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mr3urious
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16 years, 10 months ago
Since we have a thread about packaging labels for food/drinks, why not make a thread dedicated to video game box art, both old and new? Here are some of the boxes I think look good:

Ninja Gaiden (US)
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/8/587488_39691_front.jpg

I prefer this one over the JP version because it shows Ryu in a cool pose.

Super Smash Bros. (JP)
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/4/198854_26225_front.jpg

I like the comic book-style of this for some reason.

Kid Chameleon
US version: http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/3/586273_51620_front.jpg
JP version: http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/3/586273_46748_front.jpg

Both of these are good, but I think the Western-style of the US box art fits better with the game.

Sonic the Hedgehog (US)
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/genesis/image/454495.html?box=44056

It looks more colorful than the EU and JP verison.

Streets of Rage 2 (US)
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/4/563344_45481_front.jpg

It just looks cooler (and funnier!) than the JP box art.


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    HarryReems
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    16 years, 10 months ago
    good idea!
    Can't leave out the art the was completely horrible too. Like the box art for the first 2 Mega Man games.
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      HarryReems
      good idea!
      Can't leave out the art the was completely horrible too. Like the box art for the first 2 Mega Man games.


      I shall give my opinion on box covers that are really terrible (besides the US covers of MM1 and 2 because those are obvious)!

      Kung Fu (JP)
      http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/nes/image/587396.html?box=2901

      I think this drew people away from the game in Japan!

      Pro Wrestling (US and EU)
      http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/sms/image/588122.html?box=87396

      9 out of 10 early Sega Master System box covers were bad, and this is one of them!

      Zillion (US)
      http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/sms/image/588176.html?box=85860

      OK, whose wise idea was it to put a picture of a MICROWAVE on the box?

      Phalanx

      We all know how bad the US box art is, but I find the JP box art to be disturbing, as well.

      Super Bust-a-Move (US)
      http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/image/431581.html?box=50709

      Uh, no comment.

      NCAA March Madness 2003 (US)
      http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/image/562325.html?box=52562

      They don't call it "March Madness" for nothing!

      Tommy Lasorda Baseball (US)
      http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/genesis/image/586551.html?box=60435

      A bad game complimented by bad box art.


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        16 years, 10 months ago
        Great finds.
        Narrator: Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But... there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a Darkside :twisted:
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          HarryReems
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          16 years, 10 months ago
          heheh, oh man...
          That one for Pro Wrestling sucks hard.
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            16 years, 10 months ago
            Also, after MM2, the box art for the games slowly started to improve.


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              16 years, 10 months ago
              I like how the Kid Chameleon covers content's the same, but the style is altered for each culture. Anime for Japan and the more semi realistic comicish cover for the US.
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                My top two favorite SNES games

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                  JerseyJ
                  My top two favorite SNES games


                  LOL, I'm afraid Fox's ankles are going to snap!


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                    mr3urious
                    LOL, I'm afraid Fox's ankles are going to snap!


                    haha!! :D
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                      dinoboy38
                      but the graphics for the game were too blocky.


                      No shit, Sherlock!


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                        mr3urious
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                        16 years, 8 months ago
                        Actually, I take back what I said about SoR2's US box art. It looks really ugly, and the fighters on the box don't look anything like they do in the game!

                        I also like the 8-bit images used for the cover of early 1st-party NES games because they showed you what you'd get when you played the game. Here's an example with SMB1's box:

                        US version:


                        Japanese version:


                        European version:


                        And at least the European box art for MM1 is somewhat more accurate to the game!



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                          Xe-A-Thoul
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                          16 years, 8 months ago
                          I know a cool one!



                          As innaccurate as it is to the actual game, you look at it, and you just get drowned in nostalgia...
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                              Shaunbadia
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                              The box art for the Oddwrold games all kick ass. (Abe's exoddus is the best cover IMO)

                              Also the box-art for "The Simpsons game" looks pretty good. (The PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 & Wii versions anyway).




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                                Classic:

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                                  Does THIS cover remind you of anything!??!!


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                                    mr3urious
                                    Does THIS cover remind you of anything!??!!


                                    Yeah it reminds me of that Die Hard-rip off that Anna Nicole Smith made:



                                    Oh you meant that whole...9/11...unpleasantness...*cough*
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