Contact Us
Make My Homepage

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.

Subscribe to KIKN-FM / Kickin’ 100.5 on

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.


My Name is Link and I’m Here to Say…



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






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



Dr. Mario



Well, um, Ok then.



Donkey Kong Jr.



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



The Atari Rap



This sure is a thing that exists.



Pole Position



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



Sega Saturn



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



Ice Hockey



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


Best of Kickin

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kickin' Country VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kickin' Country VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.