Video games are very big business these days and one thing every video game developer knows is that if you want to sell your game you need a brilliant bit of cover art to make your game stand out among all of the others. Sometimes developers hit a home run with their video game cover but there are plenty of occasions when they get it completely wrong.
1 – Chegger’ Party Quiz
For those of you who do not know Chegger’s is a really bad television host from the United Kingdom. That means he used to present kids television back in the early 80′s and now his career has died and he spends his time opening supermarkets. As you can see from the cover, Chegger’s, who appears on the cover, does little to make you want to buy the game and everything to say he looks like a sex offender.
2 – Rival Turf
I am guessing this game is supposed to be a fighting game which is also supposed to be tough. As you can see the guys on the cover are supposed to look tough but actually look more like they are going to a fancy dress party dressed as New Kids on the Block. Perhaps getting a couple of tough looking men on the cover rather than two 12 year olds would be a start in appearing a little tougher. Even David Hasselhoff in a pink too-too would look more macho than these guys.
3 – Deal or No Deal
This cover for the video game named Deal or No Deal could actually be the most boring cover art that has ever been created.
4 – Ninja Scooter Simulator
I may be wrong here but to the best of my knowledge I am pretty sure that ninja’s do not use children’s scooters as a form of transport nor do they have anything to do with skulls.
5 – Bust a Move 2
Apparently this game is so addictive that it should actually be illegal. This is why we find it strange that the cover art shows a man trapped in a bubble having to use matchsticks to keep his eyes open. Now to us that just gives the indication this game is so boring that the only way you will be able to stay awake is through the use of matchsticks to keep your eyes open.
6 – Tommy Lasorda
If you happen to be into sports of any description then maybe you could tell the makers of this game that you are not going to be inclined to buy a game that has a picture of a former player on the cover who now looks like he is in his 80′s.
7 – Freestyle Metal X
I think that this game is something to do with riding a BMX but the cover makes it look like some kind of bizarre devil worshipping fest.
8 – Metro Cross
If you want to sell a game about skateboarding you put photos of Tony Hawk on the cover. What you do not do is use the cover to show a photo of a guy in a blue spandex suit with a facial expression that looks like he is having an orgasm while breaking wind.
9 – Black Belt
The title of this game would suggest that it has something to do with martial art fighting but the simple picture of a foot suggests that it may be about an ingrowing toe nail or verruca.
10 – Blood N Guts
It is hard to believe that the art on this video game cover was not created by a five year old. And judging by the cover it is anything but action.
11 – Xenon 2 Megablast
We really have given up trying to guess what this game may be about. We are assuming that the picture in the front is supposed to be a really poorly drawn fish or a really poorly drawn sperm. Either way we still have no clue as to what this game is about or what the cover is trying to suggest.
12 – Power Instinct
The facial expressions on this video game cover are bad enough but check out that deformed foot and toe. Surely that cannot be real.
13 – Karnaaj
If the title is anything to go by this game could well be a car racing game. If the picture on the cover is anything to go by the game could well have something to do with transvestites. Hopefully they do not show up on your sofa half way through the game.
14 – I Want My Mommy
We all agree that this could well be the most depressing video game cover ever created.
15 – Phalanx
They hyper-speed shoot-out which is easily personified by a really old guy playing the banjo. Can anyone please tell me how this all makes sense or how one relates to the other? Anyone at all?
16 – Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy
Yet another game that we have no idea what the objective may be. The cover shows two jaguar’s in space. Perhaps this is a romantic video game where two big cats have to fall in love whilst in space.
17 – Mega Man
In this game you take on the role of Megaman and Megaman is a rather strange looking guy who wears tights and walks like Forrest Gump.
18 – Crack Down
The cover art for this game was definitely trying to mimic certain Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. Pretty obvious judging by the two macho guys with the big muscles and bare chests. Oh, and this game also has something to do with a normal looking monkey and a robot with a flame thrower.
19 – Street Warrior
The people who created this video game cover have decided that if you wish to portray toughness you take a pretty normal looking dog and put it in between two guys who are wearing tights.
20 – Bad Cat
In this game you play a cat apparently. A cat who gets up to naughty things and is interested in graffiti, gangsta rap and hanging out on street corners. Just what we want our kids playing.