If video game power-ups were advertised

What if video game characters' power-ups were advertised to them? How would you go about selling power pills to Pac-Man, or sneakers to Sonic? It's the kind of question that comes to our minds every day at GamesRadar. Well, someone has got to think about these things, right? So there's only one thing for it - we've answered that very question with Photoshop, some imagination and, in some instances, a little nod to advertising classics from the real world...

Call of Duty

Resident Evil


Metal Gear Solid

Super Mario Bros


Mario Kart

Sonic the Hedgehog

There's more! Head on through to page 2...


  • jackthemenace - January 27, 2012 4:22 p.m.

    There's a few decent ones in here, like the MGS box one, but, I hate to see it, most of these are kinda weak :/ I think I've not only seen several of these used before, but on this very site.
  • RareHero - January 27, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    I love the shoutout to Wipeout..."DON'T REAR MOUNT - DANGER OF DEATH" haha!
  • CameronPoe - January 27, 2012 6:45 a.m.

    I feel kind of sad that I tried to click on the Mushroom ad...
  • FPL4293 - January 26, 2012 9:17 p.m.

  • TwinHallow - January 26, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    so funny lol good artical
  • Grif - January 26, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    I love this so much
  • thelazymackenzie - January 26, 2012 4:46 p.m.

    This is why GamesRadar is my homepage.
  • cheezitmonster - January 26, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    looks pretty Cracked in here...
  • mijetman - January 27, 2012 6:25 a.m.

    It's too positive for Cracked. If this was Cracked they'd be telling you why everything is rubbish.
  • winner2 - January 26, 2012 2:30 p.m.

    lol at the blue shell
  • LiaraLoveSlave - January 26, 2012 1:46 p.m.

    Good show! Well done Mr. Towell.
  • codystovall - January 26, 2012 9 a.m.

    Rare Candies like roids, but candy.
  • comaqi - January 26, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    Love this! This is why I come to Gamesradar!
  • profile0000 - January 26, 2012 8:35 a.m.

    These were great, thanks for that.
  • Y2Ken - January 26, 2012 8:16 a.m.

    Haha, nice job Justin! Love the Bayonetta, Mushroom, and Blue shells one in particular. Also that Zelda one made me chuckle, see so many of those adverts these days...
  • GR_JustinTowell - January 26, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    Thanks :P The Zelda one was actually the first one that came to my mind as the inspiration for the feature. One WEIRD old trick... pick up an ancient sword! Wonder if that's the same for the regular adverts...
  • ultimatepunchrod - January 26, 2012 7:33 a.m.

    These are fantastic. The Power Stone one could be a real ad for the game. I wish I'd thought of this
  • patbateman17 - January 26, 2012 6:40 a.m.

    Arrow to the knee security force - for when all those adventurers keep putting kettles on your head and robbing you blind.
  • wingsdjy - January 26, 2012 6:31 a.m.

    The RE one is now my wallpaper. I <3 GR

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