18th April 2013

Photo reblogged from VGJUNK with 48 notes

vgjunk:

The Pro Action Replay, everyone. I don’t know if this artwork was used outside the UK, I just remember “Techno Kid” here appearing in every bloody issue of every gaming magazine at the time.If he looks familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve seen this piece of  Sonic the Hedgehog artwork before:Subtle.

vgjunk:

The Pro Action Replay, everyone. I don’t know if this artwork was used outside the UK, I just remember “Techno Kid” here appearing in every bloody issue of every gaming magazine at the time.
If he looks familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve seen this piece of  Sonic the Hedgehog artwork before:

Subtle.

Tagged: Pro Action ReplayartSonic The HedgehogSonicinfringementUKwestadinstructionsSegaDatel

25th February 2013

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Double Hawk, starring Sylvester Stallone and Armold Schmartzemeggler.

Double Hawk, starring Sylvester Stallone and Armold Schmartzemeggler.

Tagged: Double HawkinfringementsmsSEGA19901990sOpera Housesega master systemUSAwest

29th October 2012

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Chiller (1990) was ported to NES by American Game Cartridges. I was surprised this made it out for NES, considering the violence/torture/nudity involved in the arcade game. I later found out that not only was this port completely unlicensed, but it was heavily censored.

Chiller (1990) was ported to NES by American Game Cartridges. I was surprised this made it out for NES, considering the violence/torture/nudity involved in the arcade game. I later found out that not only was this port completely unlicensed, but it was heavily censored.

Tagged: 19901990sAmerican Game Cartridgeschillerhalloweenhorrorinfringementnesportunlicensedzombieszombie

28th October 2012

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This is the Atari 2600 experience in illustrated form.

This is the Atari 2600 experience in illustrated form.

Tagged: adatari 2600europewestinfringementpac man1980s1983atari

23rd September 2012

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Gang Wars Japanese arcade flyer. SNK, you can’t just throw Jackie Chan on any game cover you want. He has to sign off on these things. Whatever, it’s the 80s. Go to town.

Gang Wars Japanese arcade flyer. SNK, you can’t just throw Jackie Chan on any game cover you want. He has to sign off on these things. Whatever, it’s the 80s. Go to town.

Tagged: flyerarcade19891980sgang warssnkjapaneastjackie chaninfringement

21st September 2012

Photoset with 183 notes

Since nice scans of bootleg cart art are so rare, I decided to collect a bunch of so-so scans/photos together for single post. Here are a ton of Street Fighter-related Famicom bootleg carts, and here’s your guide:

Row 1 - Master Fighter VI cartridge sticker
Row 2 -  Master Fighter VI box, Street Blaster VI Turbo, Street Fighter II Pro box
Row 3 -  Street Fighter II: New Super Fighter, Super Fighter IV, Street Fighter IV
Row 4 -  Street Fighter III, Fight Street VI, Fighting Hero III

Tagged: blankabootlegboxcapcomcartridgechinachun licollectioneastguileinfringementjapankenkorearyustreet fighterzangiefpiratepirate cartpiracy

27th August 2012

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Sarakon by Starbyte for the Amiga, Atari ST, and Commodore 64. The guy on the right is totally David Carradine from the original Kung Fu series.

Sarakon by Starbyte for the Amiga, Atari ST, and Commodore 64. The guy on the right is totally David Carradine from the original Kung Fu series.

Tagged: amigaatariatari stboxc64commodore 64europeinfringementsarakonstarbytewestdavid carradine

15th August 2012

Photo reblogged from VGJUNK with 44 notes

vgjunk:

Midnight Mutants for the Atari 7800, a game which features Grandpa from The Munsters… and no other mention of The Munsters at all.

"Grampa" is generic enough for them to cash in without paying for a license, the sneaks!

vgjunk:

Midnight Mutants for the Atari 7800, a game which features Grandpa from The Munsters… and no other mention of The Munsters at all.

"Grampa" is generic enough for them to cash in without paying for a license, the sneaks!

Tagged: boxatari7800midnight mutantsgrampamunstersthe munstersinfringementusawest

10th August 2012

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Ok, time for a truth bomb. So, I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that the artist who did the gorgeous cover for Castlevania on NES/MSX used “The Norseman” by Frank Frazetta (1972) as reference. Apparently, Konami loved using fantasy paintings as reference. I feel weird posting info like this, because it may take away some of the magic, but it’s fascinating to me. SPOILER: I’ll post more later, but this isn’t the only time this exact Frank Frazetta painting was used as reference for a game cover. Capcom’s “guilty” too…

Tagged: triviaartcomparisoninfringementfrank frazettakonamijapaneastcastlevanianesmsx

20th June 2012

Photo reblogged from Oh, Video Games with 30 notes

ohvideogames:

Developed by Gary Capewell in 1983 for ZX Spectrum 

ohvideogames:

Developed by Gary Capewell in 1983 for ZX Spectrum 

Tagged: boxeuropeinfringementkiller kongkongspectrumZX Spectrum19831980s