Game box art challenge?


#1402

You meant yep.

That cover is atrocious though.


#1403

Haha, holy crap! I didn’t notice it in the thumbnail when I Google’d the cover (it’s subtle) so moved on. Yeah, not a great cover – much of Synapse’s cover art was mediocre compared to giants like Atari, SSI, etc. They had some great games, though. My brother and I played Fort Apocalypse for hours and hours.

@PreachyPreach are you still following this thread? I stepped in on your choice when you were away and then sick, do you want to take the next one? If I haven’t heard back by later this evening I’ll post a new one.


#1404

Ok, here we go…

@PreachyPreach, if you decide you want to have one of my later ones (if I win one) you are welcome to it.


#1405

Space Channel 5?


#1406

Nope.


#1407

Mind Rover


#1408

I rarely google, but I don’t think it’s cheating if you’re googling specific games.

Personally I like to wildly guess.

E.g. this latest one is clearly Frontier Elite 2, as that had Jupiter on the cover, as does this! (Though I remember it being bigger)


#1409

And you need to know the name of the game to google it so it can’t really be cheating if you already know the answer!


#1410

Nope on all those. Another hint:

Re: Google, yeah, I already know the name and am just trying to be sure but it does sound more fun to toss it out there and see what happens – I’ll start doing that instead.


#1411

Mindscape’s The Halley Project?


#1412

Nope. I had totally forgotten about that game! Used to love playing it, going to various places in the Solar System.


#1413

It’s very familiar, but all the violet tinted spacescape boxes always are!


#1414

I’m pretty sure you all have seen this one before – the cover (or at least the parts I’ve chosen) is just a bit misleading.

Off to work, will update again in a few hours if nobody has guessed it yet.


#1415

Adventure construction set


#1416

I had that game on the C64. I remember you could make a self-booting disk of your adventure, and it took over an hour to create it because EA put their copy protection on your game.


#1417

Yep! Adventure Construction Set. Anybody ever make anything worthwhile with it? I had better luck with Eamon. Will post final picture when I get home. On to yours, @Gordon_Cameron.


#1418

ACS is one of my favorite games despite its colossal flaws. I made a full-length RPG with it as a kid, trying very hard to make the graphics look like an Ultima. Sometimes I look back on that and wonder why I didn’t get into game design. Lately I started to play Stuart Smith’s packed-in adventure, Rivers of Light, on a C64 emulator. I love that RoL is based on the Epic of Gilgamesh, but the painfully slow and random combat system makes playing through it a slog.

I’ll get a new pic up shortly.


#1419


#1420

Looks like Mad Men for the Sega Genesis.


#1421

Impressive!

I kid, I kid.