The Super Nintendo was released in Japan during November 1990 later coming to the United States in 1991. The console has seen over 700 game titles released since its birth and brings a lot of retro styles to the table. Looking back now we can see just how abundant these games are with musical tones, vast landscapes, detailed storylines, and incredible box art.
Below I’ve accounted for 50 amazing box art designs from classic Super Nintendo games. Many of these originate from Japan but there are quite a few titles exclusive to North American media. Notice the vast differences between game artwork even 20 years ago compared with today. I personally derive a lot of design inspiration from “old school” games, especially SNES official artwork.
The characters and background scenery may be enough to spur that brilliant idea into fruition. Consider yourself open to illustrations, graphics design, website layouts, and anything which may flow into your creative process! Similarly if you have questions or examples of other box artwork please leave your words in the comments section below.
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Illusion of Gaia
Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
Super Mario Kart
The Lion King
Road Runner’s Death Valley Rally
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
King Arthur’s World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
Super Game Boy
Out of this World
Zombies Ate My Neighbors
Super Off Road
Final Fantasy III
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings
Donkey Kong Country
Secret of Evermore
Dr. Mario / Tetris
Breath of Fire
Disney’s The Jungle Book
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest