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  • ReaverbotReaverbot Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Bomberman 64
    This is one of my favorites. A song about Bomberman in the tune of the Spider-Man theme.

    Phantom Console
    This commercial for some bootleg system is all kinds of WTF.

    SNES ad from South Korea
    The only time you'll ever see Yoshi, Goku, and Buster Bunny singing in chorus.

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  • DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Why the hell did Nintendo stop doing amazing Zelda commercials? Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask have fucking awesome ads, and Windwaker had one good one. Everything for Twilight Princess is "ooo look at me swinging my Wiimote around."

    and this sig. and this blog..
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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    Renzo wrote: »
    The Lost Planet ads were not in-engine, and they were nothing like the game. I was disappointed that there was no giant battle scene at the end of the game.

    And if you're counting the Halo 3 announcement trailer, then I'll mention the Ace Combat Zero trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=8707&type=mov&pl=game

    YES! I love the Ace Combat Zero trailer. It got me into the series.

    Holy, fucking shit. I'm buying that game tomorrow.

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  • PunkBoyPunkBoy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    Renzo wrote: »
    The Lost Planet ads were not in-engine, and they were nothing like the game. I was disappointed that there was no giant battle scene at the end of the game.

    And if you're counting the Halo 3 announcement trailer, then I'll mention the Ace Combat Zero trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=8707&type=mov&pl=game

    YES! I love the Ace Combat Zero trailer. It got me into the series.

    Holy, fucking shit. I'm buying that game tomorrow.

    Do it. It's an awesome game.

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  • One Thousand DicksOne Thousand Dicks :D! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Reaverbot wrote: »
    Bomberman 64
    This is one of my favorites. A song about Bomberman in the tune of the Spider-Man theme.

    Oh hells yes. That one brings back some memories.

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  • TiemlerTiemler Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Reaverbot wrote: »
    Phantom Console
    This commercial for some bootleg system is all kinds of WTF.

    It's awesome though.

    Gotta love that with all the shit going on, Freddy Kruger and a Nazi stormtrooper with a really disturbing expression on his face, the kids don't scream until they see the fucking ninja.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    Renzo wrote: »
    The Lost Planet ads were not in-engine, and they were nothing like the game. I was disappointed that there was no giant battle scene at the end of the game.

    And if you're counting the Halo 3 announcement trailer, then I'll mention the Ace Combat Zero trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=8707&type=mov&pl=game

    YES! I love the Ace Combat Zero trailer. It got me into the series.

    Holy, fucking shit. I'm buying that game tomorrow.

    Do it. It's an awesome game.

    This is very, very arguable, but I recommend playing Ace Combat 5 first.

    But yes, I watch the other version of that trailer like every day (the one straight out of the game.)

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  • TiemlerTiemler Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Cantido wrote: »
    This is very, very arguable, but I recommend playing Ace Combat 5 first.

    Agreed.

    Ace Combat 4 > Ace Combat 5 > Ace Combat Zero

    That said, AC4 is kind of short, so I've found more replay value in AC5.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    ...fucking YouTube needs to start banning users that abuse the search engine by filling in huge blocks of random text to get hits.

    Anyway.

    The Gears one's not bad.

    The ONLY PS3 ad I've liked so far, remotely, is the one where the backside of that room gets blasted out and they take you onto the battlefield.

    But really, the older, the better.
    emnmnme wrote: »
    I don't know what it is but this Mexican Pac-Man commercial appeals to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2KlnppmQD4

    I dig it.
    Lunker wrote: »
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    Sad this was banned; I really liked this one. But the water balloon commercial got the same point across, I guess.


    I prefer the "bang" one.
    Houk wrote: »
    Is it the Ratchet and Clank commercials that have real people using those crazy weapons? Those are really well done and highly entertaining. My favorite set of ads, by far.

    I'm so glad that they brought those back for the PSP.
    Rami wrote: »
    The Japanese adverts for Mario games are usually excellent

    Like this one

    Hot Mario Bros. are awesome.
    Smudge wrote: »
    My favorite so far has been the 360 banned one. I had heard also that it was never actually banned because it was never submitted for reveiw and the whole 'banned' thing was just viral marketing. Either way, it is a great ad.

    And still better than Sony's viral efforts.
    Another ad I saw in the US was the Super Mario Bros. Deluxe ad, with the couple pulling into the Drive-Thru to find the speaker is shouting Mario-related abuse at them, and it turns out that the guy at the window is playing his Game Boy Color? Hilarity! Or, more accurately, not. But still. Vivid, y'know?

    I like the driver's ed one, myself.
    Reaverbot wrote: »
    SNES ad from South Korea
    The only time you'll ever see Yoshi, Goku, and Buster Bunny singing in chorus.

    That was awesome.

    One ad I liked back when wrestling was big was a WWF/Majora's Mask contest, which had the Hardy Boyz in the ad, giving the "he's got 72 hours to save the world" bit as everyone in the arena was watching the game on the big TitanTron screen.

    I loved the animated Mario Kart commercials; I seem to remember some animation in a tie-in contest with Domino's Pizza, and a friend of mine thinking they were making a Mario Kart-oon (if only the other Mario toons had animation that good).

    Super Mario World had some good ads for the time... and the first use of "next generation?"

    I don't think our Metroid II commercial was as good as Japan's, which had a bitchin' blend of comic book-style art and stop-motion stuff.

    And while I dig their Super Metroid ad, I think ours better served what Nintendo needed to fight back at SEGA at the time. (funny that all the actors look American)

    I see this, and simultaneously admire the animation and curse Yuji Naka's bullheaded insistence that Sonic run on foot if he's to be in Mario Kart Double Dash.

    Part of what made Super Mario Land 2's so great was that my parents wouldn't let me have a Game Boy as a child.

    Wario's characterization was good, too.

    Who DIDN'T get excited by Donkey Kong Country's ads when Nintendo turned up their butt-kicking on SEGA?

    Not so much because I wanted SEGA getting clobbered, but because Nintendo was finally fighting back.

    Oh Dreamcast, we hardly knew ye.

    And to close, the best Mega Man commercial ever.

    Mind, that's specifically referring to Mega Man, not Rockman.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    Renzo wrote: »
    The Lost Planet ads were not in-engine, and they were nothing like the game. I was disappointed that there was no giant battle scene at the end of the game.

    And if you're counting the Halo 3 announcement trailer, then I'll mention the Ace Combat Zero trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=8707&type=mov&pl=game

    YES! I love the Ace Combat Zero trailer. It got me into the series.

    Holy, fucking shit. I'm buying that game tomorrow.

    As awesome as that trailer is, AC4 and 5 are better games, and quite a bit longer. ACZero is literally 2 to 2 and a half hours long. 4 can be had for less than $10 US and is much better, and much more intense.

    Still, I would recommend all of them if you can get them cheap enough.

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  • CarnivoreCarnivore Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Why was that 360 'bang' one banned. Its fucking brilliant.

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  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited March 2007
    And who can forget the adventures of Cliff?
    http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/2928/

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    And who can forget the adventures of Cliff?
    http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/2928/

    Oh my god that was terrible. And that voice, jesus. Wow, haha. Castle of Cagliostro deserves better.

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  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited March 2007
    Renzo wrote: »
    Aroduc wrote: »
    And who can forget the adventures of Cliff?
    http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/2928/

    Oh my god that was terrible. And that voice, jesus. Wow, haha. Castle of Cagliostro deserves better.

    And that's without even touching the game itself.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56cgG05wYWg

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  • KaputaKaputa Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Renzo wrote: »
    Aroduc wrote: »
    And who can forget the adventures of Cliff?
    http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/2928/

    Oh my god that was terrible. And that voice, jesus. Wow, haha. Castle of Cagliostro deserves better.

    And that's without even touching the game itself.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56cgG05wYWg
    That is terrible.

    ...Why the hell did they rename him Cliff?

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  • Last SonLast Son Registered User regular
    edited March 2007


    Best one, "Dude they got your mom" indeed.

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  • SpazMuffinSpazMuffin Hey Cut it outRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I don't know if it was mentioned but I remember a dreamcast commercial with all the popular characters in some building, I think it was a DMV, and the black guy from Ready to Rumble Boxing saying, "Man, he took a bite out of my fro!"

    I loved that commercial.

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  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Last Son wrote: »


    Best one, "Dude they got your mom" indeed.
    Fixed link

    Organichu wrote: »
    The main rub is that, fuck, I'm already paying some to upgrade the length... why not pay a little bit more to upgrade the length AND width?
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  • ZimmydoomZimmydoom Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Whenever this subject comes up, I always post this video.

    Mother

    This thing gives me goosebumps.

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  • SliverSliver Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Dusda wrote: »
    Why the hell did Nintendo stop doing amazing Zelda commercials? Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask have fucking awesome ads, and Windwaker had one good one. Everything for Twilight Princess is "ooo look at me swinging my Wiimote around."

    You can only recycle the Conan soundtrack so many times.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u64cXrv_h7g
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1UgKOf7CvU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0Fl-tWuiSI

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Samuel wrote: »
    2 speeds: Fast and WAY TOO FAST

    I am so damn glad this is on the first page, though it still should have been sooner than the sixth post.

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  • PeasPeas Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
  • PunkBoyPunkBoy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    More Ace Combat:

    Ace Combat 2

    http://gameads.gamepressure.com/tv_game_commercial.asp?ID=1471

    Ace Combat 3

    http://gameads.gamepressure.com/tv_game_commercial.asp?ID=968

    Ace Combat 04

    http://gameads.gamepressure.com/tv_game_commercial.asp?ID=492

    Ace Combat 5

    http://gameads.gamepressure.com/tv_game_commercial.asp?ID=1792

    I personally rank Zero and 5 over 04, but I think we can all agree that the Ace Combat series is awesome.

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  • hambonehambone Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I'm getting really sick of the Crackdown commercials they play a thousand times an hour.

    Just a bunch of intoxicated pigeons.
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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Needs more Metal Gear Solid (either the original Japanese comericals or the Japanese inspired MGS2 on xbox one)

    Basicly a couple of guys (or just one guy) use all of Snake's tricks to avoid the boss and sneak out of work.

    And what the hell? This is NOT on youtube?
    Sorry, best I could do was a download off GameTrailers.com
    It's at the bottom of the page, and it's the US version.

    EDIT: You know what? Screw this... Gimme a sec and I'll put it up myself.

    EDIT2: So IIRC the japanese commerical was the guy trying to leave work, while the american version he's trying to deliever a late report.
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    Wish I coulda found the original...

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    yay. ff7 commercials. i was really happy when i saw those. only other time i cared so much was probably metal gear solid commercials.

    i dunno, it always felt cheap to me for mad world by gary jules to be used, after donnie darko. just seems too easy

    I agree, Mad World ups the awesome meter on any commercial by a thousand percent. It's haxing peoples minds. Mind you, that does make it a good ad. Just not a very arty one. Don't have to be arty to be good. I think that's what the op is saying.

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  • mantidormantidor Registered User
    edited March 2007
    5 pages and no mention of the Metroid Prime commercial, I feel sad.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=yc6T8CEP7ZI

    it just awesome.

    My favorite of all time though is the Ocarina of Time commercial, I knew nothing about Zelda before, but that commercial made me buy the game (well, I first rented it and then inmediatly bought it).

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Remember when Sony AND Crash Bandicoot where cool?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PCJ1lWMaSA

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  • MattieMattie Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The Juiced trailer is funny.
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  • Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Wow, how can you all have forgotten the Mercenaries TV ad?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC2GzK7Aw4c

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  • JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Catarina wrote: »
    Some Final Fantasy VII television commercials from back in the day:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru9zzFEdGWk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9pF9BJQBLo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXHVb1wn8vo

    They're a little cheesy by today's standards, but then most of the television ads from ten years back are probably cheesy by now.

    Watching these made me think of the Legend of Dragoon commercial that starts off exactly the same way - epic RPG! Flying dragon fighting scenes! FMVs! And then the 'actor' gets his head cut off and starts bitching about it to the director.

    God, if only the actual *game* had bothered to satirize the whole FFVII mega-RPG thing like that instead of simply trying to emulate every last element of it. It probably would have been a much better game.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Wait, has nobody posted the banned 'Champagne' ad for the original Xbox? It was so awesome.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=LMzPV-UdF7Y


    Also, very late, but I can't believe I've never seen that PS3 baby ad before. That was just a massive '...what?' Is the baby crying because all it sees on the PS3 are war sims, and war is bad?

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    mantidor wrote: »
    5 pages and no mention of the Metroid Prime commercial, I feel sad.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=yc6T8CEP7ZI

    it just awesome.

    I had never seen that before...it was kind of terrible. The not in-game stuff looked like a low budget action movie.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Man, I forgot about the British Metroid Fusion ads. They had some sort of crazy horrible 3D render of Samus without her suit. I'll see if I can dig it up.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    mantidor wrote: »
    5 pages and no mention of the Metroid Prime commercial, I feel sad.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=yc6T8CEP7ZI

    it just awesome.

    My favorite of all time though is the Ocarina of Time commercial, I knew nothing about Zelda before, but that commercial made me buy the game (well, I first rented it and then inmediatly bought it).

    Nintendo usually has the best commercials.

    The Super Mario Bros. 2 commercial still gets me a little excited to this day.
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Remember when Sony AND Crash Bandicoot where cool?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PCJ1lWMaSA

    Like a lifetime ago. What was the last Crash title worth playing, anyway?
    Wow, how can you all have forgotten the Mercenaries TV ad?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC2GzK7Aw4c

    I also liked the "this is what I do" type commercial as well.

    I should really play that game sometime. Damn non-GameCube releases...
    Willeth wrote: »
    Wait, has nobody posted the banned 'Champagne' ad for the original Xbox? It was so awesome.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=LMzPV-UdF7Y

    Nice. So, why was it banned?

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    In the UK, it takes a ridiculously small number of complaints by a member of the public to the advertising board (which I forget the name of, now) to get an advert pulled from the airwaves. It was broadcast, I remember seeing it, but only for about a week.

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  • BuntaBunta Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Nocren wrote: »
    Needs more Metal Gear Solid (either the original Japanese comericals or the Japanese inspired MGS2 on xbox one)

    Basicly a couple of guys (or just one guy) use all of Snake's tricks to avoid the boss and sneak out of work.

    And what the hell? This is NOT on youtube?
    Sorry, best I could do was a download off GameTrailers.com
    It's at the bottom of the page, and it's the US version.

    EDIT: You know what? Screw this... Gimme a sec and I'll put it up myself.

    EDIT2: So IIRC the japanese commerical was the guy trying to leave work, while the american version he's trying to deliever a late report.
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    Wish I coulda found the original...

    Personally, I find the japanese commercial for MGS3 is funnier

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQUPE8SVv-8

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  • DrakmathusDrakmathus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i thought the vice city ads were good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdzja8VLtx0

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  • ginguskahnginguskahn Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Don't think any ones mentioned it yet so....

    Do me a favour...

    Plug me into a Sega!

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  • MordrackMordrack Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    Don't think any ones mentioned it yet so....

    Do me a favour...

    Plug me into a Sega!
    Take your pick.
    Sega commercial archive.

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