Back in the day of cartridge based game systems, you didn't have much to go off of with regards to new games. You had magazines, word of mouth, and maybe a rental from a Warehouse or a Blockbuster Video or some mom-and-pop shop. What else you had was going to a local video game store and staring at the same back of the box over and over and over again. I've still never played "Last Battle" on Genesis.
Decided to start drawing those super tiny screenshot thumbnails.