Anyone who is a fan of RPGs and had fun with the games of the genre released for the Super Nintendo should certainly keep an eye on Sea of Stars. The game demo already gave an idea of what is to come and, above all, showed that the title draws a lot of inspiration from Mario’s parent company’s 16-bit platform classics.
And then, the unanswered question is: what are the main inspirations for Sea of Stars? If you’re curious to know a little more about the Sabotage Studio game, check out the list below!
Which Super Nintendo RPGs inspired Sea of Stars?
1. Chrono Trigger
The first and most obvious inspiration of Sea of Stars it is certainly Chrono Trigger, considered by many to be one of the best RPGs on the Super Nintendo.
From this classic from the old Squaresoft, Sea of Stars borrows the world map system used for character navigationin addition to bringing some songs signed by Yasunori Mitsuda, the main composer of the title for Super Nintendo.
Another highly praised point in Chrono Trigger that we also see around here is the style of battles, which take place without screen transitions. If you start a fight, the characters will settle into the available space, improving the fluidity of exploration.
In addition, the demo itself made a very clear reference to Crono in the only city available for exploration — after all, you cannot look at the image below and say that the character that appears in the painting is not a reimagining of the protagonist of Chrono Trigger.
Reference to Crono, in Sea of Stars.Source: YouTube/Playback
2. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Many might not have realized it just by watching the trailers, but the demo provided proof that the battles of Sea os Stars have great inspiration from Super Mario RPG.
Sabotage’s RPG also uses a mechanic of press buttons at the right time to give opponents an extra attackor decrease damage taken from opponents’ attack. Spells also follow a similar path, since many of them require pressing specific keys, at the indicated time, to improve damage or increase hits.
Another extra imported directly from the game starring the Nintendo mascot is the possibility of select an attribute to receive an additional one every time you level up, allowing each character to present variations in the final parameters for each player.
3. Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VI e Sea of Stars do not share elements such as a large number of members for the group, but at certain times the second game will allow changing the character that is in the lead of the group to possibly explore more of its historyas we saw in the adventure starring Terra.
Furthermore, it is likely that Sea of Stars present a slightly denser story along the lines of what we saw in Final Fantasy VIwhich will certainly be able to cheer up a little more those who decide to take a risk here.
4. Illusion of Gaia
Illusion of Gaia perhaps it is the game that most takes players by surprise, since, at least from the demo, it is not possible to draw any parallel between Sea of Stars and the title of the old Enix.
Nonetheless, the development team wanted to include in Sea of Stars the same exploration tone seen in Illusion of Gaia. That is, making the player go through ancient ruins, solving mysteries to advance in the journey and even jumping from the roofs while in the cities (which can even lead to discovering some treasures in these wanderings).
Another association made by the production team is the fact that, once an enemy is defeated, it no longer appears on the map, as we could see in Illusion of Gaia.
5. Breath of Fire
Perhaps many did not expect this, but there is a small element within the vast universe of Sea of Stars which may be linked to the RPG created by Capcom: fishing mechanics.
Despite appearing only once during the demo, it is already possible to see that such a system will be important not only to get the fish itself, but even to obtain some missions and other items.
For those who don’t remember, the fishing mechanic was extremely important in the first Breath of Fireas the only way to get all of Ryu’s dragon armor parts and even important items for some quests was by fishing.
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