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#1 chronodev

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:13 AM

What is your favorite old school game box-art/cover?

I remember Dragon Warrior II for the NES to have pretty cool artwork
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#2 Tatsujin

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:33 AM

tons of PC Engine covers :)
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#3 R. Kasahara

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:34 PM

I've always been fond of the one for Ys Book I & II.
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#4 Chairman_LMAO

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:33 PM

It makes a lot of bad box art lists, but I love the box for Phalanx on the SNES

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It has nothing to do with the game itself, except for that small spaceship. Fun game, too.

Also, every early Psygnosis had great art. It reminds me of being 13 and reading Heavy Metal and playing D&D.

#5 OldSchool77

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:38 PM

Most of the old games I played had pretty good box art, unfortunately the box art was not representative of the game. One of my favorite box covers is from my picture album http://www.cheapassg...&pictureid=8565
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#6 lordicon

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 04:43 AM

whatever game it was, the system was Atari. They had the best box art, hands down. missile command, yars revenge, even break out... someone needs to bring that guy back, whoever painted them early boxes

#7 OldSchool77

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:18 AM

If you like the Atari box art check these out: http://www.lifeloung...me-box-art.aspx
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#8 Zing

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 12:39 PM

The 2600 box art was definitely responsible for many of my purchases back then.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:43 AM

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#10 Rodimus

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 09:26 PM

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:13 PM

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:46 PM

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 02:53 PM

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OMG! "Over 1 1/2 hours of real video."

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:22 PM

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#15 king9x

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:43 PM

This boxart actually got me a job at the local mall's EB Games.

Back in high school I needed a job to support my SNES addiction so I walked up to the manager at EB Games and asked if they were hiring. He said he had many applications and wanted to know what set me apart from everyone else. I noticed this game was sitting on the counter behind him and asked him if he knew what kind of game that was. He said he had no idea, I said its a futuristic space shooter similar to R-Type. He didn't believe me so he reached back and got the box and read the back. He was in stunned silence for a few seconds, placed the game back on the shelf and reach in a drawer. He handed me the application and asked me to fill it out. I completed it and handed it back to him and he said come in tomorrow at 8am for training.

True story.

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It makes a lot of bad box art lists, but I love the box for Phalanx on the SNES

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It has nothing to do with the game itself, except for that small spaceship. Fun game, too.

Also, every early Psygnosis had great art. It reminds me of being 13 and reading Heavy Metal and playing D&D.


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#16 Chuplayer

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 05:52 PM

I don't care what anybody says. This box art is awesome, and it defined my childhood.

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#17 Zing

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 02:41 AM

Haha, Kid Chamelon. I like how it says "1850+ screens". First of all, who at the company counted the number of screens. And if they did count the screens, why didn't they just say how many screens there were. It's not like if it said "1851 screens" we would sigh and say "damn, it only has 1851 screens, it must suck" as opposed to saying "wow, 1856 screens!" if there were a few more.

#18 continuegaming

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 02:55 AM

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I just loved this game...(first game i was "addicted" to) the Box art, booklets and cloth map were just a whole part of the experience...

#19 kell

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:02 AM

Rival Turf (SNES). Mega Man (NES).

#20 outerheaven

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:19 PM

I do agree with you on that but I just noticed this now that Mega Man broke his right foot or something. Why is it side ways? LOL Sorry just had to point it out.

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#21 Ronin317

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 07:47 PM

I do agree with you on that but I just noticed this now that Mega Man broke his right foot or something. Why is it side ways? LOL Sorry just had to point it out.

Maybe Rob Liefeld drew it...
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#22 R. Kasahara

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:27 PM

Maybe Rob Liefeld drew it...

Nah. If that was the case, Mega Man's feet would either be a) really tiny or b) completely hidden by some foreground element. Also, he would be wearing tons of pouches around his waist.
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#23 Ronin317

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:40 PM

Lol
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#24 Javery

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:59 PM

This game was the tits:

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#25 Watcht

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:56 PM

I do agree with you on that but I just noticed this now that Mega Man broke his right foot or something. Why is it side ways? LOL Sorry just had to point it out.


Looks like we found the mystery why megaman couldn't duck back in the day

#26 batman1939

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:08 PM

I don't care what anybody says. This box art is awesome, and it defined my childhood.

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#27 Rodimus

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 12:22 AM

Mega Man's right foot always looked unnatural to me.