Site hosted by Build your free website today!

Don't you wish your name was ridiculously long and ornate like mine?
Squid Lice
I don't look like a louse or a squid, but I guess I do have large mandibles.

Wriggling abominations seen in Konami's 1991 Operation C Gameboy video game (the 'C' stands for 'Contra'). These monstrous organisms were genetically engineered by Black Viper, presumably by mixing alien DNA with that of Earth insects. Experimental Squid Lice Mandiabla can only be encountered in the fourth stage of the game, where they crawl forth from the walls to attack Contra operative Corporal Lance "Scorpion" in great numbers. In close quarters, these mutant arthropods can easily slice an adult human's legs out from under them with their pincer jaws. Fortunately, they're relatively slow, so this unpleasant fate can usually be avoided, so long as there is room to maneuver around them. Unfortunately, the creatures can also strike from a distance by vomiting up pairs of floating acidic spores that dissolve flesh on contact.

Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, wire twist ties, nail polish, and acrylic paint.

8.1 cm/3.2 in. x 2.3 cm/0.9 in. (widest point x highest point)

Two points: Pincer jaws.

Two days; September 19 and 20, 2009.

Experimental Squid Lice Mandiabla photo collage.

Experimental Squid Lice Mandiabla creation process photos.

For comparison/informational purposes, below are some images from various Operation C media (more information on mouse-over):

Short video of Scorpion falling prey to two Experimental Squid Lice Mandiabla--that's what he gets for standing around doing nothing.

Official Experimental Squid Lice Mandiabla artwork from the instruction manual.

Colorized European version of Operation C (aka, Probotector), found on 1999's Konami GB Collection Vol. 1.

(In no particular order of importance.)

  •   Operation C Gameboy video game and instruction manual.

  •   Konami Gameboy Collection Volume 1 Gameboy Color video game.

« Return To My Konami Video Game Fan Art Gallery

This is a nonprofit web site.
Any and all copyrighted imagery, terminology, etc., depicted here belongs to its respective holders/owners.
The background graphic is a floor pattern from the 'Operation C' video game that I edited in an art program.