Hey, it's me, the unknown user! Well, hi. This is my first work here and... Eh, never mind. This is the typical "Mario and Luigi RPG with Wario and Waluigi thrown in it." Sorry for my lack of originality, but I have a long time with this idea in my mind and yess, I'll do it. Sorry for the lack of images, I'm not very good with those...
Note: The real game's name is W
Mario & WaLuigi: Quartet Invasion, but adding that in the title was impossible... I think.
Note 2: If you have a question, complain, suggestion or whatever, feel free to ask here or in the comments. I'll not bite you (perhaps).
Oh, and before starting.
Yes, my English tends to be bad so don't kill me please.
| December 3, 2018 |
It's Daisy's birthday, and Peach has decided to throw a party in her castle to which Mario, Luigi, Toadsworth, Toadette, E. Gadd, Starlow and many more are invited. When Daisy's about to cut her cake, Wario and Waluigi suddenly burst from it. They proceed to kidnap Daisy and escape though the front door. Mario and Luigi follow them there, where they battle.
After the wacky duo is defeated, a strange voice tells them that is enough. The voice is revealed to be Tatanga, which proceeds to take Daisy with him. When Wario and Waluigi ask for their reward, Tatanga explains that he just manipulated them and escapes. Furious, the duo decides to chase him and, in the process, they kidnap Starlow, assuming she'll be useful.
Worried about her two friends, Peach asks Mario and Luigi to save Daisy and Starlow. Before parting, E. Gadd reunites them with an old friend for the travel, Stuffwell. And thus, both brothers head to a new adventure.
Road to Sarasaland
While leaving the castle, Toadette intercepts the brothers. She provides them with Hammers, Badges, the 3D Red Shell and the Fire Flower attacks, and wishes them good luck. Soon, the bros. arrive at Flat Meadows.
There, both plumbers start searching for clues. They encounter Toadbert, which explains them that he saw Tatanga fleeing to Sarasaland, followed by Wario and Waluigi doing the same. Stufwell indicates that there is an entrance to Birabuto -one of the Kingdoms of Sarasaland- at the end of Flat Meadows, and the brothers proceed.
Travelling long enough, Mario and Luigi arrive at the border between the Mushroom Kingdom and Sarasaland. However, before passing, they get stopped by a strange Magikoopa, who refers to herself as Kamella. Claiming that she can't allow anyone to interfere with Tatanga's "Master Plan", she summons Peewee Piranha, which the bros. battle.
After its defeat, Peewee Piranha transforms into Dino Piranha and flees. Kamella, angry, creates a magical barrier, thwarting Mario and Luigi's progress.
Meanwhile, Wario and Waluigi reach the Kingdom of Birabuto, which is a vast desert. Starlow attempts to escape, but they convince her that she must help them for Daisy's sake. Somewhat insecure, Starlow accepts travel with the wacky duo.
Exploring and searching for Tatanga, Wario and Waluigi encounter Broque Monsieur being attacked by a Spiny. Broque gives them a pair of mallets, and they start a battle. After winning, Broque rewards them with his mallets, plus the Spiny Shell and Ice Flower attacks. Before parting, Starlow questions him about Tatanga and Daisy without success.
Traversing the desert, they get attacked by King Totomesu. After defeating him, Wario and Waluigi meet again with Broque Monsieur standing in front of a enormous pyramid. He explains that his pet, Broggy, sniffed a treasure and entered alone. Worried, Broque asks if they can enter and find Broggy. Thinking more about the treasure, they accept, and venture into the pyramid.
Searching for Treasures... And a Dog
Inside the pyramid, Wario and Waluigi encounter Broggy, but he flees, forcing them to chase him. In the process, they learn the High Jump technique, which allows the duo advance further.
After a long pursuit, Wario and Waluigi reach the center of the pyramid: an enormous altar with a sandpit. There, they see Broggy fighting a large sand monster, Squizzard, who defeats the dog effortlessly, forcing Wario and Waluigi to battle it.
Defeated, the monster explodes, releasing a unknown pink toad: Toadiko. There, she explains that on the way to the party, she saw Tatanga carrying Daisy away and, when she tried to stop him, Tatanga trapped her in the pyramid where she befriended Broggy, which explains why Broggy was battling Squizzard. Gratefully, Toadiko gives them the pyramid's treasure: a pair of badges. Then, the group leaves the building.
Outside, Broque thanks them for finding his pet. Toadiko asks Wario and Waluigi if they can escort her to Peach's Castle. After a long chain of excuses, Starlow makes the duo agree, saying that for now the don't have clues about Daisy's location. They reach the entrance of the Mushroom Kingdom which, strangely, it's blocked by a magical barrier. So, the group decides to take a detour.
Looking for Another Path
On the other side, Mario and Luigi decide return to Peach's Castle. Right before the entrance, Toadbert stops them, asking what's going on. After explaining the situation, Toadbert reveals that there is an entrance to the Easton Kingdom inside Mushroom Grove, a forest near Peach's Castle. Without thinking twice, they go there.
Now in the new area, the Bros. meet a Yoshi which tells them that a strange creature has trapped his friends in cobwebs. Exploring the large forest and acquiring the Mole Mario and Mini Mario techniques, the brothers are able to free all the Yoshis trapped. As thanks, the Yoshis gives them the Yoshi Feast attack, and ask if they can defeat the creature, referring to it as a "big and ugly bug".
Near the end of the forest, the group encounters a Wiggler searching for food. Thinking he's the bug the Yoshis were talking about, they prepare to fight when a large cobweb traps Wiggler. A giant spider, Tarantox, is revealed to be the monster, and the brothers fight it.
After defeating Tarantox and apologizing with the Wiggler, Mario and Luigi enter the Easton Kingdom.
Steps for Coolness
Now in Sarasaland's territory, Mario and Luigi explore the Easton Kingdom in search of Tatanga, Daisy or Wario and Waluigi. On the way, they meet a strange entity known as Hiyoihoi, who claims himself as the ruler of Easton. He affirms having seen Tatanga and Daisy, but refuses to tell more, saying that "they're not enough cool". Therefore, they have to pass some tests.
Traveling across the Easton Kingdom and learning the Spin Jump ability in the process, the brothers are able to conquer all of Hiyoihoi's tests. However, before revealing all he knows, there's one last challenge: Fighting him. Thus, they engage in a battle.
Defeated, Hiyoihoi recognizes the brothers as cool persons, and decides bring them to his home, where he'll respond everything.
On the way, Stufwell receives a message from Professor E. Gadd. Displaying it, the group explains the situation and mention Toadbert's advice. Confused, the Professor says that shouldn't be possible. Before they get the chance of knowing more, Hiyoihoi reveals he's a servant of Tatanga, and pushes them into a pit. He laughs, and the plumbers fall to an unknown destiny.
Welcome to the Jungle
Still in Birabuto, Wario, Waluigi, Starlow and Toadiko find another entrance to the Mushroom Kingdom: a rainforest known as Wet Wet Jungle. From there, they can go to Peach's Castle. Before entering, Broque Monsieur shows up, and gives them the Dragon Pot attack as thanks for finding Broggy.
While crossing a bridge inside the jungle, Toadi¿ko tells them a story.
"A long, long time ago, when everyone on this timeline was a baby, the evil alien Tatanga appeared from nowhere. In those times, where everything was in peace, our heroes were still infants, and nobody could stop him. First, he kidnapped Princess Daisy's parents, and then conquered Sarasaland. When he was about to do the same with the Mushroom Kingdom, the Star Sprites awoke, and they put an end to his plan. They exiled him to the space, his original home. From there, Tatanga swore revenge against both Kingdoms. And now, the revenge is taking place. Just like his original plan, he captured Sarasaland's ruler. After conquering Sarasaland, he will do the same with the Mushroom Kingdom. And now that the Star Sprites are in retirement, only Mario and Luigi can stop him."
Angrily, Wario and Waluigi say that they're much better than Mario and Luigi, and Daisy and both Kingdoms will be saved by them. When Starlow is about to reveal that Daisy is in problems thanks to the duo, the bridge starts to break apart. Toadiko ends on the other side, and Wario and Luigi are forced to find another path.
Exploring and adventuring through the jungle, the duo learns the Waluigi Cake ability. After a long travel, Wario and Waluigi achieve reuniting with Toadiko.
Right before the exit, Bugaboom is blocking the group's path. After its defeat, they can proceed to Peach's Castle.
After stop falling, Mario and Luigi find themselves trapped inside a large pit with a strange door which prevents further advance. While hopelessly trying to break the door, Stufwell reconnects with Professor E. Gadd. There, he reveals that Toadbert has been vacationing for weeks, so the other must be an impostor. Shocked, Mario and Luigi ask for help to Professor E. Gadd. However, he laments that's not gonna be possible...
Back to the surface, Wario, Waluigi, Starlow and Toadiko advance to Peach's Castle, but are stopped by Toadbert, who tells them that they can't enter. Disobeying him, the quartet arrives at the entrance, only to find it's blocked by another magic wall. Starlow blames Kamek, believing is another of Bowser's schemes. Right after saying this, Bowser appears behind them, claiming he hasn't been doing anything wrong in days. Then, he says that a barrier won't prevent him from kidnapping Peach, and tries to break it.
Suddenly, Tatanga descends from the sky, taunting the group. Toadbert enters the scene, and transforms into Kamella. Before Bowser can comprehend what's going on, Tatanga shoots a ray at him, sending him flying while he swears revenge. Tatanga escapes creating a strange portal from one of his devices, and Kamella summons Giga Lakitu before fleeing, starting a battle which the wacky duo wins, rewarding them with the Chain Chomp Rodeo attack.
- Princess Peach
- Princess Daisy
- Professor E. Gadd
- Broque Monsieur
- Bowser Jr.
The overall gameplay is almost the same as previous entries of the franchise, though with two new characters in the story, Wario and Waluigi. As always, Mario and Luigi are controlled with the (A) and (B) buttons, while the new pair is controlled with (X) and (Y), respectively. Much like the brothers, Wario and Waluigi possess abilities used in the overworld for further exploration and advancement in the story.
The game takes place in both the Mushroom Kingdom and Sarasaland, meaning that there are two worlds to explore. Both duos can visit and explore the two Kingdoms, although there are areas only reachable by a specific pair.
To start a battle, Mario, Luigi, Wario or Waluigi must touch an enemy or perform a First Strike by jumping or hitting the enemy with their hammers/mallets in the overworld. Since the game is a turn-based RPG, the player and enemies take turns attacking each other. There are five attacks categories: Jump, Hammer/Mallet (Mario and Luigi or Wario and Waluigi, respectively), Bros/Duo Attacks (same as Hammer/Mallet), Item, and Flee. If the player loses a battle and tries again, the Hint option appears, which gives certain clues about the enemies' attacks and weakness. In addition, the Level-Up Roulette makes a return, allowing the option of raising specific stats after leveling-up.
Mario & Luigi's Battle System
As mentioned, Mario and Luigi can start a battle by jumping, striking or simply touching an enemy. The Bros. battle system remains almost untouched from previous titles. They must jump, hit and defeat enemies while avoiding the attacks of these though counter-attacks.
The badge system makes a return after its absence from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. It works identically as its predecessor in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Wario & Waluigi's Battle System
The battles for the wacky duo are nearly identical to the Brothers'. However, there are some differences:
- Wario only can launch a single jump, unlike Mario, Luigi and Waluigi who can use a Double Jump while attacking enemies. However, this jump results in Wario creating a shockwave which damages all enemies half the damage of the attack except airborne enemies. Additionally, if Wario attacks the aforementioned airborne enemies, the shockwave will not be created.
- Speaking of airborne enemies, thanks to his stature, Waluigi has the ability of hit them with his mallet, an action otherwise impossible for Mario, Luigi and Wario.
- While jumping during a counterattack, Wario can inflate himself to stay longer in the air, much like Paper Mario from the previous entry.
- As Wario, Waluigi has a new way to evade attacks. Sometimes, Waluigi must crouch to avoid certain attacks from enemies. This is possible by moving down the Circle Pad.
Status effects can be caused by enemy attacks, items, badges, Bros/Duo Attacks, or the attributes of equipped gear. Some increase/decrease Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi's stats and some them from attacking. Those which raise and lower stats will stack with all other status effects with the exception of raising a currently lowered stat (or vice versa). All of these effects can be cured with a Refreshing Herb.
|Burn||Player has fire on them; prevents them from attacking/dodging; loses partial HP every turn.||Mario; Luigi; Wario; Waluigi; Enemies|
|Poison||Player/enemy turns purple and loses partial HP every turn.||Mario; Luigi; Mario; Enemies|
|Sick||Player gets a runny nose and loses partial HP every turn.||Wario; Waluigi|
|Dizzy||Player cannot move from confusion and is unable to attack/dodge.||Mario; Luigi; Wario; Waluigi; Enemies|
|Trip||Player cannot react and is unable to attack/dodge. Entering battle when the enemy touches the rear of Mario, Luigi, Wario or Waluigi will automatically inflict to the victim this status.||Mario; Luigi; Wario; Waluigi|
|Fury||Player grows furious and increased damage dealt and received.||Wario; Waluigi|
|Power, Defense and Speed Up / Power, Defense and Speed Down.||Increases or decreases certain stats.||Mario; Luigi; Wario; Waluigi; Enemies|
Mario & Luigi's Badges
Wario & Luigi's Badges
Mario & Luigi's Ranks
- Mushroom Rank - Levels 1 to 5
- Shell Rank - Levels 6 to 11
- Boomerang Rank - Levels 12 to 18
- Flower Rank - Levels 19 to 26
- Leaf Rank - Levels 27 to 35
- Star Rank - Levels 36 to 45
- Rainbow Rank - Levels 46 to 100
Wario & Waluigi's Ranks
- Coin Rank - Levels 1 to 5
- Ball Rank - Levels 6 to 11
- Block Rank - Levels 12 to 18
- Racket Rank - Levels 19 to 26
- Garlic Rank - Levels 27 to 35
- Lightning Rank - Levels 36 to 45
- Storm Rank - Levels 46 to 100
This time, Special Attacks are divided in two categories: Bros Attacks (for Mario & Luigi), and Duo Attacks (for Wario & Waluigi).
Mario's Bros Attacks
Luigi's Bros Attacks
Wario's Duo Attacks
Waluigi's Duo Attacks
The four heroes can use some techniques out of battle. All of the following techniques must be learned by progressing in the game, except for jumping.
Mario's Out-of-battle Techniques
These moves start with the A button.
Luigi's Out-of-battle Techniques
These moves start with the B button.
Wario's Out-of-battle Techniques
These moves start with the X button.
Waluigi's Out-of-battle Techniques
These moves start with the Y button.
- Princess Peach's Castle
- Flat Meadows
- Mushroom Grove
- Wet Wet Jungle
- Chillwind Plains
- Back Highlands
- Bowser's Castle
- Bowser's Airship
- Birabuto Kingdom
- Easton Kingdom
- Muda Kingdom
- Chai Kingdom
- Tatanga's Space Station
* Mario and Luigi's Boss Battle.
** Wario and Waluigi's Boss Battle
*** Both pairs' Boss Battle.
Differences from other Mario & Luigi games
- A Wiggler isn't battled as a boss. This is lampshaded by one of the Wigglers living in Mushroom Grove
References to other games