Super Mario RPG Remake Announces Progression Bug Patch for December 2023

Nintendo has announced that the Super Mario RPG remake has a progression bug that could trigger in-game. To remedy this fault, a patch is planned for December 2023.

As for now, directions for navigating this issue have been provided, quoted below:

Bug Contents

In some cases, after the Paratroopa event triggers in Monstro Town, the Paratroopas will not appear when you go to Land’s End, causing you to become unable to progress in the game.

Bug Workaround

If you encounter this bug, you should go to the Mushroom Kingdom, then return to Land’s End again. Doing so should make the Paratroopas appear as intended.


  • There’s no need for you to go inside the castle in the Mushroom Kingdom. The bug should be fixed if you enter the town around the castle.
  • It’s fine for you to use the map to travel to the Mushroom Kingdom.
  • When returning to Land’s End from the Mushroom Kingdom, you can either use the map or the “To World Map” option.

A software patch to address this bug is being planned for release in December 2023.

Super Mario RPG 1

Super Mario RPG was originally released in 1996 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom and was notably developed by a pre-merger Squaresoft. It produced a large cult following over the last several years, as fans of the game campaigned for party member Geno to appear as a playable character in Super Smash Bros.

Yoko Shimomura helmed the new soundtrack, and she was the initial composer for the game on SNES. Shimomura shared, “I put all my heart into arranging all the songs, hoping that both the fans of the original and those playing for the first time can enjoy it!”

In this remake, timing all attacks ideally will affect enemies on the field. Successfully performing action commands will fill the Action Gauge, eventually initiating a three-character Triple Move. This alters depending on your party setup, encouraging combo variation.

Once players beat the game, they can rechallenge some bosses, except they’re stronger than their initial showings. Further, players will be able to swap between the original and newly arranged soundtracks at any time they desire.

Super Mario RPG remake is now available worldwide on Nintendo Switch.

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