Faaabulous Video Game Cover Art.

For one reason or another these games feature some awesome cover art, no matter what the game actually looked like. (adding daily) (okay maybe weekly)

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  • So Breakout is racquetball then? You know, because racquetball walls slowly chipped away as you hit them. Kudos for trying to include artwork of the actual game, I guess.

  • I'm only a beard physicist, but something tells me this particular alignment of 4 planets all within 2 inches of each other - aka "LOL WTF Planets? ;) - must create some pretty cool waves and/or planet-cracking earthquakes and volcanoes.

  • Anybody who bought this "rainbow UFO" game must have been disappointed there weren't any space unicorns.

  • How upset was Boston that Atari got to this cover before they did?

  • If only I could have been there when the artist was told, "Hey, draw BASIC PROGRAMMING."..."So Blade Runner again?"..."Yeah, Blade Runner."...Special Edition!

  • "Okay, okay, let's ditch the racquetball thing... breakout OBVIOUSLY takes place in space."

  • Maybe the most logical of the bunch because let's face it - if you're playing 3D TIC TAC TOE you've no doubt crossed over to another plane of existence... in the future... so, you know, robots. SCIENCE.

  • ...to which the employee replied, "Star WarRAIDERS, what, I said RAIDERS! Is that a TIE what now? I'm afraid I don't know the reference."

  • King me! get it? Because of the the "king" part!

  • Well, he either knows the magical spell for creating mountains, lightning, or really bad forced perspective.

  • I could do a list of fruity-rainbow Activision covers alone, although none would be be quite so brokeback as this gem.

  • Yes sir, those ARE tiny sweatbands on the letters.

  • Not like this wasn't an obvious video game premise, but maybe the luggage is lost because everyone shows up and throws all their bags into the air at once?

  • Somebody probably shifted all the elements around because they thought it looked more "dynamic", but either way they created the POV of a pilot moments before his crooked approach became a fiery ball of death.

  • Polka dot bow ties? Upside down?! Say no more, you've successfully marketed a fun time to me!

  • "Hey guys, what's the downside if I just let my hand hang here like this? Makes me look cool though, right? What if I look off into the distance too?"

  • Pitch meeting: "Okay guys, two words: GAY MARIO." "How soon can we start production?"

  • You ever wonder why we don't just put pictures of developers' heads right on the front of the boxes? Kevin Toms doesn't.

  • So at the last second the guy turns to the "camera"... why? Just wanted to make sure his buddy was "getting this" before the bear killed him, I guess. Grizzly Man, check it out.

  • WTF CLOWNS

  • Oops, your fire truck is on fire, I hope that's an automatic game over.

  • "In retrospect, parking on the racetrack might have been a bad idea guys." Silly Atari, don't they know they're supposed to use rainbows to indicate movement?

  • Okay, so there WAS a point in Spider-Man's career when he wore even more mascara than during his emo trip in the third movie! "Racoon-Man" can also topple any enemy's garbage can at will.

  • And now you know why most preferred to put wildly exaggerated artwork on the cover.

  • Ten years into the future... computers are the same size and man has developed a crippling fear of birds! The future!

  • Harrier than what? HAHAHAHA

  • Can you run blockades with clothes ON too? Just askin'.

  • The dinosaur's look says it all: "Hey, you stole my eggs and now I have a huge boner."

  • Somebody couldn't resist making that a Sony branded spaceship on the cover. It probably wasn't the artist...

  • No Escape!...ing those feelings you have around your guy friends!

  • For all you sticklers out there who think it's SOOOOOO important to hire someone who "can draw" to do your cover - Jet Set Willy taped a couple airbrushes to a kitchen aid and came out just fine!

  • Something is certainly off-ing here, but I'm not sure it's the kicks.

  • Driving inches away from moon craters is so popular that head-on collisions are actually quite frequent. True story.

  • If the title "Ghost Chaser" ever conjured up images of some sort of supernatural detective or scientific professional then you were way off - horny hillbilly all the way.

  • Uh oh black dude fell asleep - crucial mistake in the middle of a fight.

  • Mutant camels would obviously take revenge, that's a given, so why are the camels the ONLY normal creatures on the cover?

  • TELEKINETIC Private Eye, apparently.

  • Proper perspective is a tricky artistic concept, so it's good to see a cover that really nails it - much like this tiny karate dwarf is about to nail the regular sized man in the head.

  • "Hey guys, I say we kick this fuzzy dice from my rear-view mirror straight up into the air! Ha ha joke's on you, I don't have a mouth!"

  • Wait until the ball is directly over the plate, then swing! Then strike!

  • The Joker called, he wants his... self back.

  • "A ghost! Quick what do we use?" "I don't know, guns?" - Every ghost hunter and game developer ever.

  • SO are you a good or bad wrestler if you can get your own head into a headlock? I guess it depends on if you try to lick your own nipple in the process.

  • Yeah, I guess he IS pretty bad at it.

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