Saturday Morning RPG is an episodic JRPG set in world heavily inspired by 1980s Saturday morning cartoons and pop culture.
User reviews: Very Positive (283 reviews)
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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent - 2 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Great concept, but I just find it to be way too grindy and repetitive. If there were half as many random battles, and more variety to them, and other activity to be had besides them, you'd have a pretty neat game here.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Totally rad. It's a tribute to GI Joe, Transformers, every John Waters movie, Back to the Future, and of course the bygone Saturday morning cartoon lineups. Pretty much every other pixel-graphics game out there uses them not for nostalgia, but because they're cheap and easy. At least in this game the graphics actually complement the theme. The badge system and equipment scheme familiar to many RPGs is cleverly turned into "stickers," and items stashed into a magical Trapper Keeper-style notebook. Righteous. There are a good bit of side quests to explore. Some of the weapon animations are absurdly funny, and you earn steam achievements for trying out different things during combat. Which, by the way, is a well designed mix of strategy and button mashing. The four main story quests are on the easy side, but the arena and endless-wave battle modes are challenging. Completionists will likely want to replay all the levels to get everything. I'm looking forward to episode 5. Recommended for turn-based RPG fans of any age and, definitely for every 80s kid.
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22 of 37 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Games where the interaction consist of little more than repetively moving the joystick back and forth and pressing down the right key at the right time as fast as you could, were pretty much the dogs ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ back in the 80s. Me and my friends used to love games like this when we were kids, playing them for hours.

However, that was almost 30 years ago. Not only are my own personal standards for computer games and entertainment higher, but so is my craving for some intellectual challenges.

As a kid 30 years ago, I'd probably love this game. As an adult today though, I consider Saturday Morning RPG to be nothing but a boring waste of time.

Whilst I respect that many people seem to enjoy and like this game, it's just not my cup of tea.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Despite the fact that it is almost always on sale somewhere this is a fairly decent little romp. I can't say I'm overwhelmed with the much vaunted "humour" (and I AM a child of the 80's having been birthed in the 70's). The gameplay is nothing special either but it's good enough to be more than worth the pitiful ammount this game sells for. You could do a lot worse for a lot more cash. Pick it up, use it as filler, and you will have a little fun.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
being born in the early 1980's i was a saturday morning cartoon addict,never once missed an episode of pryde of the x-men,spiderman an friends,an others.playing this game brought back some great saturday morning memories and i must say that saturday morning rpg is a great game to play either if you were born in the 80's or not.this game is awesome!
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