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We are just a day away from the release of the highly-anticipated Super Mario RPG remake, and reviews for the game are pouring in after Nintendo lifted the review embargo. How did the game hold up in the process of being remade almost 30 years later? Let’s find out.


IGN – 8/10

NintendoLife – 9/10


“Super Mario RPG is here in all of its weird, wonderful glory for a new generation to experience, and sets a new standard for how to do a faithful remake right.”

Alana Hagues – Nintendo Life


Destructoid – 9/10

Siliconera – 9/10


“Super Mario RPG breathes new life into an SNES classic, allowing players to re-experience one of Mario’s most unique and adventurous titles on the Switch. The remake is an accessible entry point for newcomers to the role-playing genre while offering a challenge for veteran players.”

Brent Koepp – Siliconera


ScreenRant – 4.5/5

Eurogamer – 4/5

GameSpot – 8/10


“Super Mario RPG is one of the most interesting remasters I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing. Returning to 1996 and joining Mario and pals on this zany adventure that contributed greatly to my love of turn-based RPGs was a nostalgic joyride.”

Steven Petite – GameSpot




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As a lover of gaming and the written word, Jaxson currently fills his time not only with playing games, but also writing about them. Ready for anything, Jaxson’s passion for puzzle games, JRPGs, tough platformers, and whimsical indies helps him bring a well-rounded opinion to Nintendo Wire’s reporting.