Average review score based on 138 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
This game is truly fantastic! Any fan of Mario or any fan of RPG's in general should play this game. This game is kind of like Dragon Warrior for the NES in that you walk through an overworld map and bump into enemies in which you go into battle mode, the only difference is that you actually see and know when you'll bump into enemies in Super Mario RPG. A lot of elements from Dragon Warrior and staples from a lot of other RPG's are present in this game. When in battle mode you can choose between normal attack, run, item or magic. Every time you defeat an enemy in battle mode you level up your experienced points which go towards leveling up. The more you level up the more experience pointsit takes to get to the next level and the longer it will take. You team up with other characters that you can fight with in this game as Mario, such as Princess Toadstool, a tubby little character named Mallow, a wizard named Geno, and beleive it or not, Bowser. Yes Lord Bowser. Every character has their own specific attack, healing and magic abilities. You can also purchase special items such as body armor that will increase your defense and elixirs which can bring back fallen friends. The graphics on this game is quite impressive for an SNES game, quite possibly the best you'll encounter, maybe save for Donkey Kong Country. The music is high quality as well. The storyline is pretty good too. It's quite the in depth game. For a game made for the SNES it is quite extensive as well. It will take you awhile to beat this game. There are a lot of secrets in this game such as hidden question mark blocks and hidden paths leading to special items, enemies and upgrades. There are quite a few fun mini games thrown into the mix as well if you need a break from the action, though you will have to find them and some may be hidden. The boss fights especially towards the end of the game are pretty hard, so make sure the your at a high level. If you're not strong enough you'll have to beef up your EP and level up, though you'll have to fight some of the more challenging enemies in battle to level up quicker, goomba after goomba really isn't going to do it. I loved this game so very much when I was younger and I'm going to have a lot of fun playing it again. I can't really say enough about this game. This is one of the few times Nintendo had deviated from the usual sidecrolling adventure that we're all used to and it was nothing short of an epic grand slam. This gmae is also one of the more rare SNES titles. I've seen it at a few of my local used video game stores going from $50-$75. I am lucky and absolutely elated that I picked it up for around $40!!! If you can pick up this game for that or less, jump on it! It'll be well worth your time and money, especially if all you plan to do is flip it, though personally for me, it's going to stay in my colleciton and represented as one of my shining gems amidst my collection. Highly recommend!!!
Super Mario RPG is a groundbreaking title for its time and has set standards that few modern RPG's can meet.
Story: The game itself starts out in Super Mario Bros. tradition: Princess Peach (called only Princess Toadstool back in the '90s when this game was released) is kidnapped by Bowser once again. This time however, there's a little twist. Bowser's no longer a blip on the radar as an even greater enemy emerges from the sky. So not only is the Princess still missing, but now you have to save the whole world.
Gameplay: An incredible facet of this game is the active role that players must perform in battle. The style would seem to be your traditional RPG fighting sequence, but the game incorporates "Timed Hits" which allow you to do extra damage. This seemingly simple mechanic adds a level of interactivity to fight scenes that really pulls you in.
Graphics: Personally, I don't pay much attention to graphics in a game, but this was probably the absolute limit to the Super NES. 8-directional movement in a pseudo-3-dimensional world breaks all the rules.
Flavor/Fun: This game is jam-packed with a rich storyline and lots o' little secrets that will keep you playing for hours AFTER beating it. Plenty of light-hearted humor that's both entertaining and kid-friendly.
I really could go on and on...but this was and is one of my favorite Mario games to date.
Super Mario RPG is the golden love child between Square and Nintendo. Absolutely everything about this game is classic 16 bit era fun. As the title states, this is an RPG game which was completely new to the realm of Mario games. However despite the red plumber not being in his normal platforming world, Square knew what they were doing, as they had the Final Fantasy series under their belts, and made the new experience almost second nature.
One of the highlights of the game is the variety of music. Every character, town, map, and subworld has it's own theme. Not only that but it's some of the catchiest music the SNES ever had and severely rivaling Donkey Kong Country's music.
The graphics are also a killer. SMRPG looked fantastic back then, and due to the art style, still holds up very well compared to today. Mode 7 was used in a lot of the parts(other games such as F-Zero, and Star Fox also used this), which added a lot to the game.
The characters themselves are all quite lovable. Never before were we shown Princess Peach's personality, or just how witty Bowser really was. The character development is just as high as any other popular RPG game. Even as I'm closing into my 20s, I find hilariously witty comments sunk into the dialogue that keeps adults as well as kids amused and not just hammering on the B button to the next action sequence.
All in all, this is a game you must have for your SNES. Like Final Fantasy 7 was for the PS1, Super Mario RPG is for the SNES. You don't have to be a Mario or an RPG fan to enjoy it. It's what gaming should always be, fun.
If you like Mario games or Final Fantasy games, then this one is right up your ally. At first it seems like the typical story, Bowser kidnaps Peach and Mario has to rescue her, but instead the story takes a plot twist with the introduction of Smithy so it's up to Mario and his friends that he meets along the way to defeat Smithy. The game is very funny and interactive and it has a Final Fantasy feeling to it. As you travel around the Mushroom Kingdom, you meet Mallow, The lost Cloud Prince, Geno, a doll that is controlled by a star spirit, Bowser, YES Bowser, King of Koopas, and finally Princess Peach, Ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom who actually plays a role in the game. You go to a variety of different areas, from a sunken ship to the skies and from a pipe system to a volcano. There are also side quests which you can do for fun but some of them can give you items that power you up. Speaking of power ups, in this game you have to buy stuff and weapons to make your characters stronger but sometimes you can be given these power ups. What else is there to say except this, SQUARE needs to get back with Nintendo and make a sequel for this game. I give this game a 10/10 go out there and play it, it will be well worth your time.
Super Mario RPG is a work of art by Nintendo and Square Soft (now Square Enix). It's a fun game with a very high replay value. You have your standard Mario characters, Mario, Princess Toadstool (she wasn't known as Peach yet), and Bowser, but there are new characters as well such as Mallow, the little puffball from a city in the clouds, and Geno, a celestial spirit from the Star Road. The game has an excellent storyline and it's the only game that I can think of where Mario and Bowser are actually working together!
If you like Chrono Trigger or the Final Fantasy series you would most likely love this game. It's turn based and has that Final Fantasy feel to it during the battles. There's even a part of the game that uses Final Fantasy music. Such as the victory fanfare.
This game is awesome and addicting. i love old games like these because i don't care about graphics. the story and gameplay is too important and this game delivers on both of those. right from the start you are thrown into the action. and as far as rpg's go this one is at the top
well to start off, i would just like to say i cant believe no one has reveiewed this game yet. this game has a huge cult following. and this is not only the greatest mario gam of all time, but the grreatest rpg of all time.
if you have ever played the game paper mario for N64, then this is the same idea. becuase paper mario is the sequel to this game. and we all know how great paper mario was, well its that plus even better.
graphics- if you didnt have the sysem and didnt see the controller you would sware its a N64 game, the graphics are without a dout they are the best for snes.
gameplay-the gameplay is similar to the 2 mario & luig superstar sagas game for gameboy and ds, because they are a spin-off of the same formula of this game. and the gameplay is fabulous. controlls are tight and never lag behind.
story- well its a mario game; princess gets kidnapped and you have to save her.
replay value- fantastic replay value. this game is rather long which is a good thing since this game is a complete masterpeice.
price- the game is rather exspensive for a snes game. you can get it with just the game. that runs about $25. i got it for $45 with a manuel.
in conclusion this a must have for any nintendo fanboy, mario fanboy, or anyone that enjoys nice wuality old school gaming. this game is truly one of the greatest games of all time and i suggest you go bid on a copy right now!and please leave feedback as to if this revieew is helpful or not.thank you!
I just finished the game and frankly, if I had of died on the last boss I would not have redone it; the fighting was that tedious for me. Let me start out by saying that the music and sound of the game was good; it never got on my nerves. The world was large enough and diverse in its game play and look. The characters and storyline were never boring with some character popping up when you least expect it. Leveling up didn’t seem like a chore at all. There where a couple side quests I didn’t do like you had a chance to jump for a period of time. Neither did I fight to beat this guy to the end as another side quest. It did irritate me that I didn’t get the 50 Yoshi coins, only 48 and I almost cared enough to search for more but didn’t with further thought. The game was fun enough but when it came to fighting the bosses and sub-bosses it took too long. Fighting for such a long time just made fighting so repetitive for me. You could only hold a certain amount of items so you would have to think about who, and what items you were going to play with. I wish I could have been able to switch party members while fighting. So I end up doing pretty much the same thing through-out the fight. Adding all this up and for me, I would get bored and a bit frustrated in the fighting. I had enough fun to keep playing the game, but with the former issues the game just didn’t do all that it could have. If you don’t care about the possible (in your eyes) petty issues then I would say the game has held the test of time. There are plenty of games even now, on the Gba or DS that look about the same. I will give this a high score for all the positives I have listed. I think I reasonably described my issues with the game so you can judge for yourself if it would or would not be a problem for you.
Square Enix takes you on yet another adventure, this time with the help of the mushroom kingdom. Mario takes the role of saving the princess yet again in a new role playing style. 3-D graphics and interactive role playing keep you locked into this adventure. This will be one of the greatest mario games you have ever played. Even if you are not a fan of role-playing games, you will find many things to make you think different. Truly a must play for all gamers young and old.
This game is packed ton of features. The main story has plenty in it to keep you occupied for hours. For additional fun, there are loads of mini-games to distract you from the hassle of saving the princess once again. Hidden inside the game are references to other video game characters such as Link, Samus, and the original super mario.
Some of the down sides of this game include the tedious controls. The new 3-D exploration is a bit touchy. Several missions require you to be very accurate with jumps and the controls make it quite frustrating. The game at time can seem quite linear. Adding to its linear story line, it is very short. For an RPG, it is one of the shortest. It can easily be completed in a few hours, considering you don't spent a lot of time leveling up or doing most of the side missions or mini-games.
The game is worth playing. It is a sure 5 out of 5. However, I just wish that there was more of it to play. The sequel is supposedly Paper Mario for the N64, but I just can't accept that fact and will think to myself that it ended with that game. Super Mario Rpg is worth the purchase. It is getting more and more expensive, so I would pick a copy now before it's too late.
Yes is is old school, yes it is mario, but some of the best game play elements can be found on this game. Final Fantasy VII is the only game that I have played that tops this behemoth of a game, it covers it all and you can continue on the adventures on the N64's Paper Mario, how sweet is that? I think for an epic adventure ou can barely get any better than Super Mario Rpg. The Guide is a must so you can find the super secrets like the invisible clues and the such without it you will be lost or paying too much for items. Have fun and enjoy in what 16 bit (32 if you want to be technical) marevels were made of, and finally understand what weak games they put out now, really means.