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AVGN Bad Game Cover Art 10 - Ghost Lion (NES)

("We Wish You a Merry Christmas" plays and ornaments numbered 1-25 are seen on a Christmas tree. A raspberry sound is heard and the cover to Ghost Lion appears on the 10 ornament, along with shit.)

The Nerd: Ghost Lion, for NES! It's medieval aerobics time.

The Nerd: The tights. The sword. The jewels. The Egyptian snake armband. The wild, golden hair going past her ass! The oversized, sleeveless shirt that looks like she borrowed it from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Nerd: Y'know what? This is awesome. I wanna see somebody cosplay as the Ghost Lion girl.

The Nerd: This is an '80s metal album cover. There's no doubt about it, but the last minute, they decided to turn it into an NES game instead. I wanna hear the band Ghost Lion!

The Nerd: There was an '80s band called Lion, who did the Transformers movie theme song. There was also White Lion, and apparently, there is, or was, a band called Ghost Lion, according to... Myspace.

The Nerd: So what about the lion? Why is it behind the mountains? Is it giant? It doesn't look like any of these elements exist in the same place. Notice how three-dimensionally detailed the girl is compared to the flatness of the lion, and the pink background plain. I think that's all part of a cardboard cutout, and she's posing in front of it.

The Nerd: Kinda like one of those promotional movie theatre backdrops you can get a picture with. She sees a ghost lion, thinks it's so funny, she gets a picture with it, but she happens to be cosplaying as something unrelated

The Nerd: That's exactly what's happening. Why else would she be smiling, and looking right at the camera? If she was really going into battle, she'd look much more serious. But the one part that bothers me is that you don't see the whole sword. It takes your eyes off the composition, like she's poking at something. What is happening? Is she stabbing somebody? Is that why she has that devilish grin?

The Nerd: There's no question what decade this is. This is the '80s. But you wanna know a little surprise? The game came out in '92. But could you imagine if she was wearing flannel and baggy jeans? That would look stupid.