Product package:Super Nintendo Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Product Package


The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

Mario is the most popular video game franchise of all time, selling over 260 million games worldwide. The character Mario appears in over 200 games on every Nintendo console ever made, and in the 1990s, a survey discovered more children recognized Mario than Mickey Mouse. While the Mario series mainly features platform adventures, often involving the safe rescue of Princess Peach, it also includes role-playing, puzzle, racing, and educational games. The franchise further includes television shows, a live-action movie, comics, and promotional materials. Created by Shigeru Miyamoto in 1981, Mario first appeared as the protagonist Jumpman in Donkey Kong. As his name suggests, the character completed levels by jumping over barrels and climbing ladders to rescue the Lady kidnapped by Donkey Kong. In certain advertisements, Jumpman was named Mario, after the landlord of Nintendo of America's offices, and the name stuck. In 1985, Miyamoto produced the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) game Super Mario Bros. The game takes place in the mythical Mushroom kingdom and stars Mario as he attempts to save Princess Peach from an antagonistic, anthropomorphized turtle named Bowser. Similar gameplay, reoccurring characters and power-ups link the games of the main Mario series. In 1996, Nintendo released Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). This entry became significant for being the first role-playing game (RPG) in the Mario franchise. When a new enemy, Smithy, captures Bowser's castle and attempts to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario, Bowser and Princess Peach must team up in order to collect seven Star Pieces and defeat their new antagonist. As an RPG, this game integrated a battle system that gave the characters hit points (HP). In order to defeat enemies, players had to reduce their HP level to zero. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars sold over two million copies, making it a successful endeavor for Nintendo.


  • Title: Product package:Super Nintendo Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Product Package
  • Creator: Nintendo
  • Date Created: 1996
  • Location: Japan
  • Subject Keywords: electronic game, video game, Super Nintendo
  • Type: More Electronic Games
  • Medium: printed paper
  • Object ID: 111.40070
  • Credit Line: Gift of Scott and Meghan Behm

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