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Return of the Videogame Commercial Thread

ShakeWell

Slam Master
(he, etc.)
We used to have one of these, I don't think we do now. Well... we didn't. Now we do, because I'm making it.

TIL there was a Q-Bert commercial with a fake Rod Serling narration over it. (Also in this video is an Atari commercial with Santa on a space ship and the Alan Alda Atari PC commercial).

 

Kishi

Little Waves
(They/Them)
Staff member
Moderator


"Pole Position from Atari: It'll bust your crank—and leave skid marks on your soul."

S...Sold...?
 

ShakeWell

Slam Master
(he, etc.)
Kalinske was famously more worried about the Jag than the Playstation in the early '90s, which makes me understand that commercial more.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
The book, or the documentary?

Been a while since I read the former, haven't yet seen the latter.

Just curious, I take your word for it.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
Gotcha. I'll keep an eye out the next time I read through it. =)

Anyway, back to ads. This one is recent and more of an MS ad than a specific game, but I like it:


...especially the look Master Chief gives the camera at that one part.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
Oh yeah, I love that commercial. Enough to get over 1,000 words out of it.

Now that I think about it, I'm a little jealous you got to it first. ;P

Oh well, at least I can try to match it with this little rarity...


...which I also wrote about.
 

Kishi

Little Waves
(They/Them)
Staff member
Moderator


I love this spot for Super Mario World. No bad jokes, no in-your-face attitude—just this optimistic statement on the visible promise of a new generation of games. "And suddenly, the world is a more exciting place to be."
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
Reading about how this commercial came together was one of my favorite parts of Console Wars:


And SEGA would make a pitch-perfect follow-up decades later:

 

Peklo

Oh! Create!
(they/them, she/her)
Phantasy Star IV's commercial is grand, and the best quality I've seen it in is probably in this My Life in Gaming video about the series, as they presumably direct-captured the footage from Phantasy Star Collection for Saturn which includes the Japanese commercials in its bonus materials.
 
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