Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)

4.48 from 92 votes
Join Mario in his first RPG adventure! Explore new and previously unseen areas of the Mushroom Kingdom on a quest to stop the mechanical Smithy on a path of conquest in this collaboration between Square and Nintendo.
First released
Mar 9, 1996
Aliases
Mario RPG, SMRPG
Franchises
Mario, Mario RPG
Developed by
Squaresoft, Square Enix
Published by
Nintendo
Platforms
Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii Shop, Wii U
Genres
Adventure, Role-Playing
Themes
Fantasy
Rating
ESRB: K-A, PEGI: 3+, ESRB: E, OFLC: G, CERO: A
Releases
  • SNES - Super Mario RPG Japan
  • SNES - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars United States
  • WiiU - Super Mario RPG Japan
  • WiiU - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars [US NTSC Version] Australia
  • WiiU - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars [US NTSC Version] United Kingdom
  • WiiU - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars United States
  • WSHP - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars [US NTSC Version] United Kingdom
  • WSHP - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars United States
  • WSHP - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars [US NTSC Version] Australia
  • WSHP - Super Mario RPG Japan

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One of the best RPGs on the SNES
Game: Super Mario RPG
Genre: RPG
Developer: Nintendo/Squaresoft
System: Super Nintendo (SNES)
Total Score: 92/100
Value Score: 9.2/10

Description
Super Mario RPG is a match made in heaven co-created by the creators of the Final Fantasy franchise : Squaresoft and the creator of Super Mario: Nintendo. The game featured a visual style not often seen during the SNES era along with the fact it was greatly showcased among other titles that did offer the same style but not the quality. Along with that the game featured a original story twist to the Mario universe, colorful new and old characters, a addicting gameplay structure that will make FF fans leap in joy and a memorable soundtrack that is heavily regarded as a masterpiece even to this day.

• Story: 10/10
• Characters: 10/10
• GamePlay: 10/10
• Graphics: 10/10
• Sound: 10/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 7/10
• Replay Value: 5/10
• Player Value: 10/10
(+10)

Pros
+Squaresoft and Nintendo co-developed
+Mario meets Final Fantasy type of gameplay system
+Fantastic soundtrack
+Colorful characters
+A great plot with a twist to the Mario universe
+Impressive animation quality in its time
+A lot of different gameplay elements outside of battle that give a node to the Mario franchise
+Cameo appearances of other characters and music

Cons
-Short compared to other RPGs in its time
-Low Replay Value/Post game content
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