[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Mario Paint Player’s Guide

September 3rd, 2012 by Benj Edwards

Mario Paint Player's Guide Ad Nintendo Power - 1993Quite frankly, Mario is stunned — just stunned — by that potted plant.

[ From Nintendo Power, July 1993, inside back cover ]

Discussion Topic of the Week: Tell us about your most novel experience with Mario Paint. Did you make any music or animations?

3 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Mario Paint Player’s Guide”

  1. Crazy M Says:

    This game needed a players guide?
    Well, I guess for the more complex stuff like music. Anyway, where I live, the games are everywhere. Finding it with a mouse is harder. Finding the mouse pad is near impossible. I screwed around with this for a while but eventually got bored with it. I never could make music with it so I guess I needed the guide.

  2. Someinterwebguy Says:

    I actually had/have that players guide, though I can’t locate it at the moment as it is buried with my other SNES stuff. It taught you how to use stamps to recreate video game art. The downside, is that there was no way to export your artwork, nor save more than one drawing. You could always VHS your creations I suppose, but you couldn’t save that many stamps, so re-creating “Guile” from SFII was a long laborious process.

    I used to create all sorts of music, but nothing compared to what you can find on youtube. I think my best creation was re-creating the beginning part of “Psycho Killer” by the Talking Heads.

  3. Jay Says:

    I was fairly proud of using the music maker to recreate, by ear, as much of the Doctor Who theme music as would fit in the limited cartridge memory. In fact, I’m certain if I dig the cart out that it’s still saved on it.

    Well, that and way too much time wasting on swatting those darn bugs.

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