Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was one of the very best Mario titles ever created. The game has an enduring legacy, with Paper Mario and the Mario and Luigi series both owing a great debt to Squaresofts classic. Ask anyone who played the original game what they remember most from the title, however, and chances are theyll mention Geno the puppet brought to life who accompanies Mario on his journey. With his combination of sage-like intelligence and his cocky, rebellious attitude, Geno as a character has a popularity far beyond that of Super Mario RPG, and the plot possibilities for a spin-off title are immense. The problem? Geno is property of Square Enix, and they probably wont be making another Mario based RPG any time soon.
Laurence Gardner was born in Canterbury, England. After moving around various cities during his childhood, and spending some time travelling in Europe and America, he studied English Literature at Oxford University. Since then, he’s been living abroad, teaching English, learning a range of languages, and writing in his free time. He can currently be found in Heidelberg, working as an English Tutor and Translator and studying at the University. If you liked this article, follow him on Twitter to get automatic updates on his work.See more from Laurence