One of my best Christmases as a child was the year my big brother bought me Mario Paint for Super Nintendo. The year was 1992 and this concept was amazing, I got to do my two favorite things at the same time, color and play Nintendo. I spent countless hours playing this game, from composing my own music using Mario heads, Yoshi’s , Mushrooms and stars to spray painting my name is every color imaginable. My favorite in-game feature was definitely the fly swatting game, who ever played Mario Paint would remember this mini-game called Gnat Attack.
There have several sequels to Mario Paint since the 1992 release on SNES,
- 1993 remake BS Mario Paint – Yuu Shou Naizou Ban released in Japan
- 1999 series of games were released exclusively in Japan for the Nintendo 64DD titled Mario Artist
While no official sequel has ever been released in the United States Mario Paint made a Cameo appearance in Warioware Touched as “Wario Paint”.
Could an updated version for the Wii be in the works? I have heard rumblings of a Wii release but no official confirmation. Having Mario Paint on the DS would be another possibility, the touch screen is already there.