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Mario Paint (SNES)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Mario Paint is an educational game that allows anyone to create simple pictures, paint over black and white pictures, or free draw their own using the specially developed SNES Mouse. The player can also create their own piece of music using a selection of notes and themes, create greeting cards and animations, or play a game of "Gnat Attack", where they use the mouse to control a swatter to swat flies.


Mario Paint SNES Lots of different shapes can be used
Mario Paint SNES Title screen
Mario Paint SNES My favorite feature is this music editor where you can place symbols on a standard C scale, it's easy and fun to use and you can include the music you create in your animations
Mario Paint SNES The animation editor is easy to play around with

Alternate Titles

  • "マリオペイント" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The Greatest Non-Game SNES Game Ever. Guy Chapman (1744) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

All Game Guide 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
N-Force Oct, 1992 82 out of 100 82
1UP! Mar 16, 2002 80 out of 100 80 May, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Aug, 1993 9 out of 12 75 Jul 30, 2009 14 out of 20 70
Power Unlimited Jul, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Land 2003 69 out of 100 69
Defunct Games Jan 06, 2014 C 50


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One of the sound staff from Mario Paint, Hirokazu Tanaka, later went on to work on Earthbound. You can hear some sound effects and musical instruments used in both games.

Related Web Sites

  • Mario Paint Composer (A clone of Mario Paint's music composition software has been made for Windows and OSX and is distributed for free by developers unFun Games.)
Kartanym (10766) added Mario Paint (SNES) on Jun 06, 2002