What's the best MSX game cover artwork [nominations]

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By snout

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06-10-2005, 13:48

Welcome to yet another megapoll. This time, our quest is to find out which MSX game has the coolest artwork ever. Right here, you can send in your nominations until October 14th, 23:59 CET. To keep things nice and clean, there are a few simple rules.

- First check whether the cover you wanted to nominate has already been nominated
- Find a scan or picture of the cover and mail it to artwork@msx.org where we will process it for the voting rounds
- Post the title you'd like to nominate in this forum thread, and the reason why you nominated it. You can use IMG tags to post pictures in our forum, provided the picture is hosted somewhere on the net already.
- You can post as many game covers as you like, but please try to not spam us too much. Pick the covers you really feel should be in the competition

Happy nominating!

By snout

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06-10-2005, 14:00

For those in search of game covers, you can find plenty at Generation MSX :)

By BiFi

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06-10-2005, 14:02

Heroic Fantasy of Citadel
Konami Synthesizer
Konami Word Processor
Seed of Dragon
Xak - The Art of Visual Stage
Xak II - Rising of The Redmoon
Xak - The Tower of Gazzel
Ys - Ancient Ys Vanished
Ys - Wanderers from Ys

All covers can be found on BiFi's Home Page in the originals section (in case Generation MSX doesn't know the game at all).

By snout

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06-10-2005, 14:09

I suppose you will mail the covers to artwork@msx.org as well, as the first post states? Thanks!

By ro

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06-10-2005, 14:37

Again, Konami's gonna rule this one I'm afraid/hope
KVII has a great cover just like MOG has.

By msxgamesbox

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06-10-2005, 14:41

CONTRA
http://www.msxgamesbox.com/Sections/covers/covers/contra.jpg
It has all the elements to catch attention (Red colour) and curiosity (what is this game about? A wargame, a shooter?...). It's cool because it's different from many other Konami games, and with what in fact is not a very pushed design - it strikes attention. The pictures are gently belnded through the blood red so that they don't stand out too much but still make you want open the box. Personnally I always wanted the original copy of Contra because of its box and cover because it strikes attention (plus of course, the title being written in Japanese makes it special as well, to us European users). Damn, what's inside that box?
In other words, put e.g. all Konami boxes next to each other. Ask 1000 people who don't know anything about MSX or Konami or games to pick up a box they like. I bet Contra will score high, if not highest.

By BiFi

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06-10-2005, 14:45

or they all will say Gryzor instead Smile

By GhostwriterP

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06-10-2005, 14:55

I would like to nominate Andorogynus.
One of the best msx2 games ever Smile

By Sonic_aka_T

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06-10-2005, 15:22

It's not about the best game, it's about the best game-cover. For an entry to be valid, you will also need to give a full URL with a good quality scan of the cover, or send the file to artwork@msx.org

By NYYRIKKI

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06-10-2005, 15:30

I must say, that EYE has kind of cool cover although the really beautiful picture of sleep world is inside of the box. You can see the game board inside of the box trough the cover, that gives nice 3D effect.

http://www.generation-msx.nl/covers/images/eye_-endurance-_front.jpg

By ro

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06-10-2005, 15:35

I once covered Goonies in BASIC, does that count?

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