Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars News
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...
Don't get too excited - Nintendo likely won't do anything for this one, either
Let's just ignore the woeful approach of the end of Mario's 35th anniversary, or the completely-ignored 35th anniversary of the Zelda series for a moment. 2021 is also a big year for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
"He had to show Geno"
Geno's Mii Fighter costume made a return to the Smash Bros. series this week, and although it's a bit of a letdown for some - as we've already said this weekend, it's arguably better than nothing. To acknowledge the return of this outfit, Super Sma
To celebrate the return of his Mii Fighter costume in Smash
Geno, as you've likely heard by now, has returned to the Smash Bros. series once again as a Mii Fighter costume. It might not necessarily be the news every Geno fan wanted to hear, but hey - some acknowledgment is arguably better than nothing. To celebrate this special occasion, Super...
And there's a Chocobo hat, too
During the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation, the game's director Masahiro Sakurai revealed multiple new Mii Fighter costumes coming to the game (there's even a Chocobo hat). These are the eighth lot to be added to the game! We've got the Final Fantasy VII crew joining Cloud and Sephiroth, a returning...
Kickstarter campaign includes a Switch goal
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is considered to be one of the greatest Nintendo games of all time, so how would you feel about its spiritual successor being funded on Kickstarter? This is exactly what the Mexican-based team Dragon Vein Studios plans to do with its timed-battle RPG, Another...
For SNES games and much more
Following on from those "massive" Nintendo leaks earlier this year, it has now reportedly happened again. Alleged prototype versions of classic Super Nintendo titles such as Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Kart, and
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
Well, with one thing and another it's been a busy ol' week. We had some Pokémon announcements early on followed by some hands-on time with the upcoming Super Mario Maker 2 (plus some disappointing details, too), and not to forget the
A blast from the past
Super-early footage of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars has resurfaced on the internet. The clips uploaded by the YouTube channel kukun kun, originally come from a '90s Japanese video game show hosted by Famitsu and are now being shared around by The Cutting Room Floor Discord channel and Nintendo
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...
A Halloween treat
The second batch of game discounts for October has been released on the European My Nintendo rewards website, giving players the chance to spend their points on yet another line up of 3DS and Wii U games. This time around sees a spooky Zelda classic just in time for Halloween, a Super Mario favourite on SNES, and Game Freak's...
It's a bear necessity
As a daily treat this year we're going to take a little time to step away from wondering about how leaky Nintendo has become, and simply focus on some lovely fan-made art. We've occasionally shared some stand-out examples in the past, but now we want to make it a daily occurrence; the only objective is to highlight some cool...
Super Mario RPG! Zero Time Dilemma! Minecraft Story Mode DLC! LEGO! More!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. This week has some rather tempting options, with major retail releases across both Wii U and 3DS, along with big name DLC to also consider on each platform. The Wii U Virtual Console...
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...
Retro Mario goodness! Kung Fu fighting! Loads of Discounts! More!
It's the final Nintendo Download Update for Europe before Christmas, Xmas or 25th December, whatever you choose to call it. It brings a couple of popular retro Mario treats, a decent Wii U eShop title, a whole load of discounts and more besides. Let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Kung Fu...
"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...
If we don't beware, who will?
Many of you who grew up with an SNES controller clutched between your fingers will have fond memories of the bizarre experimentation that was Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Little did people at the time know that it would be the first in a huge number of RPGs following the antics of the world's most...
DK Jr! Punch-Out! Mario RPG! Arty Goodness!
It's that time again, North American gamers, with four more download games available for you to download for free — well, with your hard earned coins. This time around we have three Virtual Console titles and one DSiWare entry, while three Nintendo systems are supported. So, let's get to it. Donkey...
Each Mario & Luigi entry strives for evolution
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team has now been released across the world on the 3DS, the latest in the popular if somewhat niche series. It's not necessarily the biggest-selling series in Nintendo's library, but it feels like one of its most valuable; it incorporates familiar characters in a Universe of its...
The fresh batch brings giant, talking, castle-impaling swords
It’s that time when Club Nintendo’s North American branch clears its shelf and refreshes its selection of downloadable rewards. Mario’s first foray into the RPG realm is up for the taking on the Wii Shop — which can also be redeemed via the Wii Mode on Wii U — as is a...
Be afraid. Be very afraid
Halloween is upon us. We've been celebrating Spook Month for the past thirty-one days, with reviews of frightening or fright-themed retro games every Friday and Saturday, and after a good bout of trick-or-treating or dressing up to go to Rocky Horror, we'll be sitting down to some of our favourites that make us cringe, jump...
Wii Round Up
This year brought two new systems to the Virtual Console with the Commodore 64 computer added to the European Virtual Console and the Sega Master System added to both the European and North American Virtual Console services. We also saw a host of new releases on the systems already available on the service including some very high...
If you're one of those people who, for some reason, didn't care that great games like Ys Book I & II, Samurai Shodown II and Mega Man came out recently, and only care about Nintendo games, maybe you can finally stop complaining this week - There's not one but two Nintendo games available later today.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars...
Exciting times for Europe today, as it seems to be the start of the third Hanabi Festival - That means that you can once again probably expect a bunch of import games the coming weeks!
The Festival starts off with a bang, just like the first one from 2007. Finally making its debut in Europe (After 12 years!) is the fantastic Square/Nintendo...
It's a big day for Japanese Wii owners - Earlier today, Super Mario RPG was made available for download in the Wii Shop. The game costs 900 Wii Points (For some reason, a bunch of games in Japan, mostly RPGs, cost more than normal).
The game was recently rated by the OFLC, so it should be coming to Europe/Australia as well. As it was never released...
It's time to rejoice, as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars has been rated by the OFLC today!
Fans have longed for this game's release on VC for an eternity - It was listed on the ESRB around the Wii's launch but mysteriously disappeared along with some other games later. After not hearing anything about the game for about a year, it was...
Japan is bound to make every single person in the US, Europe and the rest of the world jealous next month - There's a certain SNES RPG featuring everybody's favourite plumber on the release list, after all... One of the Mega Drive's finest RPGs is also on its way to the land of the rising sun.
The full list is: Famicom: Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa...