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I read something about the Phalanx box art (probably on here, duh). Apparently the marketing people knew they just had another generic shmup in a sea of generic shmups, so they went with that cover because they knew it would at least catch the eye and be remembered.

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1 hour ago, Protocol Penguin said:

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(I mean, it’s hardly a classic game, and almost forgotten about 31 years on, but it didn’t deserve such a revolting box illustration.)

Looks like it should be called Darth Robonator 

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On 16/07/2021 at 11:15, Soulstar said:

Is that real??? That’s so horrendous, that’s a true example of a ridiculous idea. 

 

Yeah it was originally used as an ad iirc, but got turned into the final box art too. Really poor taste, and I was not impressed when I went to pick up the game and saw the box. Great game though.

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On 14/07/2021 at 23:02, Sabreman said:

I read something about the Phalanx box art (probably on here, duh). Apparently the marketing people knew they just had another generic shmup in a sea of generic shmups, so they went with that cover because they knew it would at least catch the eye and be remembered.

Yeah, someone even tracked down the guy who was in the photo (also a santa on some christmas songs record). I think it was a kotaku article but a search reveals nothing...

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