Saturday Morning RPG is an episodic JRPG set in world heavily inspired by 1980s Saturday morning cartoons and pop culture.
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Very Positive (354 reviews) - 83% of the 354 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 29, 2014

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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

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).

TECH SPECS:


  • 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. Five episodes are included!

  • 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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
I find it a shame and astonishing that a game as good as Saturday Morning RPG has not done better commercially. The game has some crazy achievements, such as fighitng 1,000 and even up to 5,000 battles, based on an initial idea of 20 episodes. Since it didn't do well, they had to limit their ambitions to six episodes, hopefully with a fine tuning of the achievements in the future.

But why is all this necessary? The game has everyone a gamer would be looking for. A series of episodes with a simple story, with tons of nostalgic references for one thing. I mean the main character is a guy named Marty, who rides a hoverboard, and gets his powers from a mysterious man known as The Wizard. The retro graphics are a joy to behold, the music is killer, and the gameplay is a very solid Paper Mario/Super Mario RPG type of thing, with button presses for better defense and better attacks.

Not to mention your magic spells use everyday objects, from cookies and paper airplanes, to swords and baseball bats, up to toy aircraft carriers and transformer-like figurines. Hell even your notebook plays a part in the game as depending on the cover and the stickers you can enact various bonuses before each battle.

As it stands at this time there are four episodes, with total time of about 10 hours to get through all of them. There is an arena mode against two semi-tough bosses, and endless battle challenges based around each chapter. You can get the grindy achievements I mentioned earlier legitimately, but my first run through the game got me less then even 100 battles, not counting everything else. Still if you want to, the game is a pleasure to play, and with the huge episode 5 coming early next year, there's no time like the present to get in and get ready for it.

Super totally awesomely retro-nostalgia recommendation.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
It's on sale for $0.97 and you haven't bought it yet? Hello, anybody home? Think, McFly!

If you got that reference and you grew up with these graphics then this is your game. I even recommend it at full price. Just take a look at the names of the achievements, the developers get 80's culture in the very best way.

Now power up with a scratch n sniff sticker, paralyze that Badbot with a moonwalk and wang his buddy on the head with your keytar!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Just an fun rpg that keep ya busy for hours and will keep ya launghing too!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
This is a really fun old-school style turn-based RPG with a late 80s/early 90s vibe - full of nostalgia moments to SO many things, from Trapper Keepers to sewer surfing. The battles are incredibly easy and there tend to be a lot of them in a row, but that's typical of the genre. A VERY fun game, definitely worth picking up on sale, or if you're into the genre/time period- full price is reasonable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se9SpWYG5Eo
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Loved the idea of this game, however the gameplay made this game hard to get into depsite really wanting to like it.
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