There have been a few of these in years past (Orange Blue Contrast in film posts/titles probably being the most notable), but over recent months games the "chrome in the desert" effect (GIMP calls is horizon and it is one of the stock effects there) for games title screens have caught my eye. This post is what tipped me over the edge here, although I first remember really noticing it when I grabbed a bunch of CD drives from a bucket at a computer faire and to my surprise one came with a then fairly recent version of corel draw which had it as a default brush/effect and as such this idea had been building for a while. There have been plenty that use gradients and why not as it is a good effect but I always seem to notice this one (although that is not to say other default gradients are not abused a lot), I am going to try to limit it to the stock version or a very obvious tweak thereof (keeping with the same colours mainly- plenty changed one colour but used exactly the same technique) but no promises. I must acknowledge a a nice video that helped me out with some extras of these for the NES http://www.joystiq.c...n-five-minutes/ So to that end Megaman gets an honourable mention for tending to separate the colours into the title and number. james pond 2 gets a second honourable mention for playing with the effect One amiga intro An example of the minor tweak http://media.giantbo...titlescreen.jpg http://www.mobygames...tle-screens.gif http://obsoletegamer.../2011/02/01.png (about 1:14) Doom II also features but they get bonus points for mixing it up slightly. Pushing the limit a tad but I wanted another from the NES. Pushing it again I wanted another nes one Was the title screen as well. http://www.nicovideo...watch/nm5203464 I know I tried not to do different colours but Nintendo were not about to get off lightly Please do add more.