#6: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)Original GamePro Score:
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Squaresoft's successful foray into the Super Mario franchise proved itself to be both a sleeper hit and a best seller, not to mention one of the world's rarest SNES games today.
If you told gamers in the Nintendo/Sega wars that the mustachioed marvel would be ruling the shelves with a solid RPG title during 1996, the laughter would have stretched for miles. However, Nintendo and Squaresoft may have crazy, but they proved that they were on to something, as Super Mario RPG proved to be every bit as engrossing and enjoyable as the best Final Fantasy games. And, for only the second time in almost a decade, Prince Peach finally got off her lazy duff and actually helped her beloved plumber boy save the world. That alone is worthy of notice to any Nintendo fan. Go, Peach, kill faster!