ArsInvictus' 4K Bezel Overlays

If you’d like to post your own bezel overlays, whether they’re in ArsInvictus’ style, variations on his posts or your own original creations, just go ahead and create a new topic for them so there’s no confusion as to who is making what and what goes where :slight_smile:

Thanks, The Management

I’ve been working on 4K bezel overlays for my own personal setup and recently started sharing them for others to use. I hope folks find them useful and enjoy my work. My style is less focused on realism than the wonderful work done by Orion’s Angel and John Merritt and more about a clean simple, colorful presentation.

I also do enjoy coming up with my own designs for games which had no or limited cabinet graphics when the game originally came out but try to stick to the original look and feel of the games, pulling design themes from advertisements, posters etc as much as possible.

I’ve got a dropbox link set up right now with all the overlays with retroarch.cfg files. If anyone has suggestions for improving how I distribute these, please let me know! I’m also very open to constructive criticism and suggestions to improve my work so please be open with any suggestions as well.

Some of my older work needs to be redone, as I’ve learned as I’ve gone on this. So I will share some of my most recent overlays here.

Here is the dropbox link:

4K Overlays

@Briball has posted his configs, which include my own overlay configurations on his google drive here:


The way this works, if you drop my overlays directly into the retroarch overlay directory, and place his configs into your mame config directory, then it will automatically load the overlay for each game and set the right screen coordinates.

I highly recommend using @HyperspaceMadness’s Mega Bezel Shader with this setup, as I don’t include a monitor bezel in the overlays so it looks correct with his shader.


Mortal Kombat II

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3



Blazing Star



Mortal Kombat


Samurai Shodown

Metal Slug

Mars Matrix

King of Fighters 98

X-Men - Children of the Atom



Street Fighter Alpha 3

Armored Warriors

Galaga 88

Black Tiger


These are so good! Thank you for sharing your work!

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Thanks! Glad you like them :slight_smile:

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Those are awesome! Great job!

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Thank you! Also, thanks for all your great work and contributions to the community. You helped inspire me to get into this too.


Someone inspired me to get into this as well. Glad I can do the same for someone else.

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New overlays for Samurai Shodown 2/3/5.

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Added Marvel Super Heroes


Ghouls and Ghosts with original bezel artwork


@ArsInvictus These look great!

If this continues I’m going to have to alternate by clicking on the heart icon with my tumbs now that you and @Orionsangel are creating such great bezels!

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Thanks @Rion for the encouragement! I’m glad you like them!

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Thanks to @Orionsangel for assistance with this one.


Nice job! I’m glad I could help.

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U.N. Squadron. I cleaned up the bezel scan quite a bit. It’s not perfect, but much better than where it started.

EDIT: I’ve cleaned up the bezel more and updated the overlay


Cool! It sucks though that the only available version of this overlay is cut off at the top.

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I know. This was actually a pretty popular game too. Sometimes I feel like an archaeologist digging for these old materials but it was just the 80’s and 90’s. It’s too bad more people back then didn’t recognize how big a part of our culture the arcades had become and put more effort into preserving the art and marketing materials.

I feel the same way. Exploring ancient ruins. That’s part of the fun. Yeah, the mid 90’s is when they stopped using artwork overlays in Arcade cabs. They mostly used instruction cards for the moves list. Since so many games were fighting games back then.