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Here’s the inside scoop on tips to help on your journey through the Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey game. 

Who's the boss aiming for?

The boss fights in the Bowser’s Inside Story mode are fun and exciting, but they’re also pretty hard. Here are a few hints that might help! If you’re not sure if the boss is aiming for Mario or Luigi, you can look for these clues: their eyes may glow red (for Mario) or green (for Luigi), glancing at one of them, or jumping a certain number of times.


Bros. Attacks timing


A well-timed button press can really help power up your performance in battle. Luckily, you can practice your timing for moves like Bros. Attacks whenever you want! Just head over to the Guide section of the main menu in the Bowser’s Inside Story mode to sharpen your skills so you can nail the timing during actual battles.


Power Triangle


In the Bowser Jr.’s Journey mode, you can create your own formations to fight in squad-based battles. The Power Triangle shows you which minion holds power over another. You can get more critical hits against enemy types that your troops are strong against. Plus, characters might have their own special characteristics. For example, green Koopa Troopa are weak against boney enemies, while red Koopa Troopa are strong against Para-Biddybuds. This can help you strategize accordingly!


Group attacks


In the Bowser Jr.’s Journey mode, you can deploy up to nine troops. If you bring several troops of the same type into battle, you will be able to do group attacks. Group attacks are much more powerful than regular attacks. And if you arrange your units in a certain position, you may get a formation bonus!


All about amiibo


You can tap compatible amiibo figures to get helpful in-game items or coins. Items for both the Bowser’s Inside Story and Bowser Jr.’s Journey modes can be obtained. Each compatible amiibo can be tapped once a day.


For more information about the game, you can visit the official site.


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amiibo sold separately. Compatibility and function of amiibo may vary per game. Visit for specific details on how each amiibo works.

ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence