It’s hard not to love the classic Nintendo games that started it all, isn’t it? Nintendo recognized that, and that’s why in November you’ll be able to buy a modernized version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, pre-loaded with 30 games and HD-ready, and all for just $60!
While you’re sure to enjoy playing Super Mario World in glorious hi-def, will it be as exciting as setting up (and then knocking down) 81,032 dominoes? Well it might beat the setting up part (so tedious!), but there’s not much out there that’s as exciting as knocking down a whole bunch of dominoes arranged in a specific manner. That’s something that YouTube user TheDominoKing knows quite well, and that’s why he’s got tons of videos of that very thing on his profile.
The most recent one may be the most impressive of all, though. Check out this domino recreation of Super Mario World!
That’s right – a grand total of 81,032 dominoes fell in that video, but they didn’t all go down at once. This is a screen-linked video, meaning each shot was done individually and then edited together to make it look seamless. If I hadn’t said anything, though, would know have known?
When I was a kid, I had a lot of friends who had Super Nintendo systems. I did eventually get a Nintendo 64, but before that I spent hours playing my Sega Genesis. The first two Sonic The Hedgehog games were probably what I played the most, so it was pretty cool to see that TheDominoKing did something similar for Sonic:
I think it’s funny that, in the description, TheDominoKing says he never really liked Sonic and never enjoyed playing the games. Even still, he put a lot of work (56,653 dominos worth!) into making that video look slick. That’s commitment! I mean think of the time it takes to set this all up – not to mention the cost of buying those dominoes!
If you’re impressed by 81,000 dominoes though, have a look at what 563,210 dominoes all going down together looks like!
That one wasn’t done by TheDominoKing, but he has also done a number of “stick bomb” videos. Stick bombs are kinda like dominoes, but made with popsicle sticks arranged in such a manner that they’re put under tension. When you remove one from the system, the rest react and the whole chain of ’em goes up.
Here’s a few examples, starting with one made with 13,654 sticks:
Pretty mesmerizing, right? How about one with 18,169 sticks?
Still not enough? Because you’re in luck, because there’s another one done with 23,600 sticks!
If you’re still kinda scratching your head as to how this works, don’t worry – I was too. But I found a good video that explains how they work and how to make one HERE.