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Re: Box Art

Post by Overheat » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:32 pm

looks like Bowser from the Mario movie to me :P
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Re: Box Art

Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:40 pm

[quote="Overheat"]looks like Bowser from the Mario movie to me :P[/quote
Never noticed that before. Where's Bob Hoskins, though?

I quite like these ones, myself:

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Image - I will say, that I do like the UK boxart for this as well.
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Re: Box Art

Post by famicom69 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:01 pm

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Re: Box Art

Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:09 pm

Forgot about te Rambo III boxart. And, the best thing is, it doesn't change across the formats, especially on the Speccy and C64.
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Re: Box Art

Post by Vanderkaum » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:15 pm

Megamixer wrote:Some of my faves...

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Awesome. NAM 1975 too.

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Sorry for the huge pics. It's strange but usually I like the Japanese designs the best.

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Re: Box Art

Post by harlequ1n » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:02 pm

I absolutely love Japanese cover art (for the most part), some of my fave:

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My favourite classic horizontal (and vertical) STG.

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Same as the PAL edition, thank god.

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The cover reflects almost perfectly how you feel when you play this game for the first time, defeated and despondent.

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My favourite graphic adventure also features one of the best box arts ever.
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Re: Box Art

Post by Nemesis » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:08 pm

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My first full price game from Ultimate. The packaging was beyond anything else that had gone before on the 8-bit micro scene.
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Re: Box Art

Post by van » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:41 pm

Nemesis wrote:Image
Awesome.

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Re: Box Art

Post by JazzFunk » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:58 pm

Megamixer wrote:Image
That is one of the most awesomest-looking carts of all, it's why I could never get rid of it.

Gah, the character art is so derivative, Axel *DOES* have Jean Claude Van-Damme's face within his blonde headscape, Skate *IS* a toddler Tiger Woods, the guy at the back *IS* Schwarzenegg crossed with Gordon Kennedy (who used to host The National Lottery), everybody's eyes *ARE* far too big/striking, but the incredible use of red makes it one of the finest retro covers around. :D

PS: I think that NES Contra/Gryzor cover was by Bob Wakelin, who was an abso-f*cking-lutely incredible game cover artist, he was/is seriously, seriously good, I hope he's still going these days...

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Re: Box Art

Post by RetroMartin » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:53 am

JazzFunk wrote:
Megamixer wrote:Image
That is one of the most awesomest-looking carts of all, it's why I could never get rid of it.

Gah, the character art is so derivative, Axel *DOES* have Jean Claude Van-Damme's face within his blonde headscape, Skate *IS* a toddler Tiger Woods, the guy at the back *IS* Schwarzenegg crossed with Gordon Kennedy (who used to host The National Lottery), everybody's eyes *ARE* far too big/striking, but the incredible use of red makes it one of the finest retro covers around. :D

PS: I think that NES Contra/Gryzor cover was by Bob Wakelin, who was an abso-f*cking-lutely incredible game cover artist, he was/is seriously, seriously good, I hope he's still going these days...
The big guy is Max Thunder :p But you are right they do look EXACTLY like the people you've mentioned.

Devs did that back then though - I mean look at Metal Gear, they based Snake's MG2 look off of Mel Gibson LOL!
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Re: Box Art

Post by van » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:29 am

they obviously got real creative and didn't base this one off somebody real.

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Re: Box Art

Post by JetSetWilly » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:25 pm

RetroMartin wrote: The big guy is Max Thunder :p But you are right they do look EXACTLY like the people you've mentioned.

Devs did that back then though - I mean look at Metal Gear, they based Snake's MG2 look off of Mel Gibson LOL!
Michael Biehn from Aliens & The Terminator, to be precise :wink:
But, that cover art is sooooo much better than ours. Why is our boxart always so fudging poor?
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Re: Box Art

Post by Vanderkaum » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:18 pm

RetroMartin wrote:
JazzFunk wrote:
Megamixer wrote:Image
That is one of the most awesomest-looking carts of all, it's why I could never get rid of it.

Gah, the character art is so derivative, Axel *DOES* have Jean Claude Van-Damme's face within his blonde headscape, Skate *IS* a toddler Tiger Woods, the guy at the back *IS* Schwarzenegg crossed with Gordon Kennedy (who used to host The National Lottery), everybody's eyes *ARE* far too big/striking, but the incredible use of red makes it one of the finest retro covers around. :D

PS: I think that NES Contra/Gryzor cover was by Bob Wakelin, who was an abso-f*cking-lutely incredible game cover artist, he was/is seriously, seriously good, I hope he's still going these days...
The big guy is Max Thunder :p But you are right they do look EXACTLY like the people you've mentioned.

Devs did that back then though - I mean look at Metal Gear, they based Snake's MG2 look off of Mel Gibson LOL!
Checked out the other Bare Knuckle / Streets of Rage cover artworks.

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The GG version of part 2 is similar but slightly reduced. Schwarzenegger is missing, as is the bad guy with the many wrinkles.

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Gotta love the Western design. I like how the characters sort of hover in the air like action figures.

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The EU cover of part 3 is a real disaster though. One of the worst covers ever?

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Re: Box Art

Post by Megamixer » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:51 pm

Vanderkaum wrote: The EU cover of part 3 is a real disaster though. One of the worst covers ever?
Well at least Blaze is on there - always a plus point :wink:

Too bad she's obscured by and old guy (Dr. Zan) and some lightning though. In fact, you wouldn't even know that this is a beat 'em up from the cover. Not the worst cover I've ever seen but nothing very inspiring either :|

Compare it to the US/Japanese covers...I think it's a toss-up between those two. The Genesis art looks cool (Axel using his Grand Upper) but there's something likeable about the Japanese art too.

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Re: Box Art

Post by SoupDragon » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:42 pm

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Love this one.
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