Explains some of the oddness
That's Mallow Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was a grand departure from the Mario template when it launched back on Super Nintendo in 1996. Nowadays there's nary a genre the precocious plumber hasn't dipped his toe into, but his first foray with role-playing turned out to be a classic that still stands up...
The Geno for Smash debate continues
Almost everyone knows and loves the likes of Mario, Link, and Pikachu, but what about the slightly more obscure bunch of video game characters who fly under the radar of mass attention? Whether it's the weird and wonderful Tingle from The Legend of Zelda series, or the "top percentage of Rattata" Joey from...
The father of Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario
Nowadays, Nintendo technically has two Super Mario RPG franchises. There's the quirky Mario & Luigi series on its portable platforms, and there's the Paper Mario games which are mostly for home consoles. Of course, Paper Mario has seemingly been shifting away from its RPG roots with its more recent...
Arguably among the most influential SNES games
When the gaming debate turns to the most important and influential Super NES games there are a lot of candidates; the Square-developed Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars should certainly be in the conversation. Its narrative approach and gameplay ideas undoubtedly helped to inspire and inform...
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The Mario RPG that started it all
There are very few areas of life the Mario franchise hasn't at some point explored. Mario himself has been a doctor, an amateur kart racer and later on in his career was recognised as a professional athlete when he competed at the Olympic Games in the 100 metre dash against Sonic. Quite simply – he's a jack of all...
"Mario! Prepare yourself for the great beyond!"
In this series of 30 daily articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. Next up is reviewer and news contributor Tim Latshaw. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the...
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