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« on: August 10, 2008 01:57:47 AM »

After finishing my Mario map (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252157.msg2805840#msg2805840, I just had to do some more video game stitching. And now it's finished!

This time it's the map from the Game Boy Color version of Zelda - Link's Awakening. This was my absolute favorite game when I was little. I remember how I was completely absorbed by it when I played it the first time. Once I had to follow my mother when she was going to do a bunch of errands and I couldn't put it away: I played in the car to town, outside stores, waiting in the doctor's office when she did her routine checkup - everywhere! I noticed where we were, but that's about it. Smiley



And of course some close ups:




It's a lot smaller than the Mario map, so it took much less time to complete, about six weeks. Finished size about 24,5 x 22 cm (9,5 x 8,5 inches), 23 000 pixels.

I don't use a pattern, only a screen shot of the game I want to stitch. To those of you that want to make your own video game cross stitch I recommend the tutorial at Sprite Stitch: http://www.spritestitch.com/?page_id=394
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008 03:42:01 AM »

Oh god, I remember playing that Cheesy My first game on my first hand-held! (My parents wouldn't let me have a hand-held, so I never had an original gameboy... the gameboy color was available at the time I'd started realizing they wouldn't tell me off for buying it with my own money Cheesy )
I never completed it, I got to some room where a dude was throwing bombs at me on a moving floor, and then I got annoyed and stopped playing Roll Eyes Story of mostly every game I've ever played Tongue

Wonderful piece, makes me inspired to find the Keen 4 map Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2008 04:04:22 AM »

That is so cool, I know that there are loads of fancy gameboy type things now, but I remember being totally hooked on my gameboy colour (it was purple!) though it was the pokemon game (hehe) that I was really into, I do remember having a zelda of some sort that I never managed to finish. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2008 05:14:44 AM »

i love this and the mario map!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008 05:42:13 AM »

Wow! This is  great! And it brings back memories. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2008 06:08:24 AM »

this is so awesome!! and so are you! i love that you do these huge projects, its very inspiring!
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2008 07:39:16 AM »

that is so rad! you're my hero  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008 08:30:08 AM »

This is awesome Cheesy
When I first got this game, I was in love with it, and wanted to paint the entire map on my wall. Of course, my parents nixed that idea >_< When I saw your Mario map, it reminded me, and I had some notions of making a cross stitch version. Guess you beat me to it! Or at least, proved that it can be done Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2008 08:56:29 AM »

Wow!  I'm going to have to make my hubby a FF1 one.  That was his game of obsession for a time.

You do such wonderful jobs!  I'm envious.
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008 10:18:59 AM »

Neat!  DD (who plays more gameboy stuff than I do) recoginized it right away.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2008 02:13:47 PM »

I think you read my mind or something! I have always wanted to cross stitch the original Zelda map into a blanket. I love this!! It really brings me back.... And your stitching is so neat and tidy! Good job. Grin
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2008 02:58:44 PM »

wow! this is my second favorite gameboy game! (2nd to tetris of course)...I used to spend hours in the car playing this one...
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2008 10:33:22 AM »

This is absolutely wonderful! You did a great job! I think I will go play some zelda now.... Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2008 09:02:45 PM »

Honey you're a nutjob!  LOVE IT!!!
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2008 09:02:01 AM »

I really like how its all blocked off.  Gives it that really old-school, looking it up in Nintendo Power feel   Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2008 10:38:37 AM »

I never had a chance to play the old Gameboy Zelda, so I'm not familiar with this map, but it is beautiful!! Great work. Man, with this kick you're on of video game maps, I can't wait to see what you come up with next.  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2008 06:59:42 PM »

oh my god. this makes me so happy. zelda ftw! Cheesy this is such an awesome idea.
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2008 06:00:04 PM »

oh my, I loved the Mario one, and I am a huge fan of the legend of Zelda games, I would die before I could complete a project this time consuming. I give you all of my props. this is fantastic, and again "This Rocks".
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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2008 07:16:44 PM »

XD loooove zelda!!!

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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2008 04:04:32 PM »

Cripes.  Freakin awesome!
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2008 02:54:29 AM »

 Cheesy very cool. doing that would probably take me soooo much longer than it did to finish the game...
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