Hi folks, and welcome back to another edition of Box Art Brawl!
Last week, the original Super Mario Strikers entered the ring, with North America / Japan going up against Europe with some pretty definitive results. It’s clear that you fine people prefer a busier composition for your box art, with NA / Japan bringing in a staggering 86% of the vote! It’s been a while since we’ve seen such a one-sided battle, but we’ve a feeling we may witness something similar for this week’s edition…
Continuing the Mario Strikers trend ahead of the launch of Mario Strikers: Battle League, we’re going to be looking at the next major release in the series: Mario Strikers Charged for the Wii! We’ve had a bit of a role reversal here too, with Japan’s box art now siding with Europe’s, leaving North America as the sole competitor this week.
Next week, of course, is the big one: Box Art Brawl #100! Thanks for sticking with us on this journey so far; let’s keep it going to #200!
Be sure to cast your votes in the poll below; but first, let’s check out the box art designs themselves.
The North American box art for Mario Strikers Charged takes on a more restrained composition when compared to the previous game on GameCube. We’ve got the big guy himself, Mario, booting the ball toward the logo, looking mighty angry in the process, too. The art style itself carries over nicely from the first game, with the same haphazard brush strokes to convey a suitable sense of attitude.
Europe & Japan
The box art for Europe and Japan is much more traditional, comprising multiple characters in what we reckon is a much more energetic composition. Just look at Bowser in the top corner; how cool does he look?! Mario is also looking pretty cool too; maybe a bit slimmer and fitter than we’re used to seeing, but it works.
We’re pretty confident on which box art will come out on top this week, but hey, we’ve been wrong before. Cast your vote in the poll below, and we’ll see you again next week!
Thanks for voting! We’ll see you next time for another round of the Box Art Brawl.