It probably took weeks to set up this Nintendo domino rally - the least you can do is watch the video

As a five-year-old child, I thought dominoes were the coolest thing ever, thanks in no small part to Roy Castle, Record Breakers and the fact my family had just got a VCR, allowing me to watch a million dominoes topple whenever I damn well wanted to. Turns out, 25 years later, they still elicit a pleasantly happy response, especially when there's a videogame theme. In this case, a Nintendo theme. Check this out:

Sure, a few dominoes remain upright, which must've annoyed the team setting it up, especially when the most noticeable instance is in the very 'The End' section itself. Never mind. Oh, and in case you're wondering why Sonic's in there (like one YouTube user who says in a very facepalm-baiting manner: "Sonic is Sony, NOT Nintendo!"), it's because the hog's been on Nintendo consoles since the early 2000s. Fair dos.

Enjoyed the video? Bah, you ain't seen nothing yet. Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, Roy Castle's still there to enthuse about dominoes, so seeing as we're on the subject, why not check this out too. Sadly no video game references, though. Maybe GR should make something similar around the office to make up for it...

Source: Kotaku




  • Cyberninja - May 14, 2012 3:58 a.m.

    really sonic is from sony I thought he was from microsoft? but in all seriousness mario and sonic have been rivals forever, and sonic and mario have appeared in another games together to be fair, just like if someone used cloud for something sony based
  • Frosty1627 - May 14, 2012 4:18 a.m.

    Sonic is Sega's character...
  • Barnsley Pal - May 14, 2012 6 a.m.

    That doesn't sounds right. Are you sure about that?
  • Hobogonigal - May 14, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    Woosh, and the sarcasm goes right over your head... But good job for clarifying it for all those people who people who call themselves gamers and don't even know this one basic fact.
  • Blaastoid - May 14, 2012 6:04 a.m.

    Pretty awesome video. Although I didn't know Sonic was from Sony, learned something new I suppose.
  • RajXenoeph - May 14, 2012 6:39 a.m.

    wut the hell peeps if you've ever played any sonic games it smacks you with a big fat "SEGA" b4 you even do anything, they even say it for you!!!
  • Hobogonigal - May 14, 2012 6:58 a.m.

    What a great display! Thinking of the time this must have taken to prepare makes my head spin. Shame about the end though, maybe they should do the whole thing again to get it perfect!
  • GR_JustinTowell - May 14, 2012 7:15 a.m.

    Yeah, there's even a jump cut where they could have just redone that bit and nobody would have been any the wiser. Not that I condone that sort of editing, of course. Just sayin'.
  • InFeRnOg - May 14, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    Unless I am missing something, I imagine they have already done this throughout the video.
  • Bossco - May 14, 2012 9:06 a.m.

    That's definitely the best Nintendo themed domino rally I've seen this week
  • KA87 - May 14, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    Those things are always so cool and I loved the addition of the music from the games to the video. TY for showing me this.

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