Similar to Covered, the popular blog in which artists redraw classic comic book covers in their own style, illustrator Lamar Abrams has re-created several boxes for Japanese video games, adding a lot of his playful personality to the serious covers.

Here we have his update of the NES packaging for SNK's forgotten NES RPG Crystalis (larger version after the break); the green monster lurking in the background is my favorite of the re-imagined elements. Video game comic community Life Meter has several more Abrams pieces for titles like Soul Blader (a.k.a. Soul Blazer in the U.S.), Time Soldiers, and Kaizou Choujin Schbibinman 2. More, please!