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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.

Follow Geno's route there!



...May you come back to animating someday.

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Beast! has a good catchy beat. it stays in your head, then....well thats all i have to say. waaaaaaaayyyy better than the other one!!


I was quite surprized by the quality of animations and the general music, I am not fond of the rap parts but that's just personal taste. I used to play this game and you bringed me some good memories, keep up the good work.


P.s. Sorry for my english.

Just as great

To me, both videos are extremely similar, but in this one you do include more characters. I`d that`s what akes it even better, but they`re on equal grounds.

Too much video gaem nonsense. More art plz

This not bad, but this more video gaem. Mario is video gaem; Video games are beacon to validate crazy ppl/baseless amdiration. When ppl ask you serious question, Don't say "video game"!!.

ur thesis "animation" is you (Chris Frost), fighting monster in northport vs pizza. This is why I haet video game; U ruined ur thesis. This oculd've been smething profound, coming of age, burgeresque; you maed it about getting excited and eating pizza. U need to stop singing with 20 y.os about video gaem. Psyguy is almost 30.

You are 22. I haev grate respect for ppl who can draw and sing and are really funny (wow), but htis movie is a ploy to talk about a game in user comment/ validate themself; it is not about your ability to draw.

Ur last 6 comment:

"I love this game so much I just finished it a 3rd time, a shame--"
"this game was one of my all time favorites i always wished they--"
"I want to download both this and rawest forest to my psp--"
"Man whoever did the melody is awesome." <-- omg psyguy
"the worst area of that game was the forest maze"

These are useless review. Psyguy prove point
I thogt the other 5pts u drew, were grate.

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4.44 / 5.00

Jul 9, 2011
12:01 AM EDT
Music Video
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