The first Super Mario RPG reveiw has been published in Japanese magazine Famitsu.
The review reportedly says the game’s graphics are richer and make the game look more exciting.
It also says the addition of new triple moves – which use all three characters in the player’s party – add new tactics and a “constant sense of tension”.
The addition of “useful” new features is credited with making the game easier to play overall, but the review reportedly says the game still has “a nostalgic feel” and is a “timeless masterpiece that will make anyone happy”.
The original game’s co-director Chihiro Fujioka has said he’s not involved in the new version, but that he’s delighted that Nintendo is remaking the game.
In a recent Super Mario RPG hands-on preview, we wrote: “It’s authentic to the point that you could almost imagine switching the visuals back to the original pre-rendered sprites by toggling a menu option, as – brilliantly – you can with the game’s soundtrack.
“To a lot of people, that’s going to sound incredibly appealing, as Mario RPG remains one of the most beloved Nintendo games of the 90s era. For those with fewer memories of the original, Square’s adventure undoubtedly holds up in 2023.”