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The Misleading World Of Atari 2600 Box Art

posted Aug 27, 2010, 7:21 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Aug 27, 2010, 7:30 AM ]
runDLC has a series of articles on classic Atari 2600 games now available on Xbox Live.  To quote:

Box art has come a long way since the 1970s and 80s, back when artists had to dream up elaborate sketches and paintings to up sell games devoid of detail. At least today, the artwork on the shelf resembles characters and situations from the game it represents. You know, as opposed to everything on the Atari 2600. God forbid someone turns the case around and sees what the game actually looks like.

On that note, we took some of Xbox Live Game Room’s most popular offerings and compared them to their classic box art. We’re sure you’ll agree that the con was on. 

The Misleading World of Atari Box Art: Part One

The Misleading World of Atari Box Art: Part Two

The Misleading World of Atari Box Art: Part Three

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