Mario Paint is a collection of minigames
that range from reflex-based fly swatting to music compilation and, obviously, painting. The game included the SNES Mouse
/mouse pad peripheral. The mouse itself consisted of a roller-sensor and a left- and right -click button.
- Drawing Board
- Music Composition
- Animated Sequences
- Coloring Book
- Gnat Attack
When on the drawing board hit the Text Stamp Icon to
open up text. Mario Paint has upper and lower case English letters, numbers, and three types of Japanese (Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji).
This mode allows players to place various sounds on different areas of a note-chart to create music. The notes are varied, from traditional twings and twangs, as well more ridiculous tones from the Nintendo universe, like Yoshi
's voice and low quality Game Boy MIDI sounds. Ironically, this has become the most popular aspect of Mario Paint, with many Mario Paint compositions/remixes posted on the Internet.
Of course, the focus is " Nintendo
," so many of the coloring boards prominently feature Nintendo characters, such as Mario
and Yoshi. Akin to Microsoft Paint, the game was basic, and allowed players to "fill" or simply scribble.
Gnat Attack is a training game. You play the game by swatting insects before they sting your hand. Throughout the game you will collect hands that act as your lives. Your goal is to swat 100 insects to reach King Watinga. When you defeat King Watinga, hands will come on the screen and start clapping for you.