Game box art challenge?


#1222

You can also use PowerPoint and add black boxes over the image, then delete the boxes as you see fit to reveal more of the image. I personally just use Paint.NET with layers.


#1223

This is what I do, in Paint.net. Except I usually keep the black-out layer visible and just transparent-ise it a bit, rather than hiding/unhiding.

(You can make a layer transparent by right clicking on it and selecting properties or something like that)


#1224

OK - thanks all.


#1225

California Games.
Obvious.


#1226

Nope.


#1227

HA!

I say: The Hobbit, C64.


#1228

Maybe an actual bit of the art could help. ;-)


#1229

One final picture for the day before I head off.


#1230

Some type of alternate cover for GTA?


#1231

I’m starting to think it IS California games now!
I’ll say Track ‘n’ field?


#1232

Skate or Die?


#1233

Blue skies, palm trees, crowd, checkpoint(?)… OutRun?


#1234

It is Outrun! Specifically the Amiga version (which was atrocious, but when it’s the first game you play on upgrading from a Spectrum…)
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#1235

I remember trying to play Turbo Outrun on the C64 - Zzap gave it 97%! - but on cassette, and it had a very unforgiving multiload system that drained any fun there was to be had from it. Anyway next up:


#1236

TurboTax 2005


#1237

Just be glad you didn’t play it on the Spectrum, or worse, on the CPC - a very serious contestant contender to the title for worst game ever. But we lucky 8-bits guys had a monoral audio recording of the Arcade game music on an audio tape, to play alongside.

A very fruitful lesson I have never forgotten.

New box? check.
Pink? check.
No idea? check.


#1238

Whereas the Out Run rip off, etype, wasn’t half bad on the acorn machines.

The new game is a Sierra one? Kings quest.


#1239

Neither King’s Quest nor TurboTax (from any year), I’m afraid. A couple more details before bed:


#1240

Well, that would be The Stanley Parable.

(And it’s a bit of a cheat, since it’s an aftermarket “indiebox” box, but I was still able to figure it out, so I guess it’s not too bad).


#1241

Indeed! I figured it was fair game, as it had been featured on the front page a few months ago…