Hello friends and welcome back to another edition of Box Art Brawl!
Last weekoriginal Super Mario Strikers entered the ring, with North America/Japan taking on Europe with some pretty clear results. It’s clear that you guys prefer a busier layout for your box art, with NA/Japan taking home an incredible 86% of the vote! It’s been a while since we’ve seen such a one-sided battle, but we have a feeling we might see something similar for this week’s edition…
Continue Mario Strikers pre-debut trend Mario Strikers: Battle Leaguewe’ll be looking at the next major release in the series: Mario Strikers charged for Wii! Here, we’ve also had a bit of a role reversal, with Japanese canning art now siding with Europe, leaving North America as the sole competitor this week.
Next week is, of course, a big one: Box Art Brawl #100! Thanks for sticking with us on this journey so far; keep it going to #200!
Be sure to cast your vote in the poll below; But first, let’s check out the box art designs.
The North American boxy for Mario Strikers Charged has a more restrained layout when compared to the previous GameCube game. Our big guy himself, Mario, kicks the ball towards the logo, looking furious in the process as well. The art style itself is unique from the first game, with the same messy brushstrokes to convey a sense of attitude matching.
Europe & Japan
The box art in Europe and Japan is much more traditional, including many characters which we consider a much more dynamic composition. Just look at the Bowser in the top corner; how cool does he look?! Mario also looks pretty cool; maybe a little slimmer and nicer than we’re used to seeing, but it works.
We’re pretty confident about which of the boxes will appear this week, but hey, we’ve been wrong before. Vote in the poll below and we’ll see you next week!
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