Game Ads of Yesteryear

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

Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.