Super Mario RPG Song / Rawest Forest

Super Mario RPG Song / Rawest Forest

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Super Mario RPG Song refers to the theme song from the Forest Maze level of the video game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. A set of user-created lyrics to this song are repurposed for parody.

Origin

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was created by Nintendo and Square (now Square Enix) and released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1996. The game expanded the Mario franchise into similar gameplay to other Square RPG’s such as Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy. The game became well-known for its soundtrack, especially the Forest Maze, composed by Yoko Shimomura.



In 2004, Martin Hagwall, also known as “Marta”, set his own lyrics to the song.[6] This lyrics were remixed by DJ XBrav and uploaded to Newgrounds on June 14th, 2004 under the name Geno’s Forest, inspired by Joe Redifer’s remixes using ROBOvoice.[7] As March 21th, 2015 the audio clip recieved over 40,000 views.

Super Mario-o R-P-G
It is the only one just for me
When I play the game I get lost in a phase
Then I find out I’m stuck in Geno’s maze
(Repeat)

Gimme Frog Coins!
Gimme Ice Bombs!
Gimme Frog Coins!
Gimme Mushrooms!

Gimme See Ya!
Gimme Star Rod!
Gimme Cookies!
Gimme Lamb’s Lure!

I want e-everything I need,
I must play this more and more,
I need to get those damn frog coins
To pay off all my credit cards!

There are many secrets in the game!
Many of which drive some peeps insane!
Why we try to cheat in a really good game?
Just sounds like crap and it makes you look lame!

Exiting the forest is super simple:
All you do is follow these path turns
For the rest of your gaming life…

Follow Geno’s route here…
Follow Geno’s route here…
Follow Geno’s route here…
I’m a gaming god!

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XBrav song inspired some parodies. One of the most famous ones is a fad called VIP先生 (Teacher VIP/VIP-sensei), that involves a looped video of a erotic-dancing robot from the 1927 Sci-Fi film Metropolis with Geno’s Forest as background music. First uploaded on the Japanese video sharing site NicoNico on March 6th, 2007 by user 抹茶ケーキ[2], the video received over 600,000 views as of March 19th, 2015. This video inspired other parodies on NicoNico.[1] The same video was uploaded to YouTube by user xnynzn on April 5th, 2007, receiving over 350,000 views as March 19th, 2015.



Rawest Forest

In 2007, Hagwall remixed his song into a semi-professional rap song with extended lyrics and called it “Rawest Forest”. Newgrounds user and animator Kirbopher (also known for Brawl Taunts trilogy) created his own animated music video for the remix and posted it on Newgrounds on June 8th, 2007, gaining over 1,300,000 views as March 19th, 2015.[3]

On April 4th, 2014 Kirbopher uploaded the video to his official channel, gaining over 150,000 views in the first year. However, a version with subtitles uploaded on May 31st, 2008 by the Youtube user MarkerIn the Sand received over 350,000 views as of March 19th, 2015.[5]

On July 9th, 2011, Kirbopher published another song version called “Waltz of the Forest”, closer to Hagwall’s original.[4] The Newgrounds clip received over 600,000 views as of March 19th, 2015, and the YouTube version, uploaded a day later, garnered over 2,500,000 views as of the same date.



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[1]Nico Nico Pedia – VIP先生の概要

[2]Nico Nico – VIP先生 (You need account to see the video)

[3]Newgrounds – Rawest Forest

[4]Newgrounds – Waltz of the Forest

[5]YouTube – Super Mario RPG – Rawest Forest Song

[6]The Super Mario RPG Song – A Piece of videogame history

[7]Newgrounds – Geno’s Forest || ROBOVoice

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