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Old 06-03-2008, 04:51 PM   #1
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Question The girl on the cover of Planet Strike
Who is she? What is she doing in (what I guess is) the abandoned training facility? Why is she wearing a casual party dress instead of some space suit? Why is there no mention of who she is in-game or the in manual? Is she supposed to be Blake's sister, Sara?
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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It was there solely because the marketing people at Formgen thought the game would sell better with a girl on the cover. We didn't think so, and objected, but since it was our first ever retail game, we were overruled.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:52 PM   #3
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ha ha that is funny.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:49 AM   #4
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I just realized Blake seems to have really light hair compared to the other game's box.
Anyway, it's impossible to say whether or not putting the girl on there actually helped.
Thinking about it for about two seconds, a lone hero with a gun looks like a tough guy, makes me think of shooting things.
Him protecting a girl like that makes me thinks less of shooting... seems to indicate the possibility the game includes some bits about protecting civilians.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:07 AM   #5
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What other game box? We didn't produce a retail box for the original Blake Stone game.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:11 AM   #6
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Guess he's talking about this http://www.3drealms.com/blake/images/blake.jpg. Besides, I think the title screen in the original game also had Blake with darker hair.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:43 AM   #7
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Yep, that's the image.
I suppose maybe that's not a box image at all; I never saw any actual BS or PS boxes.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:04 AM   #8
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Oh, haha. Check Blake's hand! And the curious smirk!
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:55 AM   #9
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Yep, that's the image.
I suppose maybe that's not a box image at all; I never saw any actual BS or PS boxes.
It's the cover art for the print manual.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:18 PM   #10
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Oh, haha. Check Blake's hand! And the curious smirk!
STOP SHORT WITH MY WIFE? ASSMAAAAN!

Seriously though, oldschool boxes had some silly stuff on the covers. I especially love looking back at long standing franchises and wondering what drugs they were on. Megaman, for instance, looks truly bizarre.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:46 PM   #11
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Yeah, old game boxes could be pretty damn bad.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:28 PM   #12
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*looks closer at the arm with the gun in it*

HEY! HE'S BRITISH! XD *shot*
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:59 AM   #13
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*looks closer at the arm with the gun in it*

HEY! HE'S BRITISH! XD *shot*
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:58 PM   #14
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*looks closer at the arm with the gun in it*

HEY! HE'S BRITISH! XD *shot*
I thought even the original made this known in the story section?
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:22 PM   #15
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Reminds me of the cover for the US version of Infernal Affairs with a random chick on it.

Nowhere in the movie, just on the cover.
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:00 PM   #16
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I always thought that it was Blake's sister for some reason. She is, after all, the only female character mentioned in the story.
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:49 PM   #17
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The cover reminds me of James Bond, LOL.
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Old 06-15-2008, 03:41 PM   #18
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Reminds me of the cover for the US version of Infernal Affairs with a random chick on it.
LOL! Best Leonardo DiCaprio joke ever! XD
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Old 06-28-2008, 03:36 PM   #19
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That cover art rocks. They don't make 'em like they used to...
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:20 PM   #20
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That cover art rocks. They don't make 'em like they used to...
So true.
^ Looks like a super-beefy MacGyver kicking a (M-16 wielding??) Nazi.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:43 AM   #21
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^ That does look kinda like Macgyver on steriods.

And as for Planet Strike, I always thought that Blake Stone on that cover art looked alot like Roger Moore...
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:24 AM   #22
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The look that Blake was given for Aliens of Gold's title screen is how I think of him. That guy on the Planet Strike box is an imposter!
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:47 AM   #23
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He suspiciously looks like Flash Gordon to me.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:10 PM   #24
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So true.
^ Looks like a super-beefy MacGyver kicking a (M-16 wielding??) Nazi.
I can't see the picture but I think you mean this;



It's a scan I made of one of the Wolf3D boxes I have.
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:50 PM   #25
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That's the one.
I never saw McGyver in there, but I admit that after Zztx pointed it out, I can see what he sees.

I suspect the other pic doesn't work because we're trying to view it not from mobygames.com, but 3drealms.com.
(It's easy enough to program your server to work like that.)
Try dragging the replacement image onto your browser's address bar, and then refreshing.
It worked/works for me that way.
Actually I usually go: F5, drag, F5, but I think that first refresh does nothing.
Otherwise first visit the site, then copy/paste the image's URL on top of it.
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:52 PM   #26
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So true.
^ Looks like a super-beefy MacGyver kicking a (M-16 wielding??) Nazi.
I don't know ... more like Patrick Swayze, IMO.
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