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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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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 Wii ...and the same scene from the North American version. Good thing NOE changed this.
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 Fighting Bowser. He talks trash, as usually

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. SNES festershinetop (9482)
A fantastic, lush game with little room for improvement SNES Ben Burdick (6)
The first RPG I beat is also my favorite! SNES STU2 (72)
The best "Super Mario" game I've played SNES gamewarrior (5067)
Square and Nintendo a dream team SNES TheNightWalker (16)
Why does it seem like just because sqaure made a game means it's good? SNES Classic Nigel (150)
Great RPG for Snes SNES Dason Rise (20)
My favorite game on the Super Nintendo SNES Matt H. (2)

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine SNES May, 1996 97 out of 100 97
Nintendo Land SNES Sep 13, 2003 95 out of 100 95
Netjak SNES Aug 13, 2003 9.4 out of 10 94
Gamervision SNES Sep 05, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 SNES Apr 13, 2004 9 out of 10 90
RPGFan SNES May 28, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Console Obsession SNES Dec 30, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES May, 1996 8 out of 10 80
GamesCollection SNES Nov 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80 SNES Jul 15, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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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