“Q. How do you make these maps?
A. For many I use an emulator and take screenshots of the game and then piece them together into one big map in Photoshop. This is a very long process. Sometimes I find a ROM editor that helps me grab larger chunks of the map at once and see hidden map elements but I still tend to use a lot of screen captures to supplement that source. There’s no trick or shortcuts to mapping. It takes forever, but the results are worth it.”