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Mario Paint is a video game released in 1992 by Nintendo for use with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is packaged with the Super NES Mouse peripheral. The game was developed by Nintendo Research & Development 1 and Intelligent Systems.
Aside from being a basic drawing utility, Mario Paint allows the creation of custom stamps pixel-by-pixel. Several publications, such as Nintendo Power, released guides on how to create iconic Nintendo related stamps for use within Mario Paint. In addition to just creating static pictures, simple looping animations can then be set to music created in the music generator. These custom animations can only be viewed on a television screen, and can only be recorded to a video cassette recorder.
In addition, the standard features include 60 different textures and patterns, 75 different stamps, 15 customizable stamps, and 9 different special eraser transition effects between scenes.
Mario Paint contains a fly-swatting mini-game, Gnat Attack, which is a fast-paced action game that takes full advantage of the mouse peripheral. The player controls a gloved hand similar to the one seen on the title screen, holding a flyswatter. It must swat flying insects on the screen, before the insect stings the player's hand in one way or another. There are three levels, each with 100 insects and a boss. When the final boss is defeated, the game returns to level one and adds a small icon in the top left corner of the screen. There is no final level or reward, as the game will loop endlessly.
The title screen for Mario Paint is an Easter egg mini-game. Each letter in the title can be clicked to trigger a certain action. Certain letters cause the music to change, have Yoshi run across the screen, make Mario shrink and grow, allow the player to temporarily paint the background, and other features.