Video game scans

Catalogs

Sears Catalog Video Game Scans (1988,1992,1994)

Sears Catalog Video Game Scans (1988,1992,1994)

A while back I came across some old Sears Catalogs, I decided to scan the video sections and rant on about them a bit.


Electronics Boutique January 1987 catalog

Electronics Boutique January 1987 catalog

This is the oldest catalog I've found so far, from way back when Elbo was still a relatively small chain. Their product selection looked considerably different than what most remember from the 90s.


Electronics Boutique Christmas 1990 Catalog

Electronics Boutique Christmas 1990 Catalog

The Sega Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, NES, and even Sega Master System all dreamed of appearing under trees this year.


Electronics Boutique Spring 1991 Catalog

Electronics Boutique Spring 1991 Catalog

Taking a look back at the 16-bit generation before the Super Nintendo arrived on the scene.


Electronics Boutique Fall 1991 Catalog

Electronics Boutique Fall 1991 Catalog

The second Electronics Boutique catalog of 1991, featuring the Super Nintendo launch.


Electronics Boutique Christmas 1991 Catalog

Electronics Boutique Christmas 1991 Catalog

The Ghost of Christmas Past brings memories of your favorite early 90s video games and computer software.


Electronics Boutique Spring 1992 catalog

Electronics Boutique Spring 1992 catalog

I am plowing through my backlog of Elbo catalogs at a frantic pace. This week we're going back to early 1992 when the 16-bit war was going strong and overpriced CD-ROM packages were all the rage.


Electronics Boutique August 1992 catalog

Electronics Boutique August 1992 catalog

Hey look at that, it's another Electronics Boutique catalog from 1992.


Electronics Boutique September 1992 catalog

Electronics Boutique September 1992 catalog

Of all the 1992 Elbo catalogs I've scanned, this is my favorite.


Electronics Boutique Christmas 1992 Catalog

Electronics Boutique October 1992 Catalog

This isn't all that different from the September one but still fun to peruse.


Electronics Boutique Christmas 1992 Catalog

Electronics Boutique Christmas 1992 Catalog

Get yourself in the holiday mood by re-celebrating Christmas 1992.


Electronics Boutique Spring 1993 Catalog

Electronics Boutique Spring 1993 Catalog

Revisiting 1993 in all its glory.


Electronics Boutique August 1993 catalog

Electronics Boutique August 1993 catalog

Jurassic Park was the summer blockbuster of 1993 and this catalog is filled with the various home versions.


Electronics Boutique Christmas 1993 catalog

Electronics Boutique Christmas 1993 catalog

1993 was my second Christmas season working at Electronics Boutique and I remember it well. Mortal Kombat was of course a hot item but the really interesting part was seeing the Genesis vs Super Nintendo console war in full swing.


Electronics Boutique January 1994 catalog

Electronics Boutique January 1994 catalog

It's time for another trip to the past. This voyage takes us to the first frigid month of 1994 where the 16-bit war was going strong and the PC CD ROM era was just beginning.


Electronics Boutique Spring 1994 catalog

Electronics Boutique Spring 1994 catalog

A baseball training camp themed look at the 1994 gaming scene.


Electronics Boutique Christmas 1995 catalog

Electronics Boutique Christmas 1995 catalog

I think 1995 was the greatest year for video games with the Saturn vs PlayStation war, tons of amazing late 16-bit releases, a new era of PC gaming, and some last ditch efforts to save struggling consoles.


Electronics Boutique Spring 1996 catalog

Electronics Boutique Spring 1996 catalog

In the spring of 1996 the PlayStation was blooming and Sega's various consoles were melting away like snow.


Electronics Boutique Christmas 1997 Catalog

Electronics Boutique Christmas 1997 Catalog

100 pages of memories from Christmas 1997 - the year the PlayStation achieved total dominance and 16-bit consoles faded away.


Electronics Boutique Christmas 1999 catalog

Electronics Boutique Christmas 1999 catalog

Electronics Boutique's 1999 holiday gift guide featured all the latest PC games but oddly lacked the recently launched Sega Dreamcast.


Software ETC. Christmas 1994 Catalog

Software ETC. Christmas 1994 Catalog

Entering a bit of uncharted territory by visiting a store I once considered my mortal enemy.


Atari Catalog 1981

Atari Catalog 1981

Scans from an old Atari 2600 catalog that found its way to my desk.


Atari Catalog 1982

Atari Catalog 1982

Scans from another old Atari 2600 catalog that found its way to my desk.


Turbo Gear

Turbo Gear

A small catalog of TurboGrafx-16 swag.


Sega Gear

Sega Gear

A little catalog of Sega-branded clothing circa 1995.


1991 Konami Catalog

1991 Konami Catalog

Scans from a 1991 catalog of Konami games for PC, C64, and Amiga.


Intellivision Catalog 1981

Intellivision Catalog 1981

Scans from a 1981 Intellivision catalog, not exactly my best work.



Magazine Articles

Mortal Kombat II Behind the Scenes

Mortal Kombat II Behind the Scenes

From the April 1994 issue of VideoGames magazine, short biographies of the Mortal Kombat II cast and some interesting information about the game.


Game Player's Nintendo Strategy Guide

Game Player's Nintendo Strategy Guide

Scans from Game Player's Nintendo Strategy Guide magazines published in the late 80s.


Game Player's Magazine Premiere Issue

Game Player's Magazine Premiere Issue

A look at the highlights from the premiere issue published in 1989.


Snatcher Walkthrough

Snatcher Walkthrough

Scans from walkthrough to the Sega CD version of Snatcher.



Ads

Mortal Kombat Ads

Mortal Kombat Ads

Collection of ads for the first two Mortal Kombat games (the only ones that count).


Atari and Intellivision Ads

Atari and Intellivision Ads

A small collection of ads for Atari 2600 and Intellivision games.


Ads of the 16-bit war

Ads of the 16-bit war

Some completely random TurboGrafx-16, Sega Genesis, and Super Nintendo ads.


Nintendo Ads 1988-1989

1988 & 1989 Nintendo Ads

Scans of various ads for Nintendo games in 1988 & 1989.



Everything Else

Zelda Pre-Orders

Zelda Pre-Orders

Pre-order offer mailings from Nintendo for (then) upcoming Zelda games.


1982 Coleco Flyer

1982 Coleco Flyer

Scans from a littler flyer for Coleco games.


Crime Wave - Worst Box Art Ever

Crime Wave - Worst Box Art Ever

A critique of what might be the worst box art ever produced.


Random Video Game Scans

Random Video Game Scans

All the stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else.