16 October 2011

Donkey Kong Crochet.

I'm going to knit/crochet entire screenshots of old 8-bit or 16-bit games.

I started with probably my favorite one...Donkey Kong.  I think I love Donkey Kong even more now that I've seen the movie The King of Kong:  A Fistful of Quarters.

It's made out of Tunisian (or Afghan) crochet.  I wish I could do this stuff on the train to school, but it requires at least 4 skeins of yarn at a time and using an 18 inch double-ended crochet hook.  I kind of like to be as small as I can manage on the train so that people don't hate me for taking up their space. 

Here is a list of some other games I've thought of doing:
  • Secret of Monkey Island
  • Pac-Man
  • Space Invaders
  • Mario 
  • Joust
  • Defender
  • Root Beer Tap
  • Excitebike
  • Dragon's Lair
  • Centipede
  • Frogger
  • Dig Dug
  • Asteroids
  • Tetris
Tell me any that I've missed.  The more pixelated the game is, the better.  Also, the more awesome the game is, the better!  I need around 8 of these huge panels in total for my secret mission project.  I just like to call it a secret mission project so that I can feel like a secret agent.


  1. The original Zelda had some great 8-bit art and it's almost universally recognizable.

  2. Zelda! I love that idea. I do not know how I overlooked it on the list.

    Also. Michelle, you're rad.