May 27, 2013 3:30 AM | jeriaska
Each year Satoshi Sakagami, owner of the METEOR game culture shop, invites illustrators and designers to create cover art for fictitious Famicom game titles. This year's entries will be on display in Kichijouji, Tokyo until the end of the month and online at famicase.com. In addition, Adrien Dufond's Famicase Chronicle showcases all cartridges in the series since 2005 in an easy to navigate whirlpool shaped visualizer.
"BOTSU! Consumer Electronics History" by chip musician BOKKADENcI reminds us of how the VHS video casettes of yesteryear went airborne at high velocities upon being ejected from their players.
"Star Cats: Catnip Hunters" by Daruma Studio similarly whisks us back to the 8-bit era of the 1980's. Metroid is pitted against Star Wars' Boba Fett in a decidedly feline flavored mashup.
And then there's the distinctive pixelated smell of "Leather." Photos from "My Famicase Exhibition 2013" and various other 8-bit goings-on in Tokyo can be browsed on our flickr photo set.