While the SNES might be best remembered with acclaimed classics like Super Mario World, A Link to the Past, and Chrono Trigger, it’s also worth pointing out that it played host to countless licensed games based on comic books, TV shows, and movies. While these sorts of adaptations do continue to get made, more often than not they either wind up on mobile platforms like iOS or Android, or they get turned into Lego games, which means we miss out on awesome box art like that of the 16-bit era.
HalloweenCostumes.com apparently laments these changing trends, too, because they went ahead and imagined what the box art would look like if some of today’s films and shows were made into SNES games.
First up is the much anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The art work for pretty much everything related to Star Wars has always been exceptional, and the box art for Super Star Wars was great even by those standards. This art for Super Rogue One captures the essence of those old boxes brilliantly!
The concept of a cinematic universe built on Marvel’s many characters was likely barely even a dream for many comic fans back in the early ’90s, but the characters still managed to find their way into video games back then. This take on Captain America: Civil War lifts its font, along with the possibility of winning an arcade cabinet, from the 1991 arcade and SNES game Captain America and the Avengers.
The art for The Jungle Book is particularly striking; so much so, that I think it easily outshines the box art for the SNES game based on the original animated movie.
Be sure to follow the link below to check out the other cool designs, which include Ghostbusters, Game of Throwns, Stranger Things, and many more.