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AVGN- Bad Game Cover Art -19 - Scrapyard Dog (Atari 7800)

("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 Scrapyard Dog appears on the 19 ornament, along with shit.)

The Nerd: (chuckles pointing out the cover art) Scrapyard Dog for the Atari 7800. (laughs) What's with the nose? What's with the nose?

The Nerd: Who cares about the dog? Look at the nose! What was the point? Everything else is pretty sound, but some wacky artist decided to give him a huge nose, just for the hell of it. He is the star. Never mind that it's called Scrapyard Dog. Maybe he's the dog.

The Nerd: The idea of faces inside of circles is pretty funny when you think about it. Like here's the circle and then somebody's meant to pop their head up into it. We were only meant to see the dog. He was supposed to lift his pet dog up in there, but he came up too at the last minute and that's the image, and there's nothing we can do about it.

The Nerd: Maybe it's meant to be a freak show. The circus colors support that. I like how the dog is sorta lookin' at the nose like the dog isn't sure about it. And the man isn't really looking at the dog. His eye line is going off somewhere else like he's talking to somebody, "I-I can't be in the picture?" Or he's talking to the dog, y'know, keepin' it comfortable for the picture. "Hey, Peabody, Peabody, that's a good boy."

The Nerd: People say that pets sometimes look like their owners. Well, if the dog had his nose or he had the dog's ears, it would be pretty crazy.

The Nerd: This is junk. What do you expect with a game called Scrapyard Dog?