August 4th, 2015

August is the eighth month and that means it’s time to celebrate the 80s! Look, I know that’s what I do on this site most of the time, but most of the focus will be on the early part of the decade, a time that often gets neglected on this site. So let’s fix that right off the bat!

Custom Sprites
Nintendo: Mario (doing the pose from the old U.S. flyer art)
Taito: Bub and Bob
Pac-Man: Ms. Pac-Man (Pac-Man 2 pose)
Games (other): Coily (Q*Bert’s enemy)
Williams: Player 1 and 2 from Joust

Mini-Logos: Joust was added to the Williams/Midway gallery, Bub and Bob added to the Taito gallery

All new items were added to the GFX Generators, where you can use them to make graphics like the one at the top of this post. You’ll also find the new 1980-1986 arcade background. I asked people on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter which seven games from 80 to 86 would they put in their own mini-arcade and picked the ones that got the most choices

I was commissioned to make a pixel art version of the Aaliyah Channel title screen for her trip to the Neon Retro Arcade and, as corny as it sounds, it’s just fun to see a young’un step into an arcade for the first time and be wowed like I was when I was a kid. Check it out and be sure to give her a like and a subscription if you dig it!

There will be a small update this weekend that visits the opposite end of the decade. You know what that means, right?

The Revenge of 1989, the greatest year for nearly everything related to video games, rises from its grave in less than a week!

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