I have created this page to archive some of the great artwork, advertisements, and brouhaha that existed along with the game playing scene. Most people chunked the game catalogs, boxes, manuals, posters, and other stuff that came along with their cartridges. Lots more took their strategy guides to Pac Man, Atari and ColecoVision games, and used them for coasters and didn't appreciate how neat-o they look and how cool they are to have.
Things such as these bring me as a great a sense of nostalgia as the carts and the games themselves do. Pac Man fever was on the radio, Qbert and Pitfall had their own TV shows, and the ARCADE was a temple of enjoyment, a place that was full of joy and wonderment. Arcades were store-sized in themselves. They were done up, facades with video-posters and pac-men and Pookas. Now they only exist in malls. -sigh-
I decided to add a section on intellivision box art. I had fifty or so boxes sitting around and some of the artwork that was on them is simply too good to not be around for display. So here you are. Enjoy them!
Last Updated September 17, 1997 at 21:42
Created and Maintained by:
Walton C. Gibson (Kalla), firstname.lastname@example.org
Ted Brunner (TedB), email@example.com
Ian (Teflon), firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Chance (Dr. Demento), email@example.com
Mercury Hess (InfoGoon), firstname.lastname@example.org
Marian Macbrine (marimaac), email@example.com
Dave Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to Ted for selflessly supplying many of the manuals, catalogs, and other goodies that I have scanned and included in this archive.
Thanks to Greg for scanning an entire Odyssey^2 catalog for me!
Thanks to Chip for selflessly supplying the Atari Age newsletters.
Thanks to Merc for the Activisions newsletter scans, and scans of several book covers.