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Mario RPG: Rawest Forest

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Jun 8, 2007 | 12:03 AM EDT
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EDIT: To all billion of you upset about the volume of the character "voices" compared to the actual song, send your complaints to the original creator of the song. I simply animated to the MP3 I had, and couldn't alter it in any way. There's nothing I could've done to change it, sorry.

This was a little idea I came up with practically on a whim last Sunday. I finished the whole thing in a little under a week, and I think it turned out pretty well. Back in 2004, a dude by the name of Martin Hagwell, also known as "Märta" made a song out of the BGM from the "Forest Maze" level from Super Mario RPG for the SNES. Just recently, he remixed the song he created into a full-fledged professional sounding song, titled "Rawest Forest". After finding the song by chance last weekend thanks to a YouTube video, I took a listen, and got the idea for this movie. Mario RPG is one of my absolute favorite games of ALL time, and I know it inside and out. Those who know the game as well as I do will catch all of the references scattered throughout the animation. I also used this as a test to try out some new little tricks with animation. The good majority of the movie is frame-by-frame, and yes, I know the drawings're a little crappy (I don't have a tabley, unfortunately), but I enjoyed working on it throughout my last full week of High School (YAY), and it doubled as the final for my animation class, so that's even better! Anyway, hope you enjoy it for what it is. I certainly had a ball.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Can't stop watching

That was pretty good. There were a couple references I didn't understand in the video, but other than that, it worked well.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

hmmm ?_?

i liked the music but i really dont get the flash its very confusing


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Well... not bad

I'm aware that the lyrics in the song are not your fault, and I don't hold you to that, but I'm still docking it in the sound department. There are several truths in the song, but one in particular stood out to me; it's a pain to find out where to go in that forest where you "follow" Geno. Follow my ass. You see him maybe 3 times, then lose him for 7 screens.

Anyway, back on topic. The fast paced movement of the flash made it interesting, and the connections back to the game were very nice. Bringing back the gaming kid who gave you the beetle game was a nice touch, as was zooming out to the big map. Fairly well synced when it came to the characters singing along. Thank you for reminding me about the game, and good luck with the rest of your animations.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

subtitles plz?

ive never really liked the game cuz it was kinda corny, and ive never heard the song b4, but this vid is really good. the animation is very smooth and the mouths were in sync w/ the words. unfortunately i couldnt make out any of the words. it sounds like a great song but do u think u could put up some subtitles? the lyrics have to be somewhere...
anyway great job on ur part. the vid rocked


Rated 5 / 5 stars


been a long time sence ive seen a super mario rpg flash exspeshally one this good