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I always was super fan of Nintendo games and games for Nintendo, although I haven't played them all.

And I always had a curiosity about the 7 Stars concept present in several games, like Super Mario RPG, Star Ocean and even The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.

Does it have a special meaning or a backstory related?

closed as off-topic by Frank, CloudyMusic, Sadly Not, skovacs1, 5pike May 7 '14 at 6:31

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    I believe Paper Mario also had 7 stars. Now you've got me interested. – Batophobia May 6 '14 at 21:08
  • Not sure why this was downvoted, seems like a decent question to me. – Waterseas May 6 '14 at 21:10
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    @Waterseas Give it time. Some users just hate all lore questions. – Batophobia May 6 '14 at 21:11
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    I've not found an official word, but it might just be they like the number. For stars there are: 7 stars in the Big Dipper, 5 planets visible to naked eye +sun +moon, also Pleiades is referred to as Seven Sisters. There is also the Seven Heavens theme that is in several religious groups. Furthermore, 7 is a special number in a few ways. 7 continents, 7 days of the week, 7 wonders of the world, 7 colors in the rainbow, pirates sail the 7 seas, 7 dwarves in Snow White. Ok, maybe not so much that last one, but Super Mario 3 had 7 kingdoms and 7 koopa kids. – Batophobia May 6 '14 at 21:59
  • Personally, I don't think this is so much as a lore question as a developer design question. I have voted accordingly. – Frank May 6 '14 at 22:24