Grim Fandango bento

November 2, 2010

Grim Fandango bento

As obscure as it sounds, I made this bento today for my hubs inspired by the game “Grim Fandango”.

Mr. Mies bought couple of PC games to me when I came to live with him (far back then). He thought I could spend some time playing classic games as “Sam & Max Hit the Road”, “Day of the Tentacle” and “Grim Fandango”. All from LucasArts´ great graphic adventure games era.

Well.. at that time we had PC laptops and we could actually run those games nicely. We tried to play Grim Fandango CD-Rom with our Macs but it is just impossible. I think it would be awesome if we could.

So.. about this game in particular. Grim Fandango was released on Oct. 30th, 1998 by LucasArts and was created by Tim Schafer. It is an adventure game, taking place in this world called “The Land of the Dead” on November 2nd for four years in a row (same day in four acts). Note that November 2nd is celebrated in Mexico (and other Latin American countries) as the “Day of the Dead” (Día de los Muertos).

Manuel “Manny” Calavera is the main character of the game and we control him through the gameplay. Most of the characters in Grim Fandango are inspired on Mexican calaca figures used to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

I also made another character in this bento, a demon called “Glottis” (the.. orange creature there). I think he is cute (eh?).. Glottis is mainly a mechanic/driver but he also (!*spoiler*!) plays piano and sings very well ^_^.

If you are interested in this kind of old adventure PC games, we (hubs and I) recommend checking this game =).

Contents of the boxes: Japanese potato salad, cherry tomatoes, asparagus and yellow carrots braised in butter and shoyu, grapes, tofu and eggs scramble (under the rice), meatballs, steamed carrots. Manny Calavera made with rice and nori, Glottis made with carrot, cheese and nori.

Yep, I know. Glottis is bigger than shown and Calavera could look better. Maybe I could try again another time ^_^.


12 Responses to “Grim Fandango bento”

  1. sheri Says:

    Wow! I don’t know this game but the characters look too cool! Glottis is so fine, with the tiny nori cutting. Yay for Dia de Los Muertos! I guess we are the only ones to bento it? I made one last year too. Those colorful figures are very stunning. Thank you for the game lesson :)

  2. mtlfolioblog Says:

    That looks A-mazing! I didn’t know you were a game player. ;p Don’t look at me knowing games, remember? I have the Wii collecting dust. lol. I googled the Grim Fandango and this looks like the skeleton dude to a bone! (hee hee, couldn’t resist). I’m gonna twitter that too!

  3. Lia Chen Says:

    Not familiar with this game but love the characters. Thanks to introduce this game through bento to us. The demon Glottis is too cute! You made it so well. So many games out there with so many different media nowadays. Soon perhaps 3D games ;)

  4. karaimame Says:

    Thanks Sheri! Nice to see my bento friends supporting my ackward taste for character bentos! *LOL*
    I agree with you about Día de Los Muertos.. so colorful and creepy “happy”… ^_^

  5. karaimame Says:

    Thanks Chantale! Hmm.. I am not that game player anymore, I had more time when younger ( a.k.a. without kids..*lol*). Nowadays I mostly follow my hubs playing and I am more like a “passive” player :P (always commenting on his gameplay)
    Ah.. time is so precious.. so many things to do and so less of it.
    btw, I just visited your other blog!!! Looks great!

  6. karaimame Says:

    Thank you Lia ! I was about to say to Sheri that you guys shouldn´t thank me for introducing “useless culture” through bentos :P *lol*
    Glottis is my favorite character.. specially because he is not a skeleton like the others ;)

  7. Flicksi Says:

    I know the name, but I never played it. Back then I liked platform games more. ^^;
    There are several programms with which you can use Windows programs on Mac. Look for Darwine, Parallels, VMWare or VirtualBox, maybe you can play your games with one of those :)

  8. karaimame Says:

    We tried already to use in VMWare Fusion running Windows 7 and Windows 98 but Grim Fandango just crashes.. :(. Would be awesome to have it in Steam for Mac for example…
    Day of the Tentacle worked nicely in ScummVM ^_^.
    Thanks for the tips anyways Flicksi!! And thanks for your comment :).

  9. Susan Yuen Says:

    What a great bento!!! Creepy, cool and cute!!!

  10. karaimame Says:

    Thank you! Too bad halloween is gone … should have done some more of those creepy ones :P

  11. Sarah Gupta Says:

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing.

  12. karaimame Says:

    Thank you Sarah! ^_^

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