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SMRPG Waltz of the Forest

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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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Awesome childhood memory

I loved watching this animation as a kid but never went to check out the game for some reason. Now, nearly a decade later, having just finished Mario RPG for the first time, I can truly appreciate all the references and love put into it. There is no better example of a Newgrounds classic. Truly excellent in every way.

absolute fucking classic, i remember hearing my older cousin listening to this back in our grandmas house when i was little..

This looks AMAZING, especially for 2011! The music jams and the animation is top-tier! This seems like something my 7-year-old self would've loved to see back in the day! :D

@SharkanG02 You have to download Newgrounds Player, install it, and then enable it in your account settings menu. Download Link: https://www.newgrounds.com/flash/player

I remember this being uploaded to YouTube a minute or so after I subscribed back in the day. Still fantastic stuff!