Sexy! Above is reader Kevin's entry. Kevin, writes:
Hi I am Kevin
here is Mrs Pacman making money the right way... i will probably lose but i thought it was funny
Thanks Kevin. Ever wonder what Ms. Pac-Man looks like when she takes off her ribbon?
What's going on: For this contest, you can use anything you like to create your diorama: paper, toys, whatever. All we ask is that you made an arcade-themed diorama and include a Kotaku and Arcade Mania sign so that we know you made it and not your dog or something.
Take a picture and send it to kotakucontestATgmailDOTcom. There will be three winners, and all will win a copy (it's in English!) of Arcade Mania straight from Japan. Everyone else will get INTERNET FAME just like Kevin. Or Megan. Or Mike. Or DarthMetalHope.
Hit the jump for their entries.
My diorama is based on how Kotaku usually kills other sites...I present to you, "KOTAKU BANDWIDTH DESTROYER!!!"
Let's see...I don't think much of it needs explaining. The paper chains are supposed to be "links," and hitting the links=bandwidth destroyed. Get it? XD
And the high score, is of course, over 9000. Why it's only over by one I'm not quite sure.
Q. What is that thing?
A. It is a handcrafted diorama of the arcade phenomenon "Space Harrier".
Q. What is a "Space Harrier"
A. A guy who rides a vacuum around and shoots Egg Foo Young.
Q. IS THAT PHOTOSHOPPED?
A. No it was created by hand and the image was captured with a "camera".
Q. Is that an American Gladiator?
Q. Is it for sale?
Q Can I afford it?
First off I want everyone to know that drawing pixel art is hell. As much fun as it was making little Galaga ships and what not, nothing will wear your patience thin then drawing and cutting out all these little guys. I was hoping to have more going on in it, but Galaga = simplicity to me and I thought this shows it nicely.
The Galaga ship and alien ship thingy shooting the beam down are both in the very front being supported and propped up by hidden little pieces of carboard. Then the 5 alien ships hovering above are actually all stranded together in the middle of the diorama and held up by black string that i fed through the top of the box to keep them up. So there is actually alot of depth in this, sadly using a crappy camera doesnt really help show it. Then i just threw the Stage number and Life number on the side and voila!
Arcade Mania is now available.