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Seven Times Video Game Cover Art Lied To Gamers

Video game companies used to rely on slick advertisements, word of mouth and, most of all, box art to sell their cartridges back in the day, and I remember being taken in by this box art time and time again as a kid.

The cover would often show the protagonist engaged in battle with something totally tough, for instance a ninja on a motorcycle fighting off a pack of panthers with his katana plus explosions, but the games rarely lived up to the cover art.

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The YouTube channel outsidexbox put together a video called “7 Times Epic Box Art Overpromised Wildly”, revealing some of the worst examples of cover art overselling the actual gameplay.

-Via GeekTyrant


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