Like probably a lot of people, I’ve recently bought, played, and beaten Mario RPG on the Wii’s Virtual Console. And it left me with a question: Is Mario’s quest a worthwhile quest?
The main point of the game is to rebuild the Star Road, right? To make sure everyone’s wishes are granted?
Well, here’s how I see it. The game tries to put forth the idea that people’s wishes will never ever come true if the Star Road isn’t rebuilt; but that’s clearly not true, because people can still make their wishes come true themselves. If someone wishes for a shiny new mushroom, now they won’t just be given a shiny new mushroom—now they’ll have to actually go out and get their shiny new mushroom themself.
But why is that a bad thing?
I think the world could stand to live without the Star Road for a while, get people to really work for what they want to achieve. Maybe the results of their wishes would give them greater joy that way, or maybe they’d just learn to be a little more independent and self-sufficient.
Unless it’s a wish that literally isn’t possible for someone to achieve on their own, e.g., “I wish I could grow a pair of wings and fly.” Here, I’m not sure if I know enough about the Mario RPG universe—does the Star Road allow for impossible wishes to be granted? If so, maybe that gives it a little more purpose.