Published On: Mon, Mar 16th, 2020

Poll: Box Art Brawl #34


Welcome behind to Box Art Brawl, a weekly opinion where we confirm that retro informal box art several wins in a beauty stakes according to worldly modern tastes. Oh yes.

Last week Castlevania for a N64 entered a ring in a third coming for a array and one of a closest fought brawls to date. In a finish Europe just edged a feat over Japan by a small 3% while North America trailed distant behind with usually a tenth of a altogether vote. We theory we weren’t fans of Reinhardt’s fuzzy eyebrows. Congratulations to Europe, though we’re certain we haven’t seen a final of Castlevania turn these parts.

This week is a genuine gimme; presumably a biggest foregone end in a story of democracy, though we’ve behind it prolonged enough. Perfect Dark for a Nintendo 64 was given a opposite cover in any region, an engaging story in itself that we delved into final year by articulate to former Rare Art Director Kev Bayliss. However, currently ours is not to reason why. Today, we’re usually voting for a favourite.

C’mon then. Let’s get on with it.

North America


North America got a close-up of Joanna Dark’s CG face with Elvis, her visitor chum, reflected in her right eye. Strands of hair crack down over her brow and we like a lighting that suggests she’s dim in a shadows, watchful to strike. The gun tub looks quite purify as it breaks into a support and who doesn’t adore a voluptuous red laser beam? It creates us consider of Arnie’s gun in a initial Terminator movie. That’s a good in a books.

The diversion was concordant with many each ‘Pak’ done for a N64, as we can see from a red frame down a right side. The sharp trademark sits prominently opposite a dim during a tip and that small bullion Rareware trademark gives us a feels, too. It’s dim though still colourful. Not bad, not bad.



Looking positively zero like a in-game indication for a character, here we get a some-more moist CG chronicle of Joanna Dark (essentially Lara Croft moonlighting as a tip agent) and a bottom half of a gun we saw on a North American cover. It’s still dark, though a face fades as several images are layered behind ol’ Jo display several structures and what looks like turn geometry. None of it is quite easy to make out, nonetheless we can see Elvis and one of his Maian mates.

The common black limit common to Nintendo’s N64 outlay in Europe is left here with a info displayed over a categorical image. Same trademark as a North American variant. Again, it sets a stage nicely. Not bad, though it’s all a bit immaterial, isn’t it…



Game over, man. Where’s a gif of Homer Simpson dribbling when we need one?

If we really wanted to nitpick we could disagree that a diversion cover inside a large box that contains a diversion and Expansion Pak is rubbish, though in a knowledge gamers don’t like to be academic like that. Here it is all a same, though:

In The Pak© Nintendo Life

Ah, there we are Agent Dark! Just in time to click ‘Japan’ subsequent and strike a opinion button:

Which segment got a best Perfect Dark box art?

There will be people who don’t like a Japanese one – that’s positively fine! Everyone is entitled to their opinion and we acquire all to Box Art Brawl! There’s usually one right answer, though… We joke! Ha!

So, tell us because we voted for Japan subsequent and we’ll see we subsequent time. Stay safe, poetic people!

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