Category Archives: Video Gaming

Streets of Rage Perfect Soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage Perfect Soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro. Licensed by Sega. Wayo Records. 2017.

Streets of Rage is a classic ‘beat ’em up’ video game developed and published by Sega in 1991. The acclaimed soundtrack for the game was composed by Yuzo Koshiro who was hugely influenced by electronic dance music, in particular techno and house music of the early 90s which had yet to make its breakthrough in his native Japan. Koshiro hoped that the soundtrack would have appeal to the Western gaming market.

Streets of Rage Perfect Soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro is a CD soundtrack reprint that came with the November 2017 French Wootbox subscription. The CD contains all of the game’s compositions as well as unreleased tracks by Koshiro that never made it into the finished game. The CD comes with delicious artwork across a more than impressive six page gate fold sleeve. As for the songs… I’ve had this thing on repeat all afternoon and still can’t get enough. If sharp, punchy, catchy, groovy 90s electronica for action games is your bag then this is the soundtrack for you. 


Words from Yuzo …


The November 2017 Wootbox container ‘Fighting’ theme.


And finally, my 1991 Streets of Rage advert … 

Groo. 1991. US. Sega Streets of Rage.

NINTENDO… taxis, love hotels and video games!

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The Japanese company Nintendo was founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. The company originally produced hand-crafted playing cards. By the early 1960s several other ventures had been tried out including a taxi company and a love hotel!

Nintendo first ventured into the video game industry in the 1970s. In the 1980s they introduced us to their classic Game & Watch hand-held games and soon-to-become-iconic characters like Donkey Kong, Zelda and the Super Mario Bros. Other early Nintendo products include Game Boy, the NES and SNES consoles, and a co-ownership of the Pokémon franchise. Nintendo continues to be one of the leading innovaters in the electronic games industry today.

Warning: awesome alert code red. This post contains more than 40 images of Nintendo related goodness. Enjoy.

US. Groo. 1990.


US. Dark Hawk. 1991.


Gameboy. Denmark. 1991. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.


US. DC Starman.1989.

US. DC Starman.1989.


USA. Groo. 1989.


USA. Groo. 56. 1989.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


USA. Groo. 54. 1989.

USA. Groo. 54. 1989.


US. Starman. 1989.

US. Starman. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.

US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Groo. 1988.

US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1988.

US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


Cloak n Dagger. 1989.

Cloak n Dagger. 1989.


US. Groo. 1990.

US. Groo. 1990.


Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Nintendo. Denmark. 1991. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1990.


US. Firestorm. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Groo. 1990.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Groo. 1991.


US. Starman. 1989.


US. Groo. 1988.

US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1983.


UK. Hamleys Catalogue. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1984.


USA. Groo 49. 1989.

USA. Groo 49. 1989.


US. Firestorm. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


USA. Marvel New Universe. 1988.

US. New Universe. 1988.


For the complete rundown of Nintendo products from the ’80s to present see the official site: Nintendo

Retro Gaming Galore!

Video games consoles, cartridges, hand-held games, computers and electronics – as featured in the 1983 Hamleys Christmas catalogue.

Warning: TVTA cannot be held responsible for any sensory overload you may encounter as you feast your eyes on 80s electronic heavy-hitters like Atari, Coleco Vision, Vectrex, Texas Instruments, Bandai, Philips, C.G.L., Parker carts, and classic games like Frogger, Q*bert, Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Galaxy Invader, Snoopy Tennis, Pitfall!, River Raid, Space Invaders and more!













 

Eight retro gaming ads

TVTA presents eight retro gaming ads fresh from the 1980s … featuring Atari’s Advantage Prize Offers and Moon Patrol … Intellivision’s Kool-Aid Man and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Video Games Taito’s Bubble BobbleWrestle Mania … Parker Brothers Popeye The Sailor Man … and game offers from the UK’s BOMB!


US. Firestorm 81. 1989.

US. Firestorm 81. 1989.


US. Firestorm 24. 1984.

US. Firestorm 24. 1984.


US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.

US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.


US. Firestorm 24. 1984.

US. Firestorm 24. 1984.


US. Firestorm 81. 1989.

US. Firestorm 81. 1989.


US. Firestorm 81. 1989.

US. Firestorm 81. 1989.


US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.

US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.


UK. Starburst 66. 1984.

UK. Starburst 66. 1984.

Seven retro gaming ads

From France, the US and UK – seven adverts featuring Amstrad, Philips, Atari, Invicta, Imagic and Parker products from the 1980s.


France. Pif Gadget. 1988.

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.


atari-2600-pifg-1988-post

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.


 

Four Atari Adverts

Made for the UK market: three comic strip style Atari ads and a competition to win Atari consoles with Colgate toothpaste.


UK. Eagle. 1984.

UK. Eagle. 1984.


UK. Eagle. 1984.

UK. Eagle. 1984.


UK. ROTJ Weekly. 1983.

UK. ROTJ Weekly. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.


 

 

Mattel Electronics – cool retro-gaming artwork ads

Kool-Aid Man, Burger Time, Tron… I love the artwork on these Mattel Electronics video game ads from 1983/4.

US. Legion of Superheros. 1983.

US. Legion of Superheros. 1983.

 

US. The Defenders. 1983.

US. The Defenders. 1983.

 

US. The Defenders. 1983.

US. The Defenders. 1983.

 

US. Nightforce. 1983.

US. Nightforce. 1983.

 

USA. Amethysts. 1984.

USA. Amethysts. 1984.

 

US. The Warlord. 1983.

US. The Warlord. 1983.

1983 ads for the Philips Odyssey Home Video Game Console

The following scans of the Philips Odyssey home video game console are part of a four page centre spread found in a 1983 Brazilian Disney comic Pato Donald.


Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


More Philips gaming adverts

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.


Early video game advertising from Philips. France. Télé Junior N° 4. 1977.

France. Télé Junior. 1977.


Pateta 36 1984 Odyssey Philips videogame

Brazil. Pateta 36. 1984