Super Mario RPG bounces onto Wii U Virtual Console today0 Comments
In a magical period of time known as Earth year AD 1996, two powerhouse digital entertainment forces combined their strengths to create one of the most memorable and well-loved video games ever imagined. The result was Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and as of today it is finally available on the Wii U's Virtual Console.
For those unfamiliar with the title, it's a game that combines several RPG staples of the time — an isometric perspective, turn-based battles, and earning experience in order to gain levels — with the characters and themes present in Nintendo's popular Super Mario Bros. franchise. It's an unusual and perhaps even unexpected combination, both back then and even still today, but the team-up proved to be nothing short of magical. It's more than a worthy game in its own right — it's something that both RPG fans and Nintendo enthusiasts owe it to themselves to check out. It's a relic; a pure example of a bygone era and circumstances that may well never surface again.
And it's only eight bucks. Game fans could certainly do worse for that amount of money. Also worth noting is that anyone who purchased Super Mario RPG for the Wii's Virtual Console can still play the game with the backward compatibility functions of the Wii U; the only difference between playing that version and this new one is that the previous version requires the use of the Wii Classic Controller.
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