Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is a role-playing video game (RPG) developed by Square and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1996.
The story starts as the typical Mario adventure: Princess Toadstool is kidnapped by Bowser and is held hostage in his castle, and Mario’s gotta rescue her. After dueling it out with Bowser, his court is taken over by a mighty giant sword (see what I mean by crazy and intuitive?) named Smithy… who eventually starts taking over the Mushroom Kingdom.
Mario’s mission is to find seven stars strewn all over by Smithy’s minions that will bring peace to the land. Along the way, Mario recruits Mallow, a cloud kiddy. He always thinks he’s a frog, Geno, a doll brought to life to serve as a guardian of the seven stars, Bowser, and Princess Toadstool. All the characters fit into the story well and add their tidbits of personality to the game.
The controls are typical of your average joe Square RPG until you get into a fight. During battles, the buttons each have a designated use, such as a button for attack, magic, or items. Pressing these buttons brings down a menu that lets you choose your episode (or whatever it is you’re doing)during the action.
You can “time” moves or press the button during a movement to continue the attack, take off more damage, or take less damage in defending. Fun wise, this game is a lot like Earthbound in the fun category. The characters use unusual items to attack their foes: inflatable fists, symbols, Koopa shells, parasols, and frying pans-it’s just so crazy and intuitive.
There’s plenty of cool things you’ll find and numerous bonus games to keep coming back to. His friends, and the Mushroom Kingdom a step further in expanding the world(s) around them after the previous Mario adventures. The battle system is pretty cool, and a lot of the places you go to are pretty crazy and twisted in their design. Also, many places you visit are sort of like little dreamlands of types cloud cities, monster towns, and bean valleys where you can climb beanstalks all over the place. In terms of difficulty, it depends on if you’re an excellent level gainer. The stronger you are, the easier it is.