The best box art ever

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The best box art ever

Post by NickThorpe » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:49 am

Hi guys, we're looking to do a feature which celebrates excellent box art. Post your favourites - as many as you like! - and tell us why you like them, and you might see them - and your words - in the magazine.

Here's a personal favourite, from a recent pick-up: Joe is looking pretty awesome, sneaking around in the dark there.

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by Megamixer » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:01 pm

More Japanese Mega Drive lovin' from me:

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I just love the composition, colours and detail on this one, especially the way Blaze is taking her jacket and gloves off in readiness for a fight. The PAL version is criminally bad compared to this and the US version not much better.
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Re: The best box art ever

Post by ArchaicKoala » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:14 pm

The Japanese box art to Gain Ground on the Mega Drive is my all time.
Although it is very similar to the PAL cover there is just something that makes the Japanese version standout. The American cover on the other hand is horrendous :evil:

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by koopa42 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:25 pm

All. Day. Long. Why? Because it's Doom.

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by Morkin » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:33 pm

Ant Attack on the Spectrum. Look at that ant! Look how big he is! Run!

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by the_hawk » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:36 pm

Excellent, I do like videogame box art.

Here's some fine examples....
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AND OF COURSE THE BEST OF THE LOT....

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by Negative Creep » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:15 pm

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Captures the feel of the game perfectly - a on man army who will destroy anything that gets in his way

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Even now it still looks futuristic. What does that text say? Whi knows, but it looks cool

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Things are going to get smashed up. Nuff said.

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Colourful, attention grabbing, tells the story without any words needed
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Re: The best box art ever

Post by koopa42 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:08 pm

The PS1 version of the Doom box is ace but the original just pips it for me. Wipeout was always ace too.

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by alistair_thomas » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:45 pm

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Much prefer this to the later versions that were released.

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:58 pm

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is the best box cover ever

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:59 pm

and you can see all the other choices people made here:

http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =2&t=49314

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by ianpmarks » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:07 pm

Morkin wrote:Ant Attack on the Spectrum. Look at that ant! Look how big he is! Run!

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100% agree... Love that box art. Had a poster of that on my wall I'm sure.

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by ncf1 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:49 pm

Shadow Of The Beast. Not just for the amazingly surreal artwork but also just like any good alternative music, the cover art is not actually in the game nor has nothing to do with it. I mean WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by Mancman » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:11 pm

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No other cover hits the nostalgic buttons like this!

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by silvergunner » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:22 am

Jap megadrive box covers in general have been some of my fav pieces of all time.

Jap Strider in particular is fantastic.

Some of the lame @ss junk that the US and UK got at times was just horrific. You did have to wonder how some people got the job in the first place to do the covers :lol:

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