- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 9th Mar 1996
- 13th May 1996
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 1st Sep 2008, 800 points
- 22nd Aug 2008, 900 points
- 24th Jun 2008, 900 points
Wii U eShop
- 24th Dec 2015, £5.49
- 30th Jun 2016, $7.99
- Controller Support
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 + RPG = WIN!
What do you get when one of the best RPG creators in the world decides to build an RPG around one of the most recognizable video game characters in history? What you get is a video game that is considered one of the greatest ever made and an RPG that's not only unique, but extremely playable as well. Many were skeptical when the...
Your guide to the Switch remake (and the SNES original)
Welcome to our Super Mario RPG Full Walkthrough Guide hub! The Super Mario RPG Walkthrough will have you covered for both the Nintendo Switch remake, Super Mario RPG, and the original SNES title, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Our walkthrough contains strategies for all bosses,...
Some handy hints for the SNES and Switch versions
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its Nintendo Switch remake aren't terribly difficult games, but there are plenty of little things you should bear in mind to make your life that much easier. Whether Super Mario RPG is your very first RPG, or whether you're playing the remake after...
Everything changed and added in the Switch remake
Super Mario RPG is a remake of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on the Super NES, and with it, a whole host of tweaks and changes have been made to the game. While the Switch version is incredibly faithful to the 1996 game, there are lots of new additions and tweaks that modernise the...
Flame spells at the ready!
The expansive software library of Nintendo’s 16-bit powerhouse wasn’t short of any of the most popular genres of the '90s, and perhaps least of all RPGs. Intense strategy, whimsical adventure, tear-jerking goodbyes to characters you’ve spent months with… the SNES has it all. And that makes compiling a list of ten...
Featuring Three Musketeers concept art
We're all having fun with Super Mario RPG on Switch, right? The return of this SNES classic has brought smiles to our faces with constant reminders of Nintendo at its weirdest, but, according to one Square developer who worked on the original title, it was almost a whole lot weirder. In 1994, Jiro Mifune had...
Is it RP-Great?
At the end of the week, Nintendo will release the very last of its 2023 first-party Switch line-up with Super Mario RPG, a faithful remake of the 1996 SNES classic. Judging from our own review, it looks like Nintendo is closing out the year with a bang, as we've awarded the remake a score of 9/10, noting that it "sets a new standard...
Paper, Partners, and everything in between
Mario, the world's favourite platforming plumber, has done everything — kart racing, tennis, golf, partying, and a little bit of turn-based RPG-ing. 1996 saw Mario's RPG debut in the Super NES favourite, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and since then, he's starred in 14 different RPGs (plus...
Just how faithful is it?
We're only a couple of weeks away from the launch of Super Mario RPG on November 17th, 2023, so you might currently be pondering just how faithful the remake will be to the SNES original. Well, you can already check out our hands-on impressions of the game, but if you're after some good old-fashioned side-by-side...
The announcement of a Switch remake of the beloved SNES game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars set many a nostalgic heart racing during the June 2023 Nintendo Direct, and sharp-eyed gamers have noted that the upcoming return of Square's 16-bit classic will bring some previously blurry elements into much sharper focus. In...
See how the remake holds up
Perhaps the biggest surprise at the latest Nintendo Direct presentation was the reveal of a Super Mario RPG for the Switch. It's a remake of the 1996 Squaresoft turn-based RPG and will feature updated graphics and cinematics to add even more charm to this already amazing game. Players will also be reunited with some...
A thing of beauty
Back in the '90s, whoever thought that Nintendo would team up with JRPG giants Square Enix (then known as Square or Squaresoft) to create a Mario RPG starring the Italian plumber, Princess Peach, and Bowser? Not us! But they did, and we're forever grateful for the existence of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Despite...
Give yourself a rest!
It's always interesting to see just how some games would function if you just... do nothing. Indeed, one of the most famous examples is the Metal Man boss in Mega Man 2. If you simply leave the controller alone upon entering the boss room, your opponent will do nothing until you make the first move; step forward just an inch...
Super Mario RPG celebrated its 25th last year
Before Paper Mario and the Mario & Luigi series, there was the 1996 SNES title, Super Mario RPG. If you've ever wondered about a possible sequel, you're not alone. In fact, Chihiro Fujioka - one of the game's directors is also up for it. In a recent interview with the YouTube channel MinnMax, Fuj
Welcome back, you lovely lot, to Box Art Brawl — our poll-filled series to find out your favourite regional retro box art variants from two or more contestants. It's been over a month since the last Brawl but following some time off to train up and recuperate, we're back once again to wreak havoc on video game covers of yesteryear...
The Mushroom Kingdom faces a new threat when a giant sword falls from the sky and lays chaos upon the land.
Mario must gather a crew of unexpected allies to take on the nefarious Smithy Gang! Before Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi, the first Role-Playing Game featuring Mario was this celebrated collaboration between Nintendo and the makers of Final Fantasy, Squaresoft (now Square Enix). Many players hold fond memories of the witty dialogue and colourful characters like Mallow and Geno.