Article 23—CAPCOM STICKERS (1991)
These high-gloss sticker sheets were
distributed in Japan to promote Capcom’s latest releases
for the Famicom (NES), Super Famicom (Super NES) and Game Boy
as well as
its arcade hits. There’s some great
character art and typography on display here, and it’s
interesting to see how many of these games were renamed when
they reached North America. Area 88 is better known as U.N.
Squadron, Chohmakaimura is Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts and Red Arremer: Makaimura
Gaiden is Gargoyle’s Quest. Rockman 4 became Mega Man 4
(obviously), while Rockman World is Mega Man: Dr.
Wily’s Revenge for the Game
Boy. The logo with the sword is Tenchi
o Kurau II: Shokatsu Koumei Den, a
Famicom role-playing game that was never released outside of
Japan (it’s the sequel to Destiny
of an Emperor).
You’re probably wondering about the
meaning of the “Capcom Racing Team” stickers.
As you can see in the photos on the reverse
side of the larger sticker sheet, Capcom was the official
corporate sponsor of two pro race drivers in Japan: Formula
3000 driver Hisashi Wada and Formula 3 driver Akira Ishikawa.
Their mission statement: “Our energy is passion and team
work. Machines, drivers and mechanic stuffs would do their best
performance. Last factor to get the win is your
cheering.” Hey, it’s nice to see the mechanic stuffs
getting some recognition!
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