Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mario Sequencer

Do you remember Mario Paint, back for the SNES? Arguably its best feature was the ability to create your own music, using its kooky editor with something like 15 different usable sounds. Anyway, someone in Japan took it, added a couple additional options (such as importing new sounds), and created a stand-alone program called Mario Sequencer.

Here are some examples of some pretty cool stuff that people have made with it (the first one is actually Mario Paint and the others are Mario Sequencer).

1."Can't Beat Airman" from Mega Man 2

2. "Ayla's Theme" from Chrono Trigger

3. "World Revolution" from Chrono Trigger

4. Mortal Kombat Theme Song


  1. Wish I knew you liked this stuff sooner. I've known about these for a long while now; they're pretty neat. I used to do the same thing, but on the actual Mario Paint game, which was, of course, much limited.

  2. I'd like to hear some of your stuff, Jeff.

  3. Sure. Come over, I'll dust off the SNES, and you can listen.

    Better yet...can I download this program anywhere?

    Also, small side note -- as an avid Mega Man II fan, I just wanted to point out that the Airman song you posted isn't actually the Airman music from Mega Man II. Rather, it's a theme from a Japanese song about not being able to beat Airman.

  4. Never mind, I found and downloaded the program. I was fooling around with it earlier, and have the beginnings of a kick-ass video game-related song in the works...but no way to share it with the world!

  5. Hmm...well, you can get some software that records what's running on your computer.