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How Squaresoft Struggled to Fit Mario into an RPG for Super Mario RPG

How Squaresoft Struggled to Fit Mario into an RPG for Super Mario RPG
From N4G - April 10, 2018

How Squaresoft Struggled to Fit Mario into an RPG for Super Mario RPG

Ubisoft earned a wave of attention last year when it announced it was partnering with Nintendo to make a turn-based tactical strategy game featuring the cast and locales of the Mario games.

The fact that Ubisoft convinced Nintendo to give Mario a gun was surprising, but it was not the first time Nintendo partnered with an external company to put Mario in a new kind of game. Notably, in the '90s Nintendo partnered with Squaresoft to make Super Mario RPG for the SNES.

"We didnt want to make a normal RPG that simply substituted in Mario characters, like some cheap Final Fantasy sprite-swap," said director Chihiro Fujioka in newly-translated interviews from 1995.

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