Submarine Commander

Submarine Commander is another Sears exclusive title, but thanks to Tim Lapetinoís fantastic Art of Atari book we can now see the original Atari artwork which is remarkably similar to the Sears version.  As you may have guessed both sets of artwork shows a guy blowing up ships with his submarine.  I always thought the captain looked a little scary, but he appears to be modeled after Rex Harrison from the 1947 movie 'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir' (if not it's an incredible coincidence).

Sears chose to go with a nice action shot of a ship being sunk, while Atari went with a more casual shot of the sub crew at work.  Although the Atari artwork has a man giving us a reassuring thumbs up, I think Iíll have to give the nod to Sears as they at least tried to make the game look fun rather than just another day at the office.