Friday, February 03, 2006

Shamefully Bad Game Boxart of the Moment

Every so often I’ll start posting an image of some of the worst box art to ever grace a cover of a video game. Our (un)honorable first offender is Phalanx, a space-shooter from the ancient days of Super NES.


I mean, what other way to market a generic space-shooter than wid-a good ol’ hillybilly man wid’a banjo? Or perhaps this game is really a banjo-playing simulation where every five minutes a banjo player gets hit by a shooting space ship because, you know, that always happens in good ol’ rural Alabama? I guess we’ll never know.

14 Comments:

At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Wedge14 said...

Maybe they just decided to use a rejected harvest moon conept?

 
At 6:08 AM, Blogger gnome said...

Just perfect...

 
At 7:01 PM, Blogger Ender said...

Oh my gay.....

I'm in Alabama, and I think I know that guy.....LOL

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger Ross said...

Are you sure you're not that guy?! ;-)

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger Ender said...

BUSTED! lol

 
At 9:21 PM, Anonymous digitalspace said...

Here's a scan of an EGM article that explains why Kemco put this old man on the box:

http://img133.imagevenue.com/loc10/th_56079_phalanxegm.jpg

btw, you should post the Karnaaj Rally (GBA) box art sometime. Trust me, it's bad.

 
At 9:24 PM, Anonymous digitalspace said...

whoops, sorry about that. Let's see if this will work:

link

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Ross said...

Thanks for checking out my blog, Digitalspace! Now, lets try to score some good stuff in the Morning Update tomorrow...

 
At 2:25 AM, Anonymous digitalspace said...

You're welcome Rozz!

Ok, I don't know what's up with imagevenue, as that link was working fine last night. This one should work though.

 
At 11:58 PM, Blogger Ross said...

So we finally know the story about how that cover came about...

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger Tomleecee said...

you should see the box for Carrier on the PAL dreamcast...not as baffling as that, but bad none the less

 
At 12:20 PM, Blogger Ross said...

Wow, just, wow. That Carrier boxart is quite awful...

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger J said...

*LMAO!!!!*

Is that for real?

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger Ross said...

Totally.

This might be my most popular post. It's the hillbilly, ain't it?

 

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