Twin Snakes  - Box Art Brawl
Image: Nintendo Life

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

In the last bout, we took a look at the SNES version of Prince of Persia, and well... it's safe to say that there was a pretty clear winner. Japan's elongated design was absolutely stunning and really knocked it out the park, ultimately landing 89% of the overall vote. North America came in second with 6%, and finally Europe with 5%.

This week, we're going to be looking at an iconic GameCube remake. No, not Resident Evil. It's Silicon Knights' take on Hideo Kojima's masterpiece, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes.

Released back in 2004, The Twin Snakes was a faithful yet bold new take for Solid Snake's mission in Shadow M...

*beep beep, beep beep!*


Ollie: Oh no... No, Liquid. Snake isn't here, I'm sorry.

Liquid Snake: Did you like my sunglasses?

Ollie: Yyyyeeeesss...?

Liquid Snake: Thank you. Perhaps you're worthy of the codename FOX, after all.

Ollie: Wh..? The heck you on about, man..?

Liquid Snake: Have I ever told you about the Les Enfants Terribles project?

Ollie: Oh God. No thank you! Good bye, Liquid!

Liquid Snake: Not yet! It's not over yet!

Ollie: It is.


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

Europe / Japan

Twin Snakes - EU
Image: Konami

Okay, so Europe and Japan's take on The Twin Snakes' box art is pretty iconic, right? It utilises the artwork of series veteran Yoji Shinkawa to beautiful effect, portraying Solid Snake and Liquid Snake against a stark red background. The logo is in the classic Metal Gear Solid font that we all know and love by now, but there's also a weird kind of effect going on around the title that we're proper fond of.

North America

Twin Snakes - NA
Image: Konami

The only thing the design for North America has in common with Europe and Japan is the title font... That's it. Otherwise, Konami went for an altogether more western approach to the overall design here, swapping out the illustration from Shinkawa with what looks like in-game renders repurposed for the image. Again, it's Solid Snake and Liquid Snake, of course, and we can see Metal Gear Rex looming in the distance. As it is, it's a pretty neat design, but when compared to the Shinkawa version..? Hmmm, we're not sure.

Which region got the best Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Box Art

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