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Re: Box Art

Post by Nemesis » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:39 am

More fantastic Ultimate Box art;

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Re: Box Art

Post by famicom69 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:48 am

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Never got into Sweet Home, but the above cover is pretty cool. I really like the hand drawn style of the Panzer Dragoon cover too, even if it is a little cramped.

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Re: Box Art

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:39 am

Worst box art ever? Easy, Karnaaj Rally.

Most of the Atari Lynx ones were pretty atrocious too.

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Re: Box Art

Post by delbert_trout » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:02 pm

Cheers everyone! Been really enjoying looking through this and several times going "blimey, I had that....not seen that cover in yonks...had that as well....remember renting that out" etc, great nostalgia trip!
Well, as we've had the feature in the mag this month and the box art was certainly an absolute cracker (never seen the Japanese Shinobi III that someone posted earlier by the way, very nice!):

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And....

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Re: Box Art

Post by Vanderkaum » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:45 am

snowkatt wrote:
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one of the most hideous box arts i have seen in quite a while
the only one thats worse is the monstrosity thats called gunstar heroes

then again they are both equally horrid
There is actually a continuation of the most discussed art in this thread when you look on the back of the manual:

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Makes it even more epic than it already is.

Here is some more MD greatness:

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Re: Box Art

Post by Megamixer » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:03 pm

Vanderkaum wrote: There is actually a continuation of the most discussed art in this thread when you look on the back of the manual:

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Makes it even more epic than it already is.
Funnily enough my Japanese copy of the game came through the post today and the first thing I looked a was the manual to see how nice the art was. Love the back cover with the fire-breathing fattie, lightning in the sky, biker and surprisingly detailed whip woman (compared to the in-game sprite which has obvious limitations).

I love how games like this and the Golden Axe games in Japan have full-color manuals with character and enemy art all over them. A stark contrast to the crappy B/W things we get over here.
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Re: Box Art

Post by Nemesis » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:23 pm

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A Gargoyle Games classic.

I quite like this Hewson one too. :)

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I was also considering uploading some of the Pysgnosis Amiga Box Art which always caught my eye even if I didn't have many of their games.
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Re: Box Art

Post by JetSetWilly » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:30 pm

Done :D
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Always loved this one. The sheer size of the huge craft above, in contrast to the tiny craft below.
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My favorite cover by Roger Dean. I even like this one as well, also by Roger Dean.....
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Re: Box Art

Post by Nemesis » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:50 pm

Good stuff JetSet! :)
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Re: Box Art

Post by JetSetWilly » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:40 pm

Nemesis wrote:Good stuff JetSet! :)
I've always loved the Psygnosis artwork. Futuristic, yet organic. Quite some works of art. Now, if only I could get some posters of the two SotB ones...
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Re: Box Art

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Re: Box Art

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Re: Box Art

Post by Overheat » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:29 am

That Shadow of the Beast art is truly beautiful
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Re: Box Art

Post by Nemesis » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:00 pm

JetSetWilly wrote:
Nemesis wrote:Good stuff JetSet! :)
I've always loved the Psygnosis artwork. Futuristic, yet organic. Quite some works of art. Now, if only I could get some posters of the two SotB ones...
Good box art always made me feel I was buying a special game. Presentation was key sometimes.
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Re: Box Art

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