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    Thumbs up Printable replacement covers for cardboard boxed games

    Cardboard boxes suck! So I've been making replacement printable covers for games that were only packaged in cardboard. The covers are formatted to fit a standard Genesis clamshell case (If anyone wants UGC formatted ones just PM, keep in mind Genesis carts don't sit very well in a UGC). For optimal results, you should print these from Photoshop to avoid the images getting resized. Any well-maintained and properly calibrated printer can be used to print these out.

    Here is a list of games that were released in cardboard only. I'll be updating the list as the covers are posted. Also I'm not claiming that this list is perfect, so if you know of any games that should be on there let me know. For now I'm just keeping the list to games that only came in cardboard boxes.


    - Action 52
    - Adventures of Batman & Robin
    - Art of Fighting
    - ATP Tour Tennis
    - Bass Master Classic
    - Bass Tournament '96
    - Battle Squadron
    - Beyond Oasis
    - Bible Adventures
    - Blockout
    - Bonkers
    - Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
    - Budokan
    - College Football's National Championship II
    - Comix Zone
    - Crusader of Centy
    - Desert Demolition
    - Doom Troopers
    - Double Dragon
    - Earthworm Jim 2
    - Ecco Jr
    - Exodus
    - EXO Squad
    - Frogger
    - Gargoyles
    - Hardball
    - Hardball 3
    - Head-on Soccer
    - Ishido
    - Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings
    - Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf
    - James Pond
    - Joshua and the Battle of Jericho
    - Jurassic Park Rampage Edition
    - Kawaski Super Bike Challenge
    - Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs
    - Lethal Enforcers
    - Light Crusader
    - Lost World: Jurassic Park
    - Marsupilami
    - Mega Bomberman
    - Menacer 6-game cart
    - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
    - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
    - Mike Ditka's Power Football
    - Minnesota Fats Pool Legend
    - Miracle Piano
    - NHL All Star Hockey
    - NBA Action '95 starring David Robinson
    - NBA Hangtime
    - NFL '95
    - NFL 98
    - NHL All-Star Hockey 95
    - Onslaught
    - Pele!
    - Phantasy Star IV
    - Phantom 2040
    - Populous
    - Primal Rage
    - Prime Time NFL with Deion Sanders
    - Richard Scarry's Busy-Town
    - Ristar
    - Scholastic Magic School Bus
    - SeaQuest DSV
    - Shining Force II
    - Skeleton Krew
    - Sonic & Knuckles
    - Sonic 3D Blast
    - Sonic Classics
    - Spiritual Warfare
    - Star Control
    - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Crossroads of Time
    - Stormlord
    - Summer Challenge
    - Super Off Road
    - Sword of Sodan
    - Tecmo Super Bowl III
    - Test Drive II: The Duel
    - The Ooze
    - The Pagemaster
    - The Tick
    - Toy Story
    - Turrican
    - Ultimate MK3
    - Universal Soldier
    - VectorMan
    - VectorMan 2
    - Virtua Fighter 2
    - Wacky Worlds Creativity Studio
    - Warpspeed
    - Wayne Gretzky
    - Weaponlord
    - Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits
    - Winter Challenge
    - World Series Baseball '95
    - World Series Baseball '96
    - World Series Baseball '98
    - X-Men 2: Clone Wars
    - X-Perts
    - Zany Golf
    - Zoop


    31/101 covers complete
    Last edited by djshok; 03-16-2014 at 10:46 PM.
    Ready to print game covers and cart labels: http://www.mediafire.com/?5gm45wyxr3xvv

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    Here's some to start.

    Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition

    http://www.box.net/shared/r04vyn54272i74v4klti

    Lost World: Jurassic Park

    http://www.box.net/shared/krqt6zcqr03f1xkp1ydn

    Beyond Oasis (Variant Japanese art)

    http://www.box.net/shared/jko3d6kl6i3kez0jqgif

    Phantasy Star IV (Original art)

    http://www.box.net/shared/4f2m9svl7c2d05ytfjbf

    Phantasy Star IV (Custom art)

    http://www.box.net/shared/emmsxreu81hclb8qopt3

    Shining Force II

    http://www.box.net/shared/misigvhcrqbt9gy8u0pl

    Light Crusader (Original art)

    http://www.box.net/shared/oirc4nept1mudot3z70h

    Light Crusader (Variant European art)

    http://www.box.net/shared/cx8xr52aiyi6ibjjixl4

    Castlevania Bloodlines (Variant European art)

    http://www.box.net/shared/4jjbpjbe7e0hmt3t790m
    *Note: I know this came in a clamshell but there seem to be way more cardboard versions out there than nice clamshell ones.

    Sonic & Knuckles

    http://www.box.net/shared/5201f0nxtn
    *Note: To fit S&K into a clamshell case you have to modify the inside like so:


    All these covers and more can be found in my sig.
    Last edited by djshok; 09-22-2013 at 02:08 PM.
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    Damn, these look good. Adventures of Batman and Robin next?

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    Fantastic!
    Review in Progress -

    Next on the Review List -

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    That beyond oasis is great. Now I don't have to use my hackey one anymore!!!!

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    I thought early copies of Bloodlines were in clamshells.

    EDIT: Just realized you made a note of that.

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    I have much love for your art, brotherman. But my cardboard boxes shall remain untouched.

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    If I can get a hold of some clamshells I'll probably put the manual and carts in clamshells and store the cardboard boxes elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickSciFi View Post
    I have much love for your art, brotherman. But my cardboard boxes shall remain untouched.
    This. Those clamshells are a large part of why I don't collect Genny games. Cardboard looks way better, as it did for 3DO and the NES. That's why I buy the fancy packs of Saturn games. (I have mice!).
    I'm aware you're doing this because you dislike the cardboard, but if you were to make full cardboard boxes with your own cover art there might be a market for you. Collectors buy MD games for the alternate artwork and expanded cover, you could kill both at once. Just trying to add something less grinchly after my first line.

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    Really like that clamshell Sonic & Knuckles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarMist View Post
    This. Those clamshells are a large part of why I don't collect Genny games. Cardboard looks way better, as it did for 3DO and the NES. That's why I buy the fancy packs of Saturn games. (I have mice!).
    I'm aware you're doing this because you dislike the cardboard, but if you were to make full cardboard boxes with your own cover art there might be a market for you. Collectors buy MD games for the alternate artwork and expanded cover, you could kill both at once. Just trying to add something less grinchly after my first line.
    Uhm, wait. That's not what I meant by that. Genny clamshells are one of my top reasons why I love my Genny. Hardcover, plastic goodness ftw!!!

    but yes. Them Saturn (and Sega CD) jewel cases are a beaut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickSciFi View Post
    Uhm, wait. That's not what I meant by that. Genny clamshells are one of my top reasons why I love my Genny. Hardcover, plastic goodness ftw!!!

    but yes. Them Saturn (and Sega CD) jewel cases are a beaut.
    I know. I meant I wouldn't change cardboard to clamshell either. The rest was solely StarMist. Obiter, not all that plastic's hard: the frontis wrinkles and desiccates much quicker than cardboard. (Is it properly cardboard? Not pulpboard or something kin?)
    And for the Saturn I meant not the jewel cases, certainly not the jewel longboxes, but the genteiban such as Harukaze, Sakura (also has fukkokuban), Galaxy Fraulein, Yumimi Remix; then there are the outer boxes, thin such as Tokimeki and Rayearth's, or fat for 2 disk or RAM games (KoF 95). Cardboard longboxes are great though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarMist View Post
    This. Those clamshells are a large part of why I don't collect Genny games. Cardboard looks way better, as it did for 3DO and the NES. That's why I buy the fancy packs of Saturn games. (I have mice!).
    I'm aware you're doing this because you dislike the cardboard, but if you were to make full cardboard boxes with your own cover art there might be a market for you. Collectors buy MD games for the alternate artwork and expanded cover, you could kill both at once. Just trying to add something less grinchly after my first line.
    You have to be the only person that I've ever heard say that. Cardboard over plastic, you sir are truly unique in this view. I can't say I agree with you on this one at all, I mean, you can't even open those cardboard boxes without wrecking them just a little each time, but hey whatever floats your boat. I guess there might be a very small market (possibly consisting of you and maybe a friend) for custom made cardboard Genny boxes, but I don't see it being very big since clamshells are widely available, they're much more durable and generally the preferred mode of storage. I know people make cardboard boxes for NES games, but that's partially because NES carts don't fit into UGCs without some heavy modification to the inside of the case.

    the frontis wrinkles and desiccates much quicker than cardboard.
    That's not true at all. The plastic will last much longer if you keep it in a somewhat decent environment ie: on a shelf in a dry room. Kept in the exactly same conditions the plastic cases will last a lot longer than the cardboard ones. The cardboard will also begin to yellow and lose colour a lot faster. And like I said, opening those cardboard boxes tends to damage them
    Last edited by djshok; 07-19-2011 at 12:04 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djshok View Post
    {stuff >> before this}
    Perhaps I'm just fussier than you. Yet I do see plenty of healthy NES boxes about. If you think they'll damage so quickly you could laminate/wax them. Anyhow, do make your covers borderless, that red margin bullshit sucks. (btw did you ever ascertain that G pad brand?)
    Peace and gaming.

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    The red border is what all late Genesis games had on their cases. It's so it matches with the legitimate releases.

    I really want to replace my cardboard Genesis boxes with Clamshells. Just sitting on a shelf the boxes become damaged. The weight of the cart slowly pulls down on the inner tray of the box until it finally collapses and wont properly hold the cartridge anymore. The only way to avoid this is to lay them on their backs, which then you have a storage problem as they take up more space. You could stack them but then you have the problem of the lower boxes slowly being crushed by the weight of the boxes on top of them.

    The clamshells withstand the test of time better.

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