Game Ads of Yesteryear

60 bits of olde tyme game propaganda we dug out of our closets

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


Henry moved from the suburbs of northern Florida to work at GR+, and hasn't looked back once in seven years. When not collecting Mario toys, you can find him constantly checking his Twitter.


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