A little while ago after discovering and purchasing Pier Solar (an excellent RPG for the Genesis) I stumbled into a few related gems.
The first was that Pier Solar has an audio CD and when used in a Sega CD in conjunction with the game cartridge the CD provides the game with background sound that is far superior to the cartridge alone. The Posterity Edition of Pier Solar comes with this CD but the Reprint edition does not. However, since you can download this CD to burn on your own blank disc no one will lose out.
The only downside
is was you might not have a pretty display case to hold your CD.
Enter Xam’d! A fellow Genesis fan and huge fan of Pier Solar. Xam’d created some excellent cover art for a variety of CD cases for this Pier Solar audio CD for anyone who has the Reprint Edition. And I am one of these people. Even though I do have the CD included in my Posterity Edition my Reprint Edition felt incomplete and I was very pleased to find Xam’d’s work.
Since I already have a few games in DVD cases in my collection I chose to go with the DVD case layout (vs. the CD jewel Case option). And of the 3 options I picked ‘Cover B’ because it appealed the most to me. Here’s a picture of Xam’d’s awesome work in my collection.
I like and appreciate Xam’d efforts so much that I sent out an email asking if I could host a copy of the covers here on my site. Just today I received a reply and Xam’d is more than happy to spread the love and share his work.
Cover A (North American Style)
“PS: Maybe there will be a Wallpaper soon…. 😉 ”
I’m hopeful that we can look forward to more of this excellent work. This is the kind of stuff that I really love from an Internet Community.