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?
Pinball Fantasies (1992) – What makes this box art so special, you ask? Well it certainly helps that the box art for Pinball Fantasies features prominent what, in my opinion, is one of the best pinball tables both real or imagined ever made. Party Land is not only well designed from a table layout point of view, but it is also visually stunning, evoking Williams’ Funhouse if Funhouse was a bit more aesthetically fun. And that’s exactly what this box art does, it creates an air of happy-go-lucky, good old fashioned 1990’s fun. From contrasting typeface to the blinding – almost gaudy – use of colour, the box art is one great big lesson in design that’s “so wrong it’s right”. Oh, and just one glimpse of this box art will have me humming that attract mode tune for days.
Miss previous entries in the countdown?
Space Ace (1983) – Transylvania (1984) – Impossible Mission (1985) – Defender of the Crown (1986) – Faery Tale Adventure (1987) – F/A – 18 Interceptor (1988) – Blood Money (1989) – King of the Zoo (1990) – Lemmings (1991)