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The PlayStation 1 got an array of games. Some were good, some were bad and some had odd box art. “Odd,” however, isn’t a bad thing at all.

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Considering how video game box art can sometimes feel similar, you have to applaud the bold graphic design choices that were made. They don’t always work, but at least they’re interesting.

Via 2ch, here are some of the “strange” standouts from the PlayStation 1 era. It’s no surprise that their box art is also unusual. Click on the titles below to learn more about each.

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Segare Ijiri

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An unusual Enix title gets unusual box art.

Twin Goddesses

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This didn’t even look good when it was first released.

Suzuki Bakuhatsu

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J-pop album cover? Nope, a PlayStation puzzle game.

LSD

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Trippy.

Ore no Ryouri

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It’s a cooking game, so what do you expect, really?

Cho Aniki

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Amazing.

Groove Jigoku V

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More box art that looks like an album cover. This one, however, fits with the game’s concept.

Hakaioh: King of Crusher

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While the other examples show flashes of graphic design pizzazz, this one is so bad, it’s good.

Project V6

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This one, however, is just bad.

Cooking Fighter Hao

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[Via Renote]
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Best part? This is from Nippon Ichi.

Harmful Park

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Interesting box art for an interesting game.

Yaku: Yuujou Dangi

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Goodness.

If there’s any odd or interesting PlayStation 1 Japanese box art I’ve missed, post it below in the comments.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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