Tag Archives: Arcade

Ironing tutorial for Perler Beads Donkey Kong and King Koopa.

Here is part 2 of the Donkey Kong and King Koopa.  You check out the guide to prepare them for ironing with the Masking Tape Method here. Let me know what you think of these videos in the comments. =)

Bowser and Donkey Kong Perler

Bowser and Donkey Kong Perler Bowser and Donkey Kong BeadspriteI really liked the Bowser sprite when I was checking some sprites forum, and right afterwards, I realized that I had yet to make a proper Donkey Kong. I love the iconic +++ of DK’s teeth, and the angry stomping pose. Bowser looks like’s he’s just told a joke, like a “amirte” pun.

I would love to see a proper game that re-introduces Donkey Kong as the villain, or a game where Bowser is the good guy. I’ve made a video with the ironing process of both of these guys that I will release in the next week or so, as well as some other tutorials, including making fridge magnets and keychains.


Mappy characters and items.

20150121_112825 20150121_112739I wanted some smaller sprites to make, and after making the Burgertime set, I thought these would be good candidates. I love the little object sprites, especially the Mona Lisa one. I will likely be making more of those for fridge magnets or keychains.

Mappy is one of those games that shows up on the little joystick consoles, or Namco collections. It’s not my favorite game of all time, but it’s fun for a few games before going back to Galaga or Pac-Man. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mappy


I spit hot fire!

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I recently acquired a new domain name http://spithotfire.com and I have no idea what to do with it. It was free with the new hosting I bought for this site, and was inspired by this Perler piece.

Dig-Dug was such a simple premise for a game, and was super easy until you reach the higher levels of the game when the Pookas and Fygars came at you with a vengeance. When I had the Atari XE version of this game, I once cleared all of the dirt and rocks, just to say I did it.

I love the way this turned out, and I think I’m going to be making some more Dig-Dug action beadsprites, now. =) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig_Dug


Bald Bull Punch-Out! Arcade

bald_bull_punch-out_perlerI made a new boxer from Punch-Out! to join Glass Joe. He has really intense eyes, he looks at you like he really wants to give you that signature Bald Bull uppercut.

This beadsprite took forever to iron out; at least 45 minutes, and the paper took on a “wet” quality that made it difficult to run the iron over smoothly. I had to do a little repair on it to fill in gaps between beads, too, but I am really pleased with the end result.

Princess Peach (Marilyn Monroe Pose) Perler

princess-monroe-perler princess-monroe-beadsprite I found a variation of this sprite online, so I can’t take any credit for the design, but I wanted to make one to put near one of my air vents in the house. She came out looking more embarrassed than coy.

As I was fusing the princess, I was also ironing Pac-Man as well. As I was getting them ready for pictures, I thought it would be funny if I made it look like he was looking up her dress… What do you think? Funny, or tacky?pacman-peeking-princess

Fix-it-Felix gets a medal and a pie.

fix-it-felix-pie fix-it-felix-pie-2I had an hour to kill, and just wanted to make something random, so I found this sprite: Fix-it-Felix gets his rewards”. I do intend to make more of the Wreck-it-Ralph stuff; some of it really looks good in Perler Bead form.

This one would make a cute Christmas ornament for next year, holding a present. Maybe make him holding an easter egg if I decide to do more of the holiday themed stuff. I think maybe all 7 days before Valentine’s Day, I will make a series of love themed Perler creations and post them. Still got some more final fantasy stuff coming, too. I think I am at about halfway through, but speeding back up on production.

Bubble Bobble Perler Ornament

bubble-bobble-ornament2 bubble-bobble-ornamentI admit that I kind of skipped over the original Bubble Bobble, and have only really played Bust-A-Move. In fact, I played it today in the rec-room at work (we have a pool table, a stand up multi-arcade machine, and a cocktail multi-arcade machine).

I was super pleased to find another use for the stripey Perler beads so soon. I am going to run out and have to order more soon! I love the way it looks like he is trapped in a bubble of his own. I had to do an emergency bead replacement to give him a lower lip. It was nothing an Xacto knife and a new bead couldn’t correct. The display (bead) side you can’t even tell. Image before replacement

This item is available for purchase for $5 shipped anywhere in the continental U.S. It can be made as a fridge magnet for no additional charge.


Christmas Space Invaders

christmas-space-invaders-2 christmas-space-invadersI was looking for an excuse to use my stripey Perler beads, and figured some basic designs would be a good start. I choose a variety of colors to mix it up and see how they looked when fused. The flat sides of these are pretty dang cool. I love the randomness of the designs.

Baby Head from Captain Commando.

baby_head_captain_commando-2 baby_head_captain_commandoOf all the Beat ’em Up games of the 90’s, Captain Commando was my favorite. It had a great mixture of baddies and bosses, tons of great weapons, and even cool vehicles to ride on.

The highlight of the game for me was the hero “Baby Head“. Baby Head is a super genius baby that designed a robot called the “Silverfist” to fight crime and save the world with. How could you not choose that character every single time.

I love the way it came out. I used clear beads for the 4th shade of grey needed to get his hand detail right, and almost every other color needed was available with standard Perler palette.