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"Waltz of the Forest"
Performed by Final Boss
Vocals by Kirbopher
Rapping by ShadyVox
Opera by MusicalMike
Arrangement by Psyguy

"Rawest Forest" by Martin Hagwell
"Geno's Forest" by XBrav
"Beware the Forest Mushrooms" by Yoko Shimomura

Back in 2007, the last Flash animation I did as I was graduating High School and entering College was a music video based on "Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars" for the Super Nintendo, a game that I have over a decade of history with. Yoko Shimomura's music is a huge part of what's so amazing about this game, "Beware the Forest Mushrooms" (theme of the "Forest Maze" stage) being one of her most highly regarded compositions. DJ XBrav created a lyrical version of the song that took the internet by storm many years ago, evolving into a meme that fans of the game all know and love. Martin Hagwell later remixed this into the popular "Rawest Forest" song, which I later used as the song for the music video that has now received millions of views in the past several years.

Today, as the last Flash animation I'm doing as I graduate College and enter into the rest of my life: Myself, Blake "ShadyVox" Swift, Bryon "Psyguy" Beaubien and Musical Mike Patterson, have joined forces to bring you a new version of the popular Forest Maze composition from Super Mario RPG, paying tribute to both XBrav's and Marta's remixes as well as Yoko Shimomura's original piece. This animation was done over the course of two weeks, as opposed to the original music video that was finished in one week. I crammed in as many geeky references in there as I possibly could to show my appreciation for this amazing game and I hope everyone who's ever played Super Mario RPG will get a big smile in remembering all the fun stuff from Mario and company's adventures. Big thanks as well to my creative partners that helped in making this song and everyone who supported me during the animation process.

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Reviews


OcyOcy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Woot.

I love it. Super Mario RPG was one of my favorite games when I was younger, thanks for the major nostalgia... Now to download an emulator...



QuiyiyumiQuiyiyumi

Rated 5 / 5 stars

that was geat!

just a question, super mario rpg fan or mario fan?



darkenssdarkenss

Rated 5 / 5 stars

YES

when i saw this i had to go get it and start playing and guess what got stuck in the forest maze for about 30 min just listening to the music lol go figure



gameswithmedalsgameswithmedals

Rated 5 / 5 stars

super mario

rpg
its the only one
just for me

when i play the game i
get lost in a phase

then i find out im stuck in genos maze

funny flash guys
i laughedd so hard
its so original


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ChaosDragon227ChaosDragon227

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very Nice!

The music itself was a bit simple, but the voice work is what took the song, especially the harmonizing. Coulda used another voice or two, enhance the feel of the harmonizing, but otherwise a grand piece of work! :3