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What's on your "most wanted" list?
03/23/07 11:48 PM


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?


EDIT: See Mr. Do's Work in Progress Page and post #1 and post #2.





These games use backdrops, overlays or lamps/LEDs or have something else unusual going on. The artwork really adds to these games.


Vector games. I really like vector games. No new vector games are being produced. I think that makes them even more important for preservation. IMO.


All other pre-1980 games have been moved to THIS POST.

There is also a separate post for Laserdisc games.

Post 1980s games. This is not a complete list, just some of my favorite games and/or artwork.

  • Arkanoid - Revenge of DOH (Taito America/Romstar license 1987)
  • Astro Invader (Stern 1980) DONE!
  • Berzerk (Stern 1980) DONE!
  • Blaster (Williams 1983) In the works (TrevEB)
  • Blasteroids (Atari Games 1987) DONE!
  • Bosconian (Namco 1981) Full sized Done! Cabaret still needed.
  • Bust-A-Move (Taito 1994) Neo-Geo mini marquee needed.
  • Cat and Mouse (Zaccaria 1982)
  • Centipede (Atari 1980) Cocktail Done! Upright, cabaret, and euro versions in the works
  • Cheeky Mouse (Universal 1980) DONE!
  • Colony 7 (Taito 1981) In the works (TrevEB)
  • Cosmic Avenger (Universal 1981) In the works
  • Devil Zone (Universal 1980) DONE!
  • Dig Dug (Namco 1982) Upright and cocktail Done! Cabaret version in the works. Pic 2. European version needed.
  • Dig Dug II (Namco 1985)
  • Domino Man (Bally Midway 1982) DONE.
  • Double Dragon (Technos/Taito America 1987) Done!
  • Galaga (Namco 1981) Midway version Done! Cabaret and original Namco versions still needed.
  • Hard Hat (Exidy 1982) This game's ROMs are now freely available for non-commercial use.
  • Jack Rabbit (Zaccaria 1984) Used an inner and outer bezel.
  • Journey (Bally Midway 1983)Done!
  • Joust II (Williams 1986) Done.
  • Jumping Jack (Universal 1984)
  • Kram (Taito America Corporation 1982) DONE!
  • Laser Battle (Zaccaria 1981) Same as Scorpion?
  • Magical Spot (Universal 1980) DONE!
  • Missile Command (Atari 1980)Done!
  • Millipede (Atari 1982) Cocktail Done!
  • Money Money (Zaccaria 1983)
  • Moon Patrol (Williams 1982)DONE!
  • Moonwar (Stern 1981) Done!
  • Mouse Trap (Exidy 1981)Done!
  • Ms. Pac-Man (Midway 1981) DONE.
  • Pirate Pete (Taito 1982) To complete the Jungle King/Jungle Hunt "trilogy"
  • Polaris (Taito 1980) Cabaret Done! dedicated upright still needed.
  • Pole Position II (Atari 1983) Cockpit version DONE. Dedicated and conversion in the works. There is also a unique Namco version.
  • PuckMan (Namco 1980) Original Namco bezel needed. Thread. Web page. Photo??
  • Q*Bert (Gottlieb 1982) Upright Done! Cocktail version needed.
  • Q*Bert's Qubes (Mylstar 1983) Done!
  • Quasar (Zelco / Zaccaria 1980) In the works. US Billiards version also needed.
  • Rally-X (Namco 1980) Midway version Done! Namco version still needed.
  • Rampage (Bally Midway 1986) Done!
  • Return of the Invaders (Taito 1985)
  • Scorpion (Zaccaria 1982) Same as Laser Battle?
  • Space Firebird (Nintendo 1980)
  • Sky Skipper (Nintendo 1981)
  • Snap Jack (Universal 1982) In the works (TrevEB)
  • Space Invaders DX (Taito 1994)Done!
  • Space Invaders II (Midway 1980) Done! Only came as a cocktail table
  • Space Raider (Universal 1982)
  • Steel Worker (Taito 1980) Did this game use a backdrop?
  • Street Fighter (Capcom 1987) Done.
  • Super Cobra (Konami 1981) In the works
  • 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







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* What's on your "most wanted" list? jcroach 03/23/07 11:48 PM
. * 10 year anniversary coming up. Comboman  03/05/17 04:55 PM
. * Re: 10 year anniversary coming up. jibmums  03/13/17 04:19 PM
. * Re: Aztarac Panel Nightvoice  03/15/17 03:51 AM
. * Re: 10 year anniversary coming up. TrevEB  03/06/17 10:18 AM
. * 7 years! jcroach  04/30/14 02:51 PM
. * 6 year anniversary jcroach  03/26/13 06:56 PM
. * Re: 6 year anniversary Nightvoice  03/26/13 09:05 PM
. * 5 year anniversary jcroach  03/23/12 05:33 PM
. * Re: 5 year anniversary gregf  02/22/13 11:37 AM
. * Re: 5 year anniversary Third Reich Fox  02/21/13 11:40 PM
. * Re: 5 year anniversary jibmums  03/24/12 04:45 PM
. * Re: 5 year anniversary TrevEB  02/26/13 10:05 PM
. * Re: 5 year anniversary jibmums  02/27/13 05:35 AM
. * Re: 5 year anniversary R.Coltrane  03/23/12 08:06 PM
. * Re: 5 year anniversary Mr. DoAdministrator  03/23/12 08:15 PM
. * Re: 5 year anniversary R.Coltrane  03/23/12 08:21 PM
. * Food fight cocktail reference photo jcroach  07/27/11 05:53 PM
. * Solar War reference photo jcroach  07/27/11 05:46 PM
. * Re: Solar War reference photo krick  07/30/11 05:12 AM
. * Re: Solar War reference photo jcroach  08/01/11 03:05 PM
. * 4 player eliminator reference photo jcroach  07/27/11 05:39 PM
. * Re: 4 player eliminator reference photo Nightvoice  07/29/11 03:06 PM
. * Re: 4 player eliminator reference photo jcroach  07/29/11 04:00 PM
. * Re: 4 player eliminator reference photo Mr. DoAdministrator  07/30/11 06:13 AM
. * Re: 4 player eliminator reference photo jcroach  08/01/11 03:03 PM
. * Re: 4 player eliminator reference photo jibmums  08/01/11 02:17 PM
. * Re: 4 player eliminator reference photo Mr. DoAdministrator  08/01/11 10:35 PM
. * Re: 4 player eliminator reference photo jibmums  08/02/11 02:57 AM
. * Re: 4 player eliminator reference photo Mr. DoAdministrator  08/02/11 05:08 AM
. * Re: 4 player eliminator reference photo jibmums  08/02/11 05:22 AM
. * Re: 4 player eliminator reference photo TrevEB  07/30/11 07:48 AM
. * Dig Dug II reference jcroach  06/27/11 06:42 PM
. * Re: Dig Dug II reference Nightvoice  07/29/11 03:09 PM
. * Re: Dig Dug II reference btribble  08/17/11 06:46 PM
. * Re: Dig Dug II reference jcroach  07/29/11 03:57 PM
. * Pitfall 2 bezel reference photo jcroach  06/24/11 02:38 PM
. * Re: Pitfall 2 bezel reference photo jcroach  01/18/12 05:56 PM
. * Smash TV dedicated reference photo jcroach  06/24/11 02:38 PM
. * Re: Smash TV dedicated reference photo krick  06/25/11 06:23 AM
. * Re: Smash TV dedicated reference photo jcroach  06/27/11 02:42 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Nightvoice  04/12/11 04:03 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? TrevEB  04/14/11 09:05 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Nightvoice  04/15/11 12:17 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? jumpmaniac81  02/04/11 06:30 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Mr. DoAdministrator  02/04/11 06:36 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? jumpmaniac81  02/07/11 08:03 AM
. * New free roms! jcroach  01/26/11 07:10 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Nightvoice  12/10/10 06:34 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? kellyzz64  01/28/12 08:23 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? jcroach  01/30/12 03:36 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Mr. DoAdministrator  12/10/10 12:30 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Nightvoice  12/11/10 11:34 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? vectorzorg  12/10/10 09:19 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? orçotüsi5  12/02/10 01:48 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? vectorzorg  11/25/10 11:18 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? jcroach  09/18/10 07:17 PM
. * 3 year anniversary jcroach  03/22/10 06:29 PM
. * Re: 3 year anniversary gregf  03/22/10 11:55 PM
. * Discs of Tron: Done! jcroach  10/28/09 11:45 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? jcroach  08/03/09 03:44 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? R.Coltrane  03/16/09 05:47 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? jcroach  03/16/09 07:00 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? R.Coltrane  03/26/09 08:36 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? ChuckH  03/17/09 01:05 AM
. * Better Blasteroids image jcroach  03/17/09 03:51 PM
. * Re: Better Blasteroids image Mr. DoAdministrator  03/18/09 01:08 AM
. * Re: Better Blasteroids image Lord Nightmare  08/04/09 09:36 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Shoegazr  03/04/09 03:33 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? ranger_lennier  03/03/09 04:53 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? jcroach  03/03/09 06:29 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? ranger_lennier  03/04/09 08:35 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? gregf  03/04/09 11:05 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? jcroach  03/02/09 11:12 PM
. * Re: Requested a while ago but would still love to see Gemini Wing mrclean  11/04/08 07:26 PM
. * Still looking for the Gemini Wing bezel years later! mrclean  11/07/10 12:12 AM
. * where is this bezel? I looke don the FTP and it isnt there? Ad_Enuff  11/06/08 04:29 PM
. * Re: where is this bezel? I looke don the FTP and it isnt there? Mr. DoAdministrator  11/06/08 05:01 PM
. * Ahh that makes sense then..... Ad_Enuff  11/06/08 05:07 PM
. * Looking at it, it needs a lot of love and attention all over.... Ad_Enuff  11/05/08 01:53 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Arkanoid Revenge of Doh ! <nt> mrclean  08/20/08 05:09 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Arkanoid Revenge of Doh ! <nt> jcroach  08/20/08 02:31 PM
. * Laserdisc Games jcroach  08/15/08 10:42 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games Doosh  04/30/14 11:51 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games Grizz9567  07/19/11 05:50 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games jcroach  07/19/11 07:12 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games Grizz9567  07/20/11 03:32 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games jcroach  07/20/11 05:56 PM
. * Us vs Them Does it use the Mach 3 bezel? YES! TrevEB  05/18/11 06:12 PM
. * Re: Us vs Them Does it use the Mach 3 bezel? YES! Nightvoice  05/21/11 10:56 PM
. * Re: Us vs Them Does it use the Mach 3 bezel? YES! jcroach  05/18/11 08:51 PM
. * Re: Us vs Them Does it use the Mach 3 bezel? YES! Antny  05/19/11 12:43 AM
. * Already done... Mr. DoAdministrator  05/19/11 03:58 AM
. * Re: Already done... jcroach  05/19/11 03:40 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games jumpmaniac81  02/03/11 06:08 AM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games Naoki  02/07/11 11:59 AM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games TafoidAdministrator  08/15/08 10:59 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games jcroach  08/15/08 11:14 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games Mr. DoAdministrator  08/16/08 09:50 AM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games jcroach  08/16/08 02:33 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games JWallace  08/18/08 04:58 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games jcroach  08/18/08 06:18 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games JWallace  08/18/08 09:03 PM
. * Re: Laserdisc Games JWallace  08/19/08 06:40 PM
. * Time Traveler and Holosseum jcroach  08/19/08 10:19 PM
. * Update jcroach  07/09/08 10:03 PM
. * Added World Rally jcroach  05/14/08 10:48 PM
. * Re: Added World Rally Haze  05/14/08 11:09 PM
. * Re: Added World Rally jcroach  05/15/08 04:06 PM
. * Re: Added World Rally Haze  05/15/08 07:13 PM
. * Re: Added World Rally Gatinho  08/18/08 09:16 PM
. * Re: Added World Rally TafoidAdministrator  08/19/08 01:23 AM
. * Re: Added World Rally etabeta  05/15/08 08:59 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? anoid  03/28/08 04:16 AM
. * Solar Fox jcroach  03/28/08 03:42 PM
. * Most wanted list one year later jcroach  03/27/08 07:57 PM
. * I'd love to have Star Wars Upright Bezel... Ad_Enuff  04/13/07 04:26 PM
. * I owned that standup from '85-95 (nt) & Galaga FTW SmitdoggAdministrator  08/16/08 04:17 AM
. * Re: I'd love to have Star Wars Upright Bezel... jcroach  04/13/07 06:37 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? mampfi  04/04/07 09:48 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? TheGuru  04/01/07 03:43 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Mr. DoAdministrator  04/01/07 05:21 PM
. * Re: $200 reward TheGuru  04/05/07 11:47 AM
. * Re: $200 reward VirusHead  04/05/07 11:35 PM
. * Re: $200 reward Gyrovision  04/06/07 05:27 AM
. * Re: $200 reward VirusHead  04/06/07 03:27 PM
. * Re: $200 reward krick  04/06/07 06:03 AM
. * Video Pinball clone?!?! jcroach  03/30/07 04:04 PM
. * Re: Video Pinball clone?!?! ranger_lennier  03/30/07 05:36 PM
. * The early days: Pre-1980 games jcroach  03/29/07 12:04 AM
. * Re: The early days: Pre-1980 games gregf  03/29/07 03:57 AM
. * Definitely Atari Video Pinball ;) RetroLover  03/28/07 04:44 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? vectorzorg  03/24/07 03:59 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Andrew  03/24/07 04:31 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Mr. DoAdministrator  03/24/07 12:46 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? jcroach  03/26/07 04:38 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? gregf  03/24/07 12:54 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? Mr. DoAdministrator  03/24/07 01:03 AM
. * Where's the aftermarket Mr Do! bezel??? Ad_Enuff  05/20/08 03:46 PM
. * Re: Where's the aftermarket Mr Do! bezel??? Mr. DoAdministrator  05/20/08 05:23 PM
. * Gimme Gimme Gimme! Ad_Enuff  05/20/08 06:09 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? gregf  03/24/07 09:15 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? gregf  03/24/07 12:28 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? jcroach  03/26/07 04:32 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? rohan  03/24/07 07:15 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? gregf  03/24/07 09:28 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? vectorzorg  12/01/10 11:43 PM
. * Re: hooray..... Desert Patrol marquee gregf  12/02/10 07:42 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? vectorzorg  03/25/07 12:06 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? jcroach  03/26/07 04:27 PM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? vectorzorg  03/28/07 12:55 AM
. * Re: What's on your "most wanted" list? gregf  03/25/07 12:14 AM

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