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Donkey Kong Country Returns box art cover
By avatar Mariolee 42 on June 23rd, 2010
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Spiderpig24 47 [ 9 years ago ]

Really awesome job man, it looks great. This was my favorite part of the trailer, and it works amazing as a box.

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Mariolee 42 [ 9 years ago ]

Worked hard on this one. I'd be lying if I didn't say it was really inspired by both my E3 adrenaline and blacktagmedia. Seeing his amazingness literally inspired me to make a fantastic box, and his use of Japanese reminded me of the first box that I got into the HoF: Subspace Emmisary. And of course, that was in japanese!
I also knew people would just put DK and Diddy renders on a jungle background with a logo, so I decided to do something different. It's thirdly inspired by the sunset level in DKCR.
Thanks to all who helped me in my WIP thread btw!

#1 Thanks Spiderpig!

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jevangod 50 [ 9 years ago ]

not bad.

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Mariolee 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#3 Thanks jevangod! Much appreciated.

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Adhiboy 37 [ 9 years ago ]

You never fail to impress.

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Mariolee 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#5 That means a lot to me, thank you!

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rpgfreak 14 [ 9 years ago ]

God dammit Mariolee, why are you so awesome?

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Mariolee 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#7 Because I'm bored mostly. :p

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blacktagmedia 36 [ 9 years ago ]

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mariolee 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#9 Thanks man, for inspiring me as well!

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afifan000 44 [ 9 years ago ]

Real nice work MarioLee, a great way to capture the calm, cool, and collected essense of the DK series.

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Mariolee 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#11 Thanks afifan! That's what I was aiming for. Also, just call me Mariolee. No capitals are necessary except the first. :)

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Box 33 [ 9 years ago ]

I love the front, but the back is kind of meh. It's very boring, the layout is unoriginal and the text just looks blehk to me.

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Grand 41 [ 9 years ago ]

#13, Perhaps because you can't read Japanese?

I'll fave it.

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KoopaDasher 30 [ 9 years ago ]

This is really great. I love the color scheme, and the way you handled the background.

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Reza 40 [ 9 years ago ]

Wicked man, really good work. You've incorporated the "DK" feel really well here.

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Watsonator117 28 [ 9 years ago ]

Amazing work...if only it was in English haha xD

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Jbone 31 [ 9 years ago ]

Oh, you're back all right.

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Mariolee 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#13 I'm sorry, I didn't realize that Japanese boxes and huge renders of donkey kong over the ocean was already done multiple times. :p No worries bro.

#14 Thanks Grand!

#15 Really? I feel like it's been awhile since you faved one of my boxes. Am I getting back into the groove?

#16 Not exactly what I was going for..but ok.

#17 and #18 Thank you!

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falcon_gamer 29 [ 9 years ago ]

Amazing work.

Where do you go to get stuff translated? (No need to give away exact sources, but is it like a website, friend?)

Also, BANANA, that made me happy :)

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wasa-bi 7 [ 9 years ago ]

#20, looks a bit like some copy/paste from amazon.co.jp, but I am too lazy to check that out now.

@ box:very well done, but:
- the 3d is somewhat off (packages and cd are standing on the same level/axis, yet the cd is supposed to be behind the front and before the back. to make it look right the cd should get some perspective or go the easy way and make the front bigger)
- nintendos logo is no longer red (for months)
- back of a real japanese package looks diffrent
- some of the text is hard to read, because it is blending too much into the background
- some quality issues

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Reza 40 [ 9 years ago ]

#19 really? Fair enough then, it just remind me of the old SNES series.

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LooseJuice 28 [ 9 years ago ]

Looks cool although it's weird how it's set on the background. At any rate, I can't wait for this game myself. Dounkey Kong Country on SNES was the shit, this will be too.

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Mariolee 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#20, Yahoo babelfish. :p

#21 It's definitely not a copy paste job, all of the things on there are edited by me except the screens and borders and logos. I even played around with the renders to get the lighting just right.
I love your work wasa-bi, do you mind telling me what your home page is since you said your boxart was on there?

#22 Really? The way I saw the old SNES series box, there was a lot of green and boats, but the the boxes and my box share the same old yellowish feel a little.

#23 I'm excited as well, thank you!

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Box 33 [ 9 years ago ]

#19, I meant the layout of the screenshots and text, not the design itself.

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 9 years ago ]

Congrats on the Hall!

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woopwoop11 37 [ 9 years ago ]

Congrats on Hall. I love the Japanese style box.

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Sven 32 [ 9 years ago ]

#27, this isn't necessarily "japanese style".
I actually think you should've made it English, and that subtitle under the logo sort of bugs me. The banana is kinda cool but it's distracting and I think you should get rid of it. The back is a bit unoriginal too, but overall, I'm really digging this.

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Mariolee 42 [ 9 years ago ]

Ooh, HoF. Thanks guys!

#25 Oh, ok! I gotcha.

#26,27 Thanks!

#28 It's not Japanese style really, but I love the language and how it looks.

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sd1833 47 [ 9 years ago ]

Congrats on the HoF, nicely done. The front looks lovely, I like the color choices, almost calming ya know? Back layout is kind of generic, but the overall package looks great.

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RoarShark 40 [ 9 years ago ]

Nice job here. I am guessing that this was a new game announced at E3?

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rpgfreak 14 [ 9 years ago ]

Congrats, on the HoF.

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wasa-bi 7 [ 9 years ago ]

#24, I was talking about the japanese text (copy/paste)

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Aiklund 9 [ 9 years ago ]

Mindblowing, I just love it! <3 +fav

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Mudkip 1 [ 9 years ago ]

I saw that game at E3 it looked cool.

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Schwinn3 2 [ 9 years ago ]

awesome box :D

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Schwinn3 2 [ 9 years ago ]

you should do a printable :O

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sci 1 [ 9 years ago ]

#37 ... OMFG YES this box is AMAZING

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Mariolee 42 [ 8 years ago ]

#37 I can't, I don't have the original .psd file, and if I did, it wouldn't be high resolution. :(

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