IT BEGINS – Super Mario RPG Ep. 1

Oh, hey everyone! Welcome to the next Save File screenshot LP! If you’ve been keeping up, I just finished up Legend of Legaia on the Playstation. If you HAVEN’T been keeping up, go read that! Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

Okay, good. Now, I am super excited to play this game for a number of reasons. First of all, this is the first game I fell in love with. I don’t know how much money I made my parents spend renting it over and over at Blockbuster. But I can virtually guarantee that it would have been far, far cheaper to just buy me my own copy.  I don’t think I got my own copy until I was well into my teenage years, but man, did I play the crap out of it. I still usually play through this game once a year or so.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was a collaboration between Squaresoft and Nintendo. Nintendo was, of course, extremely popular due to franchises such as the Legend of Zelda and Mario, while Square was mostly known for RPGs such as Secret of Mana, Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy. So why not mash them together? Mario RPG takes the platforming elements and characters of Mario and smashes it into the RPG elements of Final Fantasy, and the result is a quirky, insanely fun and gorgeous game.

SMRPG was one of the last games to come out on the Super Nintendo, I believe it actually came out after Nintendo had released (or at least unveiled) the Nintendo 64, and really pushes the limits of the system, and it’s a beautiful game, with amazing music. I could keep gushing, but damn, I may as well just get into the game, right?

As an aside, I’ll be transcribing a lot of text in this game. Anything in italics is flavor text that I’ve added in myself. Everything else, you can assume is transcribed directly from the game text.

Of course, we have to name our slot. THE CHOICE IS FAIRLY OBVIOUS.
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