Box Art: Xevious Atari 7800 (1988)

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Xevious, even back in my youth when I would try to last more than a minute while playing it in the arcades. I still feel it was way too hard, not a Donkey Kong level of difficulty perhaps…but still a tough one.

I will say this though, the Atari 7800 port of the title has some really nice box artwork!

[Via] AtariAge

As I’ve stated before I sadly never owned an Atari 7800 but this video by Machines2jeux makes it look like a fairly nice port.

Xevious by the way was never released to the Atari 2600 or Atari 5200 home gaming systems. I find that odd.

Box Art: Atari 7800 Asteroids (1987)

I never owned the Atari 7800 but the box art for their games were positively awesome, particularly this one for the arcade classic Asteroids. This port of the title did away with the Vector graphics of the original, instead it used colorful Raster graphics. The game also allowed for two player options that included team play, alternating plays, and a mode where you could destroy your friends ship with your laser blasts if you were not careful…or just vindictive.

Thanks to the AtariAge site for the awesome box scan as well as the screenshots.