Box Art Brawl – Super Bomberman (SNES)

Box Art Brawl: Super Bomberman Edition

Howdy gamers, and welcome back to another exciting round of Box Art Brawl!

Before we dive into the showdown, let’s take a quick look back at our last clash. We pitted North America against Europe and Japan in a battle of epic proportions with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters on the SNES. Japan emerged victorious with a staggering 75% of the votes, thanks to its vibrant artwork and impressive depth of field.

This time around, we’re sticking with the SNES and exploring the original box art for Super Bomberman. Released in 1993, this game laid the foundation for one of the most iconic franchises in gaming history. With unique box art designs in North America, Europe, and Japan, we have a classic three-way faceoff on our hands.

So without further ado, let’s jump right in.

Don’t forget to cast your votes in the poll below, but first, let’s examine the box art designs.

North America

Image: Hudson Soft

Known as Super Bomberman Party Pack in the US to highlight its multiplayer capabilities (the first SNES game to support four players), the North American box art stands out with its distinct 3D style. While the characters are familiar, there’s a unique depth to the artwork reminiscent of the Mega Man cover. Vibrant colors make this design pop, creating a visually appealing package.


Super Bomberman - EU
Image: Sony Electronic Publishing

European box art takes a simpler approach, featuring classic Bomberman characters engaged in bomb-hurling action. The straightforward design leaves no room for confusion about the game’s core mechanics. The bold and timeless art style remains effective, as evidenced by Konami’s continued use of a similar style even today.


Super Bomberman - JP
Image: Hudson Soft

The Japanese box art is a feast for the eyes. With a vertical orientation unique to Japan’s SNES boxes, this design is bursting with color and action. Featuring a diverse cast of characters amidst explosions and smoke, the artwork strikes a balance between simplistic linework and realistic color rendering. It’s a visual treat!

Poll: Which Region Nailed the Super Bomberman Box Art?

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