Before fancy graphics, coherent writing, and cultural sensitivity, the world was a badder place. Join us as we remember a time when having three frames of animation for your sprite was a luxury and the only requirement for rescuing the president from ninjas was being sufficiently bad.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Badass Box Art of the Week: Clash at Demonhead
Sometimes video game box art is so completely badass that it demands you purchase the game even though you may have never heard of the title or even play video games at all! Only these boxes have earned the right to be honored with the title of Badass Box Art of the Week!
When I was a kid I didn't know a single person that owned this game. In fact, I don't even remember seeing this on store shelves. Now this could be because it was shoved aside in favor of major releases like Super Mario Bros. 3, but more likely it was because store owners were so terrified by the imagery presented on the cover of this box that they kept the game locked securely in a doomsday bunker. Now imagine you are shown three game boxes and you have to choose one game to buy. Remember, these games run like $50 and you are ten years old so this is a major investment.
What kid in their right mind is going to chose a game featuring a shifty eyed mouse cop or a flying plumber squirrel over a game that shows an intergalactic badass rescuing a super hot space babe from horrific interplanetary demon creatures!?