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Greg MARTIN


Born in 1956, passed away on May 21, 2013.
After a stint at the Hanna-Barbera studio, Greg Martin did his first work for the video game industry in the early 80's with a handful of Commodore VIC-20 games, the computer that preceded the Commodore 64.
He illustrated a dozen VIC-20 games between 1981 and 1982 and did not return to video games until 1990, with a more recognizable style.
The following is only a partial list of his work in the field of video games. There are several problems with Martin: in addition to the fact that he can no longer answer questions from researchers, some of his originals were lost in 1995 in a flood. Although many of his illustrations are owned by collectors willing to share photos and information, this list is based in part on Martin's memories and those to whom he has shared them. Human memory is not infallible, so it is not impossible that an error or two may have crept into this list. In case of doubt, I have chosen to put the works concerned in the "to be confirmed" category.

Games
Other video game related works
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Games (in alphabetical order)


Adventure Island, AKA Takahashi Meijin no Bōkenjima II / 高橋名人の冒険島II (Game Boy - 1992)
Cover art for the US version (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Adventure Island II, AKA Takahashi Meijin no Bōkenjima III / 高橋名人の冒険島III (Game Boy - 1993)
Cover art for the US version (Source: mentioned by the owner of the original artwork)

Adventure Island 3, AKA Takahashi Meijin no Bōkenjima III / 高橋名人の冒険島III (NES - 1992)
Cover art for the US version (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Adventures of Yogi Bear (SNES - 1994)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Aero the Acro-Bat 2 (Mega Drive, SNES - 1994)
Cover art x2 (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)
.Note: the 2 versions are slightly different

Aladdin / アラジン (Game Gear - 1994)
Cover art for the US version (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Alien Blitz (VIC-20 - 1981)
Cover art for the US version (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Amazing Penguin, AKA O-sawagase Penguin Boy / おさわがせ! ペンギンBOY (Game Boy - 1990)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Amazing Sonic (Tiger LCD game)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by the owner of a positive of the original artwork)

Amok (VIC-20 - 1982)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Arachnoid (VIC-20 - 1982)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Atomic Punk (U), AKA Bomber Boy / ボンバーボーイ (J) / Dynablaster (E) (Game Boy - 1991)
Cover art and promotional illustration for the US version (Source: mentioned by the owner of the original artwork (ad) + mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin (cover))

Bonk's Adventure, AKA GB Genjin / GB原人 (Game Boy - 1992)
Cover art for the US version (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)
.Note: also used for the cover of the US version of the NES game FC Genjin / FC原人 (1993)

Bubble and Squeak (Mega Drive - 1994)
Promotional illustration for the US version (Source: original artwork auctioned in 2023)

Cloudburst (VIC-20 - 1982)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Daffy Duck (Game Boy - 1995)
Cover art (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Desert Speedtrap starring Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote (Master System, Game Gear - 1994)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Mega Drive - 1993, Master System - 1994)
Cover art (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Duck Tales 2 / ダックテイルズ2 (NES, Game Boy - 1993)
Cover art (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Felix the Cat (NES - 1992, Game Boy - 1993)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by the owner of a preliminary artwork)

Golly! Ghost! / ゴーリー! ゴースト! (Arcade - 1991)
Flyer illustrations for the US version (Source: original illustrations auctioned in 2024)

Hanna Barbera's Cartoon Carnival (CD-i - 1993)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Inspector Gadget (SNES - 1993)
Cover art (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Izzy's Adventure (PC - 1996)
Cover art (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Knuckles' Chaotix, AKA Chaotix / カオティクス (32X - 1995)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: mentioned by the owner of a preliminary artwork)

Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole, AKA Landstalker: Kōtei no Zaihō / ランドストーカー 皇帝の財宝 (Mega drive - 1992)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: mentioned by the owner of the original artwork)

Lilo & Stitch (GBA - 2002)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Little Nemo: The Dream Master, AKA Pajama Hero NEMO / パジャマヒーロー NEMO (NES - 1990)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Marvel Land / マーベルランド, AKA Talmit's Adventure (E) (Mega Drive - 1991)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Milon's Secret Castle, AKA Milon no Meikyū Kumikyoku / ミロンの迷宮組曲 (Game Boy - 1993)
Cover art for the US version (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Ms. Pac-Man (NES, Game Gear, Game Boy - 1993)
Cover art (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Outworld (VIC-20 - 1982)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Pac-Attack (U), AKA Pac-Panic / パックパニック (J, E) (Mega Drive, SNES - 1993, Game Boy, Game Gear - 1994)
Cover art (Source: featured on the artist's website)
Promotional illustration for the SNES version (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)
Promotional illustration for the GG version (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Pac-Man / パックマン (NES - 1984)
Cover art x2: Tengen and Namco version (Source: featured on the artist's website)
.Note: the cover art created for the Tengen version was also used for Pac-Mania (Mega Drive - 1991)
.Note 2: the cover art created for the Namco version was also used for the US version of the Game Gear adaptation (1991)
Pac-Man / パックマン (Game Boy - 1990)
Cover art for the US version (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Pocky & Rocky, AKA KikiKaikai - Nazo no kuro manto / 奇々怪界-謎の黒マント- (SNES - 1992)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Pocky & Rocky 2, AKA Kikikaikai Tsuki Yosoushi / 奇々怪界~月夜草子 (SNES - 1995)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Quackshot, Starring Donald Duck, AKA Quackshot: I Love Donald Duck / アイラブドナルドダック グルジア王の秘宝 (Mega Drive - 1991)
Illustration made for a contest (Source: mentioned by the owner of the original artwork)

Satellites and Meteorites (VIC-20 - 1982)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Shining and the Darkness / シャイニング&ザ・ダクネス, AKA Shining in the Darkness (Mega Drive - 1991)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Skibbereen (VIC-20 - 1982)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Slider (Game Gear - 1991)
Unused cover art (Source: mentioned by the owner of the artwork)

Snow Brothers / スノーブラザーズ (NES - 1991), AKA Snow Bros. Junior / スノーブラザーズ ジュニア / Snow Bros. Jr. (Game Boy - 1991)
Cover art for the US version (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Sonic Blast - Pocket arcade (LCD game)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the original artwork)

Sonic Chaos, AKA Sonic & Tails / ソニック&テイルス (Game Gear - 1993)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: featured on the artist's website)
Promotional illustration for the US version (Source: mentioned by the owner of a prelim artwork)

Sonic Spinball / ソニック・スピンボール (Mega Drive - 1993, Game Gear - 1994, Master System - 1995)
Cover art for the US and European versions x2 (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin + signature found on the artwork)
.Note: the cover art was slightly remade for the 8bit version.

Sonic the Hedgehog / ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ (Game Gear - 1991)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Sonic the Hedgehog / ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ (Mega Drive - 1991)
Poster illustration (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 / ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ2 (Mega Drive - 1992)
Cover art for the US and European versions, promotional illustration (Source: mentioned by the owner of the original artwork)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 / ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ2 (Game Gear, Master System - 1992)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by the owner of a prelim artwork)

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 / ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ3 (Mega Drive - 1994)
Cover art for the US version (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Sonic the Hedgehog CD / ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグCD (Mega-CD - 1993)
Cover art for the US version (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Sonic Triple Trouble, AKA Sonic & Tails 2 / ソニック&テイルス2 (Game Gear - 1994)
Cover art for the US version (Source: mentioned by the owner of a prelim artwork)
.Note: Duncan Gutteridge drew a slightly different cover art for the European version.

Speedy Gonzales (Game Boy - 1993)
Cover art featured on the artist's website)
Promotional illustration (Source: signature found on the original artwork)

Speedy Gonzales: Cheese Cat-a-strophe (Mega Drive, Master System, Game Gear - 1995)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by the owner of the original artwork)

Speedy Gonzales: Los Gatos Bandidos (SNES - 1995)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Sub Chase (VIC-20 - 1982)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Super Adventure Island, AKA Takahashi Meijin no Daibōken Jima / 高橋名人の大冒険島 (SNES - 1992)
Cover art for the US version (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Super Amok (VIC-20 - 1982)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Super Bomberman / スーパーボンバーマン (SNES - 1993)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Super Bonk, AKA Super Genjin / 超原人 (SNES - 1994)
Cover art for the US version (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Taz in Escape from Mars (Mega Drive - 1994, Master System - 1997)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Taz-Mania / タズマニア (Mega Drive, Game Gear - 1992, Master System - 1993)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

The Flintstones / フリントストーン (Mega Drive - 1993)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

The Flintstones: King Rock Treasure Island (Game Boy - 1993)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak! (NES - 1994)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

The Flintstones: The Treasure of Sierra Madrock (SNES - 1994)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

The Great Counting Caper with The 3 Blind Mice (Pico - 1995)
Cover art (Source: original artwork auctioned in 2024)

The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper! (NES - 1992)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

The Jetsons: Invasion of the Planet Pirates (SNES - 1994)
Cover art, promotional illustration (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

The Jetsons: Robot Panic (Game Boy - 1992)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Time Gal / タイムギャル (Mega-CD - 1993)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: mentioned by the owner of the original artwork)

Tom and Jerry: The Movie / トム&ジェリー ザ ムービー (Game Gear - 1993)
Cover art for the US version (Source: mentioned by the owner of the original artwork)

Toxic Crusaders (Mega Drive - 1992)
Cover art (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Video Vermin (VIC-20 - 1982)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Whirlo, AKA Xandra no Daibōken: Valkyrie to no Deai / サンドラの大冒険 ワルキューレとの出逢い (SNES - 1992)
Cover art for the European version (Source: credited on a poster)

Woody Pop / ウッディポップ (Game Gear - 1991)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Yogi Bear's Gold Rush (Game Boy - 1994)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)




Other video game related works


Adventure Island (multi)
Promotional illustrations x2:
_Ad #1: Adventure Island 1 GB + Adventure Island 2 NES
_Ad #2: same as above + Super Adventure Island
(Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Capcom + Sega (1993)
Mega-Man + Sonic illustration (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Earthworm Jim - Bring Me The Head of Earthworm Jim (VHS)
Cover art (Source: preliminary artwork auctioned in 2020)

EGM #37 - August 1992 (Magazine)
Cover art: Sonic 2 illustration (Source: featured on the artist's website. sketch)

Hudson Soft CES trade show
Flyer Illustrations x2 (Source: original artwork auctioned in 2020 + mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

Life Savers + Sonic 3 collab (1994)
Illustration (Source: featured on the artist's website)

Sega game counselor
T-shirt illustration (Source: mentioned by the owner of the original artwork)

Sega Visions - November-December 1992 (Magazine)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by the owner of the original artwork)
.Note: also used as a temporary cover art for the 1993 game Sonic Chaos

Sega Visions - August-September 1993 (Magazine)
Illustration (Source: mentioned by the owner of a prelim artwork)

Sega Visions - December-January 1995 (Magazine)
Cover art (Source: mentioned by the owner of the original artwork)

Taito Ad (1993)
The Flintstones + The Jetsons illustration (Source: mentioned by collectors in talk with Greg Martin)

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