Most obscure icon idea?

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C64_Critic
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Re: Most obscure icon idea?

Postby C64_Critic » April 11th, 2021, 9:08 am

"May contain the voice of Leonard Nemoy"? The icon could be an image of the infamous Vulcan Salute, something like this:
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Would apply to Seaman for the Dreamcast as well a couple of others.

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Re: Most obscure icon idea?

Postby CaptainCruch » April 11th, 2021, 10:24 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:
CaptainCruch wrote:May contain text / grammar errors? (not the review, the game of course...) All your base are belong to us! (Zero Wing)
It contains a broken keyboard, I guess.


This is VERY clever! Well done! Not sure a broken keyboard icon would get the point across though.

It would probably apply to about a dozen games, which I think is a good number for an obscure icon.


Thanks! Maybe an angry teacher?

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Re: Most obscure icon idea?

Postby pacman000 » April 12th, 2021, 9:33 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:sixam -
Wow, that is another really good one! Not sure we could fit "Your Ad Here" on a 32x32 icon however.

It's tricky to come up with a good idea AND a suitable icon!

How about a sign which just says "AD" ?

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Re: Most obscure icon idea?

Postby zetax » April 12th, 2021, 2:25 pm

Just spitballin' with these...

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All your base are belong to Engrish.


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Hey Kool Aid! Product placement run amok.

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Re: Most obscure icon idea?

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 12th, 2021, 5:57 pm

I may actually use that "all your base" icon!
The kool aid one is a little hard to make out. Could you "zoom" in a bit?

Maybe I should start using slightly larger icons like 40x40? I could always stretch the old ones to fit.

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Re: Most obscure icon idea?

Postby Breaker » April 12th, 2021, 8:12 pm

I think it's funny that you think the kool-aid icon is hard to make out, but the all your base icon is a go - I had to zoom way in on that icon, and I'm still confused! Probably a reference to something that I missed way back when.

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Re: Most obscure icon idea?

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 12th, 2021, 8:36 pm

I think you're right Breaker. If people weren't familiar with that Zero Wing cut-scene they would probably have a heck of a time making out the icon.

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Re: Most obscure icon idea?

Postby zetax » April 13th, 2021, 1:14 pm

About as big as it'll go...

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And this may be a bit obtuse...

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Kanji for "huh?" or "eh?" I think. Unless Google Translate steered me wrong.

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Re: Most obscure icon idea?

Postby matmico399 » April 13th, 2021, 5:24 pm

I love these ideas. One of my favorite sections to read is the icon sections and I refer to them a lot. The eggplant and the chicken are hilarious and just so out of the blue that it's cool to see. The only one I can think of offhand is to put a Red Cross symbol and say may contain health packs.

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Re: Most obscure icon idea?

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 13th, 2021, 5:48 pm

Zeta - I may use the Kool Aid "product placement" icon. Nice! The kanji one may be a little too obscure.

All: What would you think if I scaled up the icons a bit? Since the text has gotten larger, it would make sense for the icons to grow a little bigger too. Then we could use icons with a little more detail.

Mark - what size would you recommend?


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