Embarrassing game magazine covers

You’d think anything published after Nintendo Power’s second year would be wise to TV and movie tie-in trickery. And you’d be wrong. Oh well, chalk it up to a slow month, and run publicity shot from whatever’s hitting mutliplexes


Above: Before you throw stones, how could Atari Age know it would be complicit in the collapse of an entire industry? Oh yeah, because they previewed this awful game!


Above: This one still hurts too much to joke about


Above: The game should’ve been subtitled “Retail Success”


Above: Yes, there was a time when we thought Simpsons games could be more than shit. Just before the first NES game, in fact. However, that Season 1 art is still unforgivable


Above: Everything about this remains wrong!


Above: Not everything Kevin Costner touches turns to gold. That sub headline really should’ve come with a question mark


Above: Was there even a Star Trek VI game?!


Above: Sigh… Remember when Phantom Menace could do no wrong?


Above: Way to take Van Damme movie art and edit out the Van Damme


Above: This issue hit newsstands over sixty years too late


Above: Bruno receiving higher placement than Double Dragon and Super R-Type should’ve had hardcore gamers throwing batteries at the EGM office

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