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Rise of the MK - Disc 1

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Jan 31, 2013 | 12:57 AM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place February 1, 2013

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HD RELEASE: The death of a hero forces the Mushroom Kingdom to get revenge.

This is a special HD release of Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom. Disc 1 includes both the original Parts 1 and 2 combined into one epic movie! Disc 2 next week(ish)

Created by the late Randy Solem, Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom may very well be one of the most epic Mario sprite movies to ever hit the web. Infact at one point this was so popular that G4's Attack of the Show brought him to the studio for a T.V interview.

R.I.P Randy Solem



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I'm surprised this doesn't have a higher rating! While this isn't one of my favorite flashes from Randy-Solem, it's still awesome. It mostly works because of how great everything pulls together. There are so many things going on, like the koopa who literally cracks the fourth wall. It's also great how he didn't show what really happened until the last few SECONDS. I had no idea the original part was so short.

I think this may be the first time I've seen a reposting of an old cartoon in high definition. It of course works out fantastically. It's funny to see how a character that doesn't wear pants wets himself. The atmosphere is so good, especially with the snow at the end. Ben Spurgin appeared on a tombstone, was that in the original one?

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I remember this as being one of the first big flash series that I watched when I starting getting into anime and gaming. Still remains a favorite, thank you for bringing this back and the wonderful memories as well!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice! Really nice.
Great job!
and R.I.P Randy Solem :(


Rated 5 / 5 stars

The series that inspired to to create Sprite flashes. Solem was one of the reasons I became an animator, his work with sprites was second to none. He pioneered sprite animations so guys like me wouldn't feel like bronze medals compared to non-sprite animators.

R.I.P Randy Solem, your legacy will live on through all of us animators and fans.

Thank you.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow. A landmark in flash animation, revived in HD. RotMK was one of the first flashes I watched when I was younger, and it's definitely one of the ones I'll always remember fondly. Thank you for this release. This will be a great opportunity for internet newcomers to watch and pay tribute to a great flash animator, one who is dearly missed.