Dominoes are a simplistic toy, but coupled with the right imagination and some sheer persistence, they can get notably elaborate. And there’s a whole scene of Domino-warriors out there, who dedicate considerable time building shrines that all come tumbling down in a cathartic smash.
Take TheDominoKing, for example. He assembled a domino-labyrinth in honor of Shovel Knight -- a 2D video game developed by Yacht Games. He filmed the endeavor, set against a triumphant heavy metal version of the Shovel Knight soundtrack -- which could easily serenade a group of knights feasting on mutton chops after a day of battle.
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In total, TheDominoKing used 16,008 domino pieces to construct the monstrosity, which he claims took two full days of work to build. He claims to be a big video game lover, saying “I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent playing Shovel Knight, so I decided it was about time to dedicate a video to such a great game.”
Well, if that wasn't as cathartic as you hoped -- you should probably lower your expectations -- feast your eyes on TheDominoKing's 80,000 piece tribute to Super Mario.
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Sam Blum is a News Staff Writer for Thrillist. He's also a martial arts and music nerd who appreciates a fine sandwich and petting dogs. Find his clips in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The A.V. Club and Vice. He's on Twitter @Blumnessmonster.