History CoversAlwaysLie / VideoGames

2nd Aug '16 12:14:21 PM UNoWho
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/saturn/574582-mass-destruction/images/box-14319 The]] Japanese version cover of ''Mass Destruction'', a game where you drive a tank, blow things up and leave smoking craters and debris behind shows a tree which implies peacefulness[[note]]though, if you think about it, what's going to grow up after everything's destroyed?[[/note]]. The backside is accurate, and the original American version stays true, though.

to:

* [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/saturn/574582-mass-destruction/images/box-14319 The]] Japanese version cover of ''Mass Destruction'', a game where you drive a tank, blow things up and leave smoking craters and debris behind behind, shows a tree which implies peacefulness[[note]]though, if you think about it, what's going to grow up after everything's destroyed?[[/note]]. The backside is accurate, and the original American version stays true, though.
13th Jul '16 2:58:53 PM RSBenson4ever94
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/{{Phalanx}}'' as seen on the main page. From the cover, one expects a SpaceWestern. In reality, Phalanx is just another ShootEmUp, only known today for its unusual cover. This was an InvokedTrope, because the developers ''knew'' that ''Phalanx'' was just another ShootEmUp and chose Mr. Banjo Man to make the game stand out, if only for its lying cover.

to:

* ''VideoGame/{{Phalanx}}'' as seen on the main page. From the cover, one expects a SpaceWestern. In reality, Phalanx is just another ShootEmUp, only known today for its unusual cover. This was an InvokedTrope, because the developers ''knew'' that ''Phalanx'' was just another ShootEmUp Shoot Em Up and chose Mr. Banjo Man to make the game stand out, if only for its lying cover.
13th Jul '16 2:57:47 PM RSBenson4ever94
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/{{Phalanx}}'' as seen on the main page. From the cover, one expects a SpaceWestern. In reality, Phalanx is just another ShootEmUp, only known today for its unusual box art. This was an InvokedTrope, because the developers ''knew'' that ''Phalanx'' was just another Shoot Em Up and chose Mr. Banjo to make the game stand out, if only for its lying cover.

to:

* ''VideoGame/{{Phalanx}}'' as seen on the main page. From the cover, one expects a SpaceWestern. In reality, Phalanx is just another ShootEmUp, only known today for its unusual box art. cover. This was an InvokedTrope, because the developers ''knew'' that ''Phalanx'' was just another Shoot Em Up ShootEmUp and chose Mr. Banjo Man to make the game stand out, if only for its lying cover.



* The NES game TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles 3: The Manhattan Project has the four turtles fighting Foot Soldiers and Mousers as one might expect. Somewhat prominently, Triceraton is featured fighting the Turtles on the box, but he does not appear in the game.

to:

* The NES game TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles 3: III: The Manhattan Project has the four turtles Ninja Turtles fighting Foot Soldiers and Mousers as one might expect. expect on the cover. Somewhat prominently, Triceraton is featured fighting the Turtles on the box, Ninja Turtles, but he does not appear in the game. game.
10th Jun '16 6:12:11 AM Trey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The NES game TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles 3: The Manhattan Project has the four turtles fighting Foot Soldiers and Mousers as one might expect. Somewhat prominently, Triceraton is featured fighting the Turtles on the box, but he does not appear in the game.
5th Jun '16 12:32:54 PM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The box art of ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong Land 2]]'', a pseudo-port of the SNES ''Donkey Kong Country 2'', shows the Kongs swimming in an underwater shipwreck with Glimmer the angler fish following behind them. Glimmer doesn't appear anywhere in the actual game; the stage Glimmer's Galleon, where he normally appears, has him replaced with barrels that temporarily light up the screen, presumably due to hardware limitations.

to:

* The box art of ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest Donkey Kong Land 2]]'', a pseudo-port of the SNES ''Donkey Kong Country 2'', shows the Kongs swimming in an underwater shipwreck with Glimmer the angler fish following behind them. Glimmer doesn't appear anywhere in the actual game; the stage Glimmer's Galleon, where he normally appears, has him replaced with barrels that temporarily light up the screen, presumably due to hardware limitations.
23rd May '16 1:21:30 PM hamza678
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction'''s [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/nintendo/images/6/63/Sands_of_Destruction_%28NA%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100917072754&path-prefix=en American box art]] makes it seem like Kyrie is the one out to destroy the world and Morte is some sort of pensive ApocalypseMaiden. The reality is quite the opposite: he's a gentle boy who [[BlessedWithSuck happens to be capable of ending the world]], [[BeingTheChosenOneSucks but really doesn't want to]]; she's a GenkiGirl OmnicidalManiac who wants to use his power to destroy the world. He ''does'' end up being [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl very protective]] of her, at least. The original [[http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/4/0/4/96404_front.jpg Japanese box art]] just had the six playable characters standing in a line, giving no hints as to personality or intentions.

to:

* ''VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction'''s [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/nintendo/images/6/63/Sands_of_Destruction_%28NA%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100917072754&path-prefix=en American box art]] makes it seem like Kyrie is the one out to destroy the world and Morte is some sort of pensive ApocalypseMaiden. The reality is quite the opposite: he's a gentle boy who [[BlessedWithSuck happens to be capable of ending the world]], [[BeingTheChosenOneSucks [[ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne but really doesn't want to]]; she's a GenkiGirl OmnicidalManiac who wants to use his power to destroy the world. He ''does'' end up being [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl very protective]] of her, at least. The original [[http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/4/0/4/96404_front.jpg Japanese box art]] just had the six playable characters standing in a line, giving no hints as to personality or intentions.
23rd May '16 1:19:57 PM hamza678
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Videogame/MegaManClassic'' is infamous for this. The American covers show Mega-Man as an adult with a handgun. In reality, he's actually designed as a young boy, and uses an ArmCannon instead. The color of his suit is also off, being light-blue and yellow instead of the actual dark blue and light blue scheme. This is because the artist never actually so the game. This character even appeared in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' as [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/Bad_Box_Art_Mega_Man#cite_note-6 Bad Box Art Mega Man]].

to:

* ''Videogame/MegaManClassic'' is infamous for this. The American covers show Mega-Man as an adult with a handgun. In reality, he's actually designed as a young boy, and uses an ArmCannon instead. The color of his suit is also off, being light-blue and yellow instead of the actual dark blue and light blue scheme. This is because the artist never actually so saw the game. This character even appeared in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' as [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/Bad_Box_Art_Mega_Man#cite_note-6 Bad Box Art Mega Man]].
23rd May '16 1:19:38 PM hamza678
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Videogame/MegaManClassic'' is infamous for this

to:

* ''Videogame/MegaManClassic'' is infamous for this this. The American covers show Mega-Man as an adult with a handgun. In reality, he's actually designed as a young boy, and uses an ArmCannon instead. The color of his suit is also off, being light-blue and yellow instead of the actual dark blue and light blue scheme. This is because the artist never actually so the game. This character even appeared in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' as [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/Bad_Box_Art_Mega_Man#cite_note-6 Bad Box Art Mega Man]].
23rd May '16 1:12:04 PM hamza678
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The cover of ''[[VideoGame/EpicMickey Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion]]'' shows The Queen of Hearts from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Hades from ''Disney/Hercules'', and while they are both shown as brief cameos in the beginning of the game, you never battle them or go through any levels based on their respective movies at all in the game.

to:

* The cover of ''[[VideoGame/EpicMickey Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion]]'' shows The Queen of Hearts from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Hades from ''Disney/Hercules'', ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', and while they are both shown as brief cameos in the beginning of the game, you never battle them or go through any levels based on their respective movies at all in the game.
3rd May '16 12:54:20 PM wolftickets1969
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The cover of the [[http://www.terapeak.com/worth/turbo-duo-turbografx-cd-y-s-iii-wanderers-from-ys-complete-disc-case/262240261583/ TurboGrafx16 CD version]] of ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Ys III: Wanderers from Ys]]'' displays a Viking-type soldier with a winged helmet instead of the series' redheaded hero Adol, [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic who has never worn helmets]].

to:

* The cover of the [[http://www.terapeak.com/worth/turbo-duo-turbografx-cd-y-s-iii-wanderers-from-ys-complete-disc-case/262240261583/ TurboGrafx16 CD version]] of ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Ys III: Wanderers from Ys]]'' displays a Viking-type soldier BarbarianHero with a winged helmet instead of the series' redheaded hero Adol, [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic who has never worn helmets]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 97. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=CoversAlwaysLie.VideoGames