Update: Added new scans to NES Section

Nintendo NES

Added the some scans to my NES section. They’re not the highest quality I usually expect but decided to upload them anyway since I don’t have any of them in my game collection:

  • All-Pro Basketball
  • Castle of Dragon
  • Championship Bowling
  • Countdown Sesame Street
  • Monster Truck Rally
  • National Football League NFL
  • Rad Racer II
  • Rocket Ranger
  • Tag Team Wrestling
  • Total Recall

As a headlining image, I decided to post Rad Racer’s cover. I love old box art because back then imagination could spur not just covers but art pieces of entirely of their own. No computer programs!

This one is by far one of the most beautiful covers for an NES game. Too bad I don’t know the name of the artist. I’d love to get in touch with them and ask few questions about the design process and what had influenced them. What was it like making covers back then?

This image is just so retro & nostalgic at the same time!

Remember, I’m always looking for contributors so please contact me if you have some scans to donate.

Nintendo PlayStation CD-ROM has been found!

SNES PlayStation CD-ROM Super Nintendo CD-ROM prototype

You should know it by now. The entire gaming world is abuzz as history is in the making. Some people think it’s fake, but I’m keeping my hopes up! If you want to be part of history or an elaborate hoax you should read this, this and watch this:

Meanwhile, I’m gonna go & get my diaper changed! Yes, I’m shitting my pants, that’s how excited I am right now!

Poster: Super Mario Bros The Movie

Shitty movie with a great poster. Nuff said. I’ve done my magic.
Video Game Artwork
Original is B&W only, but I’ve added some red to spice it up. Download it here.

Scan: “A surge of power is headed your way” – Konami poster. RBFS.

RBFS. Really Big Fcunikg Scan!

Game Ads

Behold! 14 megs! 3504×4745! 300 dpi! It’s about time I did an actual scan.

The truth of the matter is that scanning anything larger than US Letter size involves a large format flatbed scanner and it’s a major pain. I have this old Mustek A3 USB scanner, which is a monster of a device and doesn’t always work on Win 7 64-bit because it wasn’t designed to do so. Anyways, I’ve spent Last two days tinkering with my PC, cleaning the registry and uninstalling anything Mustek-related. Finally, I got it working!

This poster was included with Contra III The Alien Worlds, a Super Nintendo game. Poster can be downloaded here. Enjoy!

Vector illustration: Super Mario Land 6 Golden Coins

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Super Mario Land 6 Golden Coins World Map – in vector

Mario Land games were my favorite on Game Boy. Good game play squeezing the best of what limited handheld could muster on dot matrix display. Although the first SML game looks incredibly simplistic by today’s standards, artwork alone made me want to play it. Over and over again. I can’t even count how many AA’s I’ve wasted during countless sessions. Feeling nostalgic for no apparent reason I dug deep into my HDD and found Super Mario Land 6 Golden coins world map.

Most of you who follow this blog know that I got this strange affinity for Nintendo-style artwork and vectors. So without much thinking I decided to see what it would look like vectorized. I’m not completely happy with it, but you’ll be the judge of that. Feel free to download the SVG, PDF or EPS from Video Game Artwork directory Video Game Artwork. Oh! and If you happen to do anything creative with it, lemme know!

Many Faces of Mario #3: Mario & Peach making a snowman

Mario

Have no idea where I got it from. Christmas card perhaps? Kinda funny, the snowman is sad & missing a carrot-nose.