Recreation of the dialog pixel font from Arc System Works/Capcom's "Code Name: Viper" (aka "Ningen Heiki Dead Fox", 1990) on the NES. Only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.
Recreation of the pixel font from Enix's "Dragon Warrior" (1989) on the NES. Only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.
Recreation of the hiragana and katakana pixel fonts from Konami's "Akumajō Densetsu" (aka "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse", 1987) on the Nintendo Famicom.
This font is only used on the title screen, intro story crawl, and dialog boxes - otherwise, the game uses a standard "Nintedoid" type font like https://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/676742/nintendoid_1. In contrast, the western release uses a single stylised font throughout - see https://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/682911/castlevania_3_1.
In the game's tileset, the dakuten and handakuten are separate tiles, positioned in the line above the character they relate to. In this recreation, these characters are pre-combined into a single glyph.
The game also uses a handful of actual kanji characters - however, due to their limited number and usefulness, these have not been added in this recreation.
Only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.
Recreation of the "chalkboard" pixel font used in Nintendo's 1995 Super NES classic "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island". Only the characters used in the game have been included. The "Q", "X", "Z" and "j" are my own creation, as these characters don't seem to have been used in any of the on-screen texts I came across. Note that this font includes a few special characters, mapped to the most appropriate unicode point: the Yes/No selection arrow (mapped to "triangular bullet" U+2023), directional arrows (U+2190 - U+2193) and the circled "A" (U+24B6), "B" (U+24B7), "X" (U+24CD) and "Y" (U+24CE).
Update Sept. 2019: proper left/right double quote mark; "j" fixed; "Q", "X" and "Z" fixed; added accented characters and "ß" - note that, for some reason, the accented "e" and "i" versions have an additional pixel of letter-spacing; added ordinal "ª" and "º"; added "æ"; added "¡" and "¿" from the spanish version of the game on the Game Boy Advance - note that the regular exclamation and question marks in the spanish version are different from the English/French/German version, and this recreation keeps the ones from the latter.
Activision's "Predator" (1987) on the NES is generally regarded as a dreadful game...but the pixel font used in the start screen and the story intro (but not in the game itself) is an interesting variation of the more standard Nintendoid font. In particular, the lowercase, custom numbers and the sexy ampersand are worth pointing out here. A few minor tweaks have been applied to the quotes and punctuation, to more easily make it fit with the overall rhythm of the letters.
EDIT (August 2019): fixed the incorrect "Q" (which came from the in-game font) and changed quotes and punctuation back to their original (slightly unbalanced) look for accuracy. The only small concession I made is to move the numbers by one pixel to the right to make them work better when paired with letters.This is a clone of Nintendoid 1
A recreation of the faux-italic pixel font from Konami's "Biker Mice from Mars" (1994) for the SNES. Only the characters found in the game are included.
Updated 05/2017 to add a few missing characters and fix existing one.
Updated 07/2017 because the ampersand was missing a pixel...
Nintendo's "Super Mario World" (1990) on the SNES contains a maddening 5 pixel fonts. This is the recreation of the 7px tall font used for the game's message boxes and level names on the world map. UPDATE: in the game, the font has a 2px spacing to account for the outline. in this recreation, i opted to just go for a 1px spacing - if you do use it outlined, make sure to add the extra pixel for authenticity.
Update Sept. 2019: added some missing unused characters "?", "•", "(", ")" and fixed the incorrect "Q".
Nintendo's "Super Mario World" (1990) on the SNES contains a maddening 5 pixel fonts. This is the recreation of the two small, 6px tall variants used for the game menus, end-of-stage stats, and the end credits. These have been spread out across the upper- and lowercase. Note the reduced-size 5px tall numerals, and the copyright symbol used on the title screen. UPDATE: in the game, the font has a 2px spacing to account for the outline. in this recreation, i opted to just go for a 1px spacing - if you do use it outlined, make sure to add the extra pixel for authenticity.
Update Sept. 2019: fixed the incorrect "Q"
Recreation of the pixel font from Nintendo's "Donkey Kong Classics" (1988) on the NES, which combines the fonts from "Donkey Kong" (1981) and "Donkey Kong Jr." (1982).
The one distinctive feature of this font are the "G" and the exclamation mark. Note that in the original "Donkey Kong" (1981) the period/full stop and the ".," (mapped here to the ";") were one pixel higher than in the "Classics" version. In addition, this recreation includes the maths symbols ("+", "-", "×", "÷") from "Donkey Kong Jr. Math" (1983). "Donkey Kong Jr. Math" and "Donkey Kong 3" (1983) also used this same font, except they changed the "8".
Other than the additions of the maths symbols, only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.
Recreation of the pixel font from Square's "Rad Racer" (aka "Highway Star", 1987) on the NES.
This font includes special characters for "black right-pointing double triangle" (U+23E9), box drawing characters (U+2500, U+2502, U+256D - U+2570), and "beamed eigth notes" (U+266B).
The original font was incomplete - this recreation includes the addition of custom characters for "J", "X" and "Z" that attempt to match the same style. Apart from these, only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.
Pixel font recreation from Konami's classic "Gradius" (1986). A variation on the generic Nintendo font, most notable in the letters V, Y and in some of the numeral. This font includes the special characters from my standard Nintendoid 1 to make it more generally useful, and for the first time includes the strange "horizontal semicolon" used on most of the early Nintendo games' start screens.
EDIT August 2019: it appears I was off by one pixel on the "horizontal semicolon". Fixed now.This is a clone of Nintendoid 1
"This is Solid Snake. Respond, please." Recreation of the font from Konami's classic "Metal Gear" (1987) on the NES. Only the characters used in the game (and present in the ROM) have been included - if you need some missing special character, I'd suggest combining it with my Nintendoid 1 or 2.
Update 4/5/2018: fixed code point for the quotes and double exclamation mark; added the carriage return, box drawing elements and copyright symbol; removed the incorrect em-dash and vertical pipe.
Recreation of the 6px pixel font used in Nintendo's "Super Mario Kart" (1992) on the SNES. In the game, the font has a 2px spacing to account for the outline. In this recreation, I opted to just go for a 1px spacing - if you do use it outlined, make sure to add the extra pixel for authenticity.
Update Sept. 2019: added ":" and "," and fixed incorrect "Q", "V", "(" and ")"
Recreation of the pixel font from Natsume/Taito's "Power Blade 2" (aka "Captain Saver", 1992) on the NES. Only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.
Recreation of the pixel font from Technōs' "Double Dragon" (1987) on the NES. Only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.
Expanded version of the pixel font on the start screen of Konami's "Tiny Toon Adventures" (1991) on the NES. The original only contains a very limited set of characters (incomplete uppercase and only a few lowercase letters). All additionally created characters attempt to recreate the same whimsical feel of the characters present in the game's tile set.This is a clone of Tiny Toon Adventures (NES)