I’m sure I’m not the only relic of the NES era, so let’s go down memory lane together for a few moments. Since it was bundled with the NES system (because back then a bundle inlcuding a game and two controllers was the norm — ah how times have changed!), just about everyone got to play Super Mario Bros. And for many of us, it was the game that first lead us down the path of gaming addiction, which in those days meant we all had very sore left thumbs until we grew a nice callus. This was not, however, Mario’s first appearance. In fact he’d been around for a few years prior, first appearing as “Jumpman” in Donkey Kong back in 1981 and then in the 1983 arcade game Mario Bros. as Mario, the American-Italian plumber with his brother Luigi. Super Mario Bros. for the NES is what made him a star, though, and he was soon to ascend to the rank of Nintendo’s mascot. Continue reading ‘Game Changers: Volume 24: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars’ »
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It’s been over a year since Super Mario RPG was rated by the ESRB for the Virtual Console. It finally came to Japanese and European Virtual Consoles this summer. It’s been a long wait, but now North American RPG fans, too, can revisit to the 1996 Super NES classic for only 800 Wii Points.
As Payback for Getting Games Ages After Everyone Else, Europe Gets Super Mario RPG for Virtual Console
The good news is Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars is coming to the Virtual Console. The bad news is it’s only going to be in the PAL territories. This is part of the Hanabi Festival in Europe, where rare, Japanese only games see a temporary release on the Virtual Console. Considering it has already graced the downloadable service in Japan, the Americas are now the only ones that don’t get to enjoy Mario’s famous ‘stache.