Favourite cover artwork - any platform

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Re: Favourite cover artwork - any platform

Postby Graham » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:20

Oh yes! Excellent choices. I never realised Antiriad was released by Palace. I love that game.

Mustn't forget these:

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Re: Favourite cover artwork - any platform

Postby Vanja » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:23

Fun covers :)

Beamrider, another game I love, has had at least 3 different covers.

I really like this one:

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Re: Favourite cover artwork - any platform

Postby Vanja » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:29

This one caught my eye in old magazine ads, really liked the illustration but never played the game:

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Re: Favourite cover artwork - any platform

Postby Graham » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:59

The Legend of Norman?! What a great title!

The hidden faces in that art remind me of this (similar style too...)

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Re: Favourite cover artwork - any platform

Postby Vanja » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:10

Ooh, yes, the Fairlight games! I found the first one for the C64 in a bargain bin on a visit to Newcastle in 1989, and bought it based on the cover illustration. Shame the second one was never released for the C64.

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Re: Favourite cover artwork - any platform

Postby Graham » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:24

Vanja wrote:Shame the second one was never released for the C64.


Yes. It was never fully completed for the Spectrum, Bo Jangeborg fell out with the publisher (or rather was forced to walk away from the game) and the publisher released it unfinished!

I think there was also a bug in the first Fairlight (at least on Speccy) that prevented the final gate from opening, and so was un-completeable!
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Re: Favourite cover artwork - any platform

Postby Vanja » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:29

Oh yes, the C64 version couldn't be completed either, but I think there's a fixed cracked version out there. Never knew the sequel for the Speccy was released unfinished, that is too bad :(

Cadaver is another isometric 3d game with a nice looking cover:
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And the datadisk has this lovely Simon Bisley image on the cover:

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Re: Favourite cover artwork - any platform

Postby Graham » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:11

My favourite arcade game of all time, and a really good C64 conversion (plus nice cover art!)

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Re: Favourite cover artwork - any platform

Postby Vanja » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:26

Toki is great, mostly played it on the Amiga.

Alleykat is another one of those games I bought as a kid because I liked the cover:

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Re: Favourite cover artwork - any platform

Postby Scipioafricanus » Thu May 24, 2018 11:06

All that games and artwork are great, but my favourite artwork is Q-bert i just love it:) that why q-bert find a space on my arcade build;)

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