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8.9

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  1. May 27, 2011
    9
    The golden age of RPG includes SMRPG. Next to Chrono Trigger, it would be considered one of the better RPGs back in the days. And you will never find SquareEnix and Nintendo together ever again. The humorous characters of Mario combined with the RPG mechanics of the traditional Final Fantasy makes this an enjoyable experience for casual and hardcore players.
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    9
    Mario mixed with RPG sounds like a totally bogus idea. However, Super Mario RPG becomes an extraordinary gaming experience that will please both Mario and Final Fantasy fans alike. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars takes familiar characters from the franchise and brings them into a RPG universe with newer characters and a completely different villain that is overly powerful andMario mixed with RPG sounds like a totally bogus idea. However, Super Mario RPG becomes an extraordinary gaming experience that will please both Mario and Final Fantasy fans alike. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars takes familiar characters from the franchise and brings them into a RPG universe with newer characters and a completely different villain that is overly powerful and threatening than Bowser. Mario teams up with two new members named Mallow and Geno, including some familiar faces in this exciting adventure filled with many comical sequences, well written dialogue and an outstanding soundtrack that will shut your brain off of reality. The battle system in the game is really solid too, though trying to get Time Hits accurately from some special attacks can be a hit or miss when attacking an enemy. It is either you know when you exactly press the button for Time Hits or not. Normally I am not a fan of RPG gaming, but Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars has to be one of the best RPG experiences I had ever played through. It is definitely a must recommend for any gamer who are drawn into storytelling and funny characters in a video game. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2012
    10
    This is easily one of the best Mario games ever made and one of the most challenging ones as well. Being the first Mario RPG, it was certainly well thought through by the developers and a very well made game altogether. Using the basic RPG elements of Final Fantasy and new environments plus a progressive story makes it an addicting classic that was first released for the SNES/VirtualThis is easily one of the best Mario games ever made and one of the most challenging ones as well. Being the first Mario RPG, it was certainly well thought through by the developers and a very well made game altogether. Using the basic RPG elements of Final Fantasy and new environments plus a progressive story makes it an addicting classic that was first released for the SNES/Virtual Console. It earns a 10/10 from me. Expand
  4. Jan 10, 2013
    9
    The worst thing about this game is that it comes to an END. Seeing all the things from the Mario universe come to life in pseudo 3d form and in its first RPG was mind blowing at the time. Classic final fantasy style turned based battles with a dash of action with timed button presses made combat always fresh and entertaining. Because the plot and dialogue is so rediculous, the story isThe worst thing about this game is that it comes to an END. Seeing all the things from the Mario universe come to life in pseudo 3d form and in its first RPG was mind blowing at the time. Classic final fantasy style turned based battles with a dash of action with timed button presses made combat always fresh and entertaining. Because the plot and dialogue is so rediculous, the story is told with plenty of humor, either through jokes and jabs at the characters, or by watching Mario physically act out his end of the dialogue. The game uses beefed up technology to produce the powerful visuals on the super Nintendo cartridge. It's a game that every RPG fan should play, and every Mario fan should look into. Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2011
    9
    I hate RPGs. That being said, this is one of my all time favorite games. I've seen this game criticized for supposedly "only attracting people to it because it has Mario". Have you even played the game if you think this? They could have replaced Mario, Peach, and Bowser with 3 new characters and it still would have been one of the best games of all time. Nobody plays this "just becauseI hate RPGs. That being said, this is one of my all time favorite games. I've seen this game criticized for supposedly "only attracting people to it because it has Mario". Have you even played the game if you think this? They could have replaced Mario, Peach, and Bowser with 3 new characters and it still would have been one of the best games of all time. Nobody plays this "just because Mario". They play it because it's a very well balanced RPG even to this date, the colors and art style are amazing, it has some of the best music of all time in a game, there are tons of secrets, and it's just a ton of fun. No matter how you cut it, this is a good game. Expand
  6. Nov 17, 2013
    9
    Game: Super Mario RPG
    Genre: RPG
    Developer: Nintendo/Squaresoft System: Super Nintendo (SNES) Total Score: 92/100 Value Score: 9.2/10 Description Super Mario RPG is a match made in heaven co-created by the creators of the Final Fantasy franchise Squaresoft and the creator of Super Mario: Nintendo. The game featured a visual style not often seen during the SNES era along with
    Game: Super Mario RPG
    Genre: RPG
    Developer: Nintendo/Squaresoft
    System: Super Nintendo (SNES)
    Total Score: 92/100
    Value Score: 9.2/10

    Description
    Super Mario RPG is a match made in heaven co-created by the creators of the Final Fantasy franchise Squaresoft and the creator of Super Mario: Nintendo. The game featured a visual style not often seen during the SNES era along with the fact it was greatly showcased among other titles that did offer the same style but not the quality. Along with that the game featured a original story twist to the Mario universe, colorful new and old characters, a addicting gameplay structure that will make FF fans leap in joy and a memorable soundtrack that is heavily regarded as a masterpiece even to this day.

    • Story: 10/10
    • Characters: 10/10
    • GamePlay: 10/10
    • Graphics: 10/10
    • Sound: 10/10
    • Music: 10/10
    • Length: 7/10
    • Replay Value: 5/10
    • Player Value: 10/10

    Pros
    +Squaresoft and Nintendo co-developed
    +Mario meets Final Fantasy type of gameplay system
    +Fantastic soundtrack
    +Colorful characters
    +A great plot with a twist to the Mario universe
    +Impressive animation quality in its time
    +A lot of different gameplay elements outside of battle that give a node to the Mario franchise
    +Cameo appearances of other characters and music

    Cons
    -Short compared to other RPGs in its time
    -Low Replay Value/Post game content
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  7. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    This game was the first RPG I played when it was first released on the SNES and it is still one of my favorites on the Wii's Virtual Console (VC). This game was made with the help of Square-Enix (then Squaresoft). Usually, Mario games have a simple story and a linear world. In contrast, this game has a great story and a dynamic world. Some of the areas will ever change when you completeThis game was the first RPG I played when it was first released on the SNES and it is still one of my favorites on the Wii's Virtual Console (VC). This game was made with the help of Square-Enix (then Squaresoft). Usually, Mario games have a simple story and a linear world. In contrast, this game has a great story and a dynamic world. Some of the areas will ever change when you complete objectives in other areas, such as when you defeat a boss who is attacking a village. There are many interesting new allies (ex. Mallow and Geno) and new enemies (such as bees that can poison you and a thieving purple crocodile).. There are also a few Easter eggs for those who explore enough of the world, mostly in the appearance and names of characters. The battle system and experience system are simple to understand, but both require a small amount of strategy. Every party member shares the pool of flower points (FP), which is equivalent to MP. This game has many mini-games and side-quests in addition to the story, so that feels like there is always something to do. There are many people who I would recommend this game to: Mario fans, RPG fans, and Square-Enix fans. Expand
  8. Sep 4, 2012
    9
    Wow, people don't realize what a gem this game really is! If you like RPGs, even to this day, try this game and I bet you'll be surprised. Mario RPG is refreshingly fun and challenging, and is truly a unique way to explore the mushroom kingdom. The funny thing is this game was always so expensive back in the day that I rented it 3 times to beat it, but it was well worth it. This is aWow, people don't realize what a gem this game really is! If you like RPGs, even to this day, try this game and I bet you'll be surprised. Mario RPG is refreshingly fun and challenging, and is truly a unique way to explore the mushroom kingdom. The funny thing is this game was always so expensive back in the day that I rented it 3 times to beat it, but it was well worth it. This is a classic RPG that I still feel hasn't gotten the praise it deserves! Expand
  9. Dec 20, 2013
    1
    This game isn't as great as everyone says it is.... It just sucks... SUCKS Like Really Sucks... All of the Characters suck. They make no sense.. Just don't play it

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