15 Best Pieces of 1980s NES Cartridge Box Art
I recently posted a great piece of art that featured a little kid blowing into an original Nintendo Entertainment System game cartridge. It got me thinking about all the games I used to play back in the day, and I started looking up some old stuff to reminisce on those good old days. As I was skimming through some stuff, a lot of video game cartridge images were popping up and I noticed there was some really cool art that was created for some of these games. One of the other things I noticed is that the bad art outweighed the good, so I thought I'd pluck out a few of the coolest NES game cartridge illustrations that I came across and do a little post for them. Castlevania sure seemed to know what they were doing when it came to the art as the first three games top the list.
Each piece that I included actually has some artistic flare too it. An artist actually put in some effort into making it feel badass. A lot of the game art just wasn't like that back in the day. There was a lot of logo art, a lot of pixilated art, and some really bad art. I'm sure the good art helped in the marketing and selling of the game. I know I only wanted to play the games with the radical art on the cover. Sometimes that game would suck ass. You can't judge a game by its cover, even if the cover of the book looks awesome. On top of the art, I also included a little game play action or a commercial for each one.