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Smash 64 Box Art Comparison

Discussion in 'News' started by Thirdkoopa, May 14, 2018.

Lucas "Thirdkoopa" Guimaraes, May 14, 2018 at 12:55 AM
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    The U.S. and Japanese versions of the Smash 64 box art are both pretty awesome. Looking at the two through several discussions, it's hard to decide which one is the best - Especially since Smash 64 has some awesome illustrations.

    Here's the box art for the game released in Japan:


    With enough added panels, someone could add captions or even make a story out of this box art. I've been searching, but unfortunately I've had no luck. Meanwhile,


    The U.S./PAL Box Art is also pretty neat. What's interesting about it is the omission of Yoshi and Donkey Kong but the inclusion of the bob-omb here is interesting. It's also cool how the characters are interacting. Kirby clearly isn't focused on the fight, and Link is seeing something that we can't see?

    Author's Note: Which do you prefer? The U.S./PAL Box Art or the Japan box art for Super Smash Bros. 64? Let us know in the comments below!
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Smash 64 Box Art preference N.A./EU or Japan?

  1. N.A./EU!

    10 vote(s)
  2. Japan!

    13 vote(s)


Discussion in 'News' started by Thirdkoopa, May 14, 2018.

    1. Zinith
      Having Yoshi on the box makes the Japanese version objectively better.....

      Same with 3DS/Wii U
    2. Venus of the Desert Bloom
      Venus of the Desert Bloom
      The Smash 64 artwork still remains one of my favorites. That Link brings back memories.
    3. Phoenix502
      if I recall, that slightly off-panel pic of Link in the international boxart is actually him staring, confused, at the fan replacing his sword.

      Japanese boxart definitely looks like it could have easily come out of a comic book, although I find it amusing how it looks like DK got censored for some reason.
      Last edited: May 14, 2018
    4. The_Bookworm
      DK didn't get censored. It only looks like that, but you can closely see that he is smiling.
    5. ShinyRegice
      Funny how Kirby is the only character in the Japanese boxart to not be inside a panel and is instead in the foreground. Guess Sakurai bias was already a thing back then right? :kirby:
    6. Red Ryu
      Red Ryu
      64s box art always had this unique charm with me. Just the style of if has the nice air of smiles and fun while fighting.
    7. Phoenix502
      I said it "looks like he was censored" to begin with, I already know he wasn't actually... i just found the happenstance amusing, that's all...
      Last edited: May 16, 2018
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