PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art

The PlayStation 1 got an array of games. Some were good, some were bad and some had odd box art. "Odd", however, isn't a bad thing at all. Considering how video game box art can sometimes feel similar, you have to applaud the bold graphic design choices that were made. They don't always work, but at least they're interesting.

Via 2ch, here are some of the "strange" standouts from the PlayStation 1 era. It's no surprise that their box art is also unusual. Click on the titles below to learn more about each.

Segare Ijiri

An unusual Enix title gets unusual box art.

Twin Goddesses

[Via UVList]

This didn't even look good when it was first released.

Suzuki Bakuhatsu

J-pop album cover? Nope, a PlayStation puzzle game.


[Via 1993vintage]


Ore no Ryouri

[Via 2ch]

It's a cooking game, so what do you expect, really?

Cho Aniki

[Via game_tanteidan]


Groove Jigoku V

[Via 2ch]

More box art that looks like an album cover. This one, however, fits with the game's concept.

Hakaioh: King of Crusher

[Via Touffu]

While the other examples show flashes of graphic design pizzazz, this one is so bad, it's good.

Project V6

This one, however, is just bad.

Cooking Fighter Hao

[Via Renote]

Best part? This is from Nippon Ichi.

Harmful Park

[Via Hardcore Gaming 101]

Interesting box art for an interesting game.

Yaku: Yuujou Dangi

[Via Ripping Yard]


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    "The PlayStation 1 got an array of games."
    What a boring sentence to start an article.

      "The PlayStation 1 got a range of games" does this meet your high standards now.

    Those were the days when covers were interesting. Very rarely did you look at a shelf in a store and see a thousand scowling men with guns staring back at you.

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