Glad you dig it. Your Baseball Simulator title screen is top notch.
Thanks for the input. I agree that the title screen does not portray the gameplay, and I'll definitely keep that in mind when designing the box and cartridge art, which I feel do serve a purpose to do so. My original sketches involved some assorted views of the player on the planet or of the ship crash, etc. However, I felt they were too on-the-nose and the decision I went with is an effort to invoke and focus interest on the flamethrower / jetpack.
I think Megamans 4-6 are some of the strongest title screens for the NES, each depicting a static object (helmet, scarf, planet.) They were definitely the inspiration when designing the title screen, although I wanted to give it a modern, more original, feel. The simplistic colors and diagram approach were inspired by David Aja's outstanding covers on Marvel's recent Hawkeye series.