NES commercials from around the world

In the 1980s, videogames weren’t ‘cool.’ They were rad. Totally rad. And the raddest games at the time were on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the console that made so many from our generation gamers for life. The collective memory of playing Super Mario Bros and blowing into cartridges has a worldwide reach that crosses cultures and transcends borders. The proof is in the ads. Check out some of our favorite retro Nintendo commercials from around the world for games you grew up playing.

The most Italian Mario commercial ever

Irresistible jingles and catchy tunes in different languages


USA – Aretha Franklin brings Christmas home

France – Duck Tales

Japan – Don Doko Don

USA – Dr. Mario – Ching Chang Walla Walla Bing Bang

Japan – Dr. Mario – Swimming Song

USA – Dr. Mario

France – Super Mario Bros 3

Germany – The Simpson’s: Bart’s Nightmare

USA – The Legend of Zelda Rap

Japan – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super NES)