Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Arts & Crafts: Make your own Sonic Generations Genesis box!

Back in late 2010 I put together a nifty Sonic the Hedgehog 4 mock Genesis box complete with cover art, a cartridge sticker and a fake instruction manual. The project was a mini labor of love for both retro Genesis box designs and my favorite SEGA franchise. Today, as Sonic Generations releases, I'm happy to present another Genesis box design, this time for Sonic Generations. I figured, as the series focuses on both modern and classic, it would be fitting to provide a classic version of the game case. As the actual Generations cases for 360 and PS3 tout 3D support, I thought I'd throw Master System fans a bone and added the "SegaScope 3-D" logo to the case. Let's get started!

Here's what you'll need:

  • The files, available here 
  • A plastic Genesis or Mega Drive case and game cartridge
  • Two 8.5"x11" sheets of printer paper 
  • One 8.5"x14" sheet of printer paper, or whatever can fit a 7"x11" image 
  • Tape, plain or double sided 

Print the cartridge sticker and instruction manual on the 8.5"x11" pieces of paper, cut on the edge. Fold the manual in half and place a piece of tape inside to keep it shut. Use double sided tape or loops of regular tape to stick the sticker to the cartridge. Print the cover on the larger piece of paper, trim and place in the Genesis box, place the cartridge and manual inside the box. And presto: a retro Sonic Generations Genesis box that doesn't require a time hole to produce. Enjoy!


  1. Nice !! next time, Dreamcast cover, maybe?

  2. Thank you SO much for doing these! I've made one for both Sonic 4 and Generations, and will surely make 'em for any game you do. I love them, and they look great on my shelf next to the original Genesis games.

  3. Thanks Josh! Glad to hear people are making their own cases! I intend to make one for Sonic 4 Episode 2, once there are enough assets to utilize.

  4. Dude, could you please repost the file downloads? Some people still want to make these....

    1. I'm a few years late, but links have been updated!!!