My reasons for not getting the game are:1. On all of them the Switch version is superior. Tell us in the comments. If the rumors are true and they do end up porting it to Switch, then yes, I will buy it again because it will be the only version that allows me to take it with me where ever I go. I am a super-fan of this series and I am here to defend this game, because I genuinely believe it deserves some more love. RPGs sell more than before but they are still far from being 100% mainstream. This should have been on the Switch. Fair warning, the rest of this comment is LONG: I don't think it is fair to call the graphics of the 3ds remake "bad" just because it's not the original. I mean what, are we going to get Breath of the Wild Remastered in the last year of the Switch? Forget this, Mario&Luigi RPGs are amazing and 3DS keeps getting them instead of Switch. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is a role-playing video game, developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console in 2009. Nintendo decided about 2 years ago they wouldn't create new games for the 3DS, they would just port everything over. Can't all be a gamble. not download) for many, many more years if they keep making new ones. The Wii U is about 2 times as powerful as the Wii. this time, fans can Replay (or play for the first time) Mario & luigi: bowser's inside story, One of the most critically acclaimed games in the Mario & luigi series, with new graphics My wallet has been destroyed from November onwards and I don't make very much money to begin with. What ISN'T to love about this new look? The 3DS shelves are always bare and it doesn't seem like Nintendo is taking the thing seriously then acts shocked about sales results like these. Luigi's mansion underperformed and now Bowser's Inside Story has flopped. I put 10ish hours into the Superstar Saga remake and it just didn't click for me. Normally I would've picked up a new Mario&Luigi game day 1 but this is the second remake in a row which tells me they don't know what to do with the series anymore, especially after the horror story that was Paper Jam aka Babysit Paper Toads. I still have the original anyway so if I really crave some BiS I'll just boot that one up. Might want to rein in the profanity. Here's my bigbottomed assumption machine revving up for y'all, so feel free to challenge me on this. FAN TRAINING @Joeynator3000 I still want Nintendo to support the 3DS and I have a Switch. Feature: Nintendo Switch Ports We'd Love To See In 2021, A Cyberpunk Ghost Story Will Be Haunting The Switch Soon. they will need to adapt to a new platform environment that is closer to indie PC gaming than handheld gaming.Looking at Inti Creates, they made this sort of transition quite well, they are more varied than "RPGs with sprites" with what they produce mind you. The new content looks interesting but I’m not sure it justifies the price. A future rare game that retro collectors will pay big money for? I still buy some new 3DS games or Older 3DS games that i have never played before. I'm sad that the games are being very well received as the series goes on. I always had an issue when people compare any game that bears the "Mario" game on it with another one. Also, I mainly play my Switch at home whether it be on my bed or in front of a tv. The 3DS had its moment, but now we want to spend our money on Switch games, not 3DS ones. Plus the Switch has 800% better graphics. But the Switch is so much better in every aspect of it. Nintendo deserves this for making a lazy port. His favourite Nintendo character used to be a guitar-playing dog, but nowadays he prefers to hang out with Judd the cat. "It'll only alter 97% of your DNA." That is a huge advantage for me despite the fact that I own the original Wii steelbook version. There's rules here. You only have to look at the re-releases of Super Mario Bros Deluxe, Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country and many more for proof of that. @Kainbrightside Not to mention the original DS cart can be played on a 3DS. The screenshot captured below shows the worst-selling, Nintendo-published Mario games to date in Japan and, as you can see, Mario & Luigi: BIS + BJJ is currently sitting amongst download-only titles and even a Virtual Boy game. I will agree that a lack of 3d and other new features probably hurt it. I would continue buying new 3DS games (physical cartridge. Paper Jam sold 49,000 copies in its launch week in Japan alone. @Natzore usually I upgrade systems because I know if good enough, ports usually make their way over, but in the case of my 3DS, I kept it because of the twin screen play system, some games just can't be supported, true some did not start as 3DS games (a DS title), but I like that Nintendo will be continuing support for 3DS owners instead of just dumping it off, I proudly own both, but some people just don't have the resources to shell out $385.00+ ($300 system + $50 game + sales tax), they may have to wait many Christmases before one ends up in their stocking but keeping new games (quality, not just cheep, thrown together junk) for them coming is totally awesome. I'm sure the New 3DS could handle a slightly watered-down version of SMO, just like Captain Toad. Sure, the little improvements for the 3DS version is good but if Nintendo wanted me to buy it again for the 3DS, then put that feature in. M&L: BIS remake's failure had nothing to do with it's price. Anyone who's actually played the original should know it wouldn't work on the Switch. We moved on. If not, I already have the original DS cartridge. Do These Thing... Join 1,076,821 people following Nintendo Life: © 2020 Nlife Media, partner of Gamer Network. I guess we'll have to see what happens with the next entry, if there is one. You can run a business expecting people to pay full price for a 5+ year old game. It restores 60 HP for Bowser when used. For me the 3DS died the day the Switch was released. This is the kind of game that is made for two purposes: 1: TALENT TRAINING The owner will try to get those games on 1 week so i can pick them up on the next Sunday. 3DS consoles are slowing most of the fanbase already moved to the Switch. No surprise here. "the main difference being the system of choice"I disagree. They work on well known hardware, with a thoroughly field-tested pipeline, and highly refined tools. The remake of Superstar Saga released in 2017 and its remake of Bowser's Inside Story released on Friday, January 11. Most people wouldn't buy this because they already have the original game. My eb games and best buy have all told me Nintendo rarely sends stock of 3DS hardware and games. However, I think that those things make it the perfect recipe for some particularly powerful nostalgia that skews people's current perceptions, because the remake is the objectively better looking of the two versions and there is no other reason to say that the original "looks better". What to do, what to do? And so even compared to the PS3. Plus, let's be honest here, the 3DS is on its way out. Also, the 3DS is pretty much a dead console now on this side of the globe. Wow. Safe to say Kirby will be their last game for it? You can Play the DS BiS on 3DS already, it's the 4th Mario & Luigi game with the Dream Team art style on the 3DS and released so late in the systems lifespan. I've never played a M&L game yet and hope to make Superstar Saga/Bowser's Minions my first title. In addition to that I might as well wait till it is half off to buy it since the sales of this title will likely convince Nintendo not to port it and I'm not going to pay full price for a sequel to a game I haven't finished on my 3ds lol. That's not how the industry works. Sales will undoubtedly rise from this number a little over the coming weeks, but considering it has already dropped out of the top 50 bestsellers by a considerable margin, it won't be rising as much as fans of the series might hope. But i still want 3DS games. While some people do still buy 3ds games I'm sure very few are eagerly awaiting the chance to pay full price for one. They've saturated the 3DS with M&L that a Tomato Adventure remake/remaster/localisation might have done better. Exactly. I'm assuming this doesn't count digital sales. Even when it doesn't make sense. I also can see why people wouldn't be interested in a game available in DS and with almost no changes in 3DS. Imagine the SEGA Classics or Excite Bike etc without it. In fact, the same applies to Luigi’s mansion and Kirby’s Epic Yarn. Agree with the above. Bowser's Inside Story remake reportedly undersold like crazy. It’s the port that no-one asked for. That was a complete overhaul, new graphics engine, recorded music everything. The Switch is more powerful than the New 3DS XL, but the New 3DS XL fits in your pocket MUCH EASIER, has a protective clam shell built in, and has a MASSIVE games library available. The title was originally released on the DS in 2009 and tasked Mario and Luigi with finding a cure for the Blorbs - a disease threatening all life in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario and Luigi’s Bowser’s Inside Story is the best game there ever was on the original DS. @Crono1973Launch sales for previous M+L games in JapanBIS (Original): 193,000Dream Team: 100,000Paper Jam (previous Low): 49,000Bowser's Inside Story 3D hasn't even surpassed half of the lowest previous Japanese launch for the series with it currently at 20,600 copies sold. The catch was, the brotherly duo found themselves stuck deep inside the dark world of Bowser's belly - resulting in Bowser having to find the cure himself. If so, I'll probably pick it up. Yeah, long time fans like me will still support it but it's had no exciting 'big' releases over the last year that aren't just ports or updates of older games and it's well known even to casuals that the next main Pokemon game will be on Switch. @sanderev The Switch is too big to even take into the car. I do have a hard shell on mine because I want to keep my original 3DS metallic blue scratch free. I was tempted but I can't justify buying a 3DS remake of a game I still own and can already play on my 3DS. The story is mainly the same as it was in the original game. @RupeeClock I think low resolution sprite work can do fine on the switch... but it needs to have a development budget and consumer price point that reflects it. Why comparing this RPG (which is a somewhat niche genre) to the most accepted and recognized platform games? I will say it has one of Yoko Shimomora's (hopefully I spelled her name correctly) best soundtracks, and I look forward to hearing it remastered. @Anti-Guy Me when I hear anyone complaining about 3DS: @Joeynator3000 Explain what the heck is wrong with that. 3DS barely takes damage from a fall. But I don't think its smart for Nintendo to develop and release new 3DS games at this point. Enjoy! Bowser's Inside Story marked the start of a downward turn for the Mario & Luigi games for me personally. @RatKing64 Switch port beggars need to go play their Switch instead of port whining. About Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Dub Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is a game that many of us remember very fondly. I did not buy this but would have bought it in a heartbeat on Switch. I still have 2-3 games that I need to pick up for 3DS. In fact, I think the update looks worse than the original. Did you pick up a copy of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey? I seriously don't get why you people keep begging to have 3DS games on the Switch just because Switch has better graphics. First was to keep AlphaDream employed, a second party developer known for developing 2D RPGs exclusively for handhelds. These titles are quite linear within their genre; once you’ve exhausted it there is barely nothing post-game, unlike other games JRPGs re-released from the DS day’s. Pretty much done with 3DS tbh, might play it from time to time and will probably pick up Detective Pikachu closer to when the movie comes out. The results would have been the exact same, possibly even worse since PiT wasn't well received compared to other M&L games to begin with. So, what gives? Created 03/31/2018 09:10 PM Edited 04/04/2018 10:40 AM The same complaints would be here: "The original is playable on the ds already!" The news itself is not really surprising, none of the 3DS games have been selling all that well lately. they are just lucky that Super Luigi sold well. Now that the 3DS is just collecting dust these days, I have little hope that A Partners in Time remake is going to come. The old DS game is 60 fps and looks better, what's the point of this port then? Should have released it for Switch with HD graphics. I’ve always wanted to play this. @TheAwesomeBowser The Switch is ABSOLUTELY more powerful than the Wii U. At least where I live, Nintendo never refreshes 3DS stock. Just want to chime in that I love the Mario & Luigi series and would snap up a Switch version. We would like to see a really appealing new release for the 3DS, but now it's all remakes and ports, mostly without the main selling point of the system, which is the stereoscopic 3D feature. It would hardly look or feel like the same BiS we all know and love. Nintendo thought people were still into the 3DS, gamers disagreed and voted with their wallets. Bowser's Inside Story marked the start of a downward turn for the Mario & Luigi games for me personally. At least with Superstar Saga, it makes sense because there was no way to play GBA games on the 3DS (the ambassador program, sure, but Superstar Saga wasn't part of it). I saw no need to buy the game again as I still have the DS version. Bowser Jr. is seen rolling into the room on what appears to be a Goomba afflicted by the blorbs. The game makes constant use of both screens, touch controls, and mic controls (in the original). Nintendo geeks clearly aren't picking up the slack for people like me. Metacritic Game Reviews, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey for 3DS, Laugh your way through a story told from three perspectives. It was still an enjoyable game, definitely much moreso than Paper Jam, but I still didn't enjoy it nearly as much as any of the three games that came before it. Unlike some of the people on here, I don't own the ds version and I'm still working in the last remaster title in this series. Can't say I understand the hate. All in all, not a huge recipe for success. There's probably two reasons this game happened. I love my 3DS but it's time to put it out to pasture as the Switch has been satisfying our home console/portable needs. I just hope that they take this as "we need to make a new M and L on switch" and not "no-one wants to play M and L". Maybe I'm just getting old. If they hadn't cancelled the amiibo I would have bought both the game and the figure. Maybe Paper Mario can get back to it's RPG roots now. PIT sold half as many copies. When it's a new release, they only send enough for pre orders. That's a dumb comparison. OG PS4 is over 2x more powerful than Switch. Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below. @TheAwesomeBowser I never put expensive electronics in my pockets (except for my phone). The series is getting stale. I agree with the many that have stated that the same game can already be played on the 3DS using the DS version and a good many people still have that copy from the past. The comments on this article are troubling me. I own the original game and can play it either on the 3DS XL or my DSi XL, and one of them has the D-pad on a proper spot. Every time they re-release a game they think its ok to jack the price up. I would still like to replay it, as I only beat it once. I wonder if perhaps they should make a brand new Mario RPG series for Switch rather than Mario & Luigi. I concede that the frame rate and a few sound effects were made less enjoyable, though. Though it’s worth noting that low stock might be part of the reason for low sales: my local GameStop and Walmart both only got two copies in, and I had to go to multiple places to find mine. I have a gaming backlog of almost 15 games I need to finish.And 2. Yesterday i preordered Yokai Watch 3 & Blaster White Dog Squad on my game shop. 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