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The NewZealand Story alternative cover art [not original]
Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2022 9:03 am
Last edited by Maxim on Sat May 28, 2022 6:46 am; edited 1 time in total
Via Révo in the Discord chat, https://www.instagram.com/p/CeA5kxhoXZw/ has photos of an unknown cover art variation that’s a weird mix of early “clipart” style covers and later third party art. I’m not convinced it’s “genuine”.

In the comments the poster says: "I really don’t know. I bought it cheap here In Portugal in a auction some years ago. Never saw it anywhere else. The paper has the same feeling as the other…and it’s old. that’s why I never presented as something ultra rare."

I think the ageing looks pretty genuine, but the art style is anachronistic. I don’t know of any other games with minimalistic covers that also had custom logo fonts. The paper edges seem less than perfectly straight cuts. The front cover Tiki style does not match the back cover; the back cover art is taken from the “normal” front cover art.

Maybe it was a review copy?

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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2022 10:33 am
No idea of its origin but I like it. It has similarities to the Vigilante cover, but the grid alignment is off horizontally and the Sega logo is too light a shade of blue.
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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2022 11:43 am
totally fake for me, bad cutted in some parts, in the front, back and more

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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2022 11:50 am
Maybe a photo with a thread counter to check if is offset print
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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2022 5:12 pm
Maxim wrote
Via Révo in the Discord chat, https://www.instagram.com/p/CeA5kxhoXZw/ has photos of an unknown cover art variation that’s a weird mix of early “clipart” style covers and later third party art. I’m not convinced it’s “genuine”.

In the comments the poster says: "I really don’t know. I bought it cheap here In Portugal in a auction some years ago. Never saw it anywhere else. The paper has the same feeling as the other…and it’s old. that’s why I never presented as something ultra rare."

I think the ageing looks pretty genuine, but the art style is anachronistic. I don’t know of any other games with minimalistic covers that also had custom logo fonts. The paper edges seem less than perfectly straight cuts. The front cover Tiki style does not match the back cover; the back cover art is taken from the “normal” front cover art.

Maybe it was a review copy?


Hello, the copy is mine. I won the game in an auction on OLX several years ago. It was really cheap. Never gave it much thought until a few years ago. The cover is really old. Never saw one like this. Cheers everyone.
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Post Posted: Sat May 28, 2022 5:42 am
Its "unfortunately" just a custom cover ;)

http://www.thecoverproject.net/view.php?game_id=8176

Mystery Solved ^^
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:47 pm
I'm not a big fan of it to be honest.

The TecMagik logo really needs to be at the top.
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