Another year, another countdown, another birthday. And I’m boxing it all up, tying a nice little bow around it, and turning the ripe old age of 32 with a celebration of 32 BRILLIANT examples of FANTASTIC video game box art. Join me, won’t you?
F/A-18 Interceptor (1988) – It may not be the most exciting box art in the world, but by Jove there’s something about the form factor of a fighter that makes my hair stand on air. I spent many an hour staring at the F/A-18 Interceptor box when I was a kid. Not because it was a particularly spectacular looking box in its own right – it was just a fighter jet after all – but because unless my brother was at home to decipher the code wheel there was no way in hell I was jumping into the cockpit. That said F/A-18 Interceptor introduced me to the F/A -18 fighter, which still do this day remains a bit of a personal favourite, and which kickstarted a life-long fascination with military aviation. In fact learning that a variant of the F/A-18 is still in active service in the Royal Australian Airforce almost tipped me over the edge toward pursuing a military-service career.
Miss previous entries in the countdown?
Space Ace (1983) – Transylvania (1984) – Impossible Mission (1985) – Defender of the Crown (1986) – Faery Tale Adventure (1987)