This is a good guide for an awesome game, you shouldn't get stuck in any tough spots if you have this guide (although I was able to beat most of the game myself except for one part). It gives you a good catalog of the games extras, however it should include information on a few more things. For example, throughout Mario & Luigi's adventure, they can get badges that have helpful effects on them. There is no place in the guide that gives you a list of badges, where to find them, or their various effects (It's not a big deal for me though, as I'm only missing one badge in the entire game). I also wouldn't reccomend getting this guide until after you try the game, unless you just like to get the guides to most games you get for collector's purposes. It's a pretty easy game, and if you only need to find the game's extras, I reccomend an online guide.
My sons enjoy reading these books, not just to use as guides, but just to read and look at the pictures. So, their game guides get worn out. They enjoyed this one enough that it fell apart and they wanted a new copy.
Arrived in great condition & a very useful guide. Between the maps & the enemy info provided its a "must-have" for anyone who plays the game... and in some cases its just fun to browse through the guide for the story line too :)
My 10 yr old grandson has this game and the strategy guide also. He likes the game but says the Boss fights are very difficult. He says being Bowser is the best part. He says if you like a challenge you'll like this game.