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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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Basic Info
Console(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Template:Wii
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Developer Squaresoft, Square Enix (VC)


People Info
Director(s)



Release Info
Japan March 9, 1996
N. America May 13, 1996
Europe August 22, 2008 (VC)
Australia August 22, 2008 (VC)
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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is a role-playing game developed by Squaresoft for the SNES. The game is notable for being the first Mario-based role-playing game, and was the final game developed by Squaresoft under their original deal with Nintendo and the final Mario game to be released for the SNES. The game was later re-released under the Virtual Console service for Wii, marking the first time the game has officially been released in Europe and Australia as well as the 250th game released for Virtual Console in North America.

Although Super Mario RPG does not have a sequel, it received two spiritual successors in the form of the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi games.

Blurb

Box

Mario returns in this incredible new role-playing adventure! His latest rival is Smithy, a menacing creature who causes fear and treachery in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario must recover the seven stars and repair the Star Road before he can make his way to Bowser's castle for a final confrontation with Smithy. Powerful weapons, sinister spells and other items help Mario to complete his harrowing journey. New friends and old allies support him along the way. Even Bowser lends a hand!

  • Stunning graphics with fully rendered characters and colorful backgrounds!
  • Dimensional 3/4 overhead view provides an incredible player perspective.
  • A huge 32-meg program delivers powerful features and amazing environments!
  • Battery-backed memory saves up to four games!

Nintendo website (Wii)

Set in the Mushroom Kingdom and featuring its cast of well-known characters, this adventure RPG begins with a familiar scenario: Mario must rescue Princess Toadstool from Bowser. However, a mysterious new enemy named Smithy soon appears, and Mario and Bowser are forced to fight as allies for the first time in their long history. In the quest to defeat their powerful new foe, they’ll journey across a wide variety of locations (a town of mining moles, a tropical forest, a thundering waterfall–just to name a few) and tackle a mix of obstacles requiring both expert timing and strategy to overcome. Along the way, they’ll gain experience and grow more powerful, while also meeting new characters whose unique abilities will be needed to take on Smithy and his gang. Striking a perfect balance of traditional RPG elements and the action-packed game play Mario is famous for, it’s easy to see why this title has earned “legendary” status!

Club Nintendo

Go on an epic fantasy adventure with Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom gang.

  • Mario and Bowser team up for the first time ever to tackle a greater evil
  • Gain experience and recruit new party members as you journey across the kingdom
  • Deep RPG gameplay with an accessible twist can be enjoyed by players of all ages

Originally released in 1996 for the Super NES™ system, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars can be downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel for 800 Wii Points. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars requires the Classic Controller™ (sold separately). For a limited time only until March 9, 2014, Club Nintendo members can get a download ticket for just 200 Coins.

Wii Shop Channel

Set in the Mushroom Kingdom and featuring its cast of well-known characters, this adventure RPG begins with a familiar scenario: Mario™ must rescue Princess Toadstool™ from Bowser™. However, a mysterious new enemy named Smithy soon appears, and Mario and Bowser are forced to fight as allies for the first time in their long history. In the quest to defeat their powerful new foe, they’ll journey across a wide variety of locations (a town of mining moles, a tropical forest, a thundering waterfall–just to name a few) and tackle a mix of obstacles requiring both expert timing and strategy to overcome. Along the way, they’ll gain experience and grow more powerful, while also meeting new characters whose unique abilities will be needed to take on Smithy and his gang. Striking a perfect balance of traditional RPG elements and the action-packed game play Mario is famous for, it’s easy to see why this title has earned “legendary” status!

Story

At the beginning of the game Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach and Mario travels to his castle to save her. During the battle, however, a giant sword named Exor falls from the sky and into Bowser's Keep, destroying the Star Road in the process, and capturing it in the name of the Smithy Gang. Mario's goal is to defeat Smithy and his minions and collect the seven Star Pieces in order to restore the Star Road.

Gameplay

Super Mario RPG combines elements of the platforming games with a turn-based battle system. Enemies are encountered on the overworld rather than have random encounters. During battle the four face buttons on the SNES controller allow the player to access each menu: A for attacks, B for running away or defending, X for items, and Y for special attacks. Super Mario RPG also incorporates more interactive battle mechanics in the form of "Timed Hits"; by pressing the button at the proper timing, the attack is more powerful. Only three characters can be in battle at a time, and Mario must be one of them.

Out of battle players traverse the overworld in an isometric view as Mario. In the menu players can equip items (armor, weapon, and accessory for each character), view a map of the world, view each characters' stats, and switch around the battle party.

Technical details

Technical Details
Media SNES Game Pak
Digital download (Wii, Wii U)
Download size Wii: 60 blocks
Wii U: 74.9 MB
Save data size 4 blocks


Other releases

Title Boxart Console Release Date(s) Notes
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Wii (Virtual Console) 2008 A direct port of the game as a digital download for Wii.


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Wii U (Virtual Console) JP/EU: 2015
NA: 2016
A direct port of the game as a digital download for Wii U.


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