The Yoshi Torture Tape

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Allow me to explain...

I got Mario Paint in 1992. My friend Tony used the premade stamps to animate Mario killing Yoshis in bizarre ways. Sometime later, I started doing the same. Over the years, these "tortures", along with cutscenes, were recorded onto a VHS cassette, eventually concluding in 2000.

The tape sat on a shelf collecting dust until I finally decided to digitize it. I cleaned up the video as best I could, although the quality is still a little rough. The file sat on my computer collecting dust until I finally decided to upload it here.

In all seriousness, this may be the longest movie ever made (almost) entirely with Mario Paint. I resisted sharing it for so long due to its excessive use of red airbrushing. But, I turned 41 yesterday, I'm not getting any younger, and the thought of this abomination being lost forever worries me for reasons I don't fully understand.

So, the heck with it... here it is. After being hidden away for nearly 20 years, I present to you: The Yoshi Torture Tape. With any luck, Nintendo won't see this and crush me like a bug.

P.S.: Try to find Mario and a number hidden in each torture.

P.P.S.: Thanks for the Front Page and Twitter shoutout! I always figured if there was one website where this belonged, it's this one. :)

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Man, this takes me back to my own depraved Mario Paint movies, that possibly still exist somewhere in a box of VHS tapes at my parents' house.

You know what, this is probably the most creative thing I've seen in a long time. Nice to see 8 years of just goofing off compiled into a single masterpiece. Bravo!

I'm not too upset about this video being all bout killing Yoshi's (to be honest, I never understood the obsessive fascination most people have with him. I find characters like Kirby, Pikachu and Isabelle to be cuter), but I say that no one should feel bad about watching this amazingly made animation because just the fact that you did all this in Mario Paint is so satisfying that nothing else that goes on in the video can take away from it.

This vid would have been HUGE had you released it years earlier. I could see this being an infamous meme. Though I will say that watching this now gives me a unique kind of fascination towards this and makes me think of why no one has thought about doing something like this in the years prior.

Personally, I would have liked to have seen Sonic be incorporated into this animation somehow. Mario and Sonic being in the same game together was unheard of back in 2000 and would have been awesome.

Regardless, this was superb. Would love to see you do more if you ever plan on creating anything else at this point.

As much as I hate seeing Yoshi being brutally murdered, and I know that makes me a loser, this is really fun and creative.