The remake of the SNES game Super Mario RPG is about as faithful as any fan could hope for. Classic characters, locations, combat mechanics, and music all return in a new and charming graphical style. While there are a few new tweaks and additions here and there, for the most part the world is just as you remember it from your childhood. This includes those tricky hidden chests. Just like in the original, a special set of hidden chests wait to be found throughout the game world, but for those who haven’t played the original, you can play most (if not all) of the game without finding them. Hidden chests, in this case, are actually invisible until Mario jumps down and activates them. Mario is a superstar jumper, but even he would get tired of jumping everywhere possible in search of those secret chests. We will tell you where to find the 39 chests hidden in Super Mario RPG so you can reap the rewards without tearing your hair out trying to find them.
We’ll list all the hidden chests in the order you should naturally encounter them as you play the game so you can follow along. However, if you’ve already missed some, none of them can be missed, so you can always go back to pick up any you might have accidentally bypassed. You should also equip the Signal Ring to alert you when a hidden chest is in your area.
Hidden chest 1
It’s in the basement of the Mushroom Kingdom item shop. This is the tutorial chest that the Toad uses to introduce hidden chests and give you the Signal Ring.
Hidden chest 2
Same place, but jump on the toad to reach it.
Hidden Chest 3
Jump off a toad’s head to reach the ledge of Mushroom Castle.
Hidden Chest 4
Use the spinning flower on Bandit’s Way.
Hidden Chest 5
Jump onto the cabinet at the back of the item shop in Rose Town.
Hidden Chest 6
Above the bed in the house on the hill northeast of Rose Town.
Hidden Chest 7
On the first screen, enter the forest maze.
Hidden Chest 8
After the first underground section, go left from the stump.
Hidden Chest 9
In the area with seven stumps, go down the first right.
Hidden Chest 10
Returning to the seven stumps, go down the second on the left.
Hidden Chest 11
Finally, use the last stump in the center.
Hidden Chest 12
After going through the maze and reaching the save block, jump around the corner.
Hidden Chest 13
In the Pipe Vault, hit the invisible yellow platform to reach the upper path.
Hidden Chest 14
The second is located between the first hidden chest and the last regular chest.
Hidden Chest 15
At the save block on Yo’ster Island.
Hidden Chest 16
In the upper left part of the first Booster Pass screen.
Hidden Chest 17
On the same screen in the upper right part.
Hidden Chest 18
By going up the Booster Tower.
Hidden Chest 19
In the room with the Sniffits in Booster Tower.
Hidden Chest 20
Just before jumping the yellow blocks from the save block into the Booster Tower.
Hidden Chest 21
After going up the blocks in the same room, jump on the normal chest to hit the hidden one above.
Hidden Chest 22
In the room on the second floor of the item shop in Merrymore.
Hidden Chest 23
On the path where a Mario mirror appears in the sunken ship, jump from the doppelganger’s head next to the J block.
Hidden Chest 24
Turn around after taking the first cannon at Land’s End.
Hidden Chest 25
While floating above the moving platform, you can reach it from the second cannon in Land’s End.
Hidden Chest 26
To the right of the save block between the flowers at Land’s End.
Hidden Chest 27
In the back right corner of Land’s End Cave.
Hidden chest 28/29
Go down the stairs after passing through the door of the Belomé temple.
In this same room, use the ledge on the right to jump to the top of the floating chest to reach the hidden chest.
Hidden Chest 30
At the entrance to Monstro Town, jump right next to the flower bush.
Hidden Chest 31
Take the first pipe on your right into Bean Valley and collect this chest before going through the next one.
Hidden Chest 32
Wait for the ShyGuy to water the Pirhanna Plant at the bottom right in the circle of five, fight it and go down the cleared pipe.
Hidden Chest 33
Repeat the process for the pipe above and slightly to the right of the first.
Hidden Chest 34
In Nimbus Land, jump onto the crates at the back of the item shop.
Hidden chest 35/36
Inside Nimbus Land Castle, look for the gap in the wall leading to a secret path just down the stairs.
The second one is right next to the first one in this hallway.
Hidden Chest 37
In the two-level room with the two citizens of Nimbus Land, jump onto the regular chest to hit the secret chest above.
Hidden Chest 38
Just outside the previous room, jump into the corner near the birdcage.
Hidden chest 39
The last hidden chest is at the bottom of the weapon world. After running around the room jumping on the lugnuts and finding the save block, jump around the corner.