It's not really an RPG. It's pretty much a direct rip-off of The Legend of Zelda, as is it's sequel Neutopia II. But they ARE both very good games, by Hudson Soft no less.
As for good RPGs on VC:
Breath of Fire II - Excellent game, though puzzling the first one, which is better, isn't on there. Stupid Capcom.
Final Fantasy - hard as hell, but still a great, classic game.
Super Mario RPG - Obviously, awesome.
Paper Mario - Ditto.
Ogre Battle, and Ogre Battle 64 - Both good, though hard, games.
Harvest Moon - Original game, still a classic, if you like farming.
Phantasy Star I-IV - A great, and overlooked rpg series, by Sega.
Secret of Mana - Another classic SNES Enix rpg. Or rather, action rpg.
Shining in the Darkness, Shining Force I & II - Another classic Genesis series, more of a tile based strategy rpg, similar to Fire Emblem.
Y's Book I & II - Another seriously overlooked rpg series, from the Turbo Graphx.
That ought to be enough to get you started.
Clowns8me wrote:i forsee a forum jump.
and i would say Chrono Trig- oh wait nintendo's a jerk.
Well then besides the ones you mentioned, Harvest Moon is also a notable one.
Also, in this specific instance especially, Nintendo isn't the jerk. Squaresoft is. Their logic was/is, why release games like Chrono Trigger on VC, when we can remake, or re-release them for much more money on DS. Which is what they did. This SHOULD be on VC. But it's Square, not Nintendo's fault that it isn't.