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10th Jul '16 3:45:46 PM Trevorg2000
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* ''The Mystery of the Druids'', a rather average adventure game, gets a ''[[http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/l/55022-the-mystery-of-the-druids-windows-other.jpg]]'' for a cover.

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* ''The Mystery of the Druids'', a rather average adventure game, gets a ''[[http://www.[[http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/l/55022-the-mystery-of-the-druids-windows-other.jpg]]'' jpg terrifying face]] for a cover.
3rd Jul '16 12:03:56 PM dannybeans
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* [[http://www.antimonkeybutt.com/12-products Anti Monkey Butt]]. Their products (a line of anti-chafing powders and lotions) work quite well, but their packaging (which features a goofy-looking cartoon monkey sprinkling powder onto its enormous, red, swollen butt) can make one think twice before taking it to the checkout.

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* A more lowbrow than sexy example: [[http://www.antimonkeybutt.com/12-products Anti Monkey Butt]]. Their products (a line of anti-chafing powders and lotions) work quite well, but their packaging (which features a goofy-looking cartoon monkey sprinkling powder onto its enormous, red, swollen butt) can make one think twice before taking it them to the checkout.
3rd Jul '16 11:58:55 AM dannybeans
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* [[http://www.antimonkeybutt.com/12-products Anti Monkey Butt]]. Their products (a line of anti-chafing powders and lotions) work quite well, but their packaging (which features a goofy-looking cartoon monkey sprinkling powder onto its enormous, red, swollen butt) can make one think twice before taking it to the checkout.
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9th Jun '16 12:40:35 PM Pokelad
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* ''The Mystery of the Druids'', a rather average adventure game, gets a ''[[http://www.splitgames.fr/uploads/jvmedias/pc/m/y/mysdpc0f.jpg screaming druid-like man]]'' for a cover.
* Acclaim did this twice with their localization of the ''[[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Puzzle Bobble]]'' series, dumping the cute characters for [[http://www.pwned.com/gamecovers/segasaturn/a787fcd360e6561f4edde3b965fa0436-Bust_a_Move_2.jpg creepy men with sticks over their eyelids]] and [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/ps2/super-bust-a-move/cover-art/gameCoverId,28188/ a close-up of an uncute baby with sunglasses, blowing a bubble]] at separate points. ''Messed up.''

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* ''The Mystery of the Druids'', a rather average adventure game, gets a ''[[http://www.splitgames.fr/uploads/jvmedias/pc/m/y/mysdpc0f.jpg screaming druid-like man]]'' mobygames.com/images/covers/l/55022-the-mystery-of-the-druids-windows-other.jpg]]'' for a cover.
* Acclaim did this twice with their localization of the ''[[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Puzzle Bobble]]'' series, dumping the cute characters for [[http://www.pwned.com/gamecovers/segasaturn/a787fcd360e6561f4edde3b965fa0436-Bust_a_Move_2.mobygames.com/images/covers/l/31626-bust-a-move-again-playstation-front-cover.jpg creepy men with sticks over their eyelids]] and [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/ps2/super-bust-a-move/cover-art/gameCoverId,28188/ a close-up of an uncute baby with sunglasses, blowing a bubble]] at separate points. ''Messed up.''



* ''VideoGame/BlakeStone: Planet Strike'' was Creator/ApogeeSoftware's first retail title and, by the request of the publisher Formgen, the box art depicts Blake with an BondGirl. This was a strange choice since there were no rescue missions for you to get the girl; the game played like any other FPS. http://www.3drealms.com/news/2006/03/the_apogee_legacy_12.html

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* ''VideoGame/BlakeStone: Planet Strike'' was Creator/ApogeeSoftware's first retail title and, by the request of the publisher Formgen, the box art [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/da/Blake_Stone_Planet_Strike.jpg/250px-Blake_Stone_Planet_Strike.jpg depicts Blake with an BondGirl. a BondGirl.]] This was a strange choice since there were no rescue missions for you to get the girl; the game played like any other FPS. http://www.3drealms.com/news/2006/03/the_apogee_legacy_12.html



* ''VideoGame/AkaneTheKunoichi'' is an otherwise adorable {{Retraux}} side-scroller that for some reason features a sexy anime-style illustration of the main character in a very breast-exposing outfit on the cover and also featured prominently whenever you perform a special attack. Apparently they were really proud of that one drawing, to the point of using it over and over (again to re-emphasize, the entire game otherwise uses 16-bit graphics with the main character portrayed as an adorable inch-tall chibi sprite).

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* ''VideoGame/AkaneTheKunoichi'' is an otherwise adorable {{Retraux}} side-scroller that for some reason [[http://www.haruneko.com/images/wallpapers/AkaneTheKunoichi_1366x768.jpg features a sexy anime-style illustration of the main character in a very breast-exposing outfit on the cover cover]] and also featured prominently whenever you perform a special attack. Apparently they were really proud of that one drawing, to the point of using it over and over (again to re-emphasize, the entire game otherwise uses 16-bit graphics with the main character portrayed as an adorable inch-tall chibi sprite).
9th Jun '16 12:28:02 PM Pokelad
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** Honestly, most of the Master System's early box art in western regions counts. While Creator/{{Nintendo}} used pixelated images to evoke the game's graphics in their NES releases, Sega instead went with a motif of a pure white case overlaid with a grid like graph paper, with a small cartoony image often pushed to the side. ''Black Belt'' probably got the worst of it, just being [[http://img1.game-oldies.com/sites/default/files/packshots/sega-master-system/black-belt-usa-europe.pnga a foot kicking]]. ''[[https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/9/86382003_1b9c1ca59b_z.jpg?zz=1 Zillion]]'' got it pretty bad, too.

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** Honestly, most of the Master System's early box art in western regions counts. While Creator/{{Nintendo}} used pixelated images to evoke the game's graphics in their NES releases, Sega instead went with a motif of a pure white case overlaid with a grid like graph paper, with a small cartoony image often pushed to the side. ''Black Belt'' probably got the worst of it, just being [[http://img1.game-oldies.com/sites/default/files/packshots/sega-master-system/black-belt-usa-europe.pnga [[http://www.theoldcomputer.com/game-box-art-covers/Sega/Master-System/B/Black%20Belt.jpg a foot kicking]]. ''[[https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/9/86382003_1b9c1ca59b_z.jpg?zz=1 Zillion]]'' got it pretty bad, too.



** This was apparently changed for the American release in light of what the [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/7/588567_4634_front.jpg original Japanese art was]]. We have [[SarcasmMode no]] [[FreudWasRight idea why]]!

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** This was apparently changed for the American release in light of what the [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/7/588567_4634_front.[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_1phalanx_sfc_a_2840.jpg original Japanese art was]]. We have [[SarcasmMode no]] [[FreudWasRight idea why]]!
9th Jun '16 8:48:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/CJCherryh was rather annoyed that the titular Morgaine of her ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'' was portrayed on covers in skimpy clothing. This annoyance was part of her motivation for making the main characters of the ''ChanurSaga'' a species [[CatFolk anthropomorphic lions]] who always go completely topless and who have completely flat mammary glands, hoping this would preempt her publisher from doing the same thing with her new series. Her plan worked.

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* Creator/CJCherryh was rather annoyed that the titular Morgaine of her ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'' was portrayed on covers in skimpy clothing. This annoyance was part of her motivation for making the main characters of the ''ChanurSaga'' ''Literature/ChanurSaga'' a species [[CatFolk anthropomorphic lions]] who always go completely topless and who have completely flat mammary glands, hoping this would preempt her publisher from doing the same thing with her new series. Her plan worked.
8th Jun '16 9:50:22 AM jmparker78
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** Then there's [[http://www.flickfilosopher.com/wptest/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/1980shobbitcover.jpg this cover]], which depicts Canadian comic Sean Cullen about to be attacked by some sort of hook-nosed vampire with tusk-like fangs and marbles for eyes.
30th May '16 6:59:18 AM WickedIcon
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* [[http://www.impawards.com/1977/star_wars_ver2.html The original 1977 poster for]] ''Film/ANewHope'' screamed "space disco" very loudly.
28th May '16 9:46:34 PM Nakuyabi
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* These are typically tagged as "bringing sexy back" and "wink wink nudge nudge" on [[http://lousybookcovers.com/ LousyBookCovers.com]], which also makes fun of a great many ''other'' kinds of execrable book covers such as those containing blatantly stolen images (tag: "image search gone wrong"), highly visible image compression artifacts (tag: "pixelation"), and horribly stretched or squished pictures (tag: "aspect ratio"), among other hideous and often offensive design failings. Basically, the site ''runs'' on this trope.
27th May '16 5:21:22 AM HighCrate
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* Web ads occasionally seem to be hellbent on making every site to look like a seedy den of depravity. Making an onlooker question your surfing habits, especially at work.
** Particularly if they're for online RPG's. Even if the game in question is mostly just [[{{VideoGame/Evony}} a top-down view of a tiny pixellated village,]] these games will try their hardest to convince you [[TheInternetIsForPorn there's tits]]. There is ''one'' game like this. Exactly one, which there will be no link to it. It's terrible anyways.
** These days even reasonably respectful sites are pestering you with [[MatchmakerDotCom online dating ads]] for teens, 20-somethings, 30+, 50+, Muslims, Christians, Intellectuals, Otherkin and Fat People.
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