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The Final Countdown - Europe - Mario Paint Composer

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Published on May 26, 2009

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This was my biggest success when I made songs on Mario paint. I'm so glad you guys enjoyed this video, and I'm very appreciative of the success it has had. I can no longer make videos of Mario Paint, or anything else, due to having too many outside responsibilities. This ride has been fun, thank you so much for your support. The Mario Paint community and uploads have been pretty dead for a while, and while a comeback might tempt me to come back, I sincerely don't think this will happen, meaning I'm afraid I probably won't be uploading again.

About the video: Tempo used was 5001 in the program, which ends up being around 144 in 4/4 time.
-The actual song by Europe is around 116-118 bpm (roughly).
- I made it this much faster because the sound samples (the sounds the instrument symbols make) could not hold for 4 full beats had I gone any slower. This wouldn't have worked for the flower, face, cats, and shy guys that I used for the rock organ / synthesizer chords in the background.

This will not sound like Vanilla Mario Paint. I used a customized soundfont, in which I took sound samples (the actual instruments behind the symbols) from other sources and customized them for use in Mario Paint. I Frankenstein'd together instruments from soundfonts created by SatoshiLyish, Cat333Pokemon, and others. Here is a link to a copy of the soundfont, in case you were curious or want to try it out. http://www.mediafire.com/?ii2yoormmmm

I made this video with about 23 hours of work over a period of about 3 weeks.

Comments • 2,958

Chad robinson
Who cares if it's too fast? SOUNDS WAY BETTER!
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cholesterolGamer
2 years later but Youtube now has a 0.75 speed option so people like me who prefer it at regular speed can now listen to it that way and people who prefer the faster one can listen to it that way too and we're all happy. Either way. Epic song. And amazing work by the guy who composed it on Mario Paint.
John Summers
Well it is the final countdown .
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Zelnyair
"Once this song hits 88 beats per minute, you're gonna see some serious shit".
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realimsocrazy
88 bpm is pretty slow lol
Good Gun
88 is slow af nibba
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PF2M
Congratulations on 200 subs! I'm not 5 years late, am I?
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Flai - konzejoz de veiesa i d bidioguejox
3 weeks ago = late june Video uploaded in late may
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Chamber Kingston
What makes the guitar sound on the solo? IT'S JUST SO COOL!
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Haruka Takahashi
+Banjario this is epic
Bombtario
+Banjario How do you do that? Can you make a video showing how?
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David Nagel
Mario Paint can make music sound so much better.  And it was made in 1992, so that's impressive! 
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whos also on mario paint marathon ?
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ThatHunterCat
SAME!
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Austin
I'm the 1000000 viewer exactly w9oooooooohoooooo
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Raichu Railfan Productions
Holy jesus... what is that? WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT? WHAT IS THAT PRIVATE PYLE?
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PunschrOlle
I loved yor little texts down the bottom. 10/10!!!
Mom's Spaghetti
Old YouTube.
interior crocodile alligator
Mom's Spaghetti yeah when i was a meme :(
E.P Σpan
Look at the text on the bottom. It's half the reason you should watch this video.
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