I have found a somewhat common thread amongst the EU games, compared to the American ones. My claim is something like this:
EU games often had Cartoon-ish design and BIG logos in bright colors - while the US games had read pictures of people (often dressed up) showing the "heroes" and such.
We should keep to the period 1983-1988, as I think the relations between the two markets became less obvious later.
Anyone else noticed anything of the same - or other things that might be of interest to this thread? Let's try to build up a thread with reflections of what your experiences of the games were, be it on a playing modus or simply by seeing their advertisments in the magazines.
For me the advertisments were a doorway to my imagination and fantasy - I must have dreamt up many dreams and visuals of WHAT a game might be like. After I finally got to try it - it was seldom able to live up to my vivid images from looking at the adverts.