What ever happened to hand-drawn manuals?

There is something personal about the hand-drawn art that permeated through every aspect of video game culture 20 years ago.  From magazines to box art to awesome little drawings in instruction manuals, hand-drawn art was everywhere.  Yesterday I wrote about Agro Soar, a Game Boy game based on a children’s television show in the 80’s and 90’s.  Below is the hand-drawn map for the game in the manual.  A work of art I’d say.

AgroSoarMap

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2 responses to “What ever happened to hand-drawn manuals?

  1. This sort of reminds me of the map to Ghosts n Goblins. Aaaaaaaand now I’m having flashbacks.

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  2. Old Gaulian

    I love that these maps pretty much tell you nothing. It’s for the love of the art dammit!

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