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THE BEST VIDEO GAME BOX ART! – Happy Console Gamer

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Looking at some of my Favourite Video Game Box Art!
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  1. Some of my favorite… Chrono Trigger for the SNES; awesome box art for that game. 

    Also, Ninja Gaiden 2: Dark Sword of Chaos for the NES.  I loved that cover.  I would spend hours as a kid trying to recreate that cover.  Would love for Tecmo to make a print of that to hang on my wall.

    The Japanese box art for Final Fantasy 6 with the mech overlooking the city, that was a thing of beauty.

  2. Splatterhouse 3 is probably my favorite. Just because I'm a total horror nut and it catches that awesome B-movie feel perfectly.
    Oh and I really love the box art for Clock Tower for PS1.

    One last minute mention, King's Quest VI…Fucking epic box art, probably one of the coolest ever.

  3. Great nod to Y's Book 1&2. My all time fav game.

  4. Zelda 1 and 2 and Mario 2 and 3. Totally iconic imagery to those of us who grew up on the NES.

  5. Gain ground box art for master system and genesis are both epic worth checking out!

  6. Super Metroid has to be my favorite. I love the action, and the vivid colors!

  7. super castlevania 4, altered beast, ninja gaiden, double dragon 2, and galaga

  8. Dynamite Dux? Hahahahahhahahahahahahahaha

  9. Atari warlords, combat, defender, asteroids and space invaders were mine with the terrific watercolors and details. 

  10. Recently I really like the cover to Civilization 5. But I'm not sure about my all time favourite.

  11. cover for the international version of final fantasy x is nice..not exactly sure why us version didnt get the same cover but i like the international cover more than the us version..legend of dragoon cover is nice as well

  12. Street fighter 2 special champion edition for the genesis

  13. first box art I think of (before seeing the video): Secret of Mana 🙂
    Super Castlevania 4 is also a good one (the european one) imo

    I think the Tales of games generally has nice box art (the same artist that created "Ah! my Goddess" I believe)

  14. The NES had some great box art. Of course the black boxes were awesome in their simplicity. They also had some great hand-painted cheesy looking covers…some of which could have been velvet paintings. They were awesome, but corny.

  15. The Super Famicom box of Secret of Mana is even better because it shows the whole thing.  Gorgeous

  16. The big box PC version of the house of the dead. The foil looking one. Never heard of the game before and instantly bought the game. I walked home called my friend and we loaded it up. It's now one of my top 5 franchises I love. All started from that great box art

  17. Check out the Japanese boxart for F-Zero G (Nintendo 64). It got lots of colors and detailed flashy graphics wich style I love. Grand theft auto also got good graphics. Older games always had the coolest art. Lots of illustrations. Today there's too much photographs.

  18. Odin Sphere、天地創造(Terranigma)、ICO RAIN、Burnout Revenge
    is My BEST Box Art

  19. I like the video but I am kind of bummed that there was no Atari 2600 games mentioned here. Even if the games were very simplistic and basic, the incredible box art made you want to pick up and play the games.

  20. Secret of Mana on Big Box and also Terranigma
    we didn't get much JRPG's in Germany but the most of them came Big Box, thankfully
    and all the black an white Final Fantasy Box Arts we got here, much better than the US Versions

  21. Roger Dean Covers for the Amiga Computer titles.  Obliterator, Terrorpods, Baliistix, Ork, Agony, Stryx, Baal & Amnios Barbarian II and Blood Money.

  22. Does anyone remember how older box art was sometimes not a very accurate depiction of the game? Then that started to change in the 90's. Take a look at the original Turok Dinosaur Hunter box art, the variation which has Joshua Fireseed knife fighting a dinosaur. For those familiar with Turok lore, Joshua is the short-haired, young modern Turok who appears in the sequel, but he was never in Turok Dinosaur Hunter. I think that's an interesting example. But anyway, that's one of my favourite box arts. Great old school 3D render.

  23. The Konami NES games all had fantastic box art. Some of my favorites as a kid!

  24. My favorite box art is Sega Michael Jackson moon walker

  25. One example of pretty cool box-art that comes to mind is Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness on the N64. The game was mediocre, but the cover looked so magical with Cornell just standing there on the cliff rearing up in his werewolf form with the mist around him. That cover was just so cool! Looked like a true gothic fantasy painting. (Mind you, I am referring to the European PAL Version, not the american one which looks like someone badly photoshopped an apathetic cut-out of Cornell onto a static background)

  26. Dragon Warrior II had some great D&D like box art, it was awesome 😀

    Also just have to say about Secret of Mana, that was one of the best games on the SNES. My God.. I remember renting it at a friend's house and I ended up staying there for the night playing it 2 player for hours on end. We both ended up buying the game within the following week haha. It was like $110 or 120 bucks too, just the regular edition. Games used to be so expensive. That was also $110 in 1993 which is a lot more money than that now.

    EDIT: Ok, I was curious so I used an inflation calculator from the Bank of Canada and it says that in todays money that's $163.00!

  27. Castlevania Adventure for the Gameboy has awesome box art. A very creepy giant Dracula with glowing white eyes reigns above his castle which is emiting tons of bats as Simon Belmont belmont is whipping and jumping his way towards it! Earthbound has a simple yet very effective box art and even the japanese box art for Mother 2 is great!

  28. Super Mario Bros. 2, 3 and Double Dragon III.

  29. final fantasy 7 Mega man x4 Brave fencer Musashi bushido blade2 Finalfantasy origins

  30. I always liked the Castlevania box art for the GBA games. Especially Aria of Sorrow which is also my favourite game on the system.

  31. Favorite Box Arts (By console but not by ranking)
    Thunder Force III & IV
    Streets of Rage 2
    Gunstar Heroes
    Comix Zone
    Shinobi 3
    Super Metroid
    Contra 3
    DKC2 Diddys Kong Quest
    Castlevania IV
    R-Type 3
    Tekken 2
    Final Fantasy VII
    F-Zero GX
    Fire Emblem Path of Radiance
    Metroid Prime 2
    Star Fox Adventures
    Halo 2
    Knights of the Old Republic
    God of War II
    Gears of War 2
    Golden Sun The Lost Age

  32. my fave box art is sonic the hedgehog 1 the US Box art version

  33. as far as traditional art goes, I really love the Castlevania Judgement box art painted by Takeshi Obata since I've always been a huge fan of his work! He really captures the Gothic aesthetic really beautifully and manages to add his own personal flair that's easily reminiscent of Death Note.

    with digital box art, my favorite is DEFINITELY Final Fantasy X's box art with Tidus on the cover, standing in the water and gazing up with a determined smile on his face. Water is always beautiful, but the scenery in the box art makes you wish you were standing there with him and it personally gives me a feeling of optimism when I look at it, too, as dorky as it sounds.

  34. Rewatched the video…my faves are 1. Metroid (FDS) 2. Castlevania 1 (NES) 3. NAM 1975 (NG) 4. Ghouls and Ghosts/Daimakaimura (GEN/MD) 5. Samurai Spirits Zero Special (NG)
    6. Mario 3 (Famicom, not NES) 7. Holy Diver (Famicom) 8. Splatterhouse (PC ENGINE version) 9. Zelda 1 (FDS) 10. Shinobi-Mark III

  35. The Y's cover looks like it could have been a classic prog rock album cover. Its got that kinda raw prog rock painted aesthetic

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