Prince of Persia  - Box Art Brawl
Image: Nintendo Life

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

In last week's brawl, we took a look at the GBA karting classic, Mario Kart Super Circuit. North America and Europe joined forces against Japan and came away with the win, garnering a whopping 75% of the vote. It's clear that the more simplistic composition proved exceptionally popular with readers, and we have to say, we firmly agree.

This week, we're going to be checking out the SNES version of Prince of Persia, published for the system by Konami. This 1992 version of the game boasted improved visuals and more levels when compared to the original Apple II release and was reasonably well received by players and critics.

It's a full three-way brawl this week, so strap yourselves in folks; let's get started!

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


Prince of Persia - NA
Image: Konami

Europe's design for Prince of Persia shares a lot in common with Japan's, albeit cropped down significantly to fit into the region's standard box layout. Nevertheless, it's a gorgeous piece of artwork bursting with colour and detail.

On the flip side, however, because it's been cropped down so much, we miss awesome details like the formidable skeleton rising out of what seems to be lava at the bottom. See Japan's entry to see what we mean!

North America

Prince of Persia - EU
Image: Konami

So North America's variant is, uhh... weird. It features the prince himself leaping over the game's title, with an interesting gold pattern in the background. It's certainly bold, but we're not really sure why this was the chosen design when the Japanese/European one exists... We can't imagine this being particularly popular with voters.


Prince of Persia - Japan
Image: Konami

Japan's design is the full image seen in North America's version, showcasing everything missing from the otherwise cropped image. The artwork does all the heavy lifting here, and even the title itself seems as if it's tucked away at the bottom to avoid intruding on the beautiful imagery. Lovely stuff!

We've a feeling we know how this vote is going to go, but then we've been horrifically mistaken in the past, so we'll see!

Which region got the best Prince of Persia box art?

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