The Battle of the Box Art
Looking back at the early days of Sega, I always found it interesting that they would market the same game to different regions using alternate art work. Did this strategy pay off in terms of increased sales? Whatever the reasons they had for doing this, it has yielded some great designs that we can look back on today. Here are some of my favourites, if you have any other good examples please leave a comment below!
The Japanese version of Altered beast features full cover artwork, including Athena on the rear of the box.
Castlevania: Bloodlines / The new Generation
The EU version of Castlevania: Bloodlines has the more subtle name of “The New Generation”. Whilst the American version features much more aggressive imagery and hordes of monsters, the EU cover is far more reserved, cup of tea anyone?
Contra: Hard Corps / Probotector
Three regions. Three completely different designs!