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It's the night of the Neo Festival, a special time in the Mushroom Kingdom where the residents watch as special Lumas become brilliant Power Stars, and rise to protect the kingdom from evil. As new stars form in the skies above, a dark cloud crackling with lightning contrasts with the deep nighttime blue of the sky. As it draws closer to the ground, it drifts towards Peach's Castle, and reveals Bowser! (who knew)
Bowser swoops in and grabs Princess Peach from the castle balcony. As the citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom scatter, he releases the dark star, Ztar, onto the land. Ztar spreads darkness and causes the new stars to fall from the sky, turning them to lifeless, hollow stone. Ztar and Bowser retreat, with the Princess in tow, to the Koopa Kingdom.
It's up to Mario to restore the Lumas back into Power Stars and rescue the Princess!
Before World 8
After Mario has completed the challenges of the first 7 worlds, he arrives at the lava-filled Koopa Kingdom. It is revealed here that Peach is needed to feed into Ztar's power so the Luma transformation can be reversed and end up creating more dark stars!
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Neo Super Mario Land features gameplay where you have to switch between playing as Mario and Luigi. However, there are times where the Bros. will have to put their power together to perform special moves. These are called Bro Powers. There are seven Bro Powers in the game, one for each world in the Mushroom Kingdom.
After defeating Bowser, Ztar absorbs the Koopa King's power and wreaks havoc on the Mushroom Kingdom, carrying Peach with him, intent on letting her watch her kingdom fall before using her to become more powerful. Mario and Luigi must now work backwards, running through each level in reverse until 1-1, as suspensful remixes of the level themes play and places to save are scarce.
Playable . . . Player-controlled heroes!
Helpers . . . Useful good-doers!
Captives . . . Gotta save 'em!
Bosses . . . Dastardly foes!
|1 - 1: Peach's Castle|
|1 - 2: Toadburg Throughway|
|1 - 3: Inviting Rolling Greens|
|1 - Fort: Boom Boom's Fort of Close Calls|
|1 - 5: Path of Acorn Trees|
|1 - 6: Ancient Dried Fields|
|1 - Boss: Larry's Tower of Gusty Gales|
World 2: Portabello Canyon . . . Image TBA
|2 - 1: Across the Perilous Bridges|
|2 - 2: Night in Canyon Cave|
|2 - Fort: King Whomp's Fort of Groveling Gravel|
|2 - 3: Scaling the Wall of Whomp|
|2 - 4: Sandy Winds at the Plateau|
|2 - 5: Plight in the Desert Atop the Canyon|
|2 - 6: Remains of Fungus Once Here|
|2 - Boss: Roy's Airship of Rocking Rock|
- This is the first Mario game by N Studios. However, it is not the first to be announced. A game titled Super Mario Bluevolt was teased for the Bluevolt system when it first came out.