Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, the series where multiple regionally variable covers of the same game fight for your vote in a deadly beauty bout to the bitter end.
Last time we had a duel between the East and West: two versions of Super Mario All-Stars went head to head following all those Mario 35th anniversary announcements, which put us in a plumbing mood. It was the manic North American / European cover which walked away the majority of your votes, with the shiny gold Japanese cover failing to catch your eye.
This week, we’re going for a little counterprogramming. Right now, Mario is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, but what about his old platform adversary? Next week is the 30th anniversary of the Mega Drive / Genesis’ UK release, so what better time to bring the blue hedgehog back to the brawl?