Monday, March 3, 2008
Super Mario Shadow Box
Meg was on a Tetris jag on the Game Boy Advanced yesterday so I tried to get a game going on the Game Boy Marco gave me. Unfortunately this one had the "bars of death" on the display and wouldn't function properly. So I took it apart, stripped the guts out, and assembled a shadow box made from a Game Boy and Reverend Timothy's papercraft. I scaled the paper model down to 82% so it would fit inside the frame of the Nintendo screen and printed the three pages 4-up. Additionally, the ground area needed to be scaled down to one block wide so it would all fit behind the screen. I scaled the template to 84% and traced the back panel onto a piece of posterboard, into which I mounted the paper scene. It turned out pretty cool and was a great re-use of the retro-nerdy Nintendo Game Boy body.
P.S.: I made the Makezine Blog!