Sonic Drift (1994, Game Gear) got us talking about the incredible vibrant box art that SEGA put out during Sonic the Hedgehog’s golden era. Crammed full of wild, errant geometry and vivid colours, we’d argue that these covers illustrate the feeling of playing Sonic much more comprehensively than their fleshed-out (but no less iconic) North American and European counterparts. Hope you enjoy the gallery!
In case any of you traitors who callously left the Sega fold for the brave new Playstation world in the mid-90s are wondering what the hell G Sonic is, it’s the Japanese version of the Game Gear’s isometric Sonic Blast. Fun fact:Sonic Blast, as a fun little antithesis to this post, quite possibly gets the award for having the worst box art in SEGA history - or at least the second worst next to the similar Sonic 3D Blast.