20 More of the Worst Videogame Covers of All-Time

By Andrew Bridgman / August 23, 2013

Bad Cat

20 More of the Worst Videogame Covers of AllTime

What's Wrong With It: You know how to identify a bad cat – has sunglasses, is graffiti-ing "BAD CAT" onto a wall (as to remind others that there is a feline who is up to no good in the area), and has bubbles emerging from his face that show nigh-incomprehensible scenarios involving not-good cat activities (???). Also, it just stabbed like 8 dudes AND smokes cigareetes.

My Ballet Studio

20 More of the Worst Videogame Covers of AllTime

What's Wrong With It: I don't know how things work in YOUR ballet studio, but in MY ballet studio, our ballerinas are poorly-photoshopped together with no attempt to integrate them with the stock image background. Also, we take off kids' thumbs and one of their arms, because that's what you get for being late, Marie.

The Guy Game

20 More of the Worst Videogame Covers of AllTime

What's Wrong With It: Bro! It's the most epic game of all time – THE GUY GAME. Finally, a game aimed at guys! It's got it all: it's a videogame, there are some smokin' hot honeys, there's a badly-pieced together background of a beach, and some doofy idiot with bugged-out eyes and a microphone is staring right into your soul. Truly, there is nothing more manly than this.

Sonic's Schoolhouse

20 More of the Worst Videogame Covers of AllTime

What's Wrong With It: Sonic's great at a few things – running fast, kissing human princesses, and making the entire internet uncomfortable with bizarre and unsettling fan art. What he's not great at is teaching kids anything. Look at what Sonic's lesson is – the word "READING", a picture of a cat, and a simple math problem that has created a sentient number 12 that is undressing Sonic with its eyes. Luckily Sonic's already naked, and has the weirdest-looking body possible, with hands so big that his twig-arms should have snapped off his body long ago.

Mobile Light Force 2

20 More of the Worst Videogame Covers of AllTime

What's Wrong With It:

Exec: "Hey, remember the awful cover art for Mobile Light Force 1?"

Guy Who Designed The Awful Cover Art For Mobile Light Force 1: "Yeah, where we have the three Charlie's Angels girls shooting stuff off-screen while an army of flying robots are right behind them, and none of them look sorta mildly bemused? And also the one on the left isn't even looking at what she's shooting at??

Exec: "I just realized – that has nothing at all to do with the game, which was about a German jet-pack guy, a teenage witch, and an elderly gay man."

Guy Who Designed The Awful Cover Art For Mobile Light Force 1: "Right."

Exec: "Well, let's use that exact same art for Mobile Light Force 2, which will also have nothing to do with the game. Also, it will have nothing to do with the first one, gameplay-wise."

Guy Who Designed The Awful Cover Art For Mobile Light Force 1: "We should change the title part from red to blue though. And add the number 2."

Exec: "Great idea. That's why we're paid the big bucks."


Thanks to Charles Pelletier for pointing us towards Mobile Light Force 2.

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