This gem was passing so unnoticed when it was out there in the SNES in 1994, I still remember when I left school and went to a friend's house to play. We did not care that it was 1 single player, the story was so well done that with just watch, would spend hours entertaining.
The story is this: one day as any, Bowser decides to kidnap Princess Peach and, as usual, Mario goes to rescue her.
Once you get your first mission, something strange happens. For some unknown reason, falls from the sky a sword in the castle of Bowser, damaging the Star Road and scattering 7 stars. So your new mission is to know who that that dude that fell from the sky and recover the stars.
Perhaps the concept may be corny, but the story really sucks you, plus the characters are the best there is, Mallow, a frog that does not seem frog? Geno, a stuffed toy that comes to life to find the stars? Bowser, which lets you join the Koopa Troops (or something)? this game brings everything, even a small flashback to 1989.
The best part? That was made between Nintendo and Square Soft (then), so the best of the RPGs are included, even a little cameo of a super boss of Final Fantasy 4.