Recreation of the pixel font from Compile/Irem's "The Guardian Legend" (aka "Guardic Gaiden", 1988) on the Nintendo Famicom / NES. It combines the characters from the North American/European release and the original Japanese one.
This font includes a full set of hiragana and katakana characters. 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.
Similarly, in the password entry screen the game includes various characters with an umlaut/diaeresis, which are rendered as a separate tile in the preceding line. In this recreation, these have also been pre-combined. The game itself also uses some non-standard combinations (such as a "k" with an umlaut) - these have not been included, as they don't map to any standard unicode character. Lastly, to avoid confusion, the numeral "0" in the password entry screen uses a slash. This has been mapped to the "Latin Capital Letter O with Stroke" character (U+00D8).
Beyond this, only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.
Recreation of the secondary large pixel font from Irem's "Air Duel" (1990). Only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.
Recreation of the pixel font from Irem's "Air Duel" (1990). Only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.
One of the many fonts used in "Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Building Company" by Irem for the Game Boy. This one can be seen on the title screen.
None of the fonts used in the game seem to have been completed. Analysis with VBA's Tile Viewer reveals only the glyphs needed to spell out what little text exists. In particular this font has only the glyphs "BCDEILMNORSTY139©". Thus, I took it upon myself to make the font more complete.
I did not add lowercase, since it's impossible to tell what style it would have been drawn in. EVERY font in the game is in uppercase... though some of the others do have small caps for "lowercase".
Clone of Vigilante - Kerned. Arcade Kerned version of the font from Vigilante, (C) 1988 Irem Corp.This is a clone of Vigilante - Kerned
Clone of Vigilante. Kerned version of the font from Vigilante, (C) 1988 Irem Corp.This is a clone of Vigilante
Clone of The Video Arcade Game Font. The ubiquitous video game font standard, likely designed by Lyle Rains of Atari; first used in 1976's "Sprint 2" by Atari, and then on until well into the 1990s. Used by most video arcade game companies, including (but not limited to): Namco, Williams Electronics, Irem, Atari, Konami, Bally-Midway, Taito, Nintendo and Sega. The lower case characters are from several Atari video arcade games from 1984-1987. Plenty of alternate characters -- variations used in conjunction with the standard font, all selected from a variety of MAME32 game roms.This is a clone of The Video Arcade Game Font