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.


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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