A Brief History of Video Game Title Design

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Here's a supercut featuring the title screens from 35 video games. While I remember many of these (The Legend of Zelda, the Mario Bros. arcade version, Katamari Damacy...), a lot of them are new to me because they either came out on consoles I didn't have, or are PC games I simply missed. If you're into video games, set aside two minutes for some gaming nostalgia -- and see how many you recognize:

A Brief History of Video Game Title Design from Art of the Title on Vimeo.

Here's the complete list of games included:

Donkey Kong (1981)
Ms. Pac-Man (1982)
Mario Bros. (1983)
Atari’s Star Wars (1983)
The Legend of Zelda (1986)
Mega Man 2 (1988)
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990)
Last Ninja 3 (1991)
Day of the Tentacle (1993)
Final Fantasy VI (1994)
Full Throttle (1995)
Metal Gear Solid (1997)
Half-Life (1998)
Fallout 2 (1998)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (2002)
Resident Evil: Outbreak (2003)
Katamari Damacy (2004)
BioShock (2007)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)
Braid (2008)
Mirror's Edge (2008)
Kill Zone 2 (2009)
Borderlands (2009)
God of War 3 (2010)
Super Meat Boy (2010)
Red Dead Redemption (2010)
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (2011)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011)
L.A. Noire (2011)
Fez (2012)
Tomb Raider (2013)
Grand Theft Auto V (2013)
BioShock Infinite (2013)
The Last of Us (2013)

And if that's not retro enough for you, here's the NES Duck Tales music (if you want to see someone play through the whole game, cancel your lunch plans):

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