Mega Man 8 cover insert


Posted by Eric on Friday, December 12th, 2008 in Art / Retro

I have a lot of fun putting these together. They’re a good way to do artistic stuff and get an end result rather quickly.

Mega Man 8 has always been my favorite Mega Man game. I was pretty pumped to hear that Capcom was making a ninth, only to be let down by the cop-out with the 8bit graphics and low production value that is Mega Man 9. Sigh... I guess you can’t have everything your way, huh? Enjoy! :)

Mega Man 8 Sega Saturn Slim DVD Insert

Mega Man 8 Slim DVD Insert

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Review: Dracula X - Nocturne in the Moonlight


Posted by Eric on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 in Retro / Reviews
Nocturne in the Moonlight Saturn cover

Immediately following the events of Richter Belmont’s adventure, Rondo of Blood for the TurboGrafx-16, Dracula X - Nocturne in the Moonlight starts you off smack in the middle of the final boss fight against Dracula from the previous game in the Castlevania series. Known here in the U.S. as Castlevania - Symphony of the Night, Nocturne is the Japanese version of one of the best titles of the 32bit era. I had the privilege of playing the Sega Saturn exclusive version, which contains more areas of the castle to explore and additional features and dialogue than the PlayStation.

I first played this title when it was released as downloadable content on Xbox Live Arcade. Of course, that was the English port, but it was still enough to suck me into the decade old 2D adventure. Anyone who knows me knows that Super Metroid is my favorite game of all time, and Nocturne‘s gameplay is not far off. It’s a lengthy 2D RPG platformer that takes you through the bowels of Dracula’s castle in search of what’s caused Castlevania to come back into existence. Collecting a slew of weaponry, armor and items along the way, the main character, Alucard Tepes, is something of a recluse. He doesn’t talk much, but there’s honestly no need (Hell, Samus gets away with it...). On his journey he meets Maria, a sprite from Richter’s adventure searching the castle for him after his disappearance. They exchange awkward silences and facial expressions occasionally throughout the castle and eventually end up duking it out. You’ll see two different endings depending on the choice you make and/or items you collect.


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Symphony of the Night disc label


Posted by Eric on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 in Art / Gaming Life

I think I enjoy doing these labels because not only does it tune my skills but it’s also fairly quick and easy work. I enjoy art so much but have always failed to come up with my own style. I’m working on that, thought. Here’s a label for Castlevania - Symphony of the Night for Sega Saturn. Enjoy!

Castlevania - Symphony of the Night Sega Saturn CD Label

Castlevania - Symphony of the Night



NiGHTS disc label and cover insert set


Posted by Eric on Monday, August 11th, 2008 in Art / Gaming Life

Wow. What a total failure on my part to keep this thing up to date! I’ve been busting my ass at work and during most of my free I’ve been working on the following:

NiGHTS Into Dreams Sega Saturn CD Label

NiGHTS Into Dreams Slim DVD Insert

I’ll probably end up changing the disc at some point because it uses NiGHTS from the Wii version. ...Yeah a review on that one will be here shortly. Enjoy!



Video capture rocks my socks


Posted by Eric on Saturday, June 07th, 2008 in Computers / Videos

I have no idea why, but I’ve never messed around with this stuff at all. Tonight I vigorously tried to figure out how the video inputs on the front of the DreamBox worked, and finally had some success. I hooked up my Sega Saturn and went at some of the classic 3D orb collecting in NiGHTS, and recorded this test video:


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MegaMan X4 CD Label


Posted by Eric on Monday, June 02nd, 2008 in Art / Gaming Life

Damn, another CD label already?? Yup. This one is for MegaMan X4 for the Sega Saturn again. I think I enjoyed doing this one a little more, and I’m happier with the result. It shows the characters from the game more, and there was a lot more customization. Enjoy!

MegaMan X4 Disc Label

I wanted to mention the level of customization here, as most of the time you’ll be hard pressed to find images of this kind of stuff on the web. You’d think it’d be the other way around, but quite the contrary, it isn’t... Here is the old logo and the one I made myself, respectively, using the old as a template of course. Yeah... that ESRB logo is mine too... ;-)

MegaMan X4 Disc Label


MegaMan 8 CD Label


Posted by Eric on Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 in Art / Gaming Life

For any backup copies of MegaMan 8 for Sega Saturn out there that need a label, look no further!

MegaMan 8: Anniversary Edition - Sega Saturn Disc Label

I took a couple hours today and the day before to make a disc label for the game to burn on these cool new color Lightscribe discs. Of course I threw it on a blue one, and it looks awesome!