Though often collectively looked upon poorly due to a few less-than-stellar examples, the SEGA Master System‘s style of box art exudes a certain charm which feels very reminiscent of its era in the ’80s. Black grid lines across a white background (which would later be inverted somewhat for the early SEGA Genesis branding) beheld an almost uniform use of Times New Roman for the logo, and the main variation from package to package was the art which was used to fill out the rest.
But let’s focus on the positive. That’s what freelance artist Kohji Nakazawa did on Twitter, when they asked:
It’s a reasonable thought to have, given that the Shenmue series takes place during the Master System’s heyday of the mid-’80s. But what if…
What if we could somehow make it even more ’80s?
Ah, now that’s what I’m talking about! That’s the stuff, right there!
(Oh, and in case you were wondering: Since the image is of a fake game, Kohji went with a fake company name on the box — specifically, “SECA” from the 1998 Windows title Rent-a-Hero.)