Dinky Minimaps That Show The Whole Journey

I always loved the maps that showed the adventure ahead in one very cute summary image. What are your favourite examples? The more zoomed out and abstract the better.

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Ninja Princess's very cute map from the MSX version

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Ghosts n Goblin's map progresss stage was so satisfying to inch across.

To nobody‘s surprise, I’m quite fond of Pocky & Rocky‘s little overworld map. It’s strictly linear, you can't even go back to previous stages. Why is it here?? Just to be pretty, I guess!

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Just started this one…does this count? :sweat_smile:

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can't find one without the dang watermark……

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I don‘t know how I missed these before! (probably because I didn’t play this game omg)

I love the cute little graveyard!

Hello friend have you heard the good news about our lord and savior Tenchi wo Kurau II?

https://youtu.be/06Xc4gUz4QU?t=9m6s

To be fair, this map seems obviously inspired by **Final Fight**’s iconic Metro City map.

https://youtu.be/ds4MkDYgHlc?t=12m9s

Amusingly, this feature inspired Nishiyama when he moved to SNK. There is a similar map in **Fatal Fury** and an even more detailed one in **Art of Fighting**, both of which are spiritual sequels to the original Street Fighter, just like Final Fight, but also borrow a lot from Final Fight itself (and obviously Street Fighter II in the case of Art of Fighting).

https://youtu.be/Tkgb51if2gg?t=12s

https://youtu.be/pWznXJ8T-hU?t=2m2s

An interesting detail about Art of Fighting’s scenography is that it only shows the map after the first fight. Sega does the same with **Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder**, only revealing the map after the first stage, although a good reason for that is TRoDA allows you to choose between different paths to reach the destination .

https://youtu.be/9RyHrmfwIIc?t=4m55s

You’d think the two Dungeon & Dragons games from Capcom would feature the same kind of map, given Capcom’s past history with minimaps, the D&D games’ similarities with TRoDA and their multiple paths. But nope. The earlier **Knights of the Round** does have a maquette of the stage ahead at the beginning of each stage, but it doesn’t show the full game’s map in one swoop.

https://youtu.be/5Al9A3tV7Zo?t=10m55s

**Captain Commando** is the game from that era that does the Final Fight shtick most properly. Good on you, Cap’.

https://youtu.be/_VSvHm5gnio?t=6m41s

The title screen map from Yoshi’s Island kinda blew my mind at the time…what a gorgeous-looking game

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Show me the map!!

These games look cool but I don't want to skim through multiple hour long youtube videos!

I like how much Donkey Kong Country's map oversimplifies the journey you take. He should have just walked on the beach the other direction, it would have saved time.

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SMT game overworlds have always captured my imagination with their minimalism,

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It's not a particularly spectacular one, but it is the only one I can think of right now.

Actually, it's kind of non-descript, even. If you don't immediately recognize it, try and guess, I'll put the answer below.

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>!It's the map from _Goof Troop!_ And it kind of looks like this game had cut content, kinda.!<

Two classics for me, Super Mario Land 2 (gameboy) and Tiny Toons (NES)

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Had a couple spring to mind.

Fairune has a map that weirdly takes up like half the screen and shows the entire overworld all at once. It also loops around vertically and horizontally like a Towerfall or Killer Queen stage

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There's the Monster Boy-like Aggelos that has this pretty, artsy map with absolutely zero accuracy to how the levels actually line up.

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And, basically the same as the Yoshi's Island map is Nidhogg 2

https://twitter.com/i/status/891299523661897731

i‘m always thinking of rayman

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see the present floating in the sky? you can’t ever go there. what bastards.

Oh, I just remembered another fave!

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Also, the Revenge of Metaknight game has a little cinematic one that is fun.

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I’d make the case that chrono trigger’s map is more in this tradition than a typical JRPG overworld

Golf Story takes place in the most fictional setting I've ever seen in a game.

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@“docky”#p56060 There you go, I bookmarked when the maps appear specifically.

G-Hand!

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@“穴”#p56177

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