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A Tribute to Vintage Video Game Maps

Once upon a time when physical media reigned supreme and gaming geeks the land over pored over gaming magazines for tips and tricks, poster size game maps were a common but beloved gaming treasure. Check out these retro maps for a taste of last century’s video game culture.

These days if you have a physical video game map, it most likely came with some sort of ultra-deluxe collector’s edition of the game. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, however, it was common for games to come with a map in the box or for one of the many gaming magazines–like Nintendo Power, Electronic Gaming Monthly, and Video Game & Computer Entertainment–to include poster-size fold out maps for popular games as their monthly centerfolds.

Over at the NeoGAF gaming forums, forum members pooled their collective map scans to put together a collection of over three dozen official and user-created vintage computer game maps. Hit up the link below to check them all out.

Awesome Adventure Game Maps [NeoGAF via Kotaku]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/17/12

Comments (3)

  1. jimmy

    That thread’s so old most of the images have gone…

  2. Burgerman

    Straight up, I get a fracking server error. Can’t even access the site.

  3. Dan

    I still have my old Nintendo Power issue with the Zelda map in it.

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