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7 Video Game Covers That Were Completely Insane

Marshall Lemon | 9 Feb 2016 15:00
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In our age of Steam sales and digital purchases, video game covers are quickly becoming a lost art. Which is a shame, because box art could be insanely hilarious and more entertaining than the games themselves. Here are seven classic gaming covers that prove industry artists might be a little nuts.

Can you think of any we missed? Share them in the comments!

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Donkey Kong

We take for granted that classic video game protagonists are best represented as cartoon characters. For whatever reason, the Atari release of Donkey Kong took a more "realistic" approach - rendering Mario as a muscle-bound athlete and Donkey as a horrific, snarling beast. It's hilarious in retrospect, but just goes to show Mario and realism doesn't mix. If only someone had told the Super Mario Bros film production eleven years later.

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