Idea 082 - Classic video games maps posters

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A poster of level maps for classic 80s and 90s video games, nostalgia


Create a poster of the maps of levels from classic 80s and 90s video games.

For example:

  • Mario brothers 3 - Each level could be stacked on top of each other as most of them are a flat plane. Because there are so many levels, maybe just the first world or a selection of 10 most iconic levels from across all the worlds. Sprite map
  • Super Mario Kart - The race course outlines simple line drawings from above. Tiled across the poster. This could be super minimalistic without any labels.
  • Doom - Same as Mario Kart with line drawings for each map, titled across the poster. Minimalistic with no labels. If you know then you know.
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - The world map is an easy poster.
  • Chrono Trigger - The world map across the ages. One map for each age. 65 Million BC, 12,000 BC, 600 AD, 1000 AD (altered, and unaltered), 1999 AD, 2300 AD.. For the postere I would make a circle of these different world maps.
  • Metroid - An overly complex world map of the entire game. Lots of color and very intricate.
  • Others: Mega Man, DuckTales,

Different styles

  • I like the minimalist versions of the world maps. Just enough so that people who have played the game would recognize it while others would see it as a bunch of squiggly lines. If you know then you know, Secret knowledge, ingroup
  • Overwhelming detail. Some of the games have huge maps, filling a poster where each level only takes up an inch or more to show how large the game truly is.


Prior art


Man caves, and people who live for nostalgia. I would probably get sued if I tried to make and sell these.

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