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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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Reviews


Finn-McXildFinn-McXild

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Waltzes

are in 3/4 or 6/8 or a similar time signature. This is not a waltz.



RickyTheFishRickyTheFish

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Quite nice

I see your animation/art has improved since the Rawest Forest video; not to say that Rawest Forest was bad, I'm just saying this there's a noticeable improvement between that video and this one. There is one gripe that I have about this video, though: no subtitles. Could you please add a button that shows subtitles on the screen? I would have liked to have that option on the Rawest Forest video as well, but oh well.

I think you improved on Marta's original song - both are good in their own right. Nice work, mate.

Oh, one thing I noticed before I forget... at the end of the video, the mouseover boxes for the symbols (the heart, spade, star, etc.) are way too large because the hidden text counts as a mouseover target. The only target should be the symbols themselves; it's awkward having a link pop up when you mouse over arbitrary areas of Peach's face.



AdeigarAdeigar

Rated 4 / 5 stars

A Good Piece

I can tell a good amount of effort when into this, and it shows. That is especially true in its animation; there were many subtle references to Super Mario RPG that only a true fan would be able to realize and illuminate.

That being stated, I feel it lacks a bit in the lyrics department. Even now, I really can't remember anything special about the lyrics. What made the first song's lyrics memorable is that it contained a fair share of references to the game itself (outside of traversing Geno's maze). There were also a few parts that seemed a bit too akin to a slideshow instead of storytelling, but that's a minor complaint.

It may seem that I'm just focusing on the places that might need a little polish, but I only point them out in loo of the parts that were spectacularly done. It's a great piece, and I thank you for sharing it with all of us.


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peegue123peegue123

Rated 4 / 5 stars

awesome

awesome i guess...



silversky123silversky123

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty good! The animation was nice, transition was good, and had a good beat. 4/5 stars!