I go to a lot of garage/rummage sales in search of gaming gems. Frequently, I'll see a box of old PC games that are a buck each and say "I'll give you $5 for the whole box". It was through a transaction like this that I acquired a copy of Crime Wave. It's a N.A.R.C. rip-off for the PC that was released in 1990 by the now defunct Access Software. The game itself was alright for the time. The box art, however, is the worst that was ever made. It's bad on many levels. The covers are comical and the description could win a Bulwer-Lytton award. I can't imagine anyone looking at it and thinking "I want to shell out $50 for this", I feel ripped-off getting it for ~25 cents.
Roughly three years ago Gamespy
did a Top 10 Worst Covers list. Everything on that list was from a
console game otherwise I don't see how they could have missed this one. I
looked at everything on that list and I don't think they can touch this