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SMRPG Waltz of the Forest

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Jul 9, 2011 | 12:01 AM EDT
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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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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great remake of a good flash video!

Great job! In terms of visual style, audio quality, overall concept and improvement, I would give this flash A's across the board. It was a great way to revisit not only a high-quality flash entry, but also look back at the memories I made the many times I played through this game during my youth. As a flash video, I have no bad things to say about it.

But why did I give it a 9 rather than a 10 if I have nothing bad to say? That is not a fault of the video maker, rather with the song. Two great Mario RPG entries, both using music based off of the "Forest Maze" level of the game. When I think back to the game itself, I recall enjoying a number of the songs featured throughout the game, some more so than "Beware the Forest Mushrooms." Off the top of my head, the themes from "Star Hill", "Yoshi Island", "Mushroom Kingdom", and "Marrymore". Since the author is not responsible for the musician's choice in what part to cover, I do not hold him responsible, but it did lend to a tiny bit of disappointment I felt when I realized it was another mix from the "Forest Maze" music.

Great job! Good to see you getting in touch with old work. Hope to see more from you in the future.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great job

Love the animation and love the ridiculous amount of SMRPG references. Makes me wanna dust off the SNES and play this great game again.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


lol opera carrot


Rated 5 / 5 stars


the art work got much better

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Take my 5 anyway

The game is awesome
The first flash is better a bit sorry
But the animation i better here whereas the first ones song was better!