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Bob Wakelin

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Bob Wakelin was an artist from Liverpool, England who designed many game covers for Ocean Software and their sister label Imagine Software in the 1980s and 1990s. He also designed Ocean's logo. Bob has said that the cover for Operation Wolf is one of his favourites from the era. There are a few covers he did which he said that he really hates, including Parasol Stars and Gift From The Gods.

His last artwork for Ocean was the 1994 game Central Intelligence. He then went into creating art for childrens' books before having to retire due to ill health.

A regular at many retro events, he always had time for his fans - of whom there were many. Sadly, Bob passed away in January 2018 after fighting leukemia.

Credited on 97 games

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Wizball (2007, Windows) The original cover illustration was by
Choplifter III: Rescue Survive (1994, SNES) Cover Artwork (uncredited)
Mr. Nutz (1994, Genesis) Cover Artwork
Central Intelligence (1994, DOS) Cover Artwork
Alien Olympics (1994, DOS) Cover Artwork
International Open Golf Championship (1993, Amiga) Cover Artwork by (uncredited)
Striker (1992, SNES) Cover artwork by
Wizkid: The Story of Wizball II (1992, Amiga) Cover artwork by
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III (1992, Atari ST) Cover artwork by
Space Gun (1992, Amstrad CPC) Cover artwork by
Epic (1992, Amiga) Cover Artwork (uncredited)
Elf (1991, Amiga) Covert artwork (uncredited)
Midnight Resistance (1990, Amiga) Cover artwork by
Ivanhoe (1990, Atari ST) Cover Artwork
Lost Patrol (1990, Atari ST) Cover artwork (uncredited)
Buster Bros. (1990, Amiga) Cover artwork by
Operation Thunderbolt (1990, ZX Spectrum) Cover artwork by
Plotting (1990, ZX Spectrum) Cover artwork by
Ninja Gaiden (1990, Amiga) Cover artwork by
Rainbow Islands (1990, ZX Spectrum) Cover illustration by

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