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Re: Odyssey 2 Box Art Special

Posted: April 11th, 2020, 3:37 pm
by goldenband
VideoGameCritic wrote:I'm open to suggestions about what my next one should be about.

As for War of Nerves, I have a review written but I know a need a second player to do this justice. So I'm keeping the review on hold, on the off-chance I see my friends again in a non-zombie form.


Totally understood about War of Nerves. I hope we all get the chance to spend some (non-virtual) time with our friends someday soon.

As for the next box art special, I'd nominate the Astrocade. Similar schema to the Odyssey², plus I'm personally more interested in older box art anyway, since it tends to be more ambitious and wild (things were less codified in the early days).

Another option would be the Sega Master System, though the poor thing will inevitably get roasted...

Re: Odyssey 2 Box Art Special

Posted: April 11th, 2020, 3:48 pm
by C64_Critic
"War of Nerves" box art = tentacle pr0n before it was actually a thing.

Re: Odyssey 2 Box Art Special

Posted: April 12th, 2020, 3:33 am
by Retro STrife
Just got around to reading this tonight. Fun and interesting read - I'd definitely be interested in seeing more box art specials like this if you decide to do it in the future. I had never realized how neat the Odyssey 2 boxes are until you pointed it out this way.

You inspired me to look through my Odyssey 2 boxes too. I'm glad you point out the weird "fake screenshots" that these boxes have - I noticed that on several of my games too. I hope that didn't trick people back in the day into believing the game had amazing graphics.

Among my games, there were two that caught my eye that didn't make the list. First was Out of this World, just because it looks cool. And second was Turtles, for a few reasons. It's funny, it's colorful, and it looks good - but it's kiddy art style is also a bit of an outlier compared to the futuristic style of most other Odyssey games.

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VideoGameCritic wrote:I noticed one of the boxes featured still had a pricetag, which I think it pretty neat.
Maybe I should make a "Price Tag Special" which shows all my boxes that still have price tags. That might be interesting.


I'd be up for that too. I don't know how most people feel about price tags, but I personally find them interesting for the backstory they add to the game. Your price tag on the Alien Invaders game has an interesting history too, which I posted about in the "Box stickers: On or off?" topic that you posted in the Classic Gaming section.

Re: Odyssey 2 Box Art Special

Posted: April 12th, 2020, 7:41 am
by noah98
Great special! The Odyssey 2 is one of my neglected consoles. The box art is certainly unique. I was thinking the other day that when I was a kid, I would look at the box art and imagine what it would be like if the games looked like that. Now in 2020, they kinda do!

Look at Pick Axe Pete on the box, and then in the game!

Re: Odyssey 2 Box Art Special

Posted: April 13th, 2020, 7:34 am
by TheEagleXIII
VideoGameCritic wrote:I'm open to suggestions about what my next one should be about.


The PS1 is probably my favourite for covers - especially the regional differences. Like the PAL versions tend to be far superior to the NSTC versions in my opinion. Driver, Dino Crisis, Silent Hill and Tomb Raider Chronicles are the most glaring examples off the top of my head. Occasionally the reverse is true. Although, I think it tends to be kind of a trend across most older consoles.

But it's cool seeing stuff I've not been really overly exposed - like this collection of Odyssey box art. They all stay central to a similar theme/layout in such an awesomely overtly 80s vaporwave way without being boring (if iconic) like I tend to find NES covers.

Re: Odyssey 2 Box Art Special

Posted: April 13th, 2020, 4:03 pm
by MSR1701
Love it!

Would love to see more! Personal preference would be handheld systems such as the Game Boy, Game Gear, Lynx and such, though this would be fun for any number of different systems and platforms (80s computers would be fun too!).

Re: Odyssey 2 Box Art Special

Posted: April 13th, 2020, 4:15 pm
by VideoGameCritic
I do have quite a few Lynx boxes so that might be a good candidate. And while I like the idea of displaying boxes I personally own, I don't think there's a probably pulling some scans from the internet as long as I credit the sources.

Re: Odyssey 2 Box Art Special

Posted: April 14th, 2020, 5:55 pm
by RDReynolds
I've always loved Odyssey 2...and this article inspired me to add a new product to my Etsy coaster store. Behold the Odyssey 2 coaster collection!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/781858294/ ... ve_1&frs=1

Re: Odyssey 2 Box Art Special

Posted: April 17th, 2020, 5:58 pm
by VideoGameCritic
I'll be posted another art special tomorrow and I think it's pretty funny.

Re: Odyssey 2 Box Art Special

Posted: April 17th, 2020, 7:01 pm
by ActRaiser
RDReynolds wrote:I've always loved Odyssey 2...and this article inspired me to add a new product to my Etsy coaster store. Behold the Odyssey 2 coaster collection!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/781858294/ ... ve_1&frs=1


That's pretty cool. Well done.