Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

1996 action role-playing game

Super Mario RPG (スーパーマリオRPG, Sūpā Mario Ārupījī), taglined Legend of the Seven Stars, is a role-playing game made by Square Co. (now known as Square Enix) and published by Nintendo. The game was first released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1996 and then on the Wii's Virtual Console service in 2008.

Super Mario RPG
Developer(s)Square Co.
Director(s)Chihiro Fujioka
Yoshihiko Maekawa Edit this on Wikidata
Producer(s)Shigeru Miyamoto Edit this on Wikidata
Composer(s)Yoko Shimomura Edit this on Wikidata
SeriesMario role-playing games Edit this on Wikidata
ReleaseJPN March 9, 1996
NA May 13, 1996
RUS December 12, 2004
Genre(s)role-playing game
Mode(s)Single player



The gameplay of Super Mario RPG is like that of other Square role-playing games like Chrono Trigger and the Final Fantasy series. The characters fight enemies by taking turns in a battle-style area. The player controls Mario, Bowser, Princess Toadstool, Mallow and Geno. Each of those characters has special moves they can use on an enemy.



Super Mario RPG got very good scores, including an 88% average from Game Rankings.[1] The game also sold 1.47 million copies in Japan, which was the third best-selling game in that region in 1996.[2]


  1. "Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Reviews". Game Rankings. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  2. The Magic Box (The Webmaster) (2006-10-31). "The Magic Box: Platinum Game Chart, Japanese Console Games Sold Over One Million". The Magic Box: International Videogame News. The Magic Box. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2007-02-20.