Ocean returns again with another guest post:
Here's how the battle system works: You have HP, FP (Flower power) which is pooled for all characters of which you will have one other with you usually. Then you can jump, use your hammer, some items, or a special skill. Some enemies can't be jumped on, some enemies are out of hammer reach. The numbers in this game are very low, so in the beginning you're doing 1 damage while the enemies do the same to you.
Re-reading that, I totally meant hood. Oh well!
Anyway, it's a nice and simple RPG and I'm liking some of the battle ideas so far. I have not played any Mario RPGs past this other than Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga so I can't say how far they've taken it. They've reused some ideas like badges and all for M&L: Superstar saga but I like the interesting ideas they come up with! I think I'll go try some of the other ones as well!