I received a new poster today from Japan, the advertising poster for the forthcoming 3DS SEGA release of 3D Classics Collection.
I am a big fan of the art style of this poster including OutRun, Space Harrier, Bare Knuckle, Super Shinobi 2, Fantasy Zone and Ecco.
Although this retail ‘Reprint Collection’ which includes Space Harrier 3D and OutRun 3D as a bonus is currently only heading to Japan we have recently had the great news of the second wave of games coming to the West. Let’s also hope for this compilation to arrive with the stunning artwork by Ken Sugimori of Pokemon fame.
Just thought I would share my recent OutRun item that I picked up at Auction.
It’s a 1986 SEGA game card from the 24th Amusement Show in Japan.
This show was where SEGA first showed OutRun to the press and public and the card could be dispensed from a vending machine and used from credits within the SEGA stand.
I think SEGA released this as part of a series of game catalogues for the Mark III. Each one would feature new release games and include the current catalogue of games available.
I really love the Japanese artwork on these catalogues.
Thanks to Outrun fan Andrew Marsh for sharing information and photos of this great Driving game book.
Inside you’ll find an 80’s section including games like Super Sprint, Buggy Boy, Chase H.Q and my favorite pages dedicated to the original OutRun as seen below.
Here’s a description of the book from Amazon
The first definitive guide to driving games, outlining the history of the driving video game, covering all platforms past and present — Arcade, Home Computer (PC, Sinclair Commodore, etc), and Console (Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, X-Box & Sega ). Starting from 1974 with the first arcade driving game ‘Game Trak 10’ to the present day. The book provides and overview of the genre, an illustrated summary of driving games. For those games that are not featured, there will be a list, broken down by format summarizing game title, developer and publisher, and profiles of creators of the key games of the era.
Noodle Shirt is an Australian based company specializing in cool T-Shirt designs.
Within their online store you’ll find retro gaming t-shirts including the classic 80’s computer game cover art of OutRun (as seen below)
There’s also a nice Wonderboy one too!
If you fancy picking up the coolest game tee of all time click on the link below. NoodleShirt Vintage OutRun T-Shirt
There’s also Free Worldwide delivery!
You can also find a permanent link in the sidebar of this blog.