Ads gone horribly wrong

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  1. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Ever notice how some ads go horribly wrong?

    I'll let you all try to figure out what's wrong with this box art from a Sega game.
     

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  2. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    ok, i give up whats wrong with it?
    it could be too late at night for this kinda thing (3:45am)
     
  3. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Re: Ads gone horribly wrong

    umm no dragon?
     
  4. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Is it anything to do with the whole thing looking incredibly camp?
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    The dragon is to the lift - big green lizard type ;)

    And as for campy, well, it was released in 1989 (internet search told me this).

    So are you just talking about bad design or the fact that the hero is wearing green elf boots and no pants?

    D
     
  6. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    this is like a mymemory thread where he lights a fuse then runs away... :eek:

    so come on...tell us what's so wrong about it?

    and technically...it's not an ad...it's a package design... ;)
     
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  8. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    Horribly wrong? Hmm, none of can figure out what you are talking about. Looks fine to me, although a tad lame on the visually enticing category.
     
  9. britboy macrumors 68030

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    It probably falls into the 'obvious' category, but is it the fact that the design grid has been left in the background?

    How long are you (durandal) going to let this one lie before you confirm what the problem is?

    I assume that having two guesses isn't disallowed? ;)
     
  10. question fear macrumors 68020

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    maybe im just warped, but im inclined to go with no pants.
    it seems kind of weird.
    they also vaguely look like the wizard of oz witha silver brick road.
    -carly
     
  11. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    Off topic, but I used to play that game all of the time. It was tricky because you couldn't do anything until you watched the demo. You see, when you just started the game, you fight a boss and he would turn you into a dragon and you couldn't do anything that way. But if you watched the demo, the guy would go into a shop and look at a password and if you put in that password, you could play the game without being a dragon. I felt so cool figuring that out. Sucks to be the people that didn't figure it out though, the game would have lasted 15 minutes for them. :eek:

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  12. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    Oh and I might have figured it out:

    If I recall, there wasn't a wonderboy 1 or 2 and it started at 3. At least after playing 3 I searched for 1 and 2 but never found them.

    Of course I never tried looking on the internet because this was a long time ago and I'm too lazy now.

    P-Worm
     
  13. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Why is this thread called 'Ads gone horribly wrong" and then the topic seems to be about finding a mistake on a game's packaging?

    PS - I hope the answer is better than "he's not wearing pants."
     
  14. wdlove macrumors P6

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    The octupus looking creature is definitely out of place, he's the only sea creature. Looks to me like the snail like creatures have no shell. But at least the knight, dragon, and snails are land creatures! :p
     
  15. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    Well, actually the octopus was a desert octopus that would jump out of the sand and spit stuff at you. But that could be the mistake he is reffering to.

    P-Worm
     
  16. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Oh, that might explain why the octopus has hair. It's a *desert* octopus. :confused:
     
  17. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    looks like they're all scared of him....not because he's mean, but because he looks so "happy"
     
  18. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    never incountered one of them, and i have lived in the desert for quite some time, but i guess im not looking for octopi in the desert too often.
    im inclined to go with the no pants theory. im glad i wasnt the only one who couldent fuigure this out.
     
  19. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    I have no idea either - it justs looks crappy!!

    Hurry up with the answer already...
     
  20. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    He looks kinda...

    Flaming... Um, yeah, look he has no pants and the word 'ACTION', I don't know it looks very um yeah happy as mc68k put it.

    and you never run with a sword facing up, who taught him how to use that, thats basic sword weilding skills.
     
  21. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Does Wonder Boy have Braveheart style stripes painted on his face?
     
  22. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    lmao..took me 15 seconds to find and another MINUTE to read everyone getting it wrong.

    LOOK AT THE SHIELD!!
     
  23. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    I still don't get it... :confused:

    P-Worm
     
  24. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    its backwards...
     
  25. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    How is it backwards? Shields were designed like that all of the time. You start with wood and reinforce it with steel.

    P-Worm
     
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