|Ziegs' Fan Game|
|Mario & Luigi: Rivals Quest|
|Release Date(s)|| December 24, 2012 |
|Media Included||Nintendo 3DS Card|
Mario & Luigi: Rivals Quest, known as Mario & Luigi RPG 4!! in Japan and Mario & Luigi +2! in Europe, is a Nintendo 3DS game and is the upcoming fourth title in the Mario & Luigi series. In this game, Mario and Luigi find themselves forced to work together with their rivals, being Wario and Waluigi as they save the Mushroom Kingdom from the Cosmic Dark Stars and their leader, Lord Ztar.
- 1 Story
- 2 Characters
- 3 Battle System
- 4 Status Ailments
- 5 Out-of-Battle Techniques
- 6 Items
- 7 Locations
- 8 Enemies
- 9 Bosses
- 10 Overworld
- 11 Gallery
- 12 Trivia
Chapter 1 - The Dark Assault
In the opening, dark objects are fired at the earth from the very far space, these objects seem to be Star-like figures. Those things are called Cosmic Dark Stars, that have disappeared in space a very long time ago. The leader of these mysterious Stars is the great Lord Ztar. He is sending all of his minions to attack many kingdoms and take dominate them.
During this, Princess Peach and Princess Daisy are seen writing some letters for their friends, inviting them to a party she's holding in her castle. After this, Mario and Luigi are seen eating some pancakes at home, when suddenly, Mailtoad interrupts them giving them a letter from Princess Peach, for her party. Mario and Luigi read the letter and immediately start their way to the castle. Once arriving the castle, the Bros. hear screams coming from inside and immediately enter, to see that many Toads are trapped in dark bubbles and the Princesses and Toadsworth are being attacked by the Cosmic Dark Stars and Lord Ztar. Mario and Luigi then try to stop him, but he paralyzes them in a great dark bubble. While the Bros. can't do anything, Lord Ztar continues attacking the castle, until he notices the blue pearl Peach has on her chest, and without further ado, he kidnaps Peach and leaves the castle.
After all the riot, Wario and Waluigi notice all the habitants being attacked by these dark Stars, but they didn't care and continued their way to Peach's Castle, as Peach also invited them to the party. When the Wario Bros. enter the castle, they witness all the disaster, but then they both notice the cake and start eating it. Then, Mario reawakens and sees Toadsworth walking around desperately and Wario and Waluigi eating the cake. Mario doesn't remember anything and asks Princess Daisy what happened. She tells Mario everything, and Mario wakes Luigi up and starts the adventure. Meanwhile Wario and Waluigi thought they could gain money by saving her, so they start an adventure too, separately from the Mario Bros.
While traveling in the Mushroom Kingdom, a blue die surprises the brothers and before they try to grab it, it starts rotating and Tumble appears. He tells Mario and Luigi that he was sent by Toadsworth to help them and explains his functions, which are keeping their items, clothing, and other important things inside his die. Mario and Luigi continue traveling afterwards and arrive at Goomba Valley, where Tumble explains the Bros. how to jump and fight. After this, they continue and meet Toadbert, who seems to be thinking about something. He tells the Bros. about the Shadow Shards, that have been scattered into 10 pieces during Lord Ztar's attack and that when putting all them together, they will form the Shadow Star. Then, Tumble tells the brothers that they must collect those shards, with them, they could be closer to Peach's rescue, send the Cosmic Dark Stars far away from the world and destroy Lord Ztar. The brothers continue their adventure and notice a mad Goomboss with the first Shadow Shard. They confront him and after his defeat, they obtain the first Shadow Shard. However, Wario and Waluigi appear and demand them the shard, starting up a battle between the Mario Bros. and the Wario Bros.
Chapter 2 - Inside the Fortress
After the Wario Bros. are defeated, Tumble pops out and tell them that they should travel together, and after a lot of hesitation, they start a friendly adventure between rivals. After getting the Shadow Shard, the 4 heroes move to Horlek Fortress, a mysterious and abandoned fortress. Here, The 4 heroes decide to explore the fortress separately, and get
inside in different entrances. There, some friendly Hammer Bros. are trying to fix a mechanism with their hammers. They explain Mario and Luigi that the mechanism is the heart of the fortress, which brings functionality to it and that it hasn't been working since a long time ago. The Hammer Bros. give the brothers Hammers to help them. After fixing the mechanism, the Hammer Bros. gratefully teach Mario and Luigi how to use their hammers out-of-battle and in-battle. Then, the Bros. continue traveling and find Bowser in a strange place, Bowser tells Mario and Luigi that he is aware of what happened to Peach, and that he's going to save (kidnap) her and take advantage to rule the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario and Luigi obviously do not approve his plans and a battle starts. After being defeated, Bowser escapes and the Bros. explore the strange place, and find a locked door, Tumble tells them that the senses the key being in the same room. Meanwhile, Wario and Waluigi are walking through some kind of bridge, and find another Shadow Shard, but before they try getting it, Big Bob-Omb appears and takes it, and a battle between the Wario Bros. and the Big Bob-Omb starts. The Wario Bros. defeat him and obtain the second Shadow Shard. Then, they start looking for the Mario Bros. to give Tumble the second shard.
Meanwhile, Mario and Luigi are looking for the key inside the strange place they are, to see that the key is a Golden Hammer located above a skinny pipe. After getting it, Mario and Luigi open the door and The Wario Bros. find them, but before giving the Shadow Shard to Tumble, a strange shadow appears and steals it. That shadow is Lord Ztar, introducing himself again to the Mario Bros. (Mario and Luigi didn't remember him, due to the effects of the paralization) and a battle starts. When the 4 heroes defeat him, he immediately dissapears, dropping the Shadow Shard. After obtaining the second Shadow Shard again, the 4 heroes return to Toad Town.
Chapter 3 - Under the Woods
The 4 heroes continue their adventure and move to Leafiholly Woods, a beautiful forest. Again, the Mario Bros. and the Wario Bros. travel on their own. Mario and Luigi find a Goomba, he introduces himself as Goomberto, and explains that he is looking for his best friend, Parakoopie. Mario and Luigi then will gladly propose to help him find his friend. Meanwhile, Tumble appears with the Wario Bros. and starts teaching Wario and Waluigi how to Punch Afterwards, they see a little pink Parakoopa sitting on a little tree, she introduces herself as Parakoopie, and tells them that she's lost and is looking for her best friend, Goomberto. Wario and Waluigi act like they don't care at all, but Tumble convinces them to help her find her friend and continue their adventure while doing so. Suddenly, the floor begins to shake, and Major Burrows appears, starting a battle. After defeating him, the Wario Bros. find a secret passage and enter it. Mario and Luigi keep exploring the forest with Goomberto and they find a key, the Bros. take it and Tumble appears stating that the key is pretty similar to the other one found in Horlek Fortress, and that maybe it opens a secret door too. He says he senses that maybe those doors not only allows them to continue, but might have something to do with their adventure against Lord Ztar. After finding the door and before opening it, the Wario Bros. appear with Parakoopie, and she and Goomberto start jumping happily. However, Petey Piranha appears with the third Shadow Shard in his hand out of nowhere. Petey Piranha eats the Shadow Shard and starts a battle between the 4 heroes and him. After being defeated, Petey spits the Shard and the heroes, Goomberto and Parakoopie open the mysterious door, immediately leading them to Toad Town.
Chapter 4 - Troubles with Dinos
The 4 heroes reunite Goomberto and Parakoopie and continue their adventure moving to Yoshi's Island, home of the Yoshis and other criatures. When entering, the 4 heroes see that a group of Yoshis are being attacked by Shy Guys and their leader, General Guy. The heroes get involved and a battle starts. After defeating the General Guy and his minions, a Yoshi gratefully gives the 4 heroes a Smash Egg and a Pow Egg. The Mario Bros. and the Wario Bros. split again and continue traveling to find the fourth Shadow Shard. While traveling, Mario and Luigi find a mysterious cave locked with a giant door, the door contains 6 star-like holes. Tumble appears and wonders what the door might contain. Suddenly, the Yoshi Leader appears and informs the bros more about that door, and that the pieces that must be in the door are called Star Eggs, little white star rocks with gold spots that were scattered in the island to protect it from a "mummy beast". Tumble informs the Wario Bros. about the Star Eggs. The 4 heroes then start searching for the Star Eggs to open the giant door. After finding 2 Star Eggs, the Mario Bros. are interrupted by two bad Koopas, Boomba Troopa and Heli-Koopa, starting a battle. After being defeated, the two Koopas espape and drop a Star Egg. Meanwhile, Wario and Waluigi continue traveling, with one Star Egg on their hands, when they notice a confused Birdo looking at a little cracked wall. She tells the Wario Bros. that she found a little golden rock (Star Egg) but she accidentally dropped it and that it rolled towards the little hole on the wall. Tumble appears and explains the Mini Bob-Omb functionality, which they use to completely break the wall and get the Star Egg. Having 2 Star Eggs, they continue their adventure. Mario and Luigi find Wario and Waluigi, and Tumble starts explaining them some overworld techniques that they can do together, then, they find a little Yoshi statue with a hole on it. The Wario Bros. perform a Bros. Ball, while Mario throws them at the hole with the Hammer so they can get in. After entering, the Wario Bros continue rolling in a little maze. They find a Star Egg and exit the maze.
After finding all the Star Eggs, the 4 heroes open the great door and enter to an ancient cavern. After passing through a maze-like path in the cave, the heroes find a large chest. After opening it, Mummipokey pops out with the Shadow Shard and the battle starts. After defeating it, the heroes obtain the fourth Shadow Shard and return to Toad Town.
Chapter 5 - Obnoxious Cold
After getting the fourth Shadow Shard, the 4 heroes move to Pesky Waterlands. Tumble equips and gives everyone special clothes to walk underwater with ease. After entering the sea, the 4 heroes pass through various obstacles and enemies. After that, they confront Blooperious, a massive Blooper. After defeating him, they move to Sherbet Glacier.
In Sherbet Glacier, the Mario Bros. and the Wario Bros. split and continue the adventure on their own. Mario and Luigi find a strange, giant cube of ice, with many Toads and Bumpties trapped inside. Mario and Luigi attempt to use their Hammer to break the ice, with no avail. All of a sudden, Bowser Jr. confronts them and starts a battle. After being defeated, Bowser Jr. escapes and drops a badge, called Hot Hammer. After equipping it, the Mario Bros. use the Hammers and melt the ice, releasing the Toads and the Bumpties, they gratefully give Mario and Luigi some items. Meanwhile, Wario and Waluigi are seen sleeping (surprisingly), but Midbus appears and traps them into ice cubes (hintinh that he's responsible for trapping the habitants). Mario and Luigi continue their travels, when they find a great place called Midbus Palace. After entering, the Bros. must get past many rooms and obstacles by using their overworld techniques to reach Midbus. After finding him and the Wario Bros., they release them with the Hot Hammers and all 4 heroes battle Midbus. He's defeated and a Shadow Shard is dropped by him. After taking it, the palace starts shaking, and a countdown is set for the 4 heroes to escape before the palace collapses. Then, they finally return to Toad Town.
Chapter 6 - Help in the way!
The 4 heroes move to Gritzy Badlands after getting the fifth Shadow Shard. There, a blue Yoshi with sunglasses and a yellow Birdo with a ponytail are seen bugging some Toads, they introduce themselves as Boshi and Birdie. The Mario and Wario Bros. split, and Mario & Luigi decide to battle Boshi and Birdie. Mario and Luigi defeat them, saving the Toads. One of them gives Mario a badge, called Coin Collector. Wario and Waluigi then, after passing through many obstacles and enemies, find a place with some rock-like switches. Tumble appears and teaches them the Ground Pound ability, which Wario and Waluigi must use this to press switches simultaneously and connect some platforms, so they can make a bridge with them. They connect all the platforms afterwards, and continue exploring. Mario and Luigi reach a dead end, and Tumble notices the ground is a little broken, having a few cracks. Tumble teaches them the Bros Drill. ability, to drill under those cracks and find things that could help them, in one of the cracks they find a P-Switch. With it, they activate some stairs, and they continue. Bowser is seen flying on his Koopa Clown Car about to escape with another Shadow Shard, but Wario and Waluigi fortunately stop him, Mario and Luigi appear and then a battle starts. Bowser then escapes on his Koopa Clown Car, dropping the sixth Shadow Shard.
Then, they move to Fluffy Skies, a beautiful cloudy garden. There, the Mario and Wario Bros split and explore the place. Mario and Luigi find some clouds floating around, with faces. All of these clouds are white, except there was a purple, big one with yellow angry eyes. Suddenly, turtles pop out of the clouds, being the Lakitus and their leader Giga Lakitu. The army start chasing the Mario Bros, but they hide behind some fountains. Wario and Waluigi are catched by Giga Lakitu, starting a battle. They defeat him, and continue their adventure. After passing through many puzzle-like roads, secrets and learning more overworld stuff, the 4 heroes, are attacked by some Bullet Bills and a giant one, Banzai Bill. After defeating the great bullet, it releases a Pipe, and they return to Toad Town with the sixth Shadow Shard they got in Gritzy Badlands.
Chapter 7 - Caterpillar Shutdown
Moving to Forest of Illusion, The 4 heroes find out that the forest is infested with Fuzzies. To solve it, the Wario Bros. throw a Mini Bob-Omb to blow away the Fuzzies so they could continue. After finishing with the infestation, some Toads and other habitants arrive talking about some disaster. The Wiggler King is destroying the entire forest to take it over along with his Wigglers. With the power of the Shadow Shard, he can easlily destroy it and force all the habitants to leave the forest. The heroes try to stop him, but he runs away with the other Wigglers. The Mario Bros. and the Wario Bros. start looking for him separately. Meanwhile in Toad Town, Princess Daisy is responsible for Peach's Castle rebuild in Peach's absence, so all the attendants are working together to make it faultless.
The Wario Bros. find out some kind of statue with two holes, performing the Ball Bros. Wario has to decide which hole to enter, after entering the correct one, Wario has to pass through mazes, one harder than the other. After doing so, they find a Key. Meanwhile, Mario and Luigi travel through mazes, puzzles and very strange paths, to finally find the Wiggler territory. The Bros. must avoid it to reach the Wiggler King, then after talking with him, a battle starts. The Mario Bros. successfully defeats him, and he blatantly says he can't believe he lost the shard that a tophat, caped guy gave to him, meaning that Lord Ztar not only scattered the Shadow Star into 10 pieces, but also gave them to different baddies so they could protect them and use them for more evil purposes. Wario and Waluigi appear with another Key (that it and the Doors could also have something to do with Lord Ztar), they get the seventh Shadow Shard and move to Toad Town.
Chapter 8 - Plan X!
The 4 heroes move to Starshine Bowl Beach, a very relaxing beach with Delfino resemblance. It is also known for having a university for the travelers. The heroes split again in the beach and continue the journey. Mario and Luigi guide some lost travelers to the university by passing through mazes and solving puzzles, while Wario and Waluigi need to avoid a bunch of enemies. After the Wario Bros and the Mario Bros. reach the door, they notice it is locked, so the Wario Bros. need to search for the Key while Mario and Luigi wait with the travelers and protect them.
After entering, the 4 heroes and the travelers enter in the Brainrain University, a mysterious university only for very, very smart travelers. The whole university seems to be invaded by mysterious and very familiar creatures. However, there are guards, and if they see Mario, Luigi, Wario or Waluigi, they'll be ejected of the university, and they'll have to enter and repeat everything again. The 4 heroes have to get past maze-like corridors and avoid the guards. Some of the creatures as well as Kamek find the heroes, so Kamek releases Darkus, a creation of him, to get rid of them. After defeating Darkus, Kamek tries to defeat them, starting another battle, but also fails and flees.
Mario notices little soldiers, and remembers these as the X-Nauts, the old guys commanded by Grodus. Tumble appears and distracts the X-Nauts while the plumbers escape from the room. After this, Tumble escapes, but the X-Nauts follow him. Without knowing he was being followed, he accidentally leads them to the heroes, and a battle starts. After defeating the X-Nauts, the Bros. continue the adventure and enter a room with various mechanisms. This technology seems to be controlled by the X-Nauts. The Wario Bros. decide to battle the X-Nauts, and after defeating them, the Mario Bros. turn off the mechanism that called the mysterious guards to attack, by using their hammers. Grodus notices the machine isn't working, so he decides to watch the security camera screen to see what's happening, only to see the Mario Bros. are ruining his plans again. He sends more of his troops to defeat them. The 4 heroes must hide somewhere. They run to the university's kitchen, and hide. The heroes find a secret door, and after opening it, they find a secret room installed by Grodus called the Control Room.
They finally find Grodus there, but Mario and Luigi are trapped by the X-Nauts before entering the room, so it's up to Wario and Waluigi to defeat Grodus. Grodus uses one of the Shadow Shards to get more power and have more chances to fulfill his plans. However, the Wario Bros. defeat Grodus, and escape the room with the Shadow Shard,. The room launches with Grodus out of the university and all the X-Nauts escape along with the guards, leaving Mario and Luigi. Now the university is back to normal, and the students and tourists can enter again. The 4 heroes get the eighth Shadow Shard and return to Toad Town.
More to come....
|Mario||The beloved hero, Mario, is ready for his next adventure! Mario uses Hammers as principal ability and his jumps are pretty much the average. His hammer is good for breaking crates and rocks.|
|Luigi||Our favorite sidequick, Luigi, follows Mario in their ultimate quest to save Peach! He uses a Hammer as principal ability too, and his jumps are higher than his brother. His hammer can shrink Mario to reach normally innaccessible areas.|
|Wario||The greedy Wario is in the adventure too, alongside his best buddy, Waluigi! He uses Punch as principal ability, his jumps are low but he's powerful enough to punch his sidequick against distant places.|
|Waluigi||Waluigi's ready for the adventure, with his buddy Wario! He uses Punch as principal ability too, and also has the highest jumps. His punchs help with special objects and switches|
|Princess Peach||Princess Peach has been kidnaped by the evil Lord Ztar, to use her mysterious power and destroy all the kingdoms.|
|Toadsworth||Toadsworth is Princess Peach's longtime steward. He is paranoid for the Princess Peach, because of her kidnapping and eventually faints due to his excess worrying for the princess. He also sometimes gives the player Beans.|
|Toadbert||Toadbert helps Mario and the others by telling them information about the locations they must travel, and sometimes creates mushrooms to give to the player.|
|Princess Daisy||Princess Daisy saw what happened in Peach's Castle and Princess Peach's kidnapping. She's inside the castle and is in charge of Peach Castle's rebuild.|
|Tumble||Tumble aids Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi in their travels. He helps them by carrying items, Badges, Shadow Shards and Clothing, all inside his die. His role is almost the same as what Stuffwell did in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.|
|Baby Mario||Baby Mario plays in a room in Peach's Castle in the past, called Baby Playroom. He sometimes gives the player a Mushroom or a Super Mushroom if you use the time machine.|
|Baby Luigi||Baby Luigi plays in a room in Peach's Caslte in the past, called Baby Playroom. He sometimes gives the player a 1-Up Mushroom or a 1-Up Super if you use the time machine.|
|Baby Peach||Baby Peach plays in the same room with the Baby Bros. She sometimes gives the player Golden Mushrooms if you use the time machine.|
|Baby Daisy||Baby Daisy plays in the same room with Baby Peach and the Baby. Bros. She sometimes gives the player Refreshing Herbs if you use the time machine.|
|Toad||Toad is Peach's longtime attendant. He actually does not have an important role in the game and can be seen in Peach's Castle alongside Toadsworth. Various other Toads, however, are met during the quest with different roles.|
|Bowser||Bowser is mad because Peach got kidnapped by someone else. He's hoping to rescue her (kidnap her) and try to rule the Mushroom Kingdom again, so he will try to stop the heroes in their adventure to save Peach.|
|Bowser Jr.||Bowser Jr. is, of course, helping his dad. Bowser Jr. will try to beat up the heroes throughout the game.|
|N/A||Toadette||Toadette, alongside Toadiko, has her own mini orchestra theater, where she can be seen preparing events and other things.|
|Yoshi||Yoshi can be seen in the Toad Town with Birdo. His species are habitants of Yoshi's Island and can help the player throughout the level.|
|Toadiko||Toadiko helps Toadette in her mini orchestra theater, while preparing events and other things with her.|
|Parakoopie||Parakoopie is Goomberto's best friend. She's lost in Leafiholly Woods and is found by the Wario Bros.|
|Goomberto||Goomberto is Parakoopie's best friend. He's also lost in Leafiholly Woods and is found by the Mario Bros.|
To start a battle, Mario, Luigi, Wario or Waluigi must touch an enemy or perform a First Strike by jumping on the enemy in the overworld. A first strike will damage the enemy before the battle starts. Since the game is an RPG, players and enemies will take turns to attack each other. Using well timed attacks can deal more damage to enemies.
Each character has his own HP, SP, POW, DEF, SPEED and STACHE points. When they finish a battle, they each gain EXP points and Coins. With enough Experience Points, they can level-up and increase their respective statistic.
- HP (abbreviation of Heart Points) is the amount of health the heroes have. When an enemy hits either of them, they lose HP. When their HP reaches zero, they pass out, but can be revived with a 1-Up Mushroom or 1-Up Super. HP can be replenished with a Mushroom, a Nut or a Garlic (Wario and Waluigi only).
- SP (abbreviation of Special Points) is how many times the heroes can use a Special Move. Each attack uses up a certain amount of SP, draining the total. SP can only be restored by using Syrup.
- POW (abbreviation of Power) is how strong the player is. The higher their POW stats are, the more damage they will perform.
- DEF (abbreviation of Defense) is how much damage the player can block from an enemy hit. The higher their DEF stats are, the less damage they will take.
- SPEED is how fast the heroes are. The more SPEED they have, the more they can attack an enemy in a single turn.
- STACHE is the most unique of Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi's stats. The higher their STACHE stats are, the greater there is a chance of a Lucky Hit, which doubles POW. Plus, it gives the heroes discounts when buying at shops and increases the worth of items sold.
Mario and Luigi's Battle System
Mario and Luigi's battle system is similar to the battles from previous titles. During a battle, the two heroes have six choices when attacking, these are Jump, Hammer, Bros. Items, Items, Bros. Badges and Escape. The Bros. can defend with their jumps and hammers. The Jump makes Mario and/or Luigi jump to dodge an attack or to counter-attack.
When Mario or Luigi pull off an action command, that brother's end of the bar fills slightly. When they meet in the middle, it's possible to use a Bros. Badge move. The effect varies with the equipped badge. The normal effect is to restore 20% of both brother's HP. Badges can be bought in one of the shops in Toad Town or Peach's Castle.
Wario and Waluigi's Battle System
Wario and Waluigi's battle system is almost the same as Mario and Luigi's, but with a few differences. When Wario does the Jump attack, he ground pounds in the second jump, Waluigi, however, does the same as the Mario Bros. They also, uses Punch instead of Hammer, similar to Bowser in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. If any of the Wario Bros. pass out, the other will be the understudy. If both pass out, the game will conduct a Game Over. Wario or Waluigi can go to battles separately like the Mario Bros. But if any of them pass out, it will be a game over, ignoring the other brother.
They also, have different Bros. Items, and different in-battle options, but use the same badges. Another thing is that they replenish their HP with Garlics instead of Mushrooms, and that they have different level simbols when ranking up.
When leveling up the heroes, they occasionally reach a rank. When this happen, new features are added to the game such as being able to equip more clothes or being able to shop in certain places. Here is a list of the ranks:
Mario & Luigi:
- Mushroom: default.
- Shell: level 6
- Flower: level 12
- Coin: level 18
- Star: level 25
- Rainbow: level 40
Wario & Waluigi:
- Garlic: default.
- Pepper: level 5
- Pipe: level 14
- Meteor: level 20
- Super Garlic: level 32
- Rainbow: level 40
Main Article: Bros. Items
The Bros. Items returns in this game from Partners in Time and does the same as in previous titles. There are various shops where the player can buy them and they just cost Coins.
Mario and Luigi's Bros. Items:
- Green Shell
- Red Shell
- Golden Shell
- Fire Flower
- Ice Flower
- Jump Helmet
- Smash Egg
- Pocket Chomp
- Mega Mushroom
- Copy Flower
- Mix Flower
- Spin Pipe
- Falling Star
Wario & Waluigi's Bros. Items:
- Blue Shell
- Black Shell
- Bomb Shell
- Pocket Bomb
- Bob-Omb Blaster
- Wario Cannon
- Poison Flower
- Poison Mushroom
- Piranha Plant Stampede
- Golden Bob-Omb
- Falling Ztar
Many Status Ailments appear in Mario & Luigi: Rivals Quest. Each type affects the heroes and enemies with their own variables. Many of these status effects are previously found in the prequels. Many enemies can inflict the diseases, as well as some attacks that the four heroes can learn. To relieve the effects, the player can use a Refreshing Herb or - depending on the type - can wait for it to run out of their systems.
The four heroes can also use some techniques out of battle. All of the following techniques must be learned by progressing in the game, except jumping.
Mario and Luigi Techniques
- Mario and Luigi can both jump.
- Mario and Luigi can both whack their Hammers.
- Mario and Luigi can perform a Spin Jump.
- Mario and Luigi can perform a Bros. Drill.
- They can find a Blue Koopa shell that Mario can put on. Luigi can whack him with his hammer to shoot Mario over previously inaccessible areas to hit switches.
Wario and Waluigi Techniques
- Wario and Waluigi can both jump.
- Wario and Waluigi can both Punch, instead of using hammers.
- Wario and Waluigi can both Ground Pound.
- Wario and Waluigi can perform a Bros. Ball.
- They can find a Mini Bob-Omb that Wario or Waluigi can punch to throw it at certain places and break walls or other things to find hidden items.
- Wario and Waluigi can flatten Mario and Luigi into Bros. Cakes.
- Wario can perform a Bros. Toss, and throw Mario and Luigi to higher areas.
- Mario and Luigi can make Wario and Waluigi perform a Spin Jump by spin jumping into them.
- Mushroom Kingdom
- Goomba Valley
- Horlek Fortress
- Leafiholly Woods
- Yoshi's Island
- Pesky Waterlands
- Sherbet Glacier
- Gritzy Badlands
- Fluffy Skies
- Forest of Illusion
- Toad Town
- Starshine Bowl Beach
- Mushroom Mall
- Brainrain University
- Vortex Mansion
- The Colosseum
- Bowser's Castle
*means only Mario and Luigi can defeat them
**means only Wario and Waluigi can defeat them
More to come....
Below is a list of the bosses in Mario & Luigi: Rivals Quest listed in chronological order.
|Wario & Waluigi*||Wario - 115
Waluigi - 100
|Big Bob-Omb**||470||45||105||Horlek Fortress|
|Lord Ztar*||530||62||55||Horlek Fortress|
|Major Burrows**||550||130||60||Leafiholly Woods|
|Petey Piranha***||640||100||90||Leafiholly Woods|
|General Guy and Shy Guys***||
General Guy - 730
Shy Guys - 35 (each)
|Boomba Troopa and Heli-Koopa*||
Boomba Troopa - 840
Heli-Koopa - 590
|Mummipokey***||900||80||58||Yoshi's Island (cave)|
|Bowser Jr.*||1020||110||120||Sherbet Glacier|
|Boshi and Birdie*||
Boshi - 1500
Birdie - 1100
|Bowser (second time)***||1690||200||80||Gritzy Badlands|
|Giga Lakitu**||1830||230||95||Fluffy Skies|
|Banzai Bill**||1256||250||44||Fluffy Skies|
|Wiggler King*||1900||270||79||Forest of Illusion|
|King Boo*||2300||340||200||Vortex Mansion|
|Bowser Jr. (second time)***||
|Ztar and Dark Dino Piranha***||
Ztar - 2800
Dark Dino Piranha - 2780
Possessed Wario - 2650
Possessed Waluigi - 2600
(in the exit)
|Kammy Koopa and Kamek***||
Kammy Koopa - 3000
Kamek - 2700
|Bowser and Bowser Jr.*||
Bowser - 3200
Bowser Jr. - 2940
Ztarful (second time)***
|Lord Ztar (final)***||
Part 1 - 3500
Part 2 -4000
Right Flame - 250
|0||550||Inside Lord Ztar|
* means that the Mario bros must battle.
** means that the Wario bros must battle.
*** means that all four heroes must battle.
Actually, the Mario Bros. and the Wario Bros. adventure separately. But in many special occasions, the four heroes can adventure together and perform a few special out-of-battle techniques, such as the Bros. Cake or the Bros. Toss.
Overworld icons are the same as in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, displaying the characters health. Mario and Luigi still use the A and B buttons to jump, respectively and at some point, they gain Hammers. Like in the previous title, Mario can destroy crates and rocks, while Luigi can hit Mario to shrink him to reach previously innaccesible areas. Their movement icons are identified with colors, with Mario's being red and Luigi's green. Wario and Waluigi, however, use the X and Y buttons instead, to jump too. Althrough they don't get Hammers, they learn to Punch instead while progressing in the game. Wario can punch Waluigi to push him at incredible speed to reach previously innaccesible areas, while Waluigi can punch special objects to perform different tasks. Their movement icons are identified with colors, with Wario's being yellow and Waluigi's purple.
The four heroes can travel in a 3D and 2D overworld. The 3D overworld can be activated when switching from 2D to 3D in the Nintendo 3DS. This 3D overworld is pretty useful in the adventure, as with it, the character can see hidden items, secret passages, etc., that can't be seen in the 2D overworld, helping the player to progress in the game. Also, The game makes a greater use of the 3DS touch controls like Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story does with the DS and unlike the other predecessor, that does not use it in any way.
When the 2DS was released, however, it cannot display 3D objects so the game was impossible to beat. Because of this, newer revisions of the game included 3D glasses given by Toadbert early in the game. Mario/Wario and Luigi/Waluigi can wear those glasses to find these hidden secrets.
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- Oddly, Wiggler King looks very big in the overworld, he also looks big in-battle, but his appareance in battle is much more like normal Wigglers.