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Mario RPG: Rawest Forest

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Jun 8, 2007 | 12:03 AM EDT
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EDIT: To all billion of you upset about the volume of the character "voices" compared to the actual song, send your complaints to the original creator of the song. I simply animated to the MP3 I had, and couldn't alter it in any way. There's nothing I could've done to change it, sorry.

This was a little idea I came up with practically on a whim last Sunday. I finished the whole thing in a little under a week, and I think it turned out pretty well. Back in 2004, a dude by the name of Martin Hagwell, also known as "Märta" made a song out of the BGM from the "Forest Maze" level from Super Mario RPG for the SNES. Just recently, he remixed the song he created into a full-fledged professional sounding song, titled "Rawest Forest". After finding the song by chance last weekend thanks to a YouTube video, I took a listen, and got the idea for this movie. Mario RPG is one of my absolute favorite games of ALL time, and I know it inside and out. Those who know the game as well as I do will catch all of the references scattered throughout the animation. I also used this as a test to try out some new little tricks with animation. The good majority of the movie is frame-by-frame, and yes, I know the drawings're a little crappy (I don't have a tabley, unfortunately), but I enjoyed working on it throughout my last full week of High School (YAY), and it doubled as the final for my animation class, so that's even better! Anyway, hope you enjoy it for what it is. I certainly had a ball.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Uber cool^^

I loved it, Nintendo really needs to reissure mario rpg, or make a new one, I loved that game. The vid was pretty cool, so was the song:]


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Just Simply great No Improvement needed


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Your flash was simply amazing, It was totally out of this world. I must now play this game for i have only played it ONLY once in my life time, In my childhood once i was 2 or 4 cant remember but I tottally remember it being freaking hard. YOU are the almighty God, all bow before your wrath


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I LOVE SUPER MARIO RPG! The song was good (if a bit hard to understand... I need to watch it again....) so I loved it! I'm adding this to my favorites! GODLY! And personally, I kind of liked the drawings, their highly cartoony look fit the game's tone (although I guess you wouldn't know that unless you played the game first :P)


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

uh, what?

what? whaaat?! whaaaaat?! you need to crank up the voice and tune down the music so the quality will be nice