Hello fellow gamers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more cringy artwork. Now, let’s begin this suckfest!
Chuckie Egg 2 for the Amiga (1985) Genre: Adventure
Chuckie Egg 2 is a strange adventure game for the Amiga computer. You control Harry, who’s trying to assemble a giant chocolate egg. The cover is an entirely different beast! For one thing, it’s creepy as fuck! We see an egg-human hybrid with hyperrealistic eyes and an incredibly ugly face. The backwards cap also makes the egg look like a pretentious douchebag. We also can’t forget the pig vomit which is the weird spider hanging on the bamboo from above. I absolutely hate this cover, and it’s sure to induce nausea within minutes of viewing.
NCAA March Madness 2003 for the Playstation 2 (2002) Genre: Sports
March Madness was a series of basketball games that were made by EA Sports. This cover is truly a mustard stain of epic failure! The basketball player, Drew Gooden is incredibly flamboyant looking, and has a very stupid expression on his face. His head is also disproportionate to the rest of his body. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow gamers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us take a look at some more cringy artwork. Now, let’s begin this crazy journey into some pure garbage!
Karnaaj Rally for the Game Boy Advance November 21, 2002 Genre: Action/Racing
Karnaaj Rally is a fun little racing game with an assortment of weapons. The game was very well received by reviewers, and IGN gave it an 8.8 out of 10. It’s also known for having one of the worst video game covers of all time. The cover depicts a purple hot rod and an incredibly ugly man with bright blue hair. How the hell does the man have anything to do with the game at all?! He takes up more than half of the piece, and has one of the stupidest expressions I’ve ever seen. The cover has so much infamy, that even IGN commented on it. Tell me what you think of the work in the comments’ section below.
Black Belt for the Sega Master System November 1986
Black Belt is a side-scrolling beat em’ up from the 80’s. It’s a lot like the game, Kung Fu, and just as action packed. Unfortunately, the cover fucks things up again! You’d think a martial arts game would have an actioned packed cover, but no! The cover is just plain lazy, and it looks like it was made in 30 minutes! All the cover has is a single foot and tiny comic book-like effect. It definitely doesn’t make you want to play the game, and seems just like a disappointment to me.
Hello fellow gamers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to cringe at some more horrible video game art. Now, let’s get started!
Tommy Lasorda Baseball for the Sega Genesis 1988 Genre: Sports
This is a tricky Baseball game that was endorsed by the old manager of the Dodgers, Tommy Lasorda. I know that he’s trying to promote this game, but Jesus Christ, he’s horrifying! While Tommy in real life isn’t good looking, this cover is downright mocking! His face is fat and mushy, with disturbingly crossed eyes. It might be one of the earliest forms of nightmare fuel, and the artist should be ashamed of himself!
Panic Restaurant for the NES 1992 Genre: Action Platformer
Panic Restaurant is a weird and wonderful platformer that stars a chef named Cookie. He fights against evil sentient food items and the evil chef, Ohdove. Once again, the video game cover fucks up everything! It depicts Cookie as a enraged chef with the face of a child molester. His head is disproportionate to the rest of his body, and frying pan is bigger than his noggin. There’s also a strange carrot in the background with blue eyeshadow and lipstick. Tell me what you think of this cover in the comments’ section below.
Hello everyone, and welcome to another look at a well-loved topic! As said before, I am a huge fan of the Pokemon franchise. I adore the gigantic amount of characters and their very unique designs. One of the most important tools in a Pokemon Trainer’s arsenal is the Pokedex, a compendium of all the various creatures you will meet on your journey. Despite the “E” rating, Japan has managed to put some pretty disturbing information into the dex. It becomes less of a children-friendly game, and more of a horror story. So, to celebrate the month of Halloween, I will be adding the most bizarre and messed up entries that I can find. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Pokemon!
Bruxish The Gnash Teeth Pokemon (Based off of a filefish or reef triggerfish)
Size: 2″11 Weight: 41.9lbs
Bruxish is a water/psychic fish Pokemon from Generation VII. It’s quite colorful, and has a mouth that’s full of sharp teeth. They can be caught from fishing spots in the Secluded Shore.
Pokedex entry from Pokemon Moon: It stuns its prey with psychokinesis and grinds them to mush with its strong teeth. Even Shelder’s shell is no match for it. (Yes brutal death, totally a kid’s game!)
Dusclops The Beckon Pokemon (Based off of a Hitotsume-kozo)
Size: 5’03” Weight: 67.5 lbs
Dusclops is a pure ghost type Pokemon from Generation III. It’s a fairly large, cyclopean ghost with a grey body that resembles bandages on a mummy. It can be found be leveling up Duskull to level 37.
Pokedex entry from Omega Ruby: Dusclops’s body is completely hollow—–there is nothing at all inside. It is said that its body is like a black hole. This Pokemon will absorb anything into its body, but nothing will ever come back out. (O_O)
Hello fellow gamers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to cringe, as we look at some horrible cover art. Now, let the crapfest begin!
Dudes With Attitude for the NES (1990)
Dudes With Attitude was a piss poor action/adventure game for the NES. The object of the game is to use the “dudes” to collect colored gems and avoid the evil Gumsplats. Unfortunately the game had horrible controls and graphics. The cover doesn’t do anything to numb the pain, and is in fact, scary as hell! The art depicts 3 sentient balls surrounding a treasure chest. The leftmost figure is a blue female with black shades and a pucker mouth. The rightmost image is a yellow male with spiky hair, and a “shit eating” grin. The middlemost image is the fugliest of them all, and depicts a red male ball with an eyepatch, mustache, and demonic grin. This is completely unsettling, and causes the viewer to stay away from this abomination. (Come on, artists! You can do bettter than this!)
Final Zone II for the Turbo Grafx 16 (1990)
Final Zone II is a wonderfully fun shooter that’s quite similar to Ikari Warriors. If you have watched the Happy Console Gamer, there are chances that you have heard of this game. Two covers were made, one for Japan, and one for North America. The Japanese one is very cool, and portrays the main characters in an Anime style. The North American cover, other the other hand, is a giant pile of vomit! The artist must have been hitting the crack pipe pretty hard when he birthed this monstrosity! The character’s proportions are completely askew, and the faces look like grotesque bobble heads. The robot suits are morbidly obese, and the weapons look like construction equipment! Tell me what you think of this shitshow in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow gamers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to cringe profusely at some horrible video game cover art. Now, lets begin this adventure into the detritus of the video game world!
Fester’s Quest for the NES (1989) Genre: Adventure/Run and Gun
If you have been watching the Angry Video Game Nerd for as long as I have, you have probably seen his review for this game. According to James Rolfe; “This game is ass”! It’s a run and gun adventure game that stars Uncle Fester from the Addam’s Family. Unfortunately, the cover doesn’t do anything to ease the pain! It depicts the titular Fester as a bald, Curly Howard-looking, buffoon with incredibly red lips. He almost gives off the vibe of a pedophile with the strange sneer. There’s also a single spider hanging down from his head. If I can give the artwork any praise, I’d say that the mansion in the distance actually looks pretty good. The piece all together just rubs me the wrong way, and I don’t know if the creator was aiming for this or not. Tell me what you think of this “masterpiece” in the comments’ section below.
Bust-A-Move Arcade 2 Edition for the Playstation (1995) Genre: Puzzle
I have already discussed one of the crazy covers before in an earlier post, but this one is just Fucked Up! As I said before, Bust-A-Move is an incredibly addicting puzzle game starring the dragons Bub and Bob of Bubble Bobble fame. The game had very cute graphics and exhilarating gameplay. Then we get to the cover, and all I can say is, WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY THINKING!!! We have an image that wouldn’t look out of place in a Clockwork Orange! The cover has various bubbles with screaming faces inside. Their eyes are pried open with toothpicks, and they appear to be in great distress. I especially “adore” the tagline; “SO ADDICTIVE…IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL”! It’s crazy, because this is a rated “E” game! I’m going to show the cover, but be warned, it’s really unsettling! Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.