Welcome to Cover Art! A section of the site where we look at a retro video game’s box cover art and briefly discuss it’s gameplay and legacy.
Hyper Zone is rail shooter developed by HAL Laboratory. It was released for the Super Nintendo in 1991. Although it’s considered a shallow derivative title, I came to appreciate it thanks to an old friend.
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror is the last Kirby for Game Boy Advance and one of the longest Kirby games made. It was released in 2004 and developed by Flagship, Dimps and HAL Laboratory. It’s gameplay is RPG like allowing your character to improve over time. It’s also got larger levels in the fashion of Castlevania and Metroid, with sub bosses and bosses.