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

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Super Mario RPG is a console RPG starring none other than Nintendo's popular character Mario. This game starts off like almost every other Mario game, with Bowser kidnapping Princess Toadstool. However, when Mario goes to Bowser's Keep to save her, a giant sword made by the evil Smithy crashes into the castle and sends Mario, the Princess, and Bowser flying to separate parts of the world.

The game plays much like a traditional RPG: Mario and the members of his party gain experience points by defeating enemies. These experience points can increase the team's maximum number of hit points and flower points (magic points). The battles are also turn-based, but this time there are timed attacks and defenses. Timed attacks allow you to inflict more harm than normal to an enemy. Timed defenses, on the other hand, allow an enemy to inflict less harm than normal. You are only allowed to have three out of five team members on your party at a time. Mario is always in your party, regardless. Your team members can also purchase more weapons and abilities, along with better armor.


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars SNES Boss battle. Mario is using his "Jump" technique
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars SNES Bowser brings the princess into his Castle (TM)
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars SNES Level up! Choose your bonus
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars SNES Title screen (Japanese version.)

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Mario RPG" -- Japanese title
  • "スーパーマリオRPG" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A classic that reignited my passion for the console R.P.G. festershinetop (9482) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
A fantastic, lush game with little room for improvement Ben Burdick (6) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
The first RPG I beat is also my favorite! STU2 (72) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
The best "Super Mario" game I've played gamewarrior (5067) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Square and Nintendo a dream team TheNightWalker (16) unrated
Why does it seem like just because sqaure made a game means it's good? Classic Nigel (150) 1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars
Great RPG for Snes Dason Rise (20) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
My favorite game on the Super Nintendo Matt H. (2) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) May, 1996 5 out of 5 100
Nintendo Land Sep 13, 2003 95 out of 100 95
1UP May 09, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
Netjak Aug 13, 2003 9.4 out of 10 94
Game Players May, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Sep 25, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1996 8.8 out of 10 88
Console Obsession Dec 30, 2004 8 out of 10 80 Jul 15, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment May, 1996 8 out of 10 80


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The developer name and the publisher name may read Nintendo, after all Mario is their trademark character, but the majority of this game was made by Squaresoft, who have had a lot more experience in creating RPGs.

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