That's awesome stuff, stefanl! I've got some stuff that's on that amiga site planned for the 2nd page, but there are a lot of brilliant examples I've never seen/noticed before. Definitely putting some of those in...
Post by blackdrazon on Sept 22, 2012 9:53:26 GMT -5
While not a video game, Grognardia has a few posts about traced art in the original D&D books, including nothing short of the famous cover of the original rule book, which was stolen from a Dr. Strange comic.
Boy, diving into the world of European home computer covers has opened up a whole new barrel of worms. This is getting so large, it's forcing me to restructure the article a bit. A new version with the first three of four(!) pages should be ready soon. And yes, we're finally getting some (female) semi-nudity by Frank Frazetta.
In the meantime, I had a look at Metal Fangs, but the only one I recognized right away was Madonna. Mobygames had a few names attached to the screenshots, but I'm not seeing most of those, and some are even anachronisms. Here are the characters:
Also, which Schwarzenegger shot is this from?
And I just know I've seen a bowman with that pose while comparing Arcade flyers with Rambo. Now I don't remember if it was from a game or from Rambo, and I can't seem to find it again...
Last Edit: Sept 22, 2012 18:15:46 GMT -5 by derboo
Post by lanceboyle94 on Sept 22, 2012 20:39:14 GMT -5
Took a look at the game itself, and I just uploaded an image with each and every one of the character portraits: i.imgur.com/TeyGn.png (putting a direct link since it's probably gonna stretch the page out)
Also, related: since the PSN and XBLA versions of Revenge of Shinobi are based off of the Virtual Console revision the portrait change also applies to that one. The XBLA version (not sure about the PSN one) even has as one of the backgrounds a version of the original Japanese artwork but with the non-Chiba'd face.