Concept Art for Return of the Jedi ‘Speeder Bike’ Arcade Cabinet, 1983




The game was unproduced, sadly, but what a cool concept. “Wizz Bang” all the way! Note that steering on the last cabinet design is “similar to Battlezone,” a very popular Atari cab released in 1980. The art is from Atari Coin-Op Division Records via the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, a repository housed at The Strong National Museum of Play.

1 Response to “Concept Art for <em>Return of the Jedi</em> ‘Speeder Bike’ Arcade Cabinet, 1983”

  1. 1 narvo September 27, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Wow, concept art that was still done with markers. I wonder if they even teach that anymore. In the tail end of my Graphic Design major (1999-2000), I took an Advertising Art class where we had to use Prismacolor markers to do our concept art just how you see above. It’s definitely a great skill to have, but when I presented it as part of my portfolio once to a friend of mine (who’s advertising firm was hiring), she laughed and said that technique was totally outdated. “It’s all done on computers now,” she said.

    Heh, what isn’t these days, right?

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