Old Box art, should we have got the Japanese art?

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Old Box art, should we have got the Japanese art?

Post by kerr9000 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:18 pm

Recently I was writing for my blog and I decided to write a bit about the fact that megadrive games frequently got diffrent art in diffrent regions and basically the fact that I prefer Japanese Megadrive case art.

Here is my post to show what I mean

http://kerr9000.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/ ... anese.html

So does anyone else have any oppinion on old box art in particular games where we got stuck with really shoddy art compared to Japan?


If you have looked at my post youll also notice I made a mock up of a Japan art style UK cover for Eswat, has anyone else done anything like this? Or just made there own custom case art?

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Post by toffeeman30 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:37 pm

snes game cybernator had good box art. japan really went to town on mech games. so many cybernator style games for snes never made it here

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Re: Old Box art, should we have got the Japanese art?

Post by OrangeRakoon » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:34 pm

Nice article kerr, and it's an interesting topic! It's always fun to see the hits and misses in localising box art, sometimes with hilarious results. I think it works multiple ways though - sometimes we end up with art that is worse, but sometimes better. I'm just glad that we got the European Ico box rather than the American - you can guess which is which!

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Post by kerr9000 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:51 pm

If I remember correctly as well as bad art the usa one was on a cd instead of dvd with ICO so it had content cut to make it fit as well

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Post by Troggy » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:54 pm

Strider's box art was always a bit bizarre to me when I looked at the western version.

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Why does Strider (Who's supposed to be Japanese) look like a knock-off Arnold Schwarzenegger? The Japanese box art on the left is far nicer.
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Post by OrangeRakoon » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:49 pm

The sword he is using isn't even the sword directly below in the logo (which is more accurate).

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Post by jimbob555 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:53 am

love the western eswat art
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Post by D.J » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:12 pm

The American Ico boxart was just awful, i can't imagine why they thought changing it to that would be a good idea.
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Post by kerr9000 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:19 pm

I have brought this back on my blog again, Looking at the cases for Jewel Master, Turtles Tournament fighters and Art of Fighting. One I havent mentioned yet though which I think is shockingly bad is

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Especially when the Japanese version was so much better

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I just find the European one so well on the one hand basic and naff and on the other like ''full of tude''

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Post by D.J » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:29 am

Agreed, the Japanese art is far superior.
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