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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!


Love it!

Love this song and the animation is the best


I love this game! This made me want to play it lol. I like the video a lot and the song's pretty good too.

I love it!

I like this just as much as I did your original submission, which I still go back to here and there. All I suggest is maybe slap in some subtitles, try as I might I could not figure out that "backstory" section, and some parts had vocals overlapping which get's a bit confusing, however I'm sure given a chance to see the lyrics would work wonders. In my case once I see what I'm supposed to hear I pretty much got it down, much like the exor/geno rap in the original rawest forest.. WAY over my head till I saw it.

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This is good, but...

i think the original is better.

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Who's Geno?

Yep, I knew that you were the guy who made this. The sad thing is that I know next to nothing about Super Mario RPG as it's one of the few Mario games I've never played! The thing is, I am actually not a fan of RPG's, but Mario's my favorite video game series! It really goes to show how many different styles he can use. It was great to see such a wide variety of characters, especially with how you drew them. You have true artistic talent.

The only thing I know about the game is really from the stuff you've made. Everyone looks so three-dimensional in this. The best part is probably when you show off the map of it so you can get a clear picture of what you're dealing with. Psyguy has a very sweet voice in this too. Congradulations on completing college and have a wonderful life!

Kirbopher responds:

Psy never sang in this song.

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4.44 / 5.00

Jul 9, 2011
12:01 AM EDT
Music Video
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