Cover art is the artwork shown on game boxes, either physical or digital.
In Search of Dr. Riptide cover artEdit
The RamGang release contained the shareware version of the game on a 3.5" HD diskette, and was packaged in a clear plastic calendar case with a glossy paper cover insert. The front cover used a "high resolution" version of the ingame title screen artwork, showing Nick's submarine rushing past a shark.
Wiz Technology Edit
The Wiz Technology, Inc. release contained the shareware version of the game on a 3.5" HD diskette, and was packaged in a small cardboard box. The cover art is a generic undersea illustration that depicts an orange submarine, some fish, and a palace. Three ingame screenshots are also shown on the cover.
BEAUCOMM Interactive, Inc. released the game digitally. The cover for this release was a new illustration of the small yellow submarine escaping from a shark. Octopus arms are reaching upward from below, and the city of Atlantis and a portrait of Dr. Riptide are shown in the background.
The cover for the boxed retail release by Australian distributor Manaccom featured a cartoon-style illustration of Nick's submarine and the JASON submersible surrounded by a few of the enemy sea creatures.