The Original PlayStation's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art

By Brian Ashcraft on at

The PlayStation 1 got an array of games. Some were good, some were bad and some had odd box art. “Odd,” however, isn’t a bad thing at all.

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art

Considering how video game box art can sometimes feel similar, you have to applaud the bold graphic design choices that were made. They don’t always work, but at least they’re interesting.

Via 2ch, here are some of the “strange” standouts from the PlayStation 1 era. It’s no surprise that their box art is also unusual. Click on the titles below to learn more about each.

Segare Ijiri

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art

An unusual Enix title gets unusual box art.

Twin Goddesses

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art

[Via UVList]

This didn’t even look good when it was first released.

Suzuki Bakuhatsu

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art

J-pop album cover? Nope, a PlayStation puzzle game.

LSD

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art
[Via 1993vintage]

Trippy.

Ore no Ryouri

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art
[Via 2ch]

It’s a cooking game, so what do you expect, really?

Cho Aniki

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art
[Via game_tanteidan]

Amazing.

Groove Jigoku V

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art
[Via 2ch]

More box art that looks like an album cover. This one, however, fits with the game’s concept.

Hakaioh: King of Crusher

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art
[Via Touffu]

While the other examples show flashes of graphic design pizzazz, this one is so bad, it’s good.

Project V6

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art

This one, however, is just bad.

Cooking Fighter Hao

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art
[Via Renote]

Best part? This is from Nippon Ichi.

Harmful Park

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art
[Via Hardcore Gaming 101]

Interesting box art for an interesting game.

Yaku: Yuujou Dangi

PlayStation 1's Most Unusual Japanese Box Art
[Via Ripping Yard]

Goodness.

If there’s any odd or interesting PlayStation 1 Japanese box art I’ve missed, post it below in the comments.