IGN: Fond Memories: Mail Order Monsters

Before Electronic Arts earned its reputation as the House of Madden, it was a savvy, scrappy computer game publisher. Founded in 1982 by Trip Hawkins, EA sought out original, innovative games for the Commodore 64 and Atari computers and then proceeded to give them the rock star treatment. Early EA games shipped not in boxes or baggies (oh man, remember those days?), but in record sleeves that featured great cover art and photos of the developers.

One of EA's greatest sleeves belongs to Mail Order Monsters. A rubber Godzilla-like brute is kicking through the top of a parcel bearing a Transylvania postmark. The creature is armed to the teeth with a mace, spear, machete, and assault rifle.

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