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Mario RPG: Rawest Forest

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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.


Brings Back Memories!!

I remember how well Super Mario RPG did for the SNES when Square-Enix & Nintendo had their first collaboration project for a Mario game! It was one of my favorite games of all time!

However, the flash movie that you did was a pretty good example on how to bring back memories of those who haven't played the game in a long time. It's a good song for a stroll back on memory lane, but there are only a few problems that I think you could improve. One of the things I would advise you to try is make your drawn, vector graphics be a little more detailed and well drawn because they looked a little edgy on how they are drawn. I don't know, but maybe it is just me. However, the movie was great, overall! Keep up the good work!


I'm a huge fan of both versions of the Super Mario RPG Song, so seeing this was a real treat. You've captured the essence of the song better than I thought possible. Excellent, fantastic, AMAZING work. Keep it up.

i liked the video but not the song....

hey nice vidoe prob took ages took make...tho i cant say i like the
singer..but hey good job!

Omfg the best video ever!!!

Omfg the best video ever!!!

Great video, brings back memories!

I have been wanting to play this game for weeks now... anyone know if it will ever be on the Wii Virtual Console?

BTW, It was on SNES, not N64. Super Mario RPG, Legend of the Seven Stars was the full title IIRC.

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Jun 8, 2007
12:03 AM EDT
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