(Nintendo Power #26, July 1991)
I think this is one of the first times Samus Aran is depicted as clearly female.
kickball was silly to start with
Korean NES advert featuring some awesome Goombas who really don’t look like they’re enjoying sledging.
From a manga called “Rock’n Game Boy”, which you can read about here.
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Gameboy’s Double Dragon cover in Japan. I really like how this one feels like you’re in the middle of an action scene, and implies what’s about to happen, instead of just showing a thug getting actively kicked in the face.
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Later attempts went even more realistic. It seems that ultimately, it just never caught on over here like it did in Japan. Makes me wonder if it would have done better if they went with a more cartoony feel like Mario.
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