Below are some examples of how box art was
changed from Japan's Sega Mega-Drive to the Sega Genesis in the US.
Some of them were changed for the better, but that wasn't always the case!
Check them out below and judge for yourself.
Personally prefer the Japanese version artwork on After Burner II, Strider,
Outrun, Alien Storm, Phelios, Shadow Dancer, & Gaiarus. On the other hand, games such as Sonic The Hedgehog, Golden Axe, & Zoom
appear to have better
artwork for the US renditions.
I always thought the Genesis logo on the spines of the US inserts
were way too large when compared to the game title.
I also didn't care for the change from the squared off logo SEGA
GENESIS logo (See Altered Beast) to the sombrero style logo (see
After Burner II).
I liked the original better. We all knew they were "16-bit
cartridges" by this point! There was no need to cram this into the
CLICK INSERTS FOR LARGER
The images above, with the
exception of those marked with "not_my_scan" in the filename, were
scanned and edited by me.
Please give credit when using these images for public use. Like
this... All images marked with "not_my_scan" were downloaded from
For more Sega 16-bit
goodness please check out these links: