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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 warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. 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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