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Old 29 November 2004, 01:00   #1
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Good games, with ugly covers

One to say is Payback!


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Old 29 November 2004, 01:48   #2
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I always thought that the Hired Guns cover didnt do the game justice.

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Old 29 November 2004, 11:28   #3
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What an ugly cover! Wouldn't buy it even if it was free!
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Old 29 November 2004, 11:30   #4
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King's quest 2 another ugly one
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Old 29 November 2004, 11:50   #5
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Risky Woods, great game with one ugly cover.
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Old 29 November 2004, 19:10   #6
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Jim Power - without doubt. Judging the cover, one would expect some kind of violent B-movie from the Eighties, not a great game.
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Old 29 November 2004, 19:33   #7
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What an ugly cover! Wouldn't buy it even if it was free!
Don't say that. I just bought it for the PC-CD. Same cover though, £1.

Too bad the PC version is an enigma on how to actually get sound effects on. I've tried it on an old computer, I've tried it with dosbox, I've tried it with my win 98 boot into dos mode. Just doesn't seem to want to play digital sound effects for some reason. I know it has them as I've been able to play the sound effects individually outside the game. Just not in game. Need some setup in autoexec.bat I think. Just don't know what it would be
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Old 29 November 2004, 19:37   #8
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Space quest 4. Oh my god, what an ugly cover!
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Old 29 November 2004, 19:51   #9
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The most famous Beast 3.
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Old 29 November 2004, 21:43   #10
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The beast 3 cover is just fine, Tolismlf any chance you can post, you know 3-5 games with crap covers in each post??
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Old 30 November 2004, 18:06   #11
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Even for those who don't like the game 'Nicky Boum', you've got to admit that the cover is terrible compared to the game's artwork:

http://www.ollivision.de/ch/n/nickyboo.htm

I'm not sure if that's the original cover, but it's the only one I've seen. Btw, does anyone know why it changed from Boum to Boom or vice versa?
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Old 30 November 2004, 22:09   #12
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Sidewinder by Arcadia, very cool shoot'em up in every way, but that cover...
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@LAJ,
About the name-change of Nicky Boum/Boom: I never quite knew what the reason is for the change of name, but here is a silly explanation for it: "Boom" is the sound of an explosion written in English. In French it is "Boum" and in Dutch (my native language) it would be "Boem". I guess it is related to translation of the game to several languages.
Also, what I never understood is why Cinemaware's Wings is called Wongs in German games magazines.
Oooooh those important trivia. It really keeps me awake at night.

Oh, did I mention Jim Power has a really ugly boxcover?
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That Payback cover is ass ugly.
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Old 02 December 2004, 22:45   #15
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Agony cover is also ugly rather than the game's quality.
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Old 05 December 2004, 21:07   #16
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Agony...

I've allways thought that is such a horrible name for a computer game...

Just me, hmmm
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Just about every single game made in the U.K. had covers that didn't correlate with the quality of the software. Wakelin made some nice covers for Ocean though. I seem to remember Paradroid 90's cover wasn't at all representative of the CRACKER of a game that Paradroid 90 was! mm, I get the urge to topple the Cyborg (or was it the Bjornborg?) once more!
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Just about every single game made in the U.K. had covers that didn't correlate with the quality of the software. Wakelin made some nice covers for Ocean though. I seem to remember Paradroid 90's cover wasn't at all representative of the CRACKER of a game that Paradroid 90 was! mm, I get the urge to topple the Cyborg (or was it the Bjornborg?) once more!
Covers don't need to represent the game quality most of the time, you know a game with a football on the cover is a footy game etc.. for those others 99.9% of boxes provided screenshots on the back!!!
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Personally I always thought just about every Psygnosis game had a good cover. The whole boxart of those games felt really cool, or that's what I always thought. I would definitely not call Beast 3 an ugly cover...

Btw, KQ2 had suckass graphics. No cover in the world would be too ugly for that game. And believe it or not, the Sq4 cover made an impact on me back when it was released.
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I do not agree on RiskyWoods and ShadowOfTheBeastIII covers being ugly. And SpaceQuestIV and Agony are two acceptable covers. (I agree that the name of Agony itsnt very appropiated)

I find ugly and of low quality the covers of ChuckRock and ChuckRockII, Wonderdog and the majority of CoreDesign games. The artist seems to be an eternal aerograph rookie.
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