I continue to be surprised by the number of times the writing in this little Mario RPG can make me laugh. I wonder if it's an enormous relief to the writers to get to work on a project that isn't about an Angsty Teenager Saving The World From Utter Doom.
... Okay, the Mario Bros are still *kinda* saving the world (from evil mushroom aliens). But there's plenty of room for lots of silly moments and adorable details.
Also, an interesting touch in combat in the way that the babies will try to protect their unconscious sibling if one is knocked down in battle - and that this affects them (it's harder to dodge attacks if you're carrying your brother around). Quite different from the way most RPG characters are just left to splat!