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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 SNES Wandering around. Visible enemies
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars SNES Fighting Bowser. He talks trash, as usually
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars SNES Title screen
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars SNES The short intro shows the usual Mario story: princess is kidnapped by Bowser, etc., etc.

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

Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1996 1 out of 6 100
All Game Guide SNES 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameFan Magazine SNES May, 1996 97 out of 100 97
1UP SNES May 09, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
Netjak SNES Aug 13, 2003 9.4 out of 10 94
Game Players SNES May, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Mag'64 Wii Sep 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) SNES Sep 25, 2008 9 out of 10 90 SNES Jul 21, 2010 16 out of 20 80
RPGamer SNES Aug 29, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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It was named #103 out of 200 of the "Greatest Games of Their Time" by EGM Issue #200 (Feb. 2006).

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