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Cover Critic
Metal Slug slugs it out with a REAL Crisis!
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on July 21, 2001   |   Episode 6 (Show Archive)  

A lot has changed since the last time we featured an episode of the Cover Critic. Both Sony and Nintendo have released new portable game systems, long time companies have shut their doors forever, and the world has been reintroduced to a certain lawyer named Jack Thompson. Heck, even this site you're looking at has changed in many ways. So maybe it's time we take another serious look at video game covers, letting you know which ones we like and which we hate. After two years I invite you to embrace a brand new Cover Critic, one that isn't afraidto tell you what we really think. So enjoy five new covers and one new look!

City Crisis
City Crisis is an alright out and out game, but the cover is something else. While I absolutely hate the big doofy CITY CRISIS logo, the rest of the cover is pretty dramatic and not unattractive. Or at least, not as unattractive as that big logo! This sort of cover doesn't say a lot about the game, but it does grab my attention.

War Jetz
War Jetz not only uses a "Z" instead of an "S" in it's name (that's so 1996), but it also is just a horrible ugly cover all around. It looks more like a poor mans Star Wars Episode One Racer. It's a little too busy, as well. Just plain ugly, no matter how you look at it.

Tweety & the Magic Gems
This is an average cover if I've seen one. Tweety has had some recent success with a batch of games and a brand new movie. This cover, though, is as unexciting as Tweety's going to get!

Motocross Mania
Hey, wasn't Motocross Mania a Game Boy game way back in the day? All joking aside, this cover is hideous, even for a bike rally game. As you can tell, the biker is in mid air, and I bet in four minutes you'll have completely forgotten this picture. (tick tick tick tick ...)

Metal Slug X
Good old Metal Slug is going to look good no matter what!! This cover is both active and beautiful, and has that SNK look to it. This cover is perfect for the rental market, people not knowing what it is will really be hooked by this cover. A nice one.



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