It's often said (by lying liars) that "art is the lie that tells the truth", by which we mean that it doesn't hold up a straight mirror to a situation, but conveys a feeling or experience more effectively than a dry documentation would. In this case, what the art is supposed to make you experience (as with the often-deceptive box art of the earliest home video games) is the feeling of playing one of these games. In any case, they're not start screens and couldn't in most cases be interpreted as samples of enhanced gameplay... but many (but not all) of the games referenced here did appear on the Commodore 64 platform. So they wouldn't fit in any of my previous C64 galleries, and so I throw them in here!the recent 3DNES emulator) of Bruce Lee entitled "Brixels Don't Hit Back". its biggest franchises emerging more recently than the C64 era (supposing that such a thing ever really drew to a close!) with, presumably, the montage not anachronistically including characters who never appeared on that platform -- so no Ace Attorney, no Resident Evil, where's Mega Man, what does the character from 194x even look like, really? If you can help me fill in these blanks, please weigh in! (Konami, ironically a Capcom expert as you shall soon learn for yourselves, covers a few more of the gaps: "bottom left is the blue soldier from Forgotten Worlds AKA Lost Worlds in Japan. The large fellow on the right is Strider, as he appeared in the original Strider games.") the game's box art. a blog post by the artist on the subject!
As a special closing treat, I've just discovered (after most of these files had hung around in limbo for a year and a half) the works of Gergely Kwayne64 Sinkó, whose bio reads: "The guy who makes pictures of C64 games that probably won't ever exist." And for his proof of concept, here's a whole suite of awesome illustrations for the nonexistent C64 port of Accolade's Star Control 2. Ilwrath, Zot-Fot-Piq, Earthling, Utwig, Thraddash, Melnorme, Vux, and a full-fledged screen mockup with Spathi. It's a thing of beauty!