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:
Castle of Dragon
Countdown Sesame Street
Monster Truck Rally
National Football League NFL
Rad Racer II
Tag Team Wrestling
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.
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!
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!
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!
So, I was able to find the actual artwork for Super Metroid without anything on it. Great! What a find! I moved onto creating brand new logo in vector and applied to it. Sorry it’s only 2000 pixels wide. Original image is only 72dpi and enlarging if any further makes it look rather grainy.
BTW, you can check out my flickr page. Ive uploaded some new stuff.