It still sounds like a pretty bizarre concept: take the world of Mario and inject it with RPG mechanics. Yet, that's exactly what Nintendo and Square did 24 years ago with the release of Super Mario RPG on the Super Nintendo. Stranger yet, the concept worked quite well, giving the console one of its most beloved titles, and introducing a new set of fans to the RPG genre. While Nintendo and Square Enix have yet to develop a direct sequel (or remake), the game lives on through other RPGs, including the Paper Mario series, and the Mario & Luigi games. Still, fans would love to see a true follow-up, or at least another appearance by characters like Geno and Mallow!
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Keep reading to find out what fans are saying about Super Mario RPG's 24th anniversary!
Look at that wonderful cast!
Happy 24th birthday, Super Mario RPG! pic.twitter.com/Z0Fq5yOZqk
— Matt Herms (@MattHerms) May 13, 2020
The game really meant a lot to people.
apparently super mario rpg came out 24 years ago today and y’all that is my favorite game of all time, i would die for a remaster on the switch please i am BEGGING some of my best childhood memories are about that game
— mandy (@popdelton) May 13, 2020
What a great Geno collection.
Happy birthday Super Mario RPG! Here is... the majority of my Geno/SMRPG stuff! Only things missing are a couple perler bead things.
I hope everyone enjoys this national holiday!! Geno for Smash. pic.twitter.com/sAxgyqeyHH
— Nuke (@BROserade) May 13, 2020
A remake would sell about a gazillion copies.
See this @NintendoAmerica
Make something people really really want.
Super Mario RPG Remaster or re-release.
PLEASE damnit. PLEASE.
— Dr. Terrible, Breaker of Vows (@terrible_dr) May 13, 2020
Of course, people would even settle for a port on Switch.
Happy 24th Birthday to Super Mario RPG for the West! Hopefully it comes to SNES online this year
(And Geno in Smash 0-0)
— BlaneHD (@BowserBlane) May 13, 2020
All that geno love, but no one ever brings up poor Mallow!
Feliz US aniversário, Super Mario RPG!
Happy US birthday, Super Mario RPG! pic.twitter.com/dCqE41o9AQ
— P1337 —★ (@flowerxpath244) May 13, 2020
Perhaps we'll see Geno again, someday...
— Nathan (@Ghost_Nath) May 13, 2020
...ideally in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
Happy Birthday to Super Mario RPG, the game that gave birth to one of the best characters to add to Smash. pic.twitter.com/QHZ9E7AckJ
— TotallyTingular (@WigiWobbles) May 13, 2020