Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 14, 2009 0:24:58 GMT -5
Sega's Zaxxon was one of the first arcade games to be advertised on television (and maybe the first in North America). This one is apparently from 1982.
Speaking of Sega, here's one that isn't really a classic commercial. It's actually a parody of Sega's Nintendo-bashing ads from the early 90's. I I thought it was pretty funny because it captures the hyperactive, bad-attitude style pretty well.
Zaxxon was another game I played back in my early youth. I never understood how to properly play it back when I was 4 - the first stage always beat me because of my lack of understanding of how to control the ship up and down. I remember when I was 7 or 8 finally getting a mild grip on it and making it out into space for the first time, but it wasn't as much fun. I replayed it recently thanks to the Sega Genesis Collection and zipped through the first stage on the first try without dying. Funny how memories work, eh?
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 3, 2009 23:51:03 GMT -5
I could only find three commercials for the Contra games.
I don't seem to remember ever seeing this one, but maybe I had just forgotten. It's an interesting portrayal of Red Falcon, tho. For some reason, I had never thought of him that way.
Contra: Hard Corps
This one I remember. It's short, and it doesn't actually show much of the game, but oddly enough, it does flash the secret level.
Contra: Shattered Soldier
I remember this one, too, and I think it's pretty funny. However, it's pretty misleading that they say it's available for Game Boy Advance. What it was actually referring to was Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX, and that had nothing to do with Shattered Soldier.
Post by parrothead on May 22, 2010 16:15:06 GMT -5
Here is the North American commercial for the Game & Watch game, Pinball. Yeah, when most people see a Multi-Screen Game & Watch, they often compare it to the Nintendo DS. But the Multi-Screen Game & Watch series weren't the only ones the Nintendo DS was inspired by, but it was also inspired by the last three arcade games Nintendo independently-created (Punch-Out!!, Super Punch-Out!!, and Arm Wrestling), as well as the Virtual Boy (which used two screens to create a 3D effect).
To celebrate Pac-Man's 30th Anniversary, here is the commercial for Tomy's LCD version of the Pac-Man arcade:
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 3, 2010 16:32:40 GMT -5
Here's another live-action Fatal Fury commercial. This one is for Fatal Fury Special.
After seeing this and the promo video from the previous post again, I'm wondering who that girl is supposed to be. I don't recall Terry ever having a girlfriend in the storyline of the games (other than Blue Mary).
On a completely unrelated note, here is a strange commercial for Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts that I remember seeing back then.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 6, 2010 0:00:31 GMT -5
^ That's a funny Art of Fighting 2 commercial. I like the part where Yuri (I guess that's her) accidentally hits that guy in the head.
I'm still fascinated with the girl from those Fatal Fury commercials. I have to assume she was added strictly for dramatic effect, because I've been doing some research, and there is absolutely nothing official about Terry having a girlfriend, or having to rescue a girl from Geese.