Thought I might share this link
with you guys. This reminded me of the 80s game covers, they were really awesome. Even with as lowly machine as Spectrum ZX (if you don't know, absolutely do not ever
google it) had something like this
as box art.
Of course, the box art had pretty little to do with the actual game, but they were well drawn and makes me wonder why they don't make them like they used to. On afterthought, the box art was a bait and switch scheme and more often than not the game wasn't as awesome as one might have thought by the box - though prices were low also. I liked Volcanic Planet and in case you wondered, it was a shooter game with top down view.
The other Box that comes to mind from that era is this one
from Delta Wing (again, Spectrum ZX), it was first flight simulator I ever played. And boy, have they improved since those days. I don't have that much of good memories of that sim, FPS was low (maybe 10 on a good day) and destroying the enemy aircraft was difficult, not to mention the bombing runs.
Share your stories and awesome boxes that you can remember!