Ok, I think I’ve established that I’m an art geek in previous blogs, right? Right. I got to wondering the other day why Nintendo hadn’t released a painting game for the Wii yet. Given the Wii’s motion sensing controls, I thought a paintbrush controller and painting game would be pretty full of awesome.
Think Bob Ross meets Mario. “Let’s paint a happy little tree here next to the smiling mushroom…” *dab dab dab*
That reminded me of the old-school Mario Paint game (SNES) that also let you create little tunes. Well, lo-n-behold, Mario Paint is still alive and kickin’! Leave it to creative musical minds to recreate today’s greatest hits [/end casey casem voice] in Mario Paint bleeps and bloops! Needless to say, I couldn’t stop laughing when I heard some of them. I mean, I like me some Fiddy, but In Da’ Club Mario-style? Ha! Coldplay’s Clocks a’la Nintendo anyone? Too funny.
Goes to show how some games are timeless. Sure, the midi-sound tunes can’t compete with Guitar Hero or Rock Band, but you have to give Mario Paint Maestros credit. The game is nearly 20 years old!