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10th Oct 2018

Some hero has made a dedicated blog of skies in old video games and it’s beautiful

Dave Hanratty

Video game skies artwork

A true work of art.

This is either a total waste of time or a move of sheer genius.

Seriously, the whack of inspired nostalgia off this.

As the name implies, Video Games Skies is a one-stop shop that describes itself as “the art of depicting skies in video games.”

No mere illustration, this is a clear and concise celebration of what many of us would have had our eyes drawn to at the top of an arcade cabinet or early-era home console screen back in the day.

The Tumblr blog focuses on games that appeared on the likes of the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, Sega Mega Drive and Master System, Game Boy and PC.

This grand undertaking has been in operation since March of 2018, and updates regularly without comment, simply presenting a series of soothing old-school heavens-ward imagery that really kicks the ‘they don’t make ’em like they used to’ thought process into overdrive.

‘Overdrive’ sounds like an 80s racing game, doesn’t it?

Anyway, here are some of Team JOE’s favourite skies from the blog:


Taz Mania – Sega Mega Drive (1992)

Lord of the Sword

Lord of the Sword – Sega Master System (1988)


Ristar – Sega Mega Drive (1995)


Quik The Thunder Rabbit – SNES (Prototype)


Sonic Advance – Game Boy Advance (2001)

You can check out the entire archive here.