During a recent trip to visit the parents, I uncovered a few Dreamcast goodies in the remnants of my old bedroom (now the combination workout/storage room). The first of these goodies is a very cool flyer advertising the Dreamcast's US launch. As you see above, the cover is very minimalistic and follows that dark edgy aesthetic that was so popular in the late 90's.
The flyer opens to a cool render of the console, with the design and features detailed on the second page.
It opens once again to show screens from the two biggest launch titles: Sonic Adventure and NFL 2K. I loved this campaign.
The other side detailed the other launch titles as well as titles that released later in the fall, complete with screens. Overall, it's a very stylish and well designed promo item. Hey, it made me want to buy a Dreamcast!
Next up is a postcard advertising Phantasy Star Online. I found this at a sandwhich shop located next to my dorms in Chicago. They were given out via a little rack filled with cards advertising anything from vodkas to video games.
I had also found a Seaman postcard but forgot where I put it. However, it looked like this:
Finally we have a full-scale replica of Granda II! Okay, it's not that exciting, but it's sorta cool. These were put on display pre-release at stores like GameStop to advertise upcoming games. I received this along with a massive Sonic Shuffle box when I politely asked the store employee if I could have them.
|Left: The imposter, Right: The real thing|
So there you have it! Paper Dreamcast goodies. Until next time, keep dreaming!