Bowser’s Inside Story: Gameplay

In the belly of the beast

The Mario Bros. must solve puzzles and challenges from inside Bowser to help the big guy overcome obstacles in the overworld.

Taking control of the Mario Bros.

When Mario and Luigi are inside Bowser’s body, you can often change which character you’re controlling.

Inside Bowser’s insides

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There are all sorts of strange things to see in Bowser’s innards. Chat with the characters you meet, and if you see something peculiar, move up close to investigate it.

Action and adventure

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Mario and Luigi can perform solo actions like jumping, entering pipes, and swinging a hammer. But when they work together, they can perform Field Actions like Mini Mario and Spin Jump.

Coordinating between two screens

Mario and Luigi’s actions on the lower screen can affect Bowser on the upper screen, and vice versa. For example, when Bowser drinks water, his body fills up with liquid…which lets the Mario Bros. reach certain places.

Taking control of Bowser

Punch

Attack one enemy at a time with a punch. Press the X Button with the right timing to increase damage.

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Flame

Attack all enemies by spitting fire. Press the X Button with the right timing to increase damage.

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Have a taste of Bowser power

While Mario and Luigi are stuck inside Bowser’s belly, the king of the Koopas is fighting Fawful for control of his castle.