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8 Weird Old Video Game Commercials

 Legend of Zelda NES Commercial #1
Zelda Dungeon via YouTube

I just thought of an odd example of how different the world is today from when I was a kid. I was an NFL football game and saw a commercial for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. It’s the one with Michael B. Jordan, Cara Delevingne, and Marshawn Lynch and “Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones. It’s a really good commercial, with the ‘Solider in all of us’ tag and lots of action.

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It hit me that I don’t remember video game commercials during football games when I was a kid. It was mostly car, pop and beer ads.

The more I though about it, maybe there weren’t any video game commercials during games because 80s video game commercials were super weird. check out these examples.


1

My Name is Link and I’m Here to Say…

 

 

Now that I think about it, Zelda really was missing a rap theme song.

 

2

Stampede!

 

 

They say it’s one of the toughest games around. So be warned.

 

3

Dr. Mario

 

 

Well, um, Ok then.

 

4

Donkey Kong Jr.

 

 

If you want to know what happens in a drunk ape’s dreams, here you go.

 

5

The Atari Rap

 

 

This sure is a thing that exists.

 

6

Pole Position

 

 

Apparently, Pole Position will leave skid marks on your soul. So, there’s that.

 

7

Sega Saturn

 

 

They should of just filed a sign that said “THIS WAS MADE IN 1995.”

 

8

Ice Hockey

 

 

Yes, that’s Phil Hartman going from 0 to 1000 in seconds over Atari Ice Hockey.

 

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