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Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:52 am
by icemann
What's your favorite video game TV commercial?

For me:

https://youtu.be/CrATmeFoJPE

When I saw that ad on TV for the first time, that was when I realized that games were becoming MUCH more popular. And it made me want a NES (I had a Sega Master System and an Atari 2600 back then).

Re: Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:29 pm
by Sega2006
Not so much retro but FH3 made the hairs on my neck stand up when I saw it in the Cinema, the cover of wicked game on it is probably what sold it.

Re: Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:40 am
by the_hawk
That Morecambe and Wise one for Atari.

Re: Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:40 am
by the_hawk
That Morecambe and Wise one for Atari.

Re: Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:41 am
by the_hawk
That Morecambe and Wise one for Atari.

Re: Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:46 am
by Pacific
Did like the one with the crowds chanting 'Mario' and the camera panned back to a picture of the earth, with people arranged to make Mario's face - think that was when the SNES came out in the UK?
Sega2006 wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:29 pm
Not so much retro but FH3 made the hairs on my neck stand up when I saw it in the Cinema, the cover of wicked game on it is probably what sold it.
FH3?

Re: Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:57 pm
by Sega2006
Pacific wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:46 am
Did like the one with the crowds chanting 'Mario' and the camera panned back to a picture of the earth, with people arranged to make Mario's face - think that was when the SNES came out in the UK?
Sega2006 wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:29 pm
Not so much retro but FH3 made the hairs on my neck stand up when I saw it in the Cinema, the cover of wicked game on it is probably what sold it.
FH3?
Forza Horizon 3

Re: Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:36 am
by icemann
Pacific wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:46 am
Did like the one with the crowds chanting 'Mario' and the camera panned back to a picture of the earth, with people arranged to make Mario's face - think that was when the SNES came out in the UK.
Nope, that was when Super Mario Bros came out on the NES. Around the same time the movie "The Wizard" came out.

Re: Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:32 pm
by Pacific
Ah you're right! Didn't they come out at similar times? (Which may be why I have confused the two)

Re: Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:42 pm
by Splas1967
Forza Horizon 2

Re: Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:22 am
by icemann
Pacific wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Ah you're right! Didn't they come out at similar times? (Which may be why I have confused the two)
Yeah I think so.

Re: Favorite Video Game TV Commercial

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:13 pm
by SpecChum81
There are a few that spring to mind...

The Young Ones on the Speccy, featuring not very convincing impressions of Vyvyan and Neil. Why they didn't just get Ade Edmondson and Nigel Planer to do the voice over is beyond me, but I still like it.

The Mega Drive adverts from around 1991 or 1992, the To Be This Good Takes Ages campaign. I remember these fondly and have most of them dotted around on old VHS tapes.

WWF WrestleMania Challenge on the NES. A 'special report' from Mario of all people advertising this one, featuring the least convincing Randy Savage impression I've ever heard, though it's still one of my favourite old gaming adverts. I wonder if it was the same person who did Vyv in the Young Ones ad...?