Commercials for the Hyundai Super Comboy, the Korean version of the SNES. Didn't await to see Mario, Bowser, Goku, Buster Bunny, Raphael, Chun-Li and more animated together in questionable quality in non-fanmade media.
Super Famicom, Super NES, Super Comboy... three names for one Nintendo console.
One day, Fry, I hope you'll also cover stuff from more regions. One day, I said.
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2008 14:00:35 GMT -5 by Grandy02
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 17, 2008 23:09:15 GMT -5
I'm surprised I haven't done this yet. Here's a look back at the "first" 16-bit game console. Its North American advertising is legendary and often blamed for the console's obscurity. It's really campy stuff, but the real problem was that the system was only advertised in certain major cities, relying on word of mouth to take it elsewhere. It was a tactic that was used to great effect in Japan, but in a country as large as the US, it was a huge mistake. In fact, there were a lot of people who had never even heard of the TurboGrafx before it was added to the Wii Virtual Console.
Pretty standard and on-par for game commercials of the period. For some reason, it makes me laugh when the kid gets so excited that he... takes his hat off?
The Next Generation NOW!
I like the condescending way they portray Nintendo by grouping it with Atari. I definitely remember seeing this commercial.
Us Vs. Them
They're really going after Nintendo in this one. They also plug the Super CD and Turbo Express.
It's Not a Toy
It's next to impossible to hear the narration in this one, making it seem like some abstract artsy commercial for the TurboDuo. It's followed by a two-minute promo.
The Legendary Axe
This one's a little strange. I don't have much to say about it. I guess they were trying to use The Legendary Axe as the system's killer app. Of course, that begs the question, "Why isn't it on the Virtual Console yet?"
Once again, they go after Nintendo. This time they compare China Warrior to Kung Fu. It may look better, but it's actually considered one of the system's worst games.
I think this is my favorite! The tone in this commercial is the kind of thing that influenced the 3PS. "You're a cave dude! You have to save your excellent-looking princess!" Like, totally gnarly!
Blazing Lazers This one's at gamepressure.com, so I can't embed it. It's actually not bad. It kind of reminds me of Nintendo's Star Fox commercial. For some reason, tho, it does strike me as strange that they actually created a commercial for this game.
You can almost track the console's history by watching the commercials. This is a promo video for the system's last hurrah in North America. I'm not sure what to make of it. On one hand, it's really cheap and stupid. On the other, it's kind of ahead of its time.
Also, it's ironic that the kid near the beginning says he'd trade in his "Sega" for it because the game was ported to the Sega CD not long after.
One commercial I was not able to find was the one for Splatterhouse. All I remember of it was the narrator saying "...and his only weapon is a two-by-four!" Hopefully it'll turn up eventually (along with that StarTropics commercial I keep mentioning).