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What are your favorite retro game commercials?

monkspidermonkspider Registered User new member
edited May 2009 in Games and Technology
Inspired by this article: http://tinyurl.com/dy379q (lots of good ones there), what are your all time favorite game retro game commercials? It is hard to argue with the Super Mario 3 one IMO.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I love the earliest Nintendo commercials.

    Also, the commercial for MegaMan Legends. A lot of the Japanese Rockman and Nintendo commercials are awesome, too.

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  • ArkanArkan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The one for the first SSB with the people in mascot suits fighting each other.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    One of the earliest video game commercials that I liked included the Japanese-broadcast ad for Super Mario RPG, which involved singing Piranha plants.

    It's here. Beware.

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Arkan wrote: »
    The one for the first SSB with the people in mascot suits fighting each other.
    :whistle:Imagine me and you I do
    I think about you day and night, it's only right
    To think about the girl you love, and hold her tight
    So happy together


    Oh man, this and the Battle Tanx commercial with the flaming Snuggles bear. Commercials back in the day were awesome.

    And oh god the piranha plants. I did not need you to renew my Claymation phobia, thank you very much. D:

    EDIT: Actually having looked at the OP now, though, I can't help but think this is a little too poll-thready to be healthy, so I say we dedicate this thread to finding obscure-ass or extremily interesting commercials for gaming stuff.

    EDIT: Wow, looking around on Youtube, maybe it's the cultural and language barrier but King's Field 3 got the shittastic end of From's marketting stick from the commercials I'm seeing.

    EDIT: Front Mission Gun Hazard:

    Ooh, artsy

    The original Megami Tensei...

    WHAT

    Gauntlet Legends

    IT'S SO BAD

    Air Fortress via Gameads: Oh god you can TASTE the 80s in this

    French-Canadian Zelda 2, SNES, Super Punch-Out, and Virtual Boy: Man that last one is eerily right about the product

    [url=http://gameads.gamepressure.com/tv_game_commercial.asp?ID=2504Japanese original Punch-Out ad[/url]

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Arkan wrote: »
    The one for the first SSB with the people in mascot suits fighting each other.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A0DcI25QPQ

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  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om84Zc4-KcQ

    they don't make 'em like they used to

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited April 2009
    This reeks of poll thread. However, I'm adding a special clause: it's ok to post if you include a youtube video.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I can't really remember what my favorite would be, but I can say the one that sticks out in my mind as the least favorite would be the American SMW2 commercial:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AyE3EXTj58

    Watching it again now I realize where they got the idea for the ad from, but it really did make me sick back in 1995.

    Youtubing around, I also found the Japanese one which is pretty neat...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuCDkfjVE5E

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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I can't really remember what my favorite would be, but I can say the one that sticks out in my mind as the least favorite would be the American SMW2 commercial:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AyE3EXTj58

    Watching it again now I realize where they got the idea for the ad from, but it really did make me sick back in 1995.

    That reminds me of this Kirby ad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_VK_ssyo2U

    Also I just saw this Kirby ad and I love it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozPkEBhFzuw&feature=PlayList&p=1D640C7B15CE4249&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1

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  • ScottyScotty Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Always makes me laugh, it's just so EXTREEEME!! :lol:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YZV0vuD6pc

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  • ChewyWafflesChewyWaffles Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The original Zelda commercial (US version). Stupid as stupid gets but still caused me to want the game.

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  • ScottyScotty Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The original Zelda commercial (US version). Stupid as stupid gets but still caused me to want the game.

    P-P-Peahats! I remember thinking, "wow, this couldn't be any worse of a commercial for this game". (I still wanted it though)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoXb7PIJYmA

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'm at work, so I can't post videos, but the ones that always stick in my mind are all the early Crash commercials. Specially the one where he goes visit Nintendo.

    Oh, and there was a snowboarding game that had the commercial of the kid wanting to go home and pay it. He ends up pushing his grandma out of the car instead of stopping and dropping her off, while yelling "Tuck and Roll Grandma!". My friends and I found it hilarious.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The Ratchet commercials rock.

    I remember there was a special WWE-- er, WWF ad for the game featuring the Hardy Boyz. Damn if I can find that online now, though. :(

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
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  • MugenmidgetMugenmidget Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I remember there was a special WWE-- er, WWF ad for the game featuring the Hardy Boyz. Damn if I can find that online now, though. :(
    This one?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IBYX4sksQY

    BTW thanks for sending the Mega Man 9 poster, my brother hung it up on his wall and it looks SWEET!

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
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  • RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    If someone mentions the mad world GoW ad I will stab them so hard.


    On another note, this is pure awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0LfLk9lLEg

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The best Zelda commercial

    And this isn't that old, but I still love it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDY7F6EUhVI

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  • shyguyshyguy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIIagVIQEpg

    I cannot put into words how badly this commercial made my seven-year-old self want a Genesis.

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  • BasticleBasticle Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Rami wrote: »
    If someone mentions the mad world GoW ad I will stab them so hard.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gk_3NuiX2M

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Here's a nice site to browse for video game commercials.

    http://gameads.gamepressure.com/

    I'm partial to the Wario Ware Touched! American commercial.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w3DmSZPnbI&feature=PlayList&p=65378A79AD2BD307&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=4

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Basticle wrote: »

    Hah. I remember this one.

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  • Beren39Beren39 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txb6Z57JdyM

    I instantly thought of this, very imaginative little ad.

    Edit: I guess not many of these are technically 'retro'.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Say what you will about them being lolracist, I thought this was pretty funny.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOwRqQ70p-k

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Every......fucking.....time.....this topic comes up, I post this ad, because it is the only true answer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQr3zBI6ai0&feature=related
    Rami wrote:
    If someone mentions the mad world GoW ad I will stab them so hard.

    Don't stab me. It's not "Mad World".

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  • FCDFCD Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    BTP wrote: »
    Every......fucking.....time.....this topic comes up, I post this ad, because it is the only true answer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQr3zBI6ai0&feature=related

    I can practically hear the Sunday!SUNDAY!SUNDAY!!! in that announcer's voice. Perfection :^:

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  • JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Legend of Dragoon
    I love this commercial so much. It was at the height of the FFVII induced epic JRPG craze, and it starts off like every other knock off taking itself way too seriously. Too bad the game didn't actually have any of that spirit to it and instead took itself way too seriously.

    Awesome combat system though.

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  • MeowsvilleMeowsville Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I can't really remember what my favorite would be, but I can say the one that sticks out in my mind as the least favorite would be the American SMW2 commercial


    Ugh! Yeah, that one really freaked me out as a kid. Now I realize that its straight out of Monty Python's Meaning of Life but it still manages to be devoid of any humor whatsoever!

    This isn't a "game" commercial, per se but it kind of is and is definitely awesome...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jQkBiU_2rg

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  • kaliyamakaliyama Left to find less-moderated fora Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Oldie but a goodie:
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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I remember there was a special WWE-- er, WWF ad for the game featuring the Hardy Boyz. Damn if I can find that online now, though. :(
    This one?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IBYX4sksQY

    BTW thanks for sending the Mega Man 9 poster, my brother hung it up on his wall and it looks SWEET!

    Ah, many thanks, and my pleasure; I'm just sorry it took so long. Sorry to ask, but which one was your brother; we had two winners for the poster. And I'm still trying to get ahold of the "apology gifts."

    Wow, that is SO weird to hear "WWF" after all this time-- it sounds so foreign now. XD

    I need to post some of my own up in here, but not tonight-- I'm already up far later than I should be for the time I need to be up in the morning. XP
    Meowsville wrote: »
    This isn't a "game" commercial, per se but it kind of is and is definitely awesome...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jQkBiU_2rg

    A reason to fuel up the DeLorean if ever there was one.

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Why has no one posted the PS1 era crash commercials?

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  • ScottyScotty Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I remember there was a special WWE-- er, WWF ad for the game featuring the Hardy Boyz. Damn if I can find that online now, though. :(
    This one?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IBYX4sksQY

    BTW thanks for sending the Mega Man 9 poster, my brother hung it up on his wall and it looks SWEET!

    Ah, many thanks, and my pleasure; I'm just sorry it took so long. Sorry to ask, but which one was your brother; we had two winners for the poster. And I'm still trying to get ahold of the "apology gifts."

    Wow, that is SO weird to hear "WWF" after all this time-- it sounds so foreign now. XD

    I need to post some of my own up in here, but not tonight-- I'm already up far later than I should be for the time I need to be up in the morning. XP
    Meowsville wrote: »
    This isn't a "game" commercial, per se but it kind of is and is definitely awesome...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jQkBiU_2rg

    A reason to fuel up the DeLorean if ever there was one.

    Hell yes, I was addicted to this cereal. I remember entering a contest they had where you could win a Super Pacman Arcade unit...I was so sure I'd win.:(

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    There was a trailer for Ocarina of Time that played on the Blockbuster trailer tape. I can remember the music so vividly. The one on Youtube just isn't it, so I don't know if they had a different version, or I'm just going crazy and I made the song up in my head. Either way, it hyped me up for the game so bad even though I wasn't huge into Zelda.

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  • MugenmidgetMugenmidget Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Ah, many thanks, and my pleasure; I'm just sorry it took so long. Sorry to ask, but which one was your brother; we had two winners for the poster. And I'm still trying to get ahold of the "apology gifts."
    Oh, no problem, it actually came at a pretty good time and helped cheer him up! I'll PM you his information, hope it helps.

    And for an actual contribution to this topic, here's one of the finest commercial crossovers of all time:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D49ueCDpnfU

    If you've ever wanted to see Ryu, Raphael, Goku, Buster Bunny, Fox McCloud, that Secret of Mana kid and a Gundam hang out (along with MANY others) while singing a commercial jingle then your wish is finally granted.

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    What's the one where Sega throws a Playstation off a tall building after they laugh at it for not having 3 processors?

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  • UltimaGeckoUltimaGecko Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Shadowfire wrote: »

    I don't remember ever seeing this on TV, but that is awesome.


    All I've got is this Sonic 2 commercial . I swear there was a "Groundhog day isn't Groundhog day anymore - it's Hedgehog Day!" commercial for Sonic 2 (or maybe a different Sonic game) that I remember, but I can't find that one online. There's that sort of neat Mario 3 commercial with a bunch of people chanting Mario as well.

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