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BOX=ART is a site dedicated to the history of video game box art/ cover art and the artists responsible for them.

Box arts are profiled from a variety of angles using high quality scans and with the intention of acknowledging the men and women who have played such a major role in shaping our gaming experiences.

Not only for video game enthusiasts, BOX=ART is for all who enjoy quality artwork.


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>Indiana Jones

BOX=ART profiles the whip-tottering adventurers cover art history from the Atari VCS to the current multi-platform LEGO releases.

Notable Indiana Jones series box arts from 1982 - 2009

North American artwork. First published by Atari in 1982.

Designed for the North American Atari VCS market.

Also available on: na.


James Kelly’s cover would score a couple of firsts in gaming history. It being the world’s first movie licened cover and the first time that a film star was dipicted - Harrison Ford.   


Raiders of the Lost Ark by James Kelly

Indiana Jones series box arts.

1982

>Raiders of the Lost Ark (NA) Atari VCS. (JK)

1984

>Indiana Jones in the Lost Kingdom (EU/ NA) Commodore 64. (BW)

1987

>Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients (NA) Apple II, DOS, Macintosh.

>Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (EU) Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX   Spectrum.

>Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (NA) Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST,   Commodore 64, DOS, NES. (DS)

1989

>Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game (EU/ NA) Amiga,   Atari ST, DOS, NES.

>Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Graphic Adventure (worldwide)   Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns.

1991

>Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game (EU/ NA) Game Boy,   Game Gear, Master System, Mega Drive.

1992

>Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: The Action Game (EU/ NA) Amiga,   Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum.

>Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: A Graphic Adventure (worldwide)   Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh. (WLE)

>The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (NA) NES.



1994

>Instruments of Chaos Starring Young Indiana Jones (NA) Genesis.

>Indiana Jones’ Greatest Adventure (worldwide) SNES, Super Famicom. (RA)

1996

>Indiana Jones in the his Desktop Adventures (EU/ NA) Macintosh, Windows.

1999

>Indiana Jones in the Infernal Machine (EU/ NA) Windows. (BW)

2000

>Indiana Jones in the Infernal Machine (EU/ NA) Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64. (DS)

2003

>Indiana Jones in the Emperor’s  Tomb (EU/ NA) Macintosh, PlayStation 2,   Windows, Xbox. (DS)

2008

>LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (EU/ NA) Macintosh,   Nindendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360.

2009

>LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (EU/ NA) Macintosh,   Nindendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360.

>Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (EU/ NA) PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii.



Series box artists.

>Bruce Wolfe (BW)

>Drew Struzan (DS)

>James Kelly (JK)





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Sources and further reading:

>http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/indiana-jones-licensees/offset,0/so,1d/

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Amsel




>Richard Amsel (RA)

>William L. Eaken (WLE)






North American artwork. First published by Mindscape in 1984.

Designed for the EU/ NA Commodore 64 markets.  

Also available on: na.


Publisher Minscape would start the trend of using movie posters to promote the series.  In this case Bruce Wolfe’s poster for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).

Indy’s second movie was still hot news at the time of this games release and so using the original poster was shroud but a little misleading for those expecting an action adventue based on hit film.


Indiana Jones in the Lost Kingdom by Bruce Wolfe

North American artwork. First published by Mindscape in 1987 for the North American market.  

NES version pictured.  

Also available on: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS.


The belated official releases of the Temple of Doom games saw Drew Struzan’s original movie poster used across the North American releases.

It would be the second time one of Drew’s artworks had been used as box art after 1985’s Back to the Future.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom by Drew Struzan

North American artwork. First published by LucasFilms Games in 1989 for the worldwide markets.

FM Towns version pictured.

Also available on: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS.


Both the ‘graphic adventure’ and the ‘action game’ verions of The Last Crusade would use stock photos from the movie - a first for the series.  

This cover would be the first in the series to be used in Japan.

The ‘action games’ photo - used for the home computer releases - would be hand drawn for the console versions.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (the graphic adventure)

North American artwork. First published by LucasArts in 1992 for the worldwide market.

Amiga version pictured.

Also available on: DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh.


The well loved Fate of Atlantis saw LucasArts in-house artist Bill Eaken take the cover art reigns.  The style is unmistakably a homage to Drew Struzan’s poster art, that Eaken pulls off with aplomb.

Eaken would also be responsible for other high profile covers for the Star Wars and Star Trek series.   

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis  (a Graphic Adventure) by William L. Eaken

North American artwork. First published by Domark in 1987 for the European market.  

ZX Spectrum version pictured.  

Also available on: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64.


The European release of the The Temple of Doom would ship without Drew Stuzan’s original movie poster and instead adopt this more painterly artwork based in Struzan character art.   

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

North American artwork. First published by JVC Musical Industries in 1994 for the worldwide markets.

Super Famicom version pictured.

Also available on: SNES.


Amsel’s original Raiders of the Lost Ark, Style A poster (1981) would used across the globe for this ‘greatest hits’ game.

It was the last time, thus far, that an Indy cover art was used in Japan.

Amsel was quoted as sayng that this artwork personally meant he had “accomplished something” due to the power of it to draw people into the realm of fantasy.  The artist would pass away long before the game’s release, but one cannot help but think that he would have been pleased that his art endured as box art also.

Indiana Jones’ Greatest Adventures by Richard Amsel

North American artwork. First published by LucasArts in 2000 for the EU/ NA markets.

Nintendo 64 version pictured.

Also available on: Game Boy Color.


This artwork would be Drew’s first exclusive cover for the series.  The Indy character art looks to have been based on Richard Amsel’s depiction (see above).

The Windows version would be a stark composition in comparison, using Bruce Wolfe’s character art from his Temple of Doom poster as inspiration (see above).

Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine by Drew Struzan

North American artwork. First published by LucasArts in 2009 for the EU/ NA markets.  

PlayStation 2 version pictured.  

Also available on: PSP, Wii.


Again Drew Struzan’s style of art would be mimicked on this most current of Indy box arts.   

The cover looks like it was drawn using a computer package, if so it makes it one of few box arts in the series to not use traditional media.

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings


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Instruments of Chaos: Starring Young Indiana Jones. Published in 1994 by Sega of America exclusively for the North American Genesis market.

Posted - 01/01/16, by Adam Gidney

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North American artwork. First published by lucas Arts in 2009 for the EU/ NA markets.

Windows version pictured.

Also available on: Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Xbox.


Drew’s second exclusive cover art for the series and his final to date.

Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb by Drew Struzan

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