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Super Nintendo Box Art - Share Your Best and Worst
February 19, 2013
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that 1 is hilarious, his neck does look horrible lol

February 22, 2013
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Glad you enjoyed it, I can’t believe that would sell better then the original. Why did Nintendo of America get the worst commissioned artist to do these covers laugh some of them are tragic.

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The Nissin Food Products Company apparently needed some kind of medium to attract more attention to their noodles. They decided to go with a scrolling beat ’em up based on a superhero they created, for the Super Famicom. While it is similar to what Burger King did with Sneak King over a decade later – some admirable effect went into trying to create an enjoyable game.

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You know what, I’m now thinking of getting this myself !!

 

February 25, 2013
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What bizarre concepts…that made it into Sneak King lol

March 27, 2013
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Wouldn’t want to be in the ring with this dude. It’s Kinnikuman and he gains power from eating garlic for some strange reason.

March 27, 2013
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tkbryant said
One of the WORST for any system EVER!! Image Enlarger

I think Phalanx has one of the BEST covers in videogame history.  The game is a generic shmup that is totally forgettable, yet we’re still talking about it to this day due to its extremely bizarre box art.  The box art did a great job of helping the game stand out in a sea of early 90’s shmups.

Now playing: SNES - Phalanx, R-Type III, Genesis - Bio Hazard Battle, PS3 - Dragon's Crown

March 29, 2013
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Wow Ghost. You’ve enlightened me to games I’ve never heard of before. I bought Maka Maka. I’m thinking of buying its sequel. I may also get Laplace no Ma, seems very interesting.

March 30, 2013
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Glad I could be of assistance. I’ve got a modest SFC collection, nothing on an industrial scale but I tend to look out for niche titles and unknown gems that slip through the radar of most people. Even stuff like Maka Maka which has a bad reputation – there was enough about it to intrigue me to try it. I think it helps that I kinda have a liberal attitude when it comes to SFC games but I liked it and at the end of the day only you as an individual can decide whether a game is worth playing or not.

I’m going to have to have a sort out and begin cataloging or indexing my collection. After which I can then post some photo’s in that topic in the General thread where you did Masa. I still have a peak at that every now and again & I gotta say you have some really nice stuff even for the more modern consoles as well.

 

April 25, 2013
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rI like everything about this one, even the simplistic style of design. I like how he’s donning sword & shield while having a crafty smoke. Is that a Pokemon in the background as well?

Side Note: I saw this cover today whilst looking at stuff online – it’s a game called Gambler Jiko 2: Dorapon Quest. From what little info there is Ive discovered that despite the ‘Gamble’ in the title its actually a board/party-type puzzle game rather than one of the many parlor games.

April 25, 2013
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It’s not without its charms, though its pretty crudely drawn.  His cigarette in particular seems to be just floating there.  I’d give it a 6/10.

 

As an aside, I’m looking forward to seeing some pictures of your collection!

Now playing: SNES - Phalanx, R-Type III, Genesis - Bio Hazard Battle, PS3 - Dragon's Crown

April 25, 2013
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^ In a strange way that’s why I like it. It reminds me of early manga anime. The fact that certain parts are out of proportion even down to the almost child-like depictions; it retains a charm and innocence I appreciate. One could question whether an adolescent was given the honor of having his design made into the covers artwork…

 

… Compare the above to this abomination. To me this is crude but an ugly crude – Yuk!

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 wtf

May 10, 2013
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Mega Man 2 wasn’t too much better. Why they insisted on making Mega Man look like a real human in a blue spandex suit is beyond me.

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May 10, 2013
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At least they got it right in Mega Man3 onwards.

May 11, 2013
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Masamune said
At least they got it right in Mega Man3 onwards.

Yes, 3rd time was apparently the charm!! The Mega Man X series box art rocked!!

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May 13, 2013
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The box art for the Japanese Super Famicom system is one of my favorites if not favorite console packaging designs ever.

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May 16, 2013
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That’s actually the first time I’ve seen the box for the Super Famicom. It’s ironic. The U.S SNES console looked like a toy to some, while the Super Famicom system box looks like it could be some sort of little children’s toy.

May 17, 2013
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That’s actually the first time I’ve seen the box for the Super Famicom. It’s ironic. The U.S SNES console looked like a toy to some, while the Super Famicom system box looks like it could be some sort of little children’s toy.

Yeah I can see that analogy. I really wished they had left the design of the Super Nintendo alone & let us have the same look that Japan & Europe got. Everything about that system is sweet, even the cartridge shapes!! = )

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May 17, 2013
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Not a SNES game but I just had to post a pic of the newly released final box art for the release of The Wonderful 101. THAT IS ONE NICE ART COVER!!!!

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June 4, 2013
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tkbryant said

Masamune said
That’s actually the first time I’ve seen the box for the Super Famicom. It’s ironic. The U.S SNES console looked like a toy to some, while the Super Famicom system box looks like it could be some sort of little children’s toy.

Yeah I can see that analogy. I really wished they had left the design of the Super Nintendo alone & let us have the same look that Japan & Europe got. Everything about that system is sweet, even the cartridge shapes!! = )

The box looks very toy-like. I wonder if anyone custom painted theirs like that, including the pads!

Yep, I love the Jap/Euro console design and don’t envy the US owners one bit when it comes to the aesthetics – hell even the US pads got some naff purple/lavender button color scheme instead of the iconic mix of colors.

 

June 4, 2013
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Here is a cover I came across. Not SNES either but it makes me smile. It’s like a gritty real-world take on Mario vs DK.

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June 4, 2013
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Mario’s never been in better shape!

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