So, I'm currently feeling a bit obsessed with the Mr. Driller series.
I'm not sure what brought about this obsession, to tell you the truth, although I think it may have branched off of my Wonderswan obsession (which I'm still in the throes of, by the way).
Regardless, this obsession recently prompted me to do a bit of research on this Namco-developed and -published series--which in turn prompted me to realize that some really adorable box art has been produced for the different versions of this pastel-filled title.
Here, for instance, is what I'm guessing is the most widely known piece of Mr. Driller cover art, which appeared on copies of the PlayStation version of the game when it was released in North America:
The following piece of box art, on the other hand, appeared on copies of the Japanese PlayStation version of Mr. Driller:
While this one appeared on copies of the European PlayStation version:
And then there are the Dreamcast ports of Mr. Driller. The Japanese release featured this rather precious illustration on its packaging:
European copies, on the other hand, featured this fabulous (you've just got to love that rainbow, don't you?) image on their covers:
I know I say this a lot, but I honestly like each and every one of them. If I were forced to choose my favorites, though, I'd probably put the Japanese Dreamcast cover in the pole position and give the runner-up trophy to that game's European counterpart.
What do all of you think? Do you like one or two of the box arts shown above more than the others?
See also: Previous 'Which Box Art is Better?' posts