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There are many games that we think are good and bad, but no matter how good or bad a game is, that doesn't mean it won't have any poor box art. When I think of poor game box art, these are some of the ones that come to mind:


 
I shouldn't have to test everyone's knowledge about Mega Man. It's a great series, and it's earned its place in history, but this cover for the Blue Bomber's very first adventure, GOD! For pete's sake! Do you really expect me to believe that's Mega Man?! This 50 year old man in a halloween shop-esque costume with some oversized pistol?! That's not the Mega Man! Just some dope. And what's with the palm trees in the background?



 
Phalanx for the Super Nintendo. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who had a "WTF?" feeling when they first saw this game's cover. Look at this. This is a space shooter game, and the cover features an old fat dude playing a banjo with a spaceship in the background. Who's idea was this? "Oh hey! Let's put a guy playing a banjo on the cover with a spaceship in the background!" And this cover art is the sole reason this game is so infamous! I'm not even sure if most of the people who saw the cover have actually played the game, which is sad, because I've played it, and it's a pretty decent shooter. And it had no chance just because of its cover! What the heck were they smoking?



 
*sigh* Where to begin with this one.... Well, it's a guy dressed up in army fatigues, holding an uzi, and trying to look threatening, but his face doesn't look threatening at all, and he looks more like he has to go to the bathroom and can't hold it in. Also, when I was a kid and I first saw this cover, it made me think of Joe Pesci in Home Alone for some reason. Not sure why, nor do I care.

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Spend a little time on Cracked dot com, and you'll find some fun stuff on movie posters and cover art.

The Mega Man cover art made me think of some movie posters out of Ghana (one of the African countries). Let's just say the artist went to the same school as the one(s) who made Cujo look like a luck dragon and Mad Max like a sassy Latina. Seriously.

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This is one of them. Lacks the 'Mega Man' -esque art.


http://www.cracked.com/article_16990_los...user4=flashback

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Think the person was trying to experiment in 2D and 3D art and failed......miserably.

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Got some other ones here:


 
This is the cover for the european version of Mega Man 2. Not only does the guy that's supposed to represent Mega Man look nothing like the actual Mega Man either, but his mega buster is shaped like a bowling pin, and there are these things below him which I guess one is supposed to be the giant fish from Bubble Man's level, but it looks nothing like it, a dragon, which is presumably the mecha dragon from Dr. Wily's castle level 1, but it looks nothing like it does in the actual game, plus it's the wrong color, and there's this shadowy guy I don't even recognize. Plus there's this cliff behind him with a head sticking out of one part of it. Don't know what the heck that is about.

 
The cover for the very first Resident Evil. This cover is so bad. For one thing, the guy looks nothing like any of the characters in the actual game, and he looks like a deranged psychopath who's about to go postal and go on a major homicide. Plus he's so crazy he probably doesn't even notice the spiders behind him who are about to pwn his sorry butt. And what's going on above him? I don't know if that's the ceiling of the room he's standing in, or if it's some kind of hallucination or some psychedelic drug experience or something. And why are there spiders attacking him instead of zombies? I know that one of the enemies in the game is a giant spider, but the main villains are zombies for pete's sake!

 
These guys think they're so tough and so bad, but they look more like two lost New Kids On The Block. If these two had an encounter with real gang bangers, they'd probably get their faces kicked in. Wussies

 
Oh God, I can't stop laughing. These babies' parents must not be raising them properly, because they look like they're messed up on an illegal substance. These babies "Party" too hard.

 
Uhhhh.... Ummmm..... I, uh.... I'm at a loss for words with this one. I don't know what to say. I can say this though:It looks like an amateur photoshop edit.

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For some reason, I can't see the Mega Man one right now.

I could take those two pretty-boys on the Rival Turf! cover. Shoot, Barney Fife could take them.

Yeah, the box art on that last one looks like they were up against the deadline and grabbed the first person available. I've seen better makeup jobs on Saturday morning children's television (back when there really was Saturday morning children's television).

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Oh, here's another one:

 
Alright, is this some kind of a joke? How come Terry Bogard (which looks nothing like he does in the game or anywhere else on this cover) is getting owned? Shouldn't HE be doing the owning? And who is that he's fighting anyway? It doesn't look like Geese or anyone else in the game. And where the fuck are they? The guy in the tank top is standing on top of a bench, and Terry's about to either fall to his death, OR be saved by that circus tent-looking thing-a-ma-bob. Plus where was Terry standing when he got punched off if this guy was standing on the bench when he did it? I don't think he was standing on the railing, because the top of the bench is blocking it.

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A lot of dorky cover art out there. Changes in race, cultural conflicts, attempting to appeal to a different demographic, trying to be 'hip', or other nonsense.

On that last one: how do you know that one guy on the cover is the one in the game?

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how do you know that one guy on the cover is the one in the game?


Because I know what Terry Bogard looks like. So does every other hardcore fighting game fanatic.

 

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