Exclusively Games writes: ''“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” or so the saying goes. It’s harder to do than it sounds. ''
The article should have mentioned Mega Man in Street Fighter X Tekken was based on that cover. https://encrypted-tbn0.gsta...
They forgot Ico though, amazing game with the worst box art every for north america, and great box art for Japan.
I remember Meg Man's box art I had the game, hard game terrible art cover :D
Landstalker should be on this list. The cover was a disservice to how great that game was back on Sega genesis. Though many Atari or Nintendo game covers back then aren't any better.
Landstalker's box art isn't that bad. There's quite a bit of detail in it and the body proportions are fairly accurate. However, Nigel's face is a bit... ummm... Kind of like a mash up of Spock and Kirk, with a bit of Kirk yelling, "KHAAAAAAAN!"
I bought a poster of that Mega Man box art because it's so bad it's looped back around to being incredible.
I would like to see that Batman one without all of the writing on it. It probably would have been really good. The Mega Man one is hilarious though. It looks like a bad knock off.
Oh man! Back in the day, what was with the carpet never matching the drapes? Conan Fabio on Ironsword, Predator Contra, MetalGear, Strider, MegaMan, Lifeforce, Pac-Man. Different era. Remember Mother Brain on the cartoon ‘Captain N: The Game Master’? Yikes lol!
I think that Amnesia is the best one in there the Mega Man one is fugly though
Raw Danger was a really awesome game. The box art looked very childish however.
List is pretty weak.
A lot of SEGA Megadrive games had some 'fantastic' cover art
Yeah lol that MegaMan cover always stuck out like a sore thumb. If you have to lead with a game cover from the 80s I'd say game cover art is in good shape then
DooM 2016 The original cover art was terrible
Mystery of the Druids reigns supreme.
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