Game box art challenge?


#3046

I’m ashamed it took me this long (and a prior guess, Privateer wtf?), but I think that is the original X-COM (UFO Defense).


#3047

Oh, nice one. I think you’ve got it.


#3048

You got it! I’ll update to post the full frame later today, but you can start whenever you’re ready.

Edit: Glory!


#3049

Eeeep, now I’ve got to come up with something. Let me ponder it over dinner.

I’m surprised I didn’t get that earlier, I hated the off-center border that a few of the Microprose games had during that time (MoO had it too) – yeah, I’m a bit OCD. Also one of my favorite games of all time, so yeah, no excuse for not getting it first try. The orange planet glow sealed it.


#3050

Ok, I don’t think this one has been done, so here goes…


#3051

Myst?


#3052

Ishar 3?


#3053

Nope on both. A little bit more revealed, this time of little people dotted about the landscape…


#3054

Some version of Populous maybe?


#3055

Definitely getting warmer…


#3056

Powermonger?


#3057

Yep, Powermonger it is!


While more complex than Populous it failed to get the attention that that game got. I enjoyed it on the Amiga but missed all the extreme terrain deformation of Populous.


#3058

Dang 10 seconds late! If i am not mistaken, someone posted thé Ameeican cover which went by à différent name and had nothing in common
Which is funny, because what thé hell was that Enemy Unknown cover posted right before!


#3059

Woo! I’ll post mine tonight.


#3060

Ah, French autocorrect! C’est magnifique!


#3061

Ameeican is not French or English, maybe Japanese.


#3062

No, French autocorrect dictionaries lack the word “American” out of pure contempt, so a small typo goes uncorrected. You should know that!


#3063


#3064

I’ll go with the game that taught me baseball: Hardball?


#3065

I know it is crazy with so little to go on but something about that reveal is pinging my Spidey senses hard. This one is going to be fun!