From Topless Robot:
Drugs. One can only blame illegal substances for the exceptionally large number of bat-shit insane, totally weird, fantastically awesome or otherwise completely misleading (yes, they’re all part and parcel of the same grouping) cover art designs to original NES games. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic, these covers often had nothing to do with the game, as if the people bringing it over had never seen a single screenshot from the cartridge inside.
Trying to narrow the list of the hundreds and hundreds of NES game box covers down to the Top 10 Most Ridiculous is nearly impossible, considering that roughly one out of every three covers has a reasonably high “What the fuck?” factor. So let’s dive in and highlight 10 completely ridiculous NES Box Art Covers and we can call it a day.