How long is Super Mario RPG remake – length and time to beat

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Wondering how long is the Super Mario RPG remake? With the remake finally bringing the original Legend of the Seven Stars to the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo fans are wondering how long the game takes to beat compared with the SNES version and whether or not it’s worth the price tag.

If you’re wondering how good the game is, check out our Super Mario RPG review to find out what we made of it. And if you’re after some Super Mario RPG tips and tricks to help you get started, check out our guide. With that, let’s take a look at how long it takes to beat the Super Mario RPG remake.

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How long is Super Mario RPG remake?

The main story of the Super Mario RPG remake takes around 10-12 hours to complete. This is based on our time with the game for our review, where we largely focused on the story, but did take some time out of our adventure here and there to take part in some of the side content as well.

During the main game, there isn’t a huge amount of side content available aside from a few minigames, so we would be surprised if it took much longer than this even if you were making a point of playing every minigame you found. This isn’t a surprise though, as the combat and battle system are pretty fast-paced, so you get through it all fairly quickly.

However, this isn’t necessarily the end of the game, as there’s a whole raft of post-game content available once you save Star Road and the Mushroom Kingdom from the Smithy Gang. This features much boss rematches which are much harder than the first time around. These are a nice challenge, and test your skills a bit more than the base game does, but they still won’t take you more than an extra two hours or so to complete.

Alex’s Advice

Playing minigames can be a great way of getting some quick Coins if you’re running a bit low and are looking to get some for a spending spree.

After this, there are a fair few collectibles you might want to get, or tasks to complete such as completing your Monster List or perfecting the minigames. All in all, it would probably take no more than 18-20 hours to complete all that the Super Mario RPG remake has to offer, which is supposedly around the same time it takes to complete the classic original version on the Super Nintendo.

Personally, this wasn’t a bad thing. I love a good RPG, but as they often require such a heavy time investment I find myself put off starting one, or never finishing them. So being able to have a good time finishing a fairly short one like this was nice, but naturally whether you feel the same is up to you.

That’s everything you need to know about how long it takes to beat the Super Mario RPG remake. Be sure to take a look at our Super Mario RPG Melody Bay puzzle to find out how to compose each song for Toadofsky. And if you want some help with the Super Mario RPG Yoshi Race, we’ve got you covered there too.

How long is Super Mario RPG remake FAQs

How long was the original Super Mario RPG?

The original Super Mario RPG took around 17-18 hours to complete.

Does Super Mario RPG remake have post-game content?

Yes, you can rematch bosses and unlock a new final boss in the post-game.

About the Author

Alex Raisbeck

Alex is a Guides Writer for VideoGamer. He is an indie gaming obsessive with a soft spot for Zelda, roguelikes, and Football Manager, as well as an unhealthy relationship with his backlog.

Super Mario RPG (2023)

  • Release Date: 17 November 2023
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
  • Genre(s): RPG