- Fans and critics are praising the Super Mario RPG remake for its faithfulness to the original game, as well as the quality-of-life tweaks and added content, making it one of the highest reviewed games of 2023.
- Nintendo is offering a retro-looking reverse box art for physical copies of the game through the My Nintendo rewards program, which can be obtained by redeeming 30 Platinum Points.
- In addition to the reverse box art, Nintendo is also connecting with older gamers by including a physical game manual based on the Super Nintendo manuals from the ’90s in Japanese copies of Super Mario RPG.
Players can redeem Platinum Points through the My Nintendo rewards program to get a retro-looking reverse box art for physical copies of the Super Mario RPG remake on Nintendo Switch. Fans were greatly anticipating the release of Super Mario RPG after its surprise announcement at the June 2023 Nintendo Direct. Now that the game is out, it has been praised by fans and critics for being a faithful remake while making a number of quality-of-life tweaks and adding new content. As such, the Super Mario RPG remake has become one of the highest reviewed games of 2023.
Since the Super Mario RPG remake has overhauled graphics and gameplay, it opens the door for fans to discuss the differences between the Switch game and SNES classic. Nintendo is offering something for older fans that will likely rekindle their nostalgia for the original, a reverse box art cover, exclusive to the My Nintendo rewards program.
Since this is a My Nintendo reward, fans looking to get it must have a Nintendo account and enough Platinum points. The reward is a printable reverse alternate box art based on the SNES box art of Super Mario RPG, obtained after redeeming 30 Platinum points. This reverse cover has the old 3D artwork of Mario, Bowser, Princess Peach, and Exor, with Bowser’s castle in the background. To complete the retro throwback, the SNES branding, old ESRB rating label, and tag lines are on this reverse art cover as well.
This box art was exclusive to the original SNES Western release of Super Mario RPG, while the Japanese box art went with something more minimalist. The Japanese Super Famicom box art had an all-white background with renders of Super Mario RPG‘s party members on it, including Yoshi, despite him having a limited role in SMRPG. The Nintendo Switch remake calls back to this older cover, featuring a similar minimalist box art that has Mario’s party over a white background and Super Mario RPG‘s logo. This reward should be a good alternative for those who don’t like the more minimalist presentation of the current box art.
This isn’t the only way Nintendo has been connecting with older gamers with this remake, as Japanese copies of Super Mario RPG came with a physical game manual, based on the Super Nintendo manuals from the ’90s. Gaming manuals are mostly a thing of the past now, but are still something sought after by older gamers. This My Nintendo reward gives the more nostalgic fans a piece of the past while they play the remake.
A remake of 1996’s Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Mario RPG revamps the franchise’s first role-playing game to make it as accessible as possible for a modern audience. The game utilizes a turn-based combat system reminiscent of old-school JRPGs, one that allows three characters to form a party. Outside of fights, Super Mario RPG features platforming, puzzles, and a more involved story than a traditional Mario game.
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- November 17, 2023