Famitsu awards the remake a 34 out of 40, praising the visuals and new mechanics. It's out on November 17th for Nintendo Switch.
While most reviews aren’t live for Nintendo’s Super Mario RPG, Famitsu’s is currently available (via ryokutya2089). The Japanese publication awarded it a 34 out of 40 with scores of 8, 8, 10 and 8, praising the graphics while calling the adventure more “vivid and exhilarating”, per DeepL’s translation.
It also called the title a “timeless masterpiece” that would make everyone happy while having a “nostalgic feel.” The Chains and new three-player team-up attacks add “new tactics” and “a certain sense of tension,” but overall, the game is easier to play. It’s not too big, and players could expect a “moderate level of difficulty.”
Super Mario RPG is out on November 17th for Nintendo Switch. It’s a remake of the Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, developed by Square in 1996 for the Super NES. Check out the overview trailer here to learn more about its new features, including a new rearranged orchestral soundtrack courtesy of returning composer Yoko Shimomura, powered-up post-game bosses and much more.
The secret boss in Monstro Town also remains, though it’s unknown whether it’s still Culex (a homage to Final Fantasy) or something else. Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.