Short and Split-screen icons

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Short and Split-screen icons

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 25th, 2019, 7:34 pm

I've been thinking about incorporating these icons for some time, and finally pulled the trigger:

You'll find two in the new Dragster review:
https://videogamecritic.com/2600de.htm?e=28272#rev173

and one for Crash Team Racing (PS1):
https://videogamecritic.com/ps1cc.htm?e=03002#rev2297

First let me say that I am willing to tweak/change these before applying them around the site. I could even ditch them altogether. I need your feedback.

Short: This stopwatch icon indicates the game has a very short running time. Another game I recently reviewed, Choplifter, would probably qualify also. Let's keep it relative to the system. A 7-second game is short for any system, but maybe an hour game would be considered short for the PS4...?

2-Player Splitscreen - especially since this has become kind of rare over the last few years (before the Switch anyway) I thought it would be a useful indicator. I used a Ballblazer graphic because it had a distinctive split.

4-Player Splitscreen - Same as 2P, except the icon looks a little less distinct. I think the two split-screen icons might benefit from a black border so they don't "bleed" into the next icon. If anyone is handy with a paint program feel free to touch them up.

I'm even willing to replace these if something comes up with something better. The wording also!

Please chime in!

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Re: Short and Split-screen icons

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 28th, 2019, 2:19 pm

Since these new icons are a bit large, I added a few pixels of spacing between icons so they look a bit less cluttered.

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Re: Short and Split-screen icons

Postby crimefighter » December 27th, 2019, 10:57 pm

Several Atari 2600 games have a play time of 2 minutes 16 seconds - Air Sea Battle, Combat, Slot Racers, etc. Or first to so many points like Warlords or Outlaw.

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Re: Short and Split-screen icons

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 28th, 2019, 10:56 am

True, but for an Atari 2600 game 2 min 16 sec isn't all that short.
In some cases it feels very long!


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