December 4, 2023

Super Mario RPG how long to beat

With the new remake of Super Mario RPG on the horizon, we’ve written an estimate on the game’s length and how long the main story will take to beat.

The original version is (somehow) over 25 years old. Hence its name, it was also the first RPG in the entire Mario franchise. That means it’s also a little bit longer than your average Mario game. It’s now receiving a full remake for Switch, and it’s due out on November 17. Given Super Mario RPG’s trailers, screenshots, and early marketing materials, the main story is largely unchanged compared to the original version on the SNES. 

Super Mario RPG: how long to beat?

How long to beat Super Mario RPG

If you’re playing Super Mario RPG for the first time, you can expect to spend anywhere between 15 and 20 hours playing through the main story. If you’ve played the original and know what you’re doing, you can probably save a few hours. Please note that this number includes optional areas (of which there are only a few) but it doesn’t count things like post-game boss rematches and content. It doesn’t count 100% completion, either – there are lots of hidden treasure boxes spread about the world of Super Mario RPG, and they’re quite tricky to find. Needless to say, if you’re going for full completion it’s going to take you a little longer than 20 hours. If this number changes due to undiscovered new content in the remake, we’ll be sure to update this post later on.

We have plenty of new guides for the Super Mario RPG remake coming out later this month, so make sure to stay tuned. In the meantime, are you planning on jumping right into the Super Mario RPG remake on release day? Feel free to let us know your thoughts down below.

You can check the official website for Super Mario RPG right here. If you want to learn even more about the game, check out the overview trailer Nintendo released earlier this month.

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