I love the liberal definition of what constitutes "video games". "66 games in one box of Asteroids? Wow! WHAT A DEAL! Yet Space Invaders still makes me think it's a rip-off!"They're even more verbose than I am when it comes to spelling out the number of players the games support too. Looks like Warlords made 'em flinch though. I wanted to see:ONE PLAYER * TWO PLAYERS * THREE PLAYERS * FOUR PLAYERSThese days, all that info is in a 6pt typeface on the lower half of the back of the box. :)(My neighbor actually had 3-D TIC-TAC-TOE back in the day. You know you're jealous.)
I feel like video game and even movie box art is a lost art. Now it's all just the same photoshop template over and over again: cut out some of the main characters and paste them against a backdrop of random shit happening.
I played the shit out of adventure!! I'm not sure why though - I don't recall anything ever actually HAPPENING. Just a lot of running around, lol.deb
That Breakout cover is really intersting. Are they saying the little white line is actually an astronaut slapping grenades or something back at the rainbows, or is he just observing the whole thing from his space-walk? A lot of them have that great Indiana Jones hyper-detailed-colored-pencil kind of feel to 'em, which I miss seeing on posters these days. What a great style.
I guess Atari was like The Asylum of its day. The cover art promised so much but the actual content delivered so little.
Wow - this brings back memories... Of being disappointed that none of these looked anything like what was on the box!
I love Atari art and games,Atari games were challenging
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