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Poll: Street Racer or Speedway II? (11 member(s) have cast votes)

Which artwork do you prefer?

  1. Street Racer (9 votes [81.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 81.82%

  2. Speedway II (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

Which artwork do you prefer?

  1. Space War (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Space Combat (3 votes [100.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

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#1 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 12:54 PM

I'm shamelessly borrowing the format of atarilbc's cool thread about choosing favorite Cartoon Intros in order to ask the following question:

 

Which picture label do you prefer: Atari or Sears?

 

You can take into account anything you like.  You can base your choice solely on the artwork itself.  You can choose to factor in how the artwork corresponds to the game.  You can make a decision about which title you like better.  Come to a decision however you want!

 

First up is Street Racer vs Speedway II -- please answer the poll above, but I'm also especially interested in hearing your thoughts about each, and/or why you made your choice the way you did.

 

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Edited by Ballblaɀer, 30 January 2017 - 09:27 PM.


#2 StormSurge

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:47 PM

I voted for Street Racer.

 

It's more colorful just seems like a better piece of art than Speedway II.

 

Bonus points for cashing in on the American Graffiti craze!  :)

 

Awesome topic! Looking forward to more!


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#3 RickR

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:52 PM

More cool cars is better. Street Racer.
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#4 Rowsdower70

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 02:00 PM

Yeah, Street Racer has more pleasing colors.  

Sears does make some nice labels, especially for Intellivision.


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#5 Atari Creep

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:56 PM

Street Racer! HOT RODS FOR THE WIN!


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#6 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:58 PM

So... there's a skier and a motorbike in the artwork of Speedway II.  As a kid, I had NO CLUE that the player was supposed to be a skier in the Slalom game options (7-12).  Likewise, you're supposedly using a motorbike in the Number Cruncher game options (21-24).

 

Having the manual might have helped...  :rofl:

 

I think Street Racer's gonna run away with this one!


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#7 fergojisan

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:55 PM

Street Racer for me. I like the old cars, and I like the symmetrical layout. Just like the game itself. :)


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#8 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:27 PM

Speedway II was just never gonna get in the passing lane to get around Street Racer.  I think this next one might be a bit closer!

 

Which picture label do you prefer: Atari or Sears?

 

You can take into account anything you like.  You can base your choice solely on the artwork itself.  You can choose to factor in how the artwork corresponds to the game.  You can make a decision about which title you like better.  Come to a decision however you want!

 

Next is Space War vs Space Combat -- please answer the poll at the start of the thread, but I'm also especially interested in hearing your thoughts about each, and/or why you made your choice the way you did.

 

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#9 RickR

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:42 PM

This one is really difficult.  I like the guy with the glasses in Space War, and also that it has the people factor in the artwork.  But that weird ship upper left bothers me.  Looks more like a Norelco electric razor. 

 

So sorry glasses man...I'm going "Space Combat" on this one.  It's got cool ships in battle, and that's a winning combo for me. 


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:06 PM

This one is really difficult.  I like the guy with the glasses in Space War, and also that it has the people factor in the artwork.  But that weird ship upper left bothers me.  Looks more like a Norelco electric razor. 

 

So sorry glasses man...I'm going "Space Combat" on this one.  It's got cool ships in battle, and that's a winning combo for me. 

 

The Space War artwork never really looked to me like it had easily identifiable spaceships, like you pointed out.  I feel like it also lacks focus -- e.g. the planets/moons seem to me like they're just sprinkled haphazardly in the background to fill space.  I think it's overly busy.

 

Space Combat, while less lively and having less in the way of action, has numerous distinct, detailed ships.  I like that the art has a kind of Soviet retro-futuristic feel.  And, for as plain as it is, the giant red planet is eye-catching.  It also makes one look more closely at what's going on around it.

 

Another vote for Space Combat.


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#11 nosweargamer

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:53 PM

Space War because of the people scrambling.

...and I'd like to imagine the people from the Missile Command box art are in the dome in the background...

 

Space Combat looks like the Revenge of the Gigantic Orange!


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#12 TrekMD

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:28 PM

I like Street Racer and Space Combat more.  Voted.  :)


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#13 Atari Creep

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:26 PM

Sorry to be late on this one, just haven't been on the computer much the past week.. I vote for Space Combat. It just screams to me with everything I find amazing!!!!!!!


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#14 Arenafoot

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:54 PM

my vote is for Space Combat

 

Can't wait til we get to Atari Casino vs. Sears Poker Plus  :thumb:  :D !


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