Cover artwork

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  • DavidN
    DavidN
    Participant
    Podcaster
    #1154

    I haven’t really got into this game yet, but I was absolutely fascinated by the cover artwork – I really love early DOS-era box art like this, where computer graphics weren’t at the stage where they could get the feeling of the game across and they painted these epic scenes instead.

    https://twitter.com/DavidXNewton/status/962515613448011776

    And through that tweet, I realized that the box art is the same picture as the one on Diamond Head’s album “Am I Evil”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am_I_Evil_(album)

    I’d never heard of this happening before! I assumed that the artwork was commissioned specifically for the game, but it’s a picture called “Heavy Metal Hero” by Rodney Matthews that just happened to be used for both the game and album. He’s worked with a lot of classic metal bands and also some modern ones, and shows a particular liking for robotic tusks 🙂

    https://hardrockhideout.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/allenlande-therevenge-full.jpg?w=495

    Tijn
    Tijn
    Keymaster
    Podcaster
    #1173

    An amazing coincidence though, it seems oddly specific. I too thought it would have been made especially for this game.

    Good find!

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