With all the technical discussion about PNGs and ZIPs and compression ratios, I thought I'd change things up a little and talk about artwork. Just for fun I thought I'd put together a list of my "most wanted" artwork. These aren't in any particular order and they do not reflect any priority for Mr. Do or anyone else working on the artwork project. It's just for discussion. Do you see one of your favorites on here? The ones I know Mr. Do has access to are marked. What else would you have added?
Sub Hunter (Taito 1977) Clone of Depthcharge (Gremlin 1977). Flyer states that the game uses "three-dimensional color background scenery." It does not appear that parent game "Depthcharge" used the backdrop.
Subs (Atari 1977) DONE!
Super Chase - Criminal Termination (Taito 1992) Used bezel and marquee shaped like a red/blue police light bar that flashed during certain points in the game. In the works.
Terminator 2 - Judgement Day (Midway 1991) Bezel Done! Game also used explosion overlay.
Majestic Twelve - The Space Invaders Part IV/Super Space Invaders '91 (Taito 1990) Done!
Super Tank (Video Games GmbH 1981) This game's ROMs are now freely available for non-commercial use.
Swimmer (Tehkan 1982) Done!
Tapper (Bally Midway 1983) Done.
Tazz-Mania (Stern 1982)in the works (TrevEB)
Tetris (Atari Games 1988) Done!
The Electric Yo-Yo (Taito America Corporation 1982) In the works (TrevEB)
The End (Konami [Stern license] 1980) In the works.
The Pit (Taito 1982) In the works
Timber (Bally Midway 1984) In the works.
Time Pilot (Konami 1982)Done!
Victory (Exidy 1982) This game's ROMs are now freely available for non-commercial use. In the works.
Wizard of Wor (Midway 1980) Done!
World Rally (Gaelco 1993) Instruction card needed. This game's rom is now freely available for non-commercial use.
Xevious (Namco 1982)
X-Men (1992 Konami) Done!
X-Men: Children of the Atom (Capcom 1994) In the works.
Zero Hour (Universal 1980) In the works (TrevEB)
Can you tell I like the Universal, Stern and Zaccaria artwork?
EDIT 3/26: Updated based on comments received. Plus added a couple I forgot! EDIT 3/28: I moved the pre-1980 games to THIS POST. Except for the vector and overlay/backdrop/lamp/LED games. EDIT 3/39: added links to images of artwork and clarified several of the games. EDIT 4/2: added Boot Hill interior scenery art. EDIT 4/4: added Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga cabarets, Subhunter and Pigskin 621AD. EDIT 4/13: added Guided Missile and moved Midway's Bowling Alley to this list. EDIT 4/23: added Dark Planet EDIT 4/24: added European versions of Gravitar and Dig Dug EDIT 6/5: added Solar Fox. EDIT 6/25: added link to Mr. Do's WIP page. EDIT 7/19: added Monza GP and APB EDIT 7/25: removed paperboy. EDIT 8/21: added Cisco Heat EDIT 8/31: removed Cisco Heat. Lights were not activated by gameplay EDIT 10/15: added Journey EDIT 1/3/08: Added desert gun backdrop and moved Road Runner from Pre-1980 list. Thanks gregf EDIT 2/25/08: Added bezel info for Buck Rogers. EDIT 5/14/08: Added World Rally. ROM is now freely available EDIT 6/17/08: Updated WIP based on Mr. Do's recent post. EDIT 7/9/08: Updated the status of several of these games based on Mr. Do's massive update today. Add Galaga Namco version EDIT 7/28/08: Added Atari Football 4-player outer bezel. Thanks gregf. EDIT 8/15/08: Added separate post for Laserdisc games. EDIT 8/18/08: Added info about Holosseum. EDIT 10/21/08: Added Sega Turbo cabaret info. EDIT 1/7/09: Added Taito's Japanese version of Space Wars EDIT 1/21/09: Added Clay shoot cocktail info. Thanks, gregf. EDIT 3/2/09: Added Gypsy Juggler and Safari details EDIT 6/19/09: Added Steel Worker because it is now preserved in MAME. Does anyone know if this game used a backdrop? One flyer implied that it did. EDIT 8/3/09: Added Drag Race outer bezel and Space Walk info. Added Midway Extra Bases EDIT 8/20/09: added overlay to Safari, thanks gregf! EDIT 10/19/09: Moved Extra Bases to "backdrop" list EDIT 09/18/10: updated several as "in the works" based on the recent acquisitions by TrevEB EDIT 01/26/11: Added games whose ROMS were recently made available free for download at mamedev.org EDIT 02/23/11: updated several as "in the works" based on the recent acquisitions by TrevEB EDIT 07/18/11: Added Terminator 2 explosion overlay