This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Arcade Mash-up Prints Confuse and Amuse

by Paul Strauss

Say the words Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, Centipede, Galaga or Joust, and you’ve just named some of my all-time favorite arcade games. So when I stumbled onto these unusual variants of these 1980s classics, I was at once befuddled and at the same time intrigued.


These mash-up prints were created by 9times1minus1 (also known as “eight”) over on Etsy, and they envision the characters from iconic arcade games invading other games. So for instance, there’s Donkey Dug, which puts Pooka, Fygar and Dig Dug on Donkey Kong’s girders.


Then, there’s Joust Bros., which is the perfect synthesis of Joust and Mario Bros. I always thought those levels looked similar, and flinging turtles into the lava pit below makes just about as much sense as ostriches anyhow.


Other mashups include Donkey Burger (DK x BurgerTime), and the oddly named, but somehow appealing Ms. Paciaga (Ms. Pac-Man x Galaga).


While I’m not sure that I would have wanted to play all of these games, I have to say that some of them look like they would have worked just fine as 9times1minus1 envisions them. When you really think about it, did the plots and characters in any 1980s video game really make that much sense? Why couldn’t Jumpman have been a chef on a quest to make the perfect hamburger? I would have ponied up a quarter to try my hand at that.

If you’d like to line your walls with these unusual video games, they’re available for $25(USD) each as 16×20 digital prints over on Etsy.

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Jack Kieffer says:

    I used to be addicted to that one Burger game haha

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Lars Von Trier: Deconstructing Cinema Drone Penetration Run How Is Your Phone Changing You? Mogees Play 95octane logo
First Drive Review: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Matech Ford GT1 Racecar Turns up on eBay Mazda Eyes Carbon Fiber for Next MX-5 Review: 2016 GMC Canyon SLE Diesel mightymega logo
American Gods Teaser Justice League Footage Unveiled at SDCC The Evolution of Star Trek Quantum Mechanix 2016 Spaceship Scale Models