I’ve written about some tiny arcade cabinets before – even a Donkey Kong machine, but never one that was this accurate – and that actually plays. All it needs are tiny Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell dolls to go with it and it would be perfect.
Made by Jonas and Simon Schwarzer, A Little Bit World sees classic video game characters emerge from a question mark block. It’s practically the low-budget version of Pixels by onemoreprod and Patrick Jean, though I wouldn’t call it a rip-off.
Sure, there have been tons of Donkey Kong games on Nintendo systems over the years, but it’s been a really long time since anyone thought of making a game with the beautiful simplicity of the original arcade classic.
Remember Steve Thomas’ video game art that looked like old propaganda posters? Now there are a couple of additional designs available in poster form over at ThinkGeek.
They’ve got five different posters available including Tron, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Joust, and Dig Dug.
eBay seller fugayzie is selling this neat set of custom-made Donkey Kong action figures, complete with the iconic red steel bar and barrels. As you can see, fugayzie went for a realistic version of these classic video game characters.
Certain images from the classics of gaming are burned indelibly into our brains; they are so iconic that they are recognizable not just to gamers, but to nearly anyone who has paid attention in the last couple of decades.
Remember the old Nintendo Game & Watch LCD games from back in the 1980s? These early handheld video games have always had a bit of a cult following, despite their primitive, repetitive graphics, and drab monochromatic screens with cheesy color overlays.
There was obviously a lot of attention paid to detail in the building of this Lego Donkey Kong recreation, at least as far as those slanting red levels go. Not so much with the figures, but that’s okay–that’s part of what gives this Lego setup its charm.
When Donkey Kong first asked the pixelated question “HOW HIGH CAN YOU GET?” it wasn’t rhetorical. In fact, the highest you could possibly go was 100-meters as Jumpman (aka Mario) climbed his way to the top of candy-colored girders to rescue the damsel in distress from the grip of the game’s eponymous ape.
You really don’t hear much about Donkey Kong Junior these days. If you ever wonder what happened to the little pixelated monkey in diapers, look no further. He’s got a new job keeping watch over naked people as they hose off.
If Nintendo’s hulking DK (that’s Donkey Kong to those of us of the old school) is your huge-fisted hero of choice, you might appreciate this t-shirt. Look, it’s got the tie, the color scheme, and… uh… the pecs.
Other than maybe one of those giant glitzy wresting belts, I can’t think of a more rockin’ thing to wear around your waist than one of these nifty retro video game belt buckles.
Handmade by artist Natalie Hutcheson (aka “HutchMe”), these metal buckles don imagery of famous icons of classic arcade games.
Remember the beginning of Donkey Kong? You know – the part where Kong climbs to the top of the building, stomps his feet, and the girders all fall diagonally into place? That’s sorta what this new version of Jenga reminds me of.
To herald the launch of much-anticipated game Mega Man 9, an officially licensed Mega Man sports/energy drink is coming out in Japan.
The drink will be called “Rockman E Can Drink” because it’s coming out in Japan and Mega Man is called Rockman over there.
Not to be outdone by Mario and his Power Up Energy Drink, it looks like the plumber’s simian adversary just had to have his own peppy beverage.
Recently sighted on the shelves over at New York’s Nintendo World Store, the Red Bull-esque energy drink comes in a skinny red can featuring the likeness of the big ape himself, DK necktie and all.