Super Mario RPG

Basic Game Info

This little game begins at what seems like the ending battle of a typical Mario game--you guide Mario through Bowser's castle to confront him and save Princess Toadstool. But, just as you're about to defeat Bowser and win the game, the battle is interrupted by a giant sword, stabbing down into Bowser's Castle and claiming it in the name of a mysterious entity named "Smithy."

In the ensuing explosion, Mario, Princess Toadstool, and Bowser are scattered to the far corners of the map...and the real game begins. Mario must now go out into the world to find Princess Toadstool and defeat this new challenger, who has even thrown Bowser out of his castle!

There begins the quest, and as Mario goes along, he will gather more and more friends to help him--including an unexpected one!--as members of his party, whom he fights alongside in turn-based combat style. (As the only existing collaboration between Nintendo and SquareEnix [known then as Squaresoft], it combines Nintendo's lore and characters with Final Fantasy-esque RPG combat and gameplay to make a totally new adventure for Mario and company.)

Character List


  • Mario
  • Mallow
  • Geno
  • Bowser (yes, he's in the right column!)
  • Princess Toadstool

Major Villains

  • Croco (recurring)
  • Mack (a giant knife)
  • Belome
  • Bowyer
  • Punchinello
  • Knife Guy & Grate Guy
  • Chef Torte (and his masterpiece cake! LOL!)
  • Johnathan Jones (turns good after you beat him)
  • King Calamari
  • Yaridovich
  • The Axem Rangers (the 90s are calling...LOL)
  • Queen Valentina & Dodo
  • Magikoopa
  • Exor (the sword in the castle)
  • Smithy

Why I Like the Game So Much

This is a permanent gem in my gaming collection for many reasons:

Personal Tips and Tricks


SMRPG Walkthroughs
Nintendo Wikia SMRPG Article
SMRPG Secrets

SMRPG Fansites/Fan Content
Silla's Super Mario RPG Review of SMRPG