Monday, May 29, 2006

Shamefully Bad Game Boxart Of the Moment (#4)


Coming up with a decent looking cover of the arcade classic ‘Pac-Man’ should prove to be easy enough. Just draw up the simple-looking Pac-Man in all his 6-Bit glory, compose some mazes with furious ghosts coming after you and then you should be on your way to designing an adequate cover that depicts Pac-Man accurately. However, whoever designed this cover went the complicated route, resulting in a perplexing cover that represents Pac-Man as a buck-toothed, fat-cheeked cookie eating odd-ball who gets chased by horny (look at the expression on the red one’s face…) ghosts throughout castle settings. Actually, come to think of it, I think the cover star on this one is, in fact, an imposter. Why else would he be wearing a shirt that displays Pac-Man in his true manner? Maybe the asterisk by the title informs us in a hidden spot on the box that this is indeed not really the Pac-Man we all know and love… hmmm….


Past Offenders:
(#1) Phalanx

(#2) Hardcore Pinball

(#3) Trouballs

8 Comments:

At 2:05 PM, Blogger gnome said...

Horny ghosts! that was a nice touch. Oh, and the past offenders part was indeed a great addition to the bad boxart series.

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger Tomleecee said...

God, that Pac Man box is truly horrific. Since when did old Packers have the body of Lindsay Lohan?

And I hate to correct you Ross, old boy, but I believe Pac Man's debut was on an 8-bit system...? Or maybe your irony is lost on me :-D

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger The Elderly said...

Link up and running, I like your blog! in fact based on your video feature i'm now saving for a white psp. regards

the elderly

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger Ross said...

Thanks for the support, and I also have you listed under my links now, next to all the other interesting sites, including this one random gnome's random lair... whoever that is....

 
At 8:59 PM, Blogger DEITRIX said...

The absolute worst Pac-Man I have ever seen!
-but the best buck teeth for making a character look bad I have ever seen!!

 
At 9:07 PM, Blogger Wedge14 said...

I think its tottally rad.

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger gnome said...

Rad?

Amazing, hadn't heard the word for quite some time now...

 
At 5:32 AM, Blogger The Elderly said...

thanks ross, never heard of the randy gnome but I'll have a look.

 

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