Game Ads of Yesteryear

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


Above: Eight different systems at once? And a cataclysmic crash of the games industry follows a couple years later? Whodda thunk?


Above: Frogger lives in a suicide-inducingly sad world with everything out to kill him


Above: It scares us to think our military still uses an Odyssey


Above: Ever since his death, Tutankham has been waiting for a home video game about himself


Above: You’ll need to turn your skin blue to command Air Wolf


Above: A “Password Feature” was once worth advertising


Above: We believe that quote is Mark Twain’s


Above: Somebody’s compensating


Above: We never knew a plastic sword and a rubber throwing star held so much POWER!


Above: So in Castlevania III you change from Simon Belmont to Dracula to a ghost to a pirate? Also, this ad offers a chance to visit Transylvania, probably the most disappointing trip a child can take


Above: A little known fact about old Vlad is that he loves off-road racing

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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