Credited with having some of the best box art of all time, Secret of Mana deserves a remake directly inspired by its original packaging.
Since about four minutes after anyone can remember first hearing the word “website,” there have been “Top 100 Worst Video Game Box Art” listicles on the internet. It is now 2018 and many of the boxes writers had beef against in 1998 still top today’s iterations of those lists. In this special 30-minute video, Gita…
Earlier this month NIS America pledged to re-localize Japanese RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana after fans complained about the game’s shoddy translation. They’re also fixing the French on the Vita cover art, which currently begins, “I am sorry I have to leave you, but I must buy a hat.”
Nothing evokes a life of cubicle-bound drudgery like a white box with four differently-colored things arranged in a square on front. It’s the oddly wonderful The Stanley Parable in box form. Also inside the box. With a tie.
Most video game box art sucks. The new DOOM’s cover, however, is especially bad. Thankfully, Bethesda seems to have taken note of this, and is offering fans a “vote” on a reversible second cover.
Yesterday, alongside the announcement of Doom’s release date (May 13), Bethesda showed off the cover for id’s next big shooter. It’s... generic.
From the very first days of its home console business, Nintendo has given its box art a trademark standard, a border or frame that clearly marks the title as being for a Nintendo system. Did you know, though, that this trademark is a lot older than the NES or Famicom?
Sort of a theme! These games come out on March 10, March, 10, and March 24, respectively. No word on whether you get a discount if you buy them in one triple-trenchcoat pack.
This sounds wonderful—an art book collecting the box art from Super Famicom games. And the mockup pages also look great:
In the classic Doom box art, is the player character the marine in the foreground? Or the guy waving in the back? Or the guy watching the scene unfold in first person? Or the marines that die before the game starts?
Box art for PS Vita game Severed. One of several new alternative PS Vita box art images posted today by Renpatsu:
The best examples of box art tend to be those with a timeless design. Those you can look at ten, twenty, even thirty years later and say, yup, that still looks amazing. Super Mario Bros. is one such game.
What the hell am I looking at here? It's the strange imagery that's produced by taking a familiar piece of cover art, splitting it in half and duplicating one side on the other.
You can't judge a game by its cover. You can, however, judge a game cover by its cover.