Target Earth Box Art Brawl
Image: Nintendo Life

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl!

In last week's edition, we took at look at Resident Evil: Gaiden for the Game Boy Colour. It was actually a fairly close call too, however the majority of you fine folks preferred the simplicity of the EU box art, with the blood drenched life ring taking centre stage.

Now, in case you happened to miss it, the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis app for Nintendo Switch Online gained an additional four games this week. One of these was the run and gun classic Target Earth from publisher Masaya. We took one look at the North American and Japanese box arts for this game and knew straight away that it should be the next focus for Box Art Brawl!

No Europe this week, but be sure to take a good look at the below box arts and cast your vote for your favourite one - let's get cracking!

Be sure to cast your votes in the poll below; but first, let's check out the box art designs themselves.

North America

Target Earth US
Image: Masaya / Dreamworks

So let's just clear up something before we continue... Target Earth is actually known as Assault Suit Leynos in Japan, but came with a drastic name change for its North American release. Now with that said, how cool is the logo for this box art?! It's very rough and ready, but it just works, y'know? The true star of the show, however, is the artwork itself. The composition is just wonderful and the character design is excellent - we love this one!


Assault Suit JP
Image: Masaya

The Japanese box art for Assault Suit Leynos / Target Earth is a lot more restrained and, well... "artistic", we guess. The logo is, again, absolutely fantastic here but for an entirely different reason; it's slick and neat, and it works well within the overall composition. The artwork, meanwhile, is expertly done and would look absolutely beautiful hung up on a wall.

This could be a tough one! We're definitely torn, but what about you? Vote in the below poll for your favourite box art!

Which region got the best Target Earth box art?

Thanks for voting! We'll see you next time for another round of the Box Art Brawl.