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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Artwork
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:47 am 


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It seems that was the case, since the game was also ported to the big three 8-bit computers of Europe (ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64). They even used the same artwork from the JP flyer.
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Interesting that it lists "Atari", but the Atari 800 version never came out.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:07 pm 


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Another movie-like arcade flyer from Konami, this time for Dark Adventure/Devil World/魔獣の王国. Weird how this flyer shows all three protagonists, but Japan only got a 2-player version which lacked the Luke Skywalker-looking dude.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:32 pm 


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Wow, never heard of that one! :o Didn't know there was another Devil World besides Nintendo's early FC Pacman-esque.

Although the actual art style is different, the filmic adventure tone reminds me of Majou Densetsu II/The Maze of Galious.

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I'd like to track down a logo-free version... both characters get obscured either up top or below by the various JP/overseas formats. I like the overseas composition better, tbh - the JP hides fulltime player character Aphrodite behind that shield. I like that she's not portrayed as especially rugged opposite her husband, the grizzled warrior Popolon. Would probably get calls for boycott today. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Artwork
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:10 pm 


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Wasn't it all of Konami's old video game artwork that was lost in a fire? (the Japanese ones that is)


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Artwork
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:12 pm 


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I definitely recall hearing something about a fire destroying records relating to the original Akumajou Dracula's development. :sad:
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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Artwork
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:25 pm 


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It was an earthquake in 1995 that destroyed all that old art...

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/ ... _game_.php


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Artwork
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Ah, I was wondering if a quake was involved somehow.
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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Artwork
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Right, that's the one I was thinking of


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Artwork
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Some of the Konami flyer art were done by Hideaki Kodama/小玉英章 and many of his original paintings have been auctioned off since last year, including the main visuals for Contra Spirits, GB Contra and Sunset Riders.
http://forums.lostlevels.org/viewtopic.php?t=3539


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Bwa ha ha. I like how the Metamorphic Force one has Totally Not Dolph Lundgren and Not Mel Gibson on it. :lol:
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Surprisingly characterful boxarts on the Air Management series. :o Until now I'd only seen the resoundingly dull Aerobiz covers. I particularly dig the first's oldschool intrepid adventure comics vibe! Air Manager's lookin' a bit more complacent on the second, maybe it's like The Godfather Part II? Good scans of AM1 seem hard to find unfortunately, most are either sunfaded or tiny.

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I'm sure there's a whole ecosystem of rad Koei materials I'm unaware of. Have enjoyed Yoko Kanno's OSTs for them for many years.

And because searching for a halfway decent scan of the first AM led me to it, here's longtime ROM folder text adventure curio J.E.S.U.S. Cover really pops out, love the colours and composition. Dreadful bio-monster, more like dreadful temptation to pick up just for the boxart. Fuck if I could get off the title screen though 3;

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That dude on the jesus cover could be Judau Ashita's 兄さん


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I recall seeing some footage of the immediate aftermath of the Kobe quake...I think there were widespread fires. Bad day, for sure. Sucks about the archives too. Also sucks that I didn't know about the original paintings being auctioned off, but at least I have a number of those flyers :mrgreen: Now I have a name to put with some of my favorites.

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Some familiar names in there.


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And because searching for a halfway decent scan of the first AM led me to it, here's longtime ROM folder text adventure curio J.E.S.U.S. Cover really pops out, love the colours and composition. Dreadful bio-monster, more like dreadful temptation to pick up just for the boxart. Fuck if I could get off the title screen though 3;

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Is there room in here fire shitty box art, or would that be better in its own thread?
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Is there room in here fire shitty box art, or would that be better in its own thread?


There is an ancient thread at Assembler Games which is pretty good. Definitely deserves it's own thread.

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GaijinPunch wrote:
Stevens wrote:
Is there room in here fire shitty box art, or would that be better in its own thread?


There is an ancient thread at Assembler Games which is pretty good. Definitely deserves it's own thread.


Thanks. I'll check it out.

Had SMS NTSC box art in mind:D
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GaijinPunch wrote:
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Is there room in here fire shitty box art, or would that be better in its own thread?


There is an ancient thread at Assembler Games which is pretty good. Definitely deserves it's own thread.

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That's by Hideaki Kodama. The original piece was auctioned last year.

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I always wondered what was Hitoshi Akamatsu's involvement in that game. It was the last Konami game he was ever credited in.


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Damn! Sweet!
Where was it auctioned? How much did it go for?
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Jonny2x4 wrote:
Some of the Konami flyer art were done by Hideaki Kodama/小玉英章 and many of his original paintings have been auctioned off since last year, including the main visuals for Contra Spirits, GB Contra and Sunset Riders.
http://forums.lostlevels.org/viewtopic.php?t=3539

That'll get you up to speed, GP. I was pretty damn jealous too! :mrgreen:

So much good stuff in there.


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wow - very cool thread.
Wonder what they finished for. I've got no aucfan account, so can't go digging unfortunately.
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Dragon Buster arcade flyer. Epic fantasy and hardcore dungeon scrolling. Image

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