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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 5 / 5 stars

A bug maybe?

This animation is what makes me smile and rate, the simplness of it adds to its epicness, and the MP3 download is nifty, though, when it ends and you hover over bowser, it selects a random symbol, its a minor anoyance.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing song that never gets old

I always have enjoyed listening to the forest maze theme of Super Mario RPG

And I really do enjoy every remix or interpretation of the original theme :D

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

shady voxisthe shiz

i had no idea that the guy who does the kindom hearts music composed this lol


Rated 4 / 5 stars


When you put this video side-by-side with Rawest Forest, it is quite evident how much your artistic talents have improved in just four short years.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The Glory of SMRPG Still Lives On

Truly awesome! I loved listening to "Rawest Forest" and watching your flash vid for it yrs. ago, and I love this version aswell. I'll admit not as much as "Rawest Forest" as that was longer, ( though the flash animation in this was better!.) but I still very much enjoyed it! Can listen to it, again-and-again! >;D

It's nice to see that, ppl STILL remember the glory that was/is SMRPG. Which even to this day, is STILL w/o a DOUBT, 1 of the overall best VGs ever created! *sigh* It's a shame that Nintendo&Square-Enix got on bad terms b4 a direct sequel could've been made. The "Paper Mario " series is indeed awesome&addictive, same thing goes for the "Mario&Luigi" series ( though more-so imo )but neither can ever hope to compare to SMRPG no matter how hard they try. Perhaps we'll all get lucky some day, and Nintendo&Square-Enix will ally themselves once again to make a direct sequel to SMRPG. Very doubtful, but it can't hurt to dream right?

It was nice to see this, and re-live the good ol' days of SMRPG through it. Thx for helping keep alive 1 of the best VGs the world&Gamers will ever see! >;)


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