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NINJA GAIDEN II: The Dark Sword of Chaos box art cover
By avatar Daemon 46 on July 10th, 2011
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Daemon 46 [ 8 years ago ]

This time, you CAN look in full view but it's not really necessary.

Credit goes to MattStar for the template.

Okay, so this is for round 2 of the VGBA Cup, the theme is third generation console games. After failed designs for both Mortal Kombat and Metal Gear, I decided to go with Ninja Gaiden.
FYI, the "blocks" on the front are SUPPOSED to be cut off before the spine, it's not an error.

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tleeart 45 [ 8 years ago ]

How could you have done Mortal Kombat anyway? I am almost 100% that a Mortal Kombat game didn't hit consoles until the next generation.

Anyway, I would have liked to see some non-pixel artwork, but I know it's hard to come across, so you would have had to likely make your own. That said, this looks pretty sweet.

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Daemon 46 [ 8 years ago ]

#2, Thank you. I found some non-pixel art, but it was very small and very low-res. According to Wikipedia, the original Mortal Kombat was on the Sega Master System.

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tleeart 45 [ 8 years ago ]

#3, Huh, so it was.

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Brettska99 45 [ 8 years ago ]

A perfectly made Ninja Gaiden cover. Excellent work.

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Daemon 46 [ 8 years ago ]

#5, Wow, thank you.

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Pan 47 [ 8 years ago ]

I gotta agree about the pixel art, it would have looked more official with traditional artwork. I know a lot of NES games used pixel artwork for box art, but not like this.

Other than that small complaint, it looks really good, well composed and I really like that the template is different, but not unofficial looking.

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Ronthis the Werewolf 39 [ 8 years ago ]

Loving the box man, but like they said, you should have used official artwork.

Although, the way you pulled this off with pixel art is fantastic!

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Daemon 46 [ 8 years ago ]

#7, I really appreciate that. Thanks for viewing and commenting.
#8, Thanks.

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sd1833 47 [ 8 years ago ]

Pretty cool layout on the front, and the cover as a whole does well to capture the retro feel. Nice one.

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Masloff 43 [ 8 years ago ]

interesting, but also confusing for an old school box

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TheSlyder 41 [ 8 years ago ]

While this kind of pixel-art wasn't used in the 80's, it was within the realm of possibility, and I personally think it's a believable cover (If a little progressive in a design sense.)

I think it looks really good, which is surprising since it's composed of nothing but in-game NES screenshots. I'm impressed with your resourcefulness. I also like that the spine bleeds onto the cover for a little bit (But if it were just a little bit more, it would be more obvious that it was intentional, rather than a mistake.)

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amad2 29 [ 8 years ago ]

I really like how you designed this with very limited artwork, very creative.

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MattStar 48 [ 8 years ago ]

Oh wow, I missed this. Awesome job. I had this game, and I have to say this box feels perfect for it. Also, thanks for crediting my template.

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Titan38 42 [ 8 years ago ]

I actually really like how this turned out. Although it doesn't necessarily look like something that would actually exist, the art itself is definitely retro enough, and flows really well.

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GameScanner.org 38 [ 6 years ago ]

Why not a HoF????

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