All the editors at GamesRadar are huge nerds and have been since birth. For example, during the holiday break we visited our parents and dove into the closet to read our old comic books. What we found was both disappointing and exciting. Even though the ROM comics were embarrassingly made and much worse than we remember, the ads for video games inside were also much worse and poorly made than we recalled, but in a good way.
So we scooped up our memories, took them on the flight home, scanned them over several hours, and share them with you now. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
Special thanks to Chris Antista for his amazing additions.
Above: No game has ever made anyone that happy
Above: You had a “helped wanted” ad for your secret Death Star mission? No wonder the Emperor saw it coming
Above: But then Larsen realized his life was a hollow lie based around games and riddles. His body was found in his studio apartment this morning
Above: That’s right kids, to get strong like Popeye play Atari and punch glass bottle every day
Above: We prefer Kool-Aid points to Microsoft Points. And yes, those are controllers they’re holding
Above: Battlezone trained child soldiers the world over
Above: "Simply remove the cart from all eight of your consoles"
Above: A future with lasers, but they never improved on the helicopter
Above: Is this an ad for a game or the Yellow Submarine?
Above: This ad proposes that being on the moon is just like an arcade. A bold stance indeed
Above: One word says more than a screenshot ever could
Above: Live your dream of riding a jet ski while extremely close to a sci-fi Christ figure