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!


well gad dangit

freaking pimpin? =/ i wanna play this game so bad now... and you left out the sunken ship in all this i think ; ; i hate that shit hole.... <3
and u made mallow look bad ass o -o; didnt know it was possible :D
ya know since hes always being a whinny little bi- *cough*

ANYWAYS good job, all nicely done ^ ^ 5/5 10/10

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Haha this is badass, SMRPG needs more attention

awesome stuff

Good Stuff kirb! Just one little "Hair" out of place. The game was made before Peach was peach. She was Still princess toadstool and still had red hair. Other than that, awesome!

Kirbopher responds:

Good eye! I purposely illustrated her to be more like the current-styled Princess, although even in the older material I always viewed her as a blonde as opposed to a redhead.


Loved the song, loved the animation, it was overall really really good!

Nice work

Better animations
New lyrics
and a plethora of ear candy in the music itself.

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4.44 / 5.00

Jul 9, 2011
12:01 AM EDT
Music Video
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