A photo of the Quicksilver backglass as described in the post.

Quicksilver, Stern, 1980.

Ah yes, here we go back to the “was the artist on coke?” era.

A woman with an extremely extended (squid-like) cranium, dressed in an orange jumpsuit that matches her orange skin tone, runs through a very large pile of animated-looking green blobs. Some basketball-sized pinballs appear to be caught in the blobs. The blobs appear to be trying to capture the woman.

Behind them all, the game title displays in illustration-style neon lighting.

The drugs must have been really good back then.

Mars Trek

Photo of the Mars Trek backglass as described in the post.

Mars Trek. 1977 made by Sonic. I can roll with the noseless rocket and the dozen planetessimals, but is that a young Yzma from Emporer’s New Groove playing the role of a black hole on the right?

Future Spa

A photo of the backglass for future spa as described in the post

Future Spa, Bally, 1979.

It’s the spa, but in the future!

In the center, a woman and a man run toward the camera. They are wearing futuristic jumpsuits that cover them from head to toe except for windows cut in the torso. Like, on the woman’s sky blue outfit the first window stretches from just above the pubic hair to just below the breasts, and a second window reveals most of the breasts to the collar bone.

Her collar is popped and stands up to her earlobes.

Oddly, she has a belt around her middle despite half the outfit missing.

Did I mention you can see her nipples through the fabric?

Silver and gold matching boots and gloves cap off the ensemble.

The man behind her has a pornstache and 70s hair. His outfit only has one window which stretches from just above the belt buckle, over the pecs and all the way up, essentially meaning that if he doesn’t stand up straight the whole damn outfit could pop off his shoulders.

His pecs and six pack abs are visible to an unfortunate level. His collar is popped and he doesn’t appear to have a neck.

In the top left corner are two moons (or rocky planets). The top right displays curvy futuristic buildings with three more moons in the background.

In the bottom right corner, a creepy man in no shirt and a strange helmet grabs a hold of a glowing bar while he sits in front of a console.

In the bottom left corner a naked man sits in a tub staring at the naked woman standing next to him. She is holding on to the long fabric strap around another woman’s breasts – that woman is on a swing above.

This thing is creepy, at its best.

Flight 2000

Photo of Flight 2000's backglass as described in the post

Flight 2000, Stern, 1980. Space ships zoom between planets while something planetoid explodes to the left. Same general hard sci vibe as the space ships on Mars Attack, but without the scary floating head.


Photo of Embryon's backglass as described in the post

Embryon, Bally, 1980.

There is some wild shit going on here.

First, the background: we are in a hallway of metal walls and grates like something off the set of Alien.

Dead center is a big circular metal tunnel with two human brains in semicircular containers clamped to the outside.

On the left, organic spheres about the size of basketballs are pouring out of something conveyor-like.

On the right, a sphere that comes to about waist height has a decidedly humanoid shape growing in it.

In the center, a man in a tight metallic blue shirt, red suspenders, with pilot goggles perched on his forehead stands behind a sphere that comes to his waist. His right hand rests on it.

A semi-feminine (or possibly starving) humanoid with red skin, a green drape, sits some kind of yellow goo inside the sphere. This, we presume, is the embryon.

This is some kind of fucked up, y’all.