9th December 2012

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The Simpsons featured a game called Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge, the title of which seems to be based on a 1988 video game for the NES called Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf.

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The Simpsons featured a game called Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge, the title of which seems to be based on a 1988 video game for the NES called Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf.

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21st November 2012

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Squish’Em Sam (1983) for Colecovision. I’m completely positive that Fix It Felix Jr from Wreck It Ralph was 50/50 influenced by Donkey Kong and Squish’Em Sam. Squish’Em Sam even has voice samples for the protagonist like Fix It Felix Jr does, which is surprising for such an old game.

Squish’Em Sam (1983) for Colecovision. I’m completely positive that Fix It Felix Jr from Wreck It Ralph was 50/50 influenced by Donkey Kong and Squish’Em Sam. Squish’Em Sam even has voice samples for the protagonist like Fix It Felix Jr does, which is surprising for such an old game.

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14th November 2012

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This is not an interesting cover visually. I just thought I’d mention that Vixen/She Fox on the Commodore 64, Atari ST, and other platforms was controversial in 1988 due to it featuring of Corinne Russell (risque model and dancer) on the cover. Totally NBD now.

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2nd November 2012

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I noticed recently that the NES Defender of the Crown cover (1987) used the Amiga cover (1986) as reference. I’m not sure if this is a rights issue, or if they wanted to make it look more exciting/communicate better. The evil knight looks more decidedly bad in the newer cover, as the first box was more ambiguous.

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30th October 2012

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So, I reblogged the Mega Drive Splatterhouse 2 (1990) manual yesterday, and today I realized a connection. The recent PS3/360 version of Splatterhouse (2010) paid homage to the Mega Drive art on the cover of its manual.

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10th August 2012

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Ok, time for a truth bomb. So, I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that the artist who did the gorgeous cover for Castlevania on NES/MSX used “The Norseman” by Frank Frazetta (1972) as reference. Apparently, Konami loved using fantasy paintings as reference. I feel weird posting info like this, because it may take away some of the magic, but it’s fascinating to me. SPOILER: I’ll post more later, but this isn’t the only time this exact Frank Frazetta painting was used as reference for a game cover. Capcom’s “guilty” too…

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6th August 2012

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On the left, is the original Amstrad cover for Army Moves, drawn by Alfonso Azpiri. Really nice work, but when Summit published the MSX port, they hired an artist to copy Azpiri’s drawing, and had him/her make it more exciting/realistic, apparently.

On the left, is the original Amstrad cover for Army Moves, drawn by Alfonso Azpiri. Really nice work, but when Summit published the MSX port, they hired an artist to copy Azpiri’s drawing, and had him/her make it more exciting/realistic, apparently.

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9th June 2012

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Japanese box art comparison:

-Super Mario Bros. - Famicom/NES, 1985
-Alex Kidd in Miracle World - Sega Mark III/Master System, 1986

Really? Come on, Sega. That’s unconscionable.

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6th June 2012

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I just reblogged a post by the joy-inducing boxvsbox about The Guardian Legend, and thought you might like a bit of extra trivia to go along with it. The US box art was the odd one out next to the European and Japanese boxes. That cover design choice was actually based on something unrelated to the game. Here we have the movie poster for Creature (1985) next to the box for the The Guardian Legend on NES in the US. The inspiration is undeniable.

I just reblogged a post by the joy-inducing boxvsbox about The Guardian Legend, and thought you might like a bit of extra trivia to go along with it. The US box art was the odd one out next to the European and Japanese boxes. That cover design choice was actually based on something unrelated to the game. Here we have the movie poster for Creature (1985) next to the box for the The Guardian Legend on NES in the US. The inspiration is undeniable.

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31st May 2012

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The artist who did the cover for Contra III: Alien Wars in Japan used the Raw Deal movie poster as a reference.

The artist who did the cover for Contra III: Alien Wars in Japan used the Raw Deal movie poster as a reference.

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