Thursday, May 30, 2013
Blips: Vintage Konami Flyers
Source: Konami's Arcade Flyers 1986-96
There's not too much too say that can really add to this collection of Konami promotional flyers from the late 80s though the early 90s. In fact, these flyers have A LOT happening in them to begin with. I mean, look at the Le Mans poster above and tell me what's happening in one succinct sentence. Every time I try to muster a description, some other element from the image totally disrupts my narrative. The best I can come up with is that the arcade cabinet just blazed through a finish line, but kept going and ran over a woman who happens to be in love with the machine. Also, the arcade cabinet was wearing a helmet, but discarded it before hitting the woman.
The linked post over on VGJunk is full of these wonderful gems that evoke the low-budget cheesy camp on FMV game contemporaries. An era gone too soon...