Meanwhile in the Mushroom Kingdom, a toad that oddly looks like Kammy Koopa went to Peach's Castle to give Peach a mysterious book. The toad gives it to Peach and strolls away. Peach likes the gift the toad gave her and decided to invite Mario and Luigi to check out. Mario and Luigi came and looked at the books's cover. Toad decided to look at the book as well. Peach read the title, "The Magical Story", and the book suddenly opened on its own. Mario read the first sentence, "Ready to experience the Magical Story"? The booklights up and sucks up the team. Kammy Koopa appeared and laughed as Bowser came by and snatch the book. Bowser then laughs because he will finally conquer the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario and the gang were on the ground uncouncious. Then, a Beezo came and saw the gang. The Beezo then used his healing magic to help them. The gang got up and thank the beezo who healed them. The beezo states his name, "Nice Guy", the mayor of Storybook Town. Peach told Nice Guy that an evil group called the "Koopa Troop" trapped them in this storybook. Nice Guy then states that there is evil inhabitants happening in Storybook Land. The gang decided to help Nice Guy as Nice Guy decided to help them go back to their homeland. Finally, Mario and the gang (including Nice Guy) jump up and high five eachother.
- Story Mode (1-4 Players)- Help Mario and his friends to defeat the almighty Bowser and save Storybook Land.
- Challenge Mode (Solo)- Do you like challenges? Well, come here to overcome 30 great challenges!
- Coliseum Mode (1-4 Players)- Defeat all the enemies you meet face to face with a certain power-up! Defeat the most enemies to win, just be careful not to get hit three times!
- Bumper Madness (1-4 Players)- Bump your opponents of the track to score points!
- RPG Battle (1-4 Players)- Join your allies to defeat a wave of enemies that are getting in your way!
- Wifi Time! (Single Players)- TBA
The game plays like the New Super Mario Bros games and Super Mario Bros 2. When entering a level, the player (s) have to choose which character they want to play as in the level. The game also has a health system like Super Mario Galaxy. If someone gets hit three times (six times if they get a Life Shroom) by an obstacle or enemy, they will lose a life. Also, in every world map, there is a world hub. In the world hub, you can buy power ups, play minigames, and many more!
Unlike some Mario platformers, you can choose which character you want to play as (except for Nice Guy unless you are playing 2-5 player)
|Super Mushroom||None||When the Super Mushroom is gained, it will regain your characters health bar by one if you have been damaged by a certain obstacle.|
|Life Mushroom||None||When the Life Mushroom is gained, the character's health goes up to six.|
|1-UP Mushroom||None||When the 1-UP Mushroom is gained, the player gets an extra life.|
|Fire Flower||150px||When the Fire Flower is gained, it allows the character to hurl fireballs at opponents.|
|Ice Flower||150px||When the Ice Flower is gained, the character can now hurl ice balls to freeze enemies.|
|Gravity Flower||When you get the Gravity Flower, you can press up to be on top of the surface and you press down to go down.|
|150px||Mini Mushroom||When the Mini Mushroom is gained, the character shrinks his/her size. In this form, the character can now jump high and run on walls and water.|
|Whip Flower (NEW)||TBA||When the Whip Flower gained, the character can now use a whip as a weapon.the player can even reach far away items!|
|Frog Suit||You know it.|
|Super Acorn||You know it.|
|Lion Suit (NEW)||TBA||TBA|