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Re: The best box art ever

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:06 am

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Most Ultimate artwork was great. This and Atic Atac were the best.
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Re: The best box art ever

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:30 am

One of my favourite 8 bit covers. Great artwork , great game.

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by ianpmarks » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:16 am

paranoid marvin wrote:Image

Most Ultimate artwork was great. This and Atic Atac were the best.
I forgot Underwurlde... awful game, brilliant cover. At least as good as my previous vote for Ant Attack.

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by markopoloman » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:04 am

Underwurlde was brilliant! Lost many hours playing that on the C64
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Re: The best box art ever

Post by retrojc » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:21 am

Always been fond of Fm Towns Bubble Bobble:

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:00 pm

markopoloman wrote:Underwurlde was brilliant! Lost many hours playing that on the C64
I played a lot on Speccy, one of the routes to finish was quite short and simple.

Good game, shame about the ropey cover. That demon thing looks like a kid's drawing, its so rough. One of their weakest covers imo.
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Re: The best box art ever

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by stvd » Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:46 am

Almost everything by Bob Wakelin purely down to artistic skills.
The Underworld cover is terrible. Instantly recognisable, iconic maybe but terrible.

A lot of the early Atari VCS games have great artwork. Not always 100% representative of the game though! :D
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Re: The best box art ever

Post by ianpmarks » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:38 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
markopoloman wrote:Underwurlde was brilliant! Lost many hours playing that on the C64
I played a lot on Speccy, one of the routes to finish was quite short and simple.

Good game, shame about the ropey cover. That demon thing looks like a kid's drawing, its so rough. One of their weakest covers imo.
This is why this forum and retro gaming is great. You having the complete opposite opinion is really interesting.
I hated Underwurlde, all that bouncing about being knocked off ledges. To me it was the epitome of frustration . Always loved the cover though, can't explain why, just liked it.

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:48 am

Lots of great VCS covers. One of my favourites


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Re: The best box art ever

Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:03 am

A VCS game with a cover that made it look a far more exciting game than it was.

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One of the great covers of all time. Again, the gameplay doesn't quite match up to the visuals

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One of my favourite Speccy covers. Lots going on there, most of it not illustrative of the actual gameplay. Very imaginitive though.

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by Hiro » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:19 am

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Bob Wakelin, what an artist.

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All the more impressive considering it's been drawn by Eric Chahi himself.

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Re: The best box art ever

Post by Mayhem » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:51 pm

Hiro wrote:Image
Bob Wakelin, what an artist.
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Re: The best box art ever

Post by Guitar_Geek » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:25 am

My favourite, damn beautiful.
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Re: The best box art ever

Post by scunny » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:29 am

I have always loved this cover.

I loved the game, and this cover helped set the scene - so what if you were actually a square trying to impale badly animated ducks with an arrow - thanks to the box art I could image I was actually a warrior charging at the dragon with my magic spear.

A great cover like so many of the Atari 2600 classics.

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