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Does anyone know if this is a famous font?

I would really like to know the name of it.

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  • lol, the ridiculous PETA game...
    – paddotk
    Jun 14, 2012 at 18:35

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8-bit type in the age of 8-bit video games wasn't the same type of font files that you'd be using today on your average computer. They were instead bitmap files used within the game itself. I doubt Nintendo ever created actual font files for these and distributed them, but odds are that there are more than a few clones of this out there done by hobbyists (or even pros). Search for 'Nintendo' and 'bitmap' on the font sites out there.

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Press Start 2P

The closest font to this which can also be found in Google Fonts is Press Start 2P designed by CodeMan38: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Press+Start+2P

If not Press Start 2P, there are some more very similar looking fonts which this could be, I do not know if they are official or supported on all browsers:

  • PixelNES designed by Neale Davidson
  • Wayfarer's toy box
  • Diary of an 8-bit mage

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