Video game soundtracks might be a big deal nowadays
, but back in the '80s the video-game-related albums at the record store tended to be a little different. AZ Nighbuzz
has assembled a collection
of some of the wonderfully weird game-related album art from the golden age of the arcades.
While various international versions of Pac-Man Fever
clog up the list, the selections include everything from spoken word strategy
to a Breakout backstory
and even a Super Mario Land remix
that was pressed onto vinyl as late as 1992.
Our favorite, though, has to be the inexplicably weird cover for Scientist Encounters Pac-Man
, in which a metal, piranha-toothed monstrosity devours a dark-skinned man (presumably the Scientist?) in futuristic skin-tight garb. They just don't make album art like that any more. Thank goodness.