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!


It's good

There were some parts of this remix that weren't as good as Marta's though, so when I watched this expecting the most perfect version of the song, it let me down a little. For example, the voice of the goomba at the start just seems to cut abruptly into the next part of the song (the timing didn't seem quite right to me, and that kind of thing can really throw off the mood of the song). If the remix (mostly concerning the vocal parts) was a bit more fleshed out, I would consider this a 9 or 10.

The animation was nicely arranged, and crammed in a good amount of references to SMRPG as well. Overall it was a good flash for a great game, both entertaining and nostalgic. Good work to all involved, and good luck Chris on your future work.


nice animation nixand OK song


You could've done better, but still very well done for the job done.

Good lyrics.The animation and the references to the actual game were also pretty good.Especially the explanation of the story.

Great comeback

This is some quality stuff. The animation and drawings had some style to it. The music was really nicely done. I was to young when this game was released but I played on a emulator later and I think this is a good tribute to it.

Fucking good job and great comeback

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4.44 / 5.00

Jul 9, 2011
12:01 AM EDT
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