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Old 22 January 2007, 15:16   #1
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The worst box art ever

Nothing ground breaking folks, but worth a little read, if only just to raise a smile at how poor that baseball game's cover is!

http://www.computerandvideogames.com....php?id=155863

To this day I've never realised why the kid on the Ruff'n'Tumble box looked like Freddie Starr.

http://hol.abime.net/1292/boxscan
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Old 22 January 2007, 15:27   #2
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Damn, what they've done with Bub & Bob in this Bubble Bobble NDS game? That's real horror.
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Old 22 January 2007, 18:56   #3
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i like bad art from the eighties, as it qualifies perfectly its age, and it was ok for the kind of entertainment it proposed, like: "this a cheap game with a cheap illustration and packaging design, it's up to you fill the holes with your imagination!". ruff and tumble instead is just bad, because it's to self-stating and styled that you cannot ignore it, but the content, the face of the character tell you to stay away from the game!
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Old 22 January 2007, 20:42   #4
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Viz http://hol.abime.net/1591/boxscan
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Old 22 January 2007, 20:48   #5
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That's another design crime. But a lot of the old UK covers for the C-64 or Amiga were far beyond the human imagination.
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Old 22 January 2007, 20:54   #6
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That's worse than Viz box art.
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Old 22 January 2007, 23:11   #8
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I don't think the Viz art box is too bad... It's based on the comic so I think it fits well
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Old 22 January 2007, 23:20   #9
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I don't think the Viz art box is too bad... It's based on the comic so I think it fits well
Maybe you are resistant against ugly covers, Damien. It's awful, even for a comic based game.
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I do agree with Daimen Viz boxcover do reflect the comic very well.

The third cover on this title http://hol.abime.net/1368/boxscanis buttugly
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I don't need a better excuse to get the VIC-20 out!
Some bad covers coming soon..
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Considering how awesome the artwork in Hired Guns is (in game) its amazing just how shite the box art is.

Seriously, it looks like it was drawn but some talentless 15 year old.

http://hol.abime.net/715/boxscan
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Considering how awesome the artwork in Hired Guns is (in game) its amazing just how shite the box art is.

Seriously, it looks like it was drawn but some talentless 15 year old.

http://hol.abime.net/715/boxscan
i agree, it's underwhelming for such a good game
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This one is pretty gay, even if it reflects this really crazy PCE-CD fun shooter.


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The backcover is really gay. Two men holding hands while kissing

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This one is pretty gay, even if it reflects this really crazy PCE-CD fun shooter.

That is fecking hilarious. Awesomely bad.
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This ones are hard to beat.

The Beverly Hillbillies in Space:




I guess this one needs no explanation, it is more than laughable.


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Can't beat that 'gay wrestling' cover, but here's a couple obviously submitted by junior school children..


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And of course all Sega Master System cover. Much uglier than the first SMS console.



Megaman looks like an pensioner.






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