Friday, 24 December 2010

Remember This?

I remember asking for the latest video games and systems for Christmas from the old Colecovision systems right up to my current Wii setup. There's always some cool new game and gadget that the video game makers put out around the Christmas season to drive sales. Mario Paint for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System was no different as it included a computer mouse for the SNES system. With the game and mouse, you could do some very cool stuff such as create works of art (if you had the talent), colour in pre-made designs like a colouring book, and stamp things with pre-loaded NES icons. It was pretty cool for its day.

One of the coolest features, though, was the Mario Paint Composer that allowed SNES users to compose music! While the sound quality was that of an old 16-bit video game system, the fact that you could compose music made the game 100% cooler in my view.

Today, we feature one Mario Paint composition that should ring true to hockey fans everywhere, but especially in Canada. Here's the video of the tune on Mario Paint, just in case you may want to dust off the old SNES and Mario Paint sometime today or tomorrow.

Such classic memories! Christmas was great back then, and I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas this season! May Santa be as kind to you and yours as he was to me so many years ago. Be happy, be healthy, be merry, and be kind to one another in this festive season!

From HBIC, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and we'll see what Santa has left you under the tree tomorrow!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!


JTH said...

You a Homestar Runner fan by any chance, Teebz?

The first toon was done using Mario Paint.

Years later, they went and did another one to "go back to their roots."

Teebz said...

I am! I had seen the first one, but not the second! That's awesome, JTH!