Retro Games Collide into Minecraft for Amazing Stop-Motion Madness
What happens when you combine Super Mario Land with Minecraft? Maybe some awesome pixel art, but how about if you go a step further? What if you add the computer game within a computer game idea and throw in a little stop motion?
You get one hell of an impressive spectacle—you get Minecraft Super Mario Land in Stop Motion.
Three dedicated gamers from minecrafta2z spent 500 man-hours and used more than 18 million blocks of dyed wool to meticulously create 800 still images of action from the Super Mario Land game for the old Nintendo Game Boy handheld. The "gameplay" takes place within a frame of 160 x 144 pixels… I mean blocks. That means an impressive 23,040 blocks per image.
Want a quick glimpse to how it was done? Here's a short video behind the scenes:
But this wasn't minecrafta2z's first foray into pixelated gaming inside of Minecraft's creative mode. They've also designed stop motion videos for retro games Pac-Man:
Kotaku's got a great writeup on the men behind the blocks, if you're interested in knowing more.