Saturday Morning RPG is an episodic JRPG set in world heavily inspired by 1980s Saturday morning cartoons and pop culture.
User reviews: Very Positive (316 reviews) - 81% of the 316 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 29, 2014

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"A total 80's memory trip for GenX and a good representation of what entertainment was like for a child to growin up on a typical saturday in the 1980s."

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June 11

Soundtrack now available on Steam!

The Saturday Morning RPG soundtrack is now available on Steam for $6.99. This soundtrack is brought to you by legendary composers Vince DiCola (Rocky IV, Transformers: The Movie) and Kenny Meriedeth (tons of TV shows and movies from your childhood) and record label Scarlet Moon Records.

The soundtrack is available here:

Keep your eyes peeled for Episode 5 of Saturday Morning RPG which will be launching as a free update this Summer!

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“Saturday Morning RPG is a steal for anyone who grew up with 80′s cartoons. The references will keep you smiling and the interesting combat will keep you playing. I can’t suggest it enough.”
9/10 – ZTGD

“Nailing those references and that innocently-entertaining atmosphere is precisely what makes Saturday Morning RPG so special. If you merely existed in the eighties, or have experienced things from that time, you’ll likely appreciate most every single bit of this love-letter to the era.”
8/10 – Hardcore Gamer

“I find that I want to play more episodes and can’t get enough.”
9/10 – Root Gamer

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About This Game

Saturday Morning RPG is an episodic JRPG set in world heavily inspired by 1980s Saturday morning cartoons and pop culture. Players take the role of Martin "Marty" Michael Hall, an average high-school student who has just been granted an incredible power - a power that ultimately leads him to attract the ire of the world's most notorious villain, Commander Hood! Saturday Morning RPG features a full soundtrack by legendary composer Vince DiCola (Transformers: The Animated Movie, Rocky IV) and his composing partner, Kenny Meriedeth (contributor for DuckTales, Power Rangers, X-Men, and others).


  • Episodic Gameplay: The story and gameplay of Saturday Morning RPG takes place across several episodes, each of which tells a complete self-contained story. Players can play any episode in any order, at any time! All of your stats and items carry between episodes. It’s a unique spin on the tried and true New Game Plus mode. On top of that, small decisions made in some episodes will carry forth into others – adding a layer of replay to each episode. Four episodes are currently included, with a fifth coming later in a free update!

  • Active Turn-Based Combat: Saturday Morning RPG draws quite a bit of inspiration from games like Nintendo’s Paper Mario series. Battles in the game are turn-based, but the player is always participating by actively defending against attacks and completing reflex tests to power up their own assaults.

  • Defeat Enemies With Regular Stuff: Marty fights all his battles in the game by channeling magic through everyday objects. Use a pack of striped gum to summon rainbow zebras that trample your foes – or call upon a transforming action figure to morph you into a semi-truck!

  • Nostalgia Fueled Everything: Everything in Saturday Morning RPG centers on nostalgia. Marty receives his magical abilities thanks to a certain kind of garish plastic notebook, he can equip scratch ‘n sniff stickers to get statistical boosts, and he’ll traverse worlds inspired by the entire gamut of Saturday morning cartoons.

  • Endless Battle Mode: Take on wave after wave of enemies in an endless survival mode where resource management becomes everything!

  • Optional Arena Battles: Take on powerful enemies in optional arena battles. Two fights are currently included, with more coming as free updates.

  • Controller Support: Full support for game controllers.

  • Steam Achievements and Trading Cards: Earn over 70 achievements and collect 8 trading cards.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent - 2 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any DirectX 9.0c Compatible Card from 2006 onwards.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: Intel based processor - 2 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent - 2 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Filled with references and nostalgia, but no substance, This plays a lot like Super Mario RPG but without the battle variety or charm or story or characters or,... well you get the point. Unlike Shovel Knight and Freedom Planet, this represents the bad kind of nostalgia, the kind that just says "Power Glove" and "Skeletor" and "Captain N" until it gets old. The game's initial presentation is nice, but its not any different mechanically from any other Paper Mario esque rpg. And it lacks the charming scenarios and characters and presentation that you could get from similar cartoony RPG's with active battle systems. It's initially charming and stupid in a good way, but the lack of story and fun mechanics didn't really do it for me. Pass on this one.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Saturday Morning RPG;

It is an episodic RPG game with Final Fantasy styled encounters. Quite possibly one of the most fun little games I've ever picked up off the Steam store. The episodes are around 30 minutes long. Just around the length of a Saturday morning cartoon. The combat system is easy to get used to and works well with an Xbox controller. Tons of fhidden items in the game that you should find but don't worry, if you don't find something on your first playthrough you can return to the episode and play it through again and find what you missed. Definitely recommend buying this game if you come across it while it's on sale.

- Short Episodes
- Fun Combat
- Great Story Writing/Jokes
- Replayable

- Could Have Had Some Voice Acting

Final Verdict;

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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
There have been a lot of nostalgia-related computer games lately, but this is one of the ones that speaks to me most.
This game is a must for anyone that grew up on the 80s and/or likes RPGs. It's an RPG with many jokes and references to 80s culture like The Karate Kid, Transformers, GI Joe, Michael Jackson, etc. Loved this game, start to finish!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
A campy romp rpg with many ode's to the 1980's, including cameo ripoff of Care Cears, transformers, GI Joe, Fragile Rock, and many others...

This is not a serious rpg, but quite fun to play. If you want a game to just relax and have fun playing, this game is great for that. It also seems to work fine on windows 10.
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10 of 20 people (50%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Hey. Just wanted to say? It's not a friggin notebook. It's a Trapper Keeper.
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