Whether he’s helping Mario defeat Bowser or taking part in his own woolly world adventures, Nintendo’s favorite dinosaur Yoshi has certainly pulled in a lot of fans over the years. As such, it’s to be expected that gamers would be looking to pay homage to the character. However, YouTuber TheDominoKing has gone above and beyond with his most recent creation – a phenomenal domino design of Yoshi.
The design itself has clearly required a lot of work, and a lot of dominoes to boot. Indeed, TheDominoKing’s creation actually comes in at a grand total of 16,636 dominoes, which is certainly impressive. Consisting of a number of Yoshi franchise staples such as colorful eggs and the famous dinosaur himself, it’s definitely a sight to behold.
More than that, however, the creation truly comes into its own when the dominoes themselves begin to fall. For those interested in seeing a full video of the domino design can do so with the YouTube video below, courtesy of TheDominoKing.
“For the past year I’ve been receiving comments to make Yoshi in dominoes,” stated TheDominoKing. “I finally made a video dedicated to one of the most beloved characters in the Mario series.” TheDominoKing has a lot of history with video game characters, including a previous domino creation of Sonic. According to the YouTuber, this most recent video took 5 days to put together, with about 4-5 hours of work done each day.
This is far from the only time that a puzzle game has been used to create a tribute to a Nintendo character, either. Another Mario franchise fan used a pile of Rubik’s Cubes to create a fantastic stop motion video of the plumber’s antics, so there’s clearly something about these kinds of games that sparks the imagination of Mario players.
Indeed, Mario and his fellow Nintendo characters definitely seem to bring out that side in a lot of gamers. In another example of a great tribute, Super Mario was chosen as the theme of a huge corn maze last summer, with Mario, Luigi, Toad, Peach, and Yoshi all part of the maze design. No doubt there are going to be plenty more brilliant tributes in future.