AVGN Bad Game Cover Art #10 – Ghost Lion (NES)

Mike Matei / December 10th, 2015

AVGN has an Advent Calendar of Ass! Step into the art gallery as we examine some of the worst video game cover artwork, each day until Christmas!

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AVGN Bad Game Cover Art #10 – Ghost Lion (NES)


  • Mike E

    December 10, 2015 at 10:13 am

    This is also one of those games where the title screen has a different title than the box.
    The title screen calls it “Legend of the Ghost Lion”.

  • Allen Lucas

    December 10, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Nerd is making the same face as the guy on the Action in New York cover! Somebody should put the two together!

  • Zces

    December 10, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Who comes up with all these game covers?

  • Patrick Dietz

    December 10, 2015 at 10:51 am

    The blonde female on the cover art of the game reminds me of Tina Yothers from Family Ties.

    • Bender

      December 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Dude..I always thought the same thing.

      • December 11, 2015 at 2:14 am

        Maybe Tina has something to do with the ridiculous Ghost Lion. Who can tell what the idiots making video games think?

  • Thomas Carmody

    December 10, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I sure hope the cover art for “John Elway’s Quarterback” on NES will be featured in this series. That game has the worst NES cover art I’ve ever seen.

  • greedo

    December 10, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I’ll give this one to the Nerd… definitely a bad cover. What’s with the girl? Is she going into battle, or is she going for a work out? She could also be the lead singer for an 80’s band. In any case, it’s confused messaging. As the Nerd would say, “What were they thinking”?

  • Regal_Ace

    December 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I want a poster of that above my bed.

    • Grandmasterp

      December 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      Good call. This ones the best of the shitty covers so far.

  • meinerHeld

    December 10, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Everybody knows the 80s didn’t end until around 1993…

    • December 10, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      Any period’s fashion doesn’t just go away, you know. The 80’s fashion were especially flashy and it transitioned over a long period of the 90’s. If you consider all countries though..

  • December 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Ok, now I’m curious as to what this game is like.

  • Ben Stenberg

    December 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    There was also a band called Lions & Ghosts from the 1980’s 🙂

  • Weldin Dunn

    December 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Ghost Lion should be a Spinal Tap album. It would be as classic as Shark Sandwich.

  • Pablo1989

    December 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    😀 That chic come back from areobic or something to me.

  • The Wicker Man

    December 10, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    “This is an 80’s metal album cover”. Awesome, couldn’t have said it better myself!

    • The Wicker Man

      December 10, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Oh, and there’s a band called “British Lion” formed by Steve Harris (from Iron Maiden). Don’t expect the epicness (it’s a word, trust me) of Iron Maiden though.

  • Don Skiver

    December 10, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Hey! Don’t knock grunge! Grunge was awesome! I was totally into the music and the fashion. Even now grunge still has a small influence on me.

  • December 10, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    One game have a similar cover is Portal Runner on PS2

  • December 10, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    The actual game is a Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest clone, and the girl in the game is much younger than the girl in the box art.

  • December 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

    What’s that song playing in the background?

  • Joey Weedmark

    December 11, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    the game sucks too

  • Mark Knight

    December 12, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    reminds me of Sonya Blade from MK1

  • Paulballsftw

    December 14, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    When I seen this I always think that girl on the cover reminds me of Tina Yothers from Family Ties.

  • MelancholyRose

    December 29, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    What the hell was this game even about?

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