Black Mage from Final Fantasy and the afore mentioned 8-bit Theater. Loves knives and hadokens.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
A lot of people don't know this, but Mario didn't always have a name. In the original Donkey Kong, his name was Jump Man. Shigeru Miyamoto later named him Mario for the Mario Brothers game, and then Super Mario Bros. was released. The rest is history.
Dig Dug was an awesome game! I never played it on the NES, but on my Commodore 64/128. As a kid growing up, we didn't own an NES (but I played one all the time at the local youth center). We owned a Commodore 128, and let me tell you that was a game MACHINE. We had tons of 5 1/4 floppy disks with games. Gotta love a computer that requires command line to launch a game.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
8-bit Link from The Legend of Zelda. For as much as I love Zelda, I never actually beat the first game. Never even played the second. Link to the Past was my hook into the series. Perhaps one day I'll go back and play Zelda 1 and 2; I have them on the Zelda collectors disc for the Gamecube.
Samus Aran from the original Metroid game. Much easier to do than the 16-bit version.
A Coworker recently asked if I could build the final fight against Mother Brain from NES Metroid for him. I've been looking into how many blocks it is going to take, and trying to figure out the best way to mount these in a semi-permanent state. I'm thinking picture frame, easy to hang on the wall. Would also be nice if I could come up with a way to backlight it, since the pixelblocks are semi-transparent it would look really nice.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Currently pixelblocks come in 20 colors. I have the colors in the blue shaded box. Of each color, I have at least 150, some more than double that. I need lots more black, most of the items I want to create have a black border on them.
You can order individual colors directly from the manufacturer, in groups of 200, or get them in sets of assorted colors.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Forgive me for not knowing the name of this Super Metroid creature. They live in Norfair, they are made of fire and creep along walls and ceilings. One of my first attempts at 16-bit characters. Quite hard seeing as I have 12 colors to work with, not the required 65,000+. Still, I think it turned out ok.