It’s May, which means it’s time for the annual Famicase exhibition, a showcase put on by Japanese game store Meteor that asks artists from around the world to design beautiful cartridges for fake video games. Which end up looking good enough for us to want them to be real video games.

Here’s last year’s highlights, while I’ll post some of the best from 2016 below. If you want to check out the full range, they’re on the Famicase site.


Special shout-out to reader Vittorio, whose Snatcher homage made the cut (and is the first image below).