5 Brilliant Gameplayminirac | 19/06/2007 | See all minirac's reviews (60)Top 100 Games Reviewer Another fantastic title from mario and the gang, will these guys ever give up? I hope not. I never played on the GBA version so I can't tell you if this is better than the old one but I can't imagine it being better. Apart from the fact that you don't use the stylus, this game was just meant to be for the ds. The dual screens work brilliantly for the gameplay because you have to solve puzzles (quite easy mind you for the seasoned gameplayer) that involve separating the baby brothers from the older brothers and working from 2 screens almost simultaneously.The weapons you can use are really fun and the baddies are inventive - just like every other mario game, they are so cute and look like they are really enjoying themselves!The game has elements of pokemon because you have hp points and when you battle a baddy you have to take turns in hitting each other, but it also has elements of Zelda and the Minish Cap on the GBA because you have to use the baby brothers in tight spots just like when Link Shrinks. The battle's are all basically about timing, meaning that you've got to hit the button corressponding to the character at exactly the right time which can be challenging but not in a horribly annoying way. Definitely one of the best games on the ds at the minute.