In the end, if you enjoy quirky RPG’s, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey should definitely be on your radar. The story is funny, the battle system is fun and engaging and just every part of the game is solid.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey Review

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure Review

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was a surprisingly fun strategy game that blended the Mushroom Kingdom with Ubisoft’s raving Rabbids. Less than a year after its initial release, the game has returned with the new DLC expansion Donkey Kong Adventure, introducing Nintendo’s beloved ape into the fray.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure Review

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Review

Now, you can color me surprised when I say that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle actually turned out to be an exceptionally well-crafted game with intelligent tactical gameplay design that has enough depth to scratch the itch of hardcore turn-based tactic/strategy players. It also made me eat every scathing word I had spewed about it.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Review

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

Not only does it exemplify the Switch’s capacity for multiplayer, its beautiful visuals, exhilarating races and excellent new Battle Mode make for the best Mario Kart yet. If you missed out on the chance to experience the game on the Wii U, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a no-brainer.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World is both gorgeous and about as enjoyable as a video game can be. There is an immense amount of depth that kept me coming back for more, time and time again. This is the rare type of game that I believe ten years down the road we will be coming back and playing again and again. It’s that good. For all those worried that the Wii U was going to fall into some dark oblivion, fret not, your savior is here and its Super Mario 3D World one of the best platformers ever made.

Super Mario 3D World

New Super Luigi U

For a third of the price of the main game, you essentially double the length. You get a whole new slew of 80 levels that takes about as long as the main game to get through, and has even more to do because it's just so amazingly difficult. While some of the visual elements feel a little pasted-in, New Super Luigi U adds enough fresh things to an already excellent base game to be more than worth your time.

New Super Luigi U

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move

Characters aside, Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a very fun game, with a frantic pace and several deviations on the main puzzle type that serve to give you a pretty full package. Being able to expand the longevity of this game by allowing level downloads is also a plus, and with a good community, it can last for a very long time. And I certainly hope it does last for a while, because this is a game that would be great to come back and revisit with all the levels and creativity a good community usually brings to a title.

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move

New Super Mario Bros. 2

These are coming out hard and fast now, though, and with NSMB U coming out for the new console pretty soon, this one feels like it’s somehow caught in between. Plus, the much ballyhooed “Collect a MILLION COINS” mechanic winds up not really going anywhere, making it seem like a pointless challenge to pad out replay value. It’s got the fun, it just feels like something isn’t quite there and it’s hard to say what.

New Super Mario Bros. 2