Out of Quarters? Watch this Amazing Stop Motion Version of the Original Donkey Kong

By on August 2, 2013

Donkey Kong stop motion

Rejoice, fellow gamers. Thanks to French blogger Guiz de Pessemier, we can finally watch Donkey Kong being played the way it was always meant to played… as an intricate frame-by-frame stop-motion reenactment!

Using custom made pixel art constructed out of Perler beads, the dedicated Kong-thusiast recreated all the original 8-bit characters and backgrounds. He then painstakingly animated three levels from the game with such flawless precision that you’d think he must have been wearing a Power Glove while doing so. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself!

I’ve seen impressive high scores and speed runs and perfect games before, but even the likes of Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, and that creepy little kid from The Wizard can’t compete with this. No, I think it’s safe to say Guiz is the real “King of Kong” now.

And it turns out, he doesn’t just stop there.

As an added bonus, here’s some Final Fantasy stop-motion for your viewing pleasure as well. Watching characters politely taking turns to attack their enemy has never been more exciting!

And be sure to check out Guiz’s website and YouTube channel for more cool video game related videos, news, and reviews. I can’t wait to see what 8-bit classic he tackles next. My suggestion: the NES version of Hudson Hawk. Why? Because, somehow, that’s a thing that exists.

About Steven Cohen

In addition to writing for The CheckOut, I'm a Blu-ray reviewer for High-Def Digest, a short filmmaker, and a proud purveyor of rambling words. My experimental short film, Broken Records, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and is now viewable online.

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