First off, I am severely disappointed in the reviews I read for this game and because of some poor reviews I decided to give my fair viewpoint of Mario Paint. This game is very similar to a series of computer programs but collectively integrated into 1 very unique game. Basically, this game is the more in-depth version of paint plus a music creating program combined. You'd never imagine how far you could stretch a single video game character in almost a billion different games. Now you have your very own Mario music making software and Mario painting program!
A game doesn't get much better than this. You have several widely used features ranging from playing games to creating music to painting. This game is very unique in the sense that it's been around for 2 decades and still quite popular, meanwhile, no other paint/music game or program comes close. Overall, the game is real cool and really simple to use. There shouldn't be too much trouble other than running into issues with using the mouse to even get the game off the start screen. Aside from that impossibly bad flaw, the game itself ranks really well.
Much like all games, the graphics could be better. The game, however, is really old (2 decades). Given the capabilities of the SNES, the game's animations and graphics are far from bad. I remember as a kid making my own Mario Worlds on my SNES copy using the drag and drop pictures. I even edited a few to add my own flare to the design, which is another neat feature. There were some possible advancements to be made, but the overall graphics themselves were not bad.
The sound of the main screen and in-game music could easily get on your nerves and drive you up the wall. In fact, every game between Pong and Halo usually have some title screen song that drives you to smacking your cartridge with a hammer. Either way, the sound capabilities are well worth the time investment. There are a ton of songs remade from the music feature. At first glance you might expect the music to be pointless, but don't let that fool you. Once you dive into the musical interface and really get into it, you realize there is a lot you can do. It's still very unique.
This game can become very addictive. Artists and musicians both can find enjoyment from the features found here, There is plenty to do, plenty of different songs to recreate and art is never limited. It becomes even more addictive when Vizzed creates a competition. Hint: Would like to see a music creating competition where a cast of judges vote "best song" HINT HINT HINT!
Once upon a time there was an non-racist character called Mario. He is an Italian plumber created by Japanese people who speaks English and looks like a Mexican. He jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew. Overall, there is no story to Mario Paint. There may be more of a story behind Nintendo's rise to fame with a game like this maybe.
With a game like this, one where Mario is still the center of attention you'd expect this to be quite childish. It isn't and it's really a game anyone can enjoy. There are several computer program like features integrated greatly into the work of this game. Specifically, you can compose your own music while composing your own art. There's nothing better than relaxing to a nice portrait while humming the favotire tune you recreated :P
Despite this game's relatively easy use, it is very difficult in the sense that it's all artistic. If you don't have the creative talents that support you while playing this game then you will be challenged. Someone who is creative may easily conduct their way to some nice works. Both children and adults are included.
A game doesn't always have to be the same game. Mario is a widely known character used for many consoles, games and different variations. In this part of Mario's history, he is a painter and composer. If you play this game, it is your role to be artistic. Have fun while you're at it!
Graphics 8 Sound 10 Addictive 10 Depth 8 Story 1 Difficulty 9
Mario Paint Box Description: Mario Paint lets you draw, paint, animate and compose music! Creation! Imagination is your only limit with an amazing variety of drawing tools. Animation! Add exciting dimension by creating moving animation with up to 9 frame sequences. Orchestration! Compose your own songs by selecting from over 15 different musical sounds and the entire scale of notes. Coordination! Increase your Super NES Mouse dexterity by playing Gnat Attack, the clever fly swatter game included inside.
Mario Paint Description: Mario Paint is an education tool that allows anyone to create simple pictures, paint over black and white pictures, or free draw their own, using the specially developed SNES Mouse. You can also create your own piece of music using a selection of notes and themes, create greeting cards and animations, or play a game of "Gnat Attack", where you use the mouse to control a swatter to swat the many flies.
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