October 28th, 2004

Rocky Horror

GIP: New Rocky Horror Icon

I made a new Rocky Horror-related icon:
I got the idea when thinking about the Super Mario videogame where each level ends with something like "Sorry, Mario, the princess is not in this castle!" I used an actual Super Mario screencap for the castle/flagpole/cloud/coin, created the Transylvanian flag, and added new text. The images of Brad and Janet (with some alteration) came from the Commodore 64 version of Activision's Rocky Horror video game (circa 1984).

I've never played the C64 version, but I actually have the Apple // version of the game (on the original 5¼" floppy disc). In fact, screen captures from the Apple // version were possibly the first files I ever uploaded to the internet (some time in the early/mid 90s); I had to write my own tool to convert Apple // graphics into a more modern format. I didn't like the way they looked in the icon, however, so I did another Google image search to find screen captures from the C64 version.