As described on their site Penney Design, video games based on movie franchises can be seen going as far back as E.T. (which supposedly has a warehouse dedicated to housing all the unsold copies of the ill received game). While Hollywood and the video game industry have attempted to merge with video game to movie tie-ins like Street Fighter or Super Mario Bros., the real moneymakers come from frequently rushed movie games which attempt to stretch out plots of a two hour movie over a ten hour game, usually to dismal results.
Taking all this knowledge and cynicism to heart, Penney Design has crafted some custom video game box art if recently released properties like Avatar had been released in the Atari 2600 era. Take a look below at some of the stylized designs which, though simplistic, do a great job of capturing the essence of the properties they pay homage too.
Also, take the time to appreciate the subtle nuances to the works like the “Instructions missing” from the Cloverfield box or the fact that they think anyone would ever pay $4.00 for a The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift game on any generation console.