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Game Player's Strategy Guide to Game Boy Games Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer 1990)


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Game Player's Strategy Guide to Game Boy Games Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer 1990)

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5 minutes ago, Phillyman said:

One of the best covers I have seen thus far!

That's because they just stole the box art from the game instead of hiring an artist out of the yellow pages for the low low price of $19.99 and a sandwich. 😋

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Just now, kitsunebi77 said:

That's because they just stole the box art from the game instead of hiring an artist out of the yellow pages for the low low price of $19.99 and a sandwich. 😋

Never said it was unique, just that it was good :)

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5 hours ago, kitsunebi77 said:

That's because they just stole the box art from the game instead of hiring an artist out of the yellow pages for the low low price of $19.99 and a sandwich. 😋

Yes, but what type of sandwich? Ham and cheese... At least throw a cup of coffee in the menu. Cheap bastards! HaHa...‼ 😋😜

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2 minutes ago, LillitosanEP said:

Yes, but what type of sandwich? Ham and cheese... At least throw a cup of coffee in the menu. Cheap bastards! HaHa...‼ 😋😜

Have you SEEN the covers on old issues of Game Player's and GamePro? 

It was a baloney sandwich on white bread.

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That is good cover art, no wonder they stole it. 😂 That art looks ahead of its time for a game cover, especially considering that only a few years prior to that we were subjected to Mega Man 1's hideous box art. Its Japanese counterpart's box art (Rock Man) was damn good though throughout the series.

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5 hours ago, alaskana said:

That is good cover art, no wonder they stole it. 😂 That art looks ahead of its time for a game cover, especially considering that only a few years prior to that we were subjected to Mega Man 1's hideous box art. Its Japanese counterpart's box art (Rock Man) was damn good though throughout the series.

Japan wasn't guilt-free of stealing cover art themselves.  Except in this case it was straight-up plagiarism.  Sort of like a D-student thinking they can just change a few words while copying from an encyclopedia and turn it in as their original research paper.

Ravenloft module: 1983  Castlvania II: 1987

"Just have Dracula turn his head and everyone will think this is original art!"

Riiiiiiight....

C2.jpghttps://img.konami.com/games/castlevania/s/img/history/1987_fcd_jp.png

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On 9/3/2019 at 4:23 AM, kitsunebi77 said:

Japan wasn't guilt-free of stealing cover art themselves.  Except in this case it was straight-up plagiarism.  Sort of like a D-student thinking they can just change a few words while copying from an encyclopedia and turn it in as their original research paper.

Ravenloft module: 1983  Castlvania II: 1987

"Just have Dracula turn his head and everyone will think this is original art!"

Riiiiiiight....

Dang - good catch. That's pretty much a slam dunk case of plagiarism. I'm guessing whomever was in charge of box art for Konami at that time didn't think Nintendo/Famicom players were also fans of AD&D? Or maybe they just didn't think they would get caught in the same sense that something like that would almost be instantaneously noticed today thanks to the Internet.

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