Box Art Reviews: 'Little League World Series,' 'Crash Time,' 'Monster Madness' And More

In our weekly round of box art reviews, we look at the good, the bad and the ugly game covers -- so you don't have to. On deck...

"Little League World Series Baseball 2008" (Wii, DS)

What the Box Tells Us: The pitcher is cross-eyed, the umpire is cross-eyed (angry too?), the catcher looks sleepy and the batter is about to wet his pants in fear. No one on this cover is having any fun.

Pros: In other words, it accurately portrays being in real Little League.

Cons: If that's true, why would you want to bring this home?

Love It or Leave It: Leave it.

"Crash Time: Autobahn Pursuit" (Xbox 360)

What the Box Tells Us: Is this a car chase? Or are you supposed to crash? If so, this vehicle narrowly escaped what appears to be a raging fire by flying over a train and some cop cars.

Pros: Like some sort of action-packed-yet-cheesy car-chase movie, you can't stop staring at it, no matter how bad it looks.

Cons: See above.

Love It or Leave It: Leave it.

"Monster Madness: Grave Danger" (PS3)

What the Box Tells Us: There's not much on here to indicate what the game is about. And to me the box says, "Moncjor Maoncss."

Pros: You can't get this confused with the other "Monster Madness" games.

Cons: You're in grave danger (sorry) of getting this confused with a boring game.

Love It or Leave It: Leave it.

"B-Boy" (PS2)

What the Box Tells Us: A crew of b-boys and b-girls assemble for a battle, and the consumer's got a first-person perspective of it all.

Pros: The box art seems true to hip-hop culture in this stylized, eye-catching cover replete with graffiti font and nods to Adidas and Red Bull.

Cons: Though b-boy culture is brand-heavy, it's always kind of a turn off to see blatant advertising -- and on a game's cover no less.

Love It or Leave It: Love it anyway.

"Women's Volleyball Championship" (PS2)

What the Box Tells Us: There are two women playing volleyball. And it's supposed to be a championship, but all the spectators look to be on some sort of giant fold-out poster?

Pros: It's not the same as every sports game cover that features a star athlete.

Cons: It's still just as awkward-looking, if not moreso.

Love It or Leave It: Leave it.