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(Topless Robot)   The ten most-bizarre, "WTF" video game cover art: DOS edition   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 17
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2012-08-16 04:18:08 PM  
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roc6783: Total threadjack, but anyway:

Last week my 3 month old daughter was fussing in her stroller while we were waiting for her mom to finish trying on clothes. Nothing I was doing was keeping her entertained for more than 5 seconds, and I was getting desperate. I had an epiphany, remembering how much she likes music, and pulled out my phone. My ringtone is the original Zelda overworld music, but the actual file I have on my phone is a 30 sec. clip. As soon as the first note hit, she stopped crying and tilted her head to hear better. 10 seconds in she was giggling and smiling uncontrollably, while I teared up. I played it five or so more times and she started smiling and laughing each time. Best parent moment so far.


You need to pull out the Super Mario Theme next (Mario Twins style).
2012-08-16 02:58:45 PM  
1 votes:
This was probably one of my biggest disappointments. That cover made me elicit stories about heroism, valor, dragons, mystery, adventure.

www.retrocpu.com

The actual game was one of the worst pieces of shiat i've ever played:

www.ffmaniacs.com
2012-08-16 02:53:44 PM  
1 votes:
media.giantbomb.com

He was white in the game. I was always confused by that.
2012-08-16 02:18:06 PM  
1 votes:
Konami. BEST. COVERS. EVER.

www.examiner.com

Full version:

2.bp.blogspot.com
cdn1.spong.com

www.retrocpu.com

www.retrocpu.com

1.bp.blogspot.com

www.thegeekcouch.com 

REAL VERSION:

a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net
2012-08-16 02:10:05 PM  
1 votes:
media.giantbomb.com
2012-08-16 01:44:16 PM  
1 votes:
static.gamesradar.com

gallery.guetech.org

Goatse the game?
2012-08-16 01:39:48 PM  
1 votes:
wpcontent.answcdn.com

Another vote for highest ratio of misleadingly awesome cover to crummy game. I don't recall even being allowed to shoot things in that one.
2012-08-16 01:38:34 PM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

"Launch... launch... launch fighters."
2012-08-16 01:37:43 PM  
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com

WAT
2012-08-16 01:36:32 PM  
1 votes:

Great Janitor: I am a huge fan of the art work on classic video game boxes. The Atari 2600 probably had the best cover art.


padinga.com

cdn3.spong.com

cdn2.spong.com

No question. They managed to even make blackjack, checkers, and other dull activities look cool, especially relative to the graphics. Haunted House? Definitely an aid to the imagination. And I'll never forget the smile on the dragon from Adventure.
2012-08-16 01:35:08 PM  
1 votes:
where is this one on the list?

robertlbryant.com
2012-08-16 01:30:36 PM  
1 votes:
I'm going to go ahead and get this one out of the way.

pics.mobygames.com
2012-08-16 01:19:03 PM  
1 votes:
Ooooh yeeeaahh!


i2.photobucket.com

i2.photobucket.com

i2.photobucket.com
2012-08-16 01:06:08 PM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
The original 1987 version. Played this on an Apple IIGS back in the day.
2012-08-16 01:06:08 PM  
1 votes:

UberDave: Not really WTF, but since this is about old games...


Indeed...
www.aggrogate.com
2012-08-16 01:04:57 PM  
1 votes:

Sybarite: [i522.photobucket.com image 420x482]


Back in those days if I had been given a box containing those three games, specifically, I might have literally turned into a frantic middle-aged black man with dreds. Those were three of the best games of their time.
2012-08-16 01:03:56 PM  
1 votes:
www.waitingforgo.com
 
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