Most misleading game covers...

By Manuel

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24-08-2010, 22:35

Check out this article: http://www.rundlc.com/news/the-misleading-world-of-atari-box-art-part-two-xbox-live/

What are the best examples for MSX? :)

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By wolf_

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24-08-2010, 22:40

Most of the early MSX1 games. Often decent artwork for ugly mono-color games. Ahwell, in a shop you sell boxes..

By RobertVroemisse

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25-08-2010, 09:39

Some Korean games had random screenshots from other games on the back of the cover.

By MäSäXi

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25-08-2010, 11:35

As koreans had that "bring us your old cartridge, and we will open it and change a chip from another game, or if you wanna pay less, leave us your old cartridge and pay little and you get another one." system, one could get a cartridge which has sticker from totally wrong game.

At least two of my korean cartridges has proper picture in them, but I don´t know about others, as they have just korean text. (and I don´t remember what the seller said)

Have you noticed, that usually space shooters had both enemy and you firing LASERS in box art, even if you or neither enemy couldn´t fire other than little bullets. Lasers felt more neat than ordinary bullets. Smile

Oh, the MOST badly misleading game cover must be Penguin Adventure. It had seagull attacking you and I never could saw one in the game.... bloody japanese liars!!! Tongue

But really, the most misleading game covers must have been those MANY games which say MSX on the cover, and game doesn´t work at all.... Wink (even with correct amount of memory)

By RobertVroemisse

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25-08-2010, 11:52

Aleste 2 features a screenshot at the back that is NOT in the game.

http://www.generation-msx.nl/msxdb/softwareinfo/1246

See top screenshot. :P

By MäSäXi

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25-08-2010, 12:51

Check out this article: http://www.rundlc.com/news/the-misleading-world-of-atari-box-art-part-two-xbox-live

I checked now that article and must say that those game boxes´ frontside pictures WERE NOT MISLEADING IN ANY WAY!!

They were just an box art of that era. :)

People knew what Atari 2600 and other consoles were about. And if somebody didn´t knew, she/he quickly saw the truth from backside screenshots. Later computer cassette games didn´t always show any screenshots. (At least most of) Early videogames showed screenshots in the box, so everyone could see how that particular game looked like. Maybe those screenshots were handdrawn sometimes and a bit "tailored" perhaps (to make lego like graphics to look bit sharper), but still they showed the game the way it was.

That very article is surely written by some today´s kid who´s very first game console was xbox and that same xbox surely was the first console he ever heard of. ._,

By spl

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25-08-2010, 14:33

Check out this article: http://www.rundlc.com/news/the-misleading-world-of-atari-box-art-part-two-xbox-live/

What are the best examples for MSX? :)

Actually I don't find these covers as misleading...

By JohnHassink

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25-08-2010, 14:45

Maybe misleading if you were retarded. Everyone else knew that the graphics were nothing like the box art. There was no way they could have been at the time.
Big smile

By ray2day

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28-08-2010, 12:49

Really funny article. Really laughed my ass of.

Ofcourse people did know at the time they didn't get something like the frontcover and ofcourse it was a kind of misleading, but that is where commercials are for... Like someone said above; in a shop you sell boxes.

MSX also has that kind of covers, but the contrast shown here is even much bigger because of Atari 2600's poor graphics.

I'm a graphic designer and I really like the 80's artwork of games. One of the main reasons I collect games as complete as possible. Really like all those overdone actioncovers. I remember I was a kid in a MSX shop dreaming away with these covers...

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