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Greg Wray Electronic Game Sonic cover art found

#1 User is offline Buyatari 

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:08 AM

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For those of you not seeing this on Facebook.
The original artwork by Greg Wray has turned up and is now part of a private collection.

Not mine.

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This is nice.

I have to ask; why did it take do long for artists to learn how Sonic's eyes work? I get that they're not the most normal things, but you think that they would look at images like that and see that it wasn't quite right.

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It's not like Sonic's was the only mono-eye around either.

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Aside from Sonic's wonky eye, the other thing that interests me is Knuckles' mono-eye, akin to how he's teased in the American Sonic 3 box art. It's not something I've really thought about before, but now it's reminding me of this:

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For the longest time I always assumed that this was something cobbled together for a magazine preview (something like this), but the mono-eye is consistent with both this artwork and Sonic 3's NA box art. Was Knuckles originally slated to receive a redesign for the American market akin to Sonic, Tails and Robotnik, or is this just an error that nobody bothered to correct?

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Fuck me even Sonic's eyes back then was meming it up.

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Huh, that's neat!

View Poststeveswede, on 08 May 2019 - 09:19 AM, said:

Fuck me even Sonic's eyes back then was meming it up.


...that's not "meming it up," he's looking in an upward direction.

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View PostSoNick, on 09 May 2019 - 02:45 PM, said:

Huh, that's neat!

View Poststeveswede, on 08 May 2019 - 09:19 AM, said:

Fuck me even Sonic's eyes back then was meming it up.


...that's not "meming it up," he's looking in an upward direction.

Well, one of his eyes is looking up at the very least.

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View PostBlue Spikeball, on 09 May 2019 - 09:32 PM, said:

View PostSoNick, on 09 May 2019 - 02:45 PM, said:

Huh, that's neat!

View Poststeveswede, on 08 May 2019 - 09:19 AM, said:

Fuck me even Sonic's eyes back then was meming it up.


...that's not "meming it up," he's looking in an upward direction.

Well, one of his eyes is looking up at the very least.


But still for meming!! XD Awesome
I also highlight Tails' artwork, different to Sonic 2 USA cover artwork.

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Yeah, it's just a redrawn Toon Tails:
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I've always wondered why the Sonic 2 box art has Robotnik with a beard.

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And no pupils. The Sonic 2 boxart was fuckin' weird.
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I upscaled and enhanced the image:

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Can someone here fix Sonic's eye please.

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View PostVangar, on 11 May 2019 - 02:30 AM, said:

I've always wondered why the Sonic 2 box art has Robotnik with a beard.


It looks like a beard, but it's in fact his red shirt, that gets mixed up with the reddish brown of his moustache.

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I used to think so too, but if that's the case, where is his chin? It looks weird no matter I look at it.

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