Last time you flipped the box art?

Megatron

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Oct 27, 2017
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Just curious what was the last time each of you flipped a game's box art? That is, the game box art has an alternate art printed on the back of the main art, allowing you to flip it over for a totally different image?

For me, it was Resident Evil 2 Deluxe edition. I just started playing this Monday, and didn't know until I opened it, that it had an alternate cover. I actually really like the main cover:

But I LOVE the alternate cover


So I flipped them. When's the last time you did?


And yes, I realize many of you are digital only. You can still reach back into the memory banks and tell us the last time you flipped the box art when you still bought physical.
 

Mike Rambo

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Oct 27, 2017
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Philadelphia
I do it whenever available, as I like having what is usually better art facing out! The last one for me was also REmake 2, just bc I do so love Claire haha. Plus, the fewer logos taking up box art real estate, the better imo
 

MrHealthy

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Nov 11, 2017
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Just yesterday I flipped my copy of Phantom Breaker Battlegrounds from this:


To this:


It could come with either side facing outward though.
 

GART9000

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Feb 23, 2019
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I think it was Doom. I wish publishers would put all the technical stuff and logos on the alternate side too instead of just art because it looks weird on my shelf but that's just me.
 

hydruxo

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Oct 25, 2017
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I usually don't do it because a lot of times they don't have the PS4 logo on the spine for the flipped side, so it drives me crazy having a game on the shelf with the others that looks out of place. Wolfenstein 2 for example does this on the reverse of the box art so I just kept the original box art side.
 

RestEerie

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Aug 20, 2018
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Only for the Final Fantasy

i prefer the plain white background with the logo for my FF boxes.
 

Nelo Ice

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Oct 27, 2017
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Sonic Mania Plus with the genesis cover is amazing. And i flipped DKC:TF on switch with Funky Kong lol.
 

DoradoWinston

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Apr 9, 2019
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I hate it when reverse covers dont match the spine of other games so I dont really do it (at least have the titles of the game)

That being said currently I have AC:OD reversed to have Kass as the box art but once im done with the game ill just change it back so it matches.
 

Zaied

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Oct 27, 2017
1,870
I don't do it often, but had to when I was playing through MGSV: Ground Zeroes.

 

Gundam

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Oct 25, 2017
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I flipped the Sonic Mania Plus art just to see it, but it the spine mismatched my other Switch games, so I switched it back.
 

Kevers

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Oct 29, 2017
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Never, I want the spines to match up between all my cases and the reversible covers almost never have the same stuff on the spine.
 

Roto64

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Oct 27, 2017
102
I recently finished and platinumed God of War. When I put the game away, I flipped the cover.
 

Drayco21

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Oct 25, 2017
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Almost every time it's an option; I think DQXI was the last purchase I made where there was one.
 

Rob2K19

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Oct 27, 2017
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I would have done it with NieR: Automata, but my copy from Amazon was the Gamestop version. smh Tried to print out the original Japanese cover.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I never ever do it. Only did it momentarily with God of War and Splatoon 2 to see what it looked like before switching it back
 

Leo-Tyrant

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Jan 14, 2019
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Zero. The default one "is" the official one, selected to represent the game, so I just leave it like that (personal preference)

Edit: Oops, I forgot I did it with the DOOM 2016 one. Fantastic alternate cover, shit official one. Only instance I have swapped them.
 
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Ratazk

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Oct 27, 2017
274
Nier Automata, God of War, Spider Man, and DQXI.

I really like the alternate covers, especially as I convert to a mostly digital library.
 

Maximus

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Oct 27, 2017
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I did this for Spider-Man and before that Bloodborne. Can’t recall another recent time I’ve done this.
 

Sordid

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Oct 25, 2017
276
Last time was Child of Eden I think, the original cover was pretty bad but the reverse side was much better. Went from this:


to this:
 

Coi

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Oct 27, 2017
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Doom for me. The alternative box art it's amazing. It should have the PS4 logo, but whatever.
 

Joltik

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Oct 25, 2017
7,255
I do this whenever it's possible and I approve of the art on any game I purchase. Thr latest game I bought that had a reversible cover was Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edtion.