You see that fake book cover up there, Hungry For Love? Does that look familiar? Two yellow-clad people, a field of white dots in front of them…? That’s right, it’s Pac Man (and Ms. Pac-Man) re-imagined as a couple on the cover of a romance novel. In fact, Kotaku has a whole series of classic video game romance novel covers, and they’re all pretty spectacular.
The images are cool (and the games are all genuine classics), but they key to making the covers work are the little details. For example, on the Super Mario Brothers-inspired cover, the disappointed Luigi in the background makes it all work. On the above Pac-Man cover, my favorite part isn’t the big white pellets standing in for rail decorations, it’s the maze in the background. Even better, it’s green, so that’s pretty accurate.
However, the one most accurately representing the video game is the cover for Duck Hunt. I think anyone who has played that game before has taken aim and tried to shoot that laughing dog. I know he spent a lot of time in my crosshairs when I was a kid. Nice to see that made the jump into the fun cover images.Technorati Tags: classic video games, funny images, kotaku, ms. pac-man, pac-man, romance novel covers, unusual images, video game romance novels, video games, video games as romance novels