It's that time again!
We track down some of the worst video game covers from the past three decades and break them down for your amusement.
Missed out on the first part? make sure you check it out!
Which ones have made the list? Read on to find out.
F-16 Fighting Falcon (SEGA Master System)
The SEGA Master System was consistent (and relentless) with abysmal cover art. But F-16 Fighting Falcon set an all-new low in creativity. Forget the excitement of flying a tactical jet for the US Air Force at the speed of sound and engaging in dogfights with heat-seeking sidewinders. Here’s what the f**king game cartridge looks like. Good, because we hate surprises.
Here’s today’s equivalent:
Ninja Scooter Simulator (C64)
This game sits alongside Ninja Golf
perfectly. How is it that ninjas make everything awesome? Yes, the game premise is god-awful but chuck a pyjama warrior on the cover and I’m sold. While this ninja seems a bit casual, with his blue tracksuit and bowling shoes, the artist has it covered by adding some vibrating ‘semi-ominous’ skulls for good measure. For contrast, the developers also tried to make it seem a bit more serious by adding ‘Simulator’ to the title. Yeah, because scooter riding desert ninjas seems totally believable. I even forgot I was playing a game!
Pit-Fighter (SEGA Master Drive)
Remember when we referred to megabytes as MEGs instead of MBs? No, neither do we. But the little starburst in the corner is completely ignored when we gaze upon the awesomeness that is taking place below it. Firstly the dude with leather gloves, a metal chain vest and nappies is totally getting the beat downs. His opponent is so tough, he doesn’t even need to throw a punch. In fact it looks like he’s playing ‘count the potato’ and his camp pal just saw a bee fly toward him. Something totally heterosexual is obviously taking place in the background... we’re just not too sure what that is exactly.
Continue on to the next page to see what other covers made the list!
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