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Retro video game ads thread.
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>white background
>Product photo or photo of unrelated gag item
>"New Roman" font text with snarky sales pitch
>copyrights on bottom

Nearly every vidya magazine ad in the 90s
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>>10678764
to further prove my point
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>>10678778
Don't forget
>Lame pun in huge text above product photo

i wonder if it was the same guy or company making these
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Another one for the "white-bg/lame-gag" collection
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>>10678764
90s vidya magazine ads predate graphic design.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JzGuhXqdRY

Basically pic-related if it were a TV commercial
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>>10679057
>700 Foot Soldiers
Has anybody ever tried to keep count?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVs9nbECu6E

That fuckin donut's face at the end.
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>>10678542
How the fuck did someone get a job for Nintendo Power while not remembering Donkey Kong 94?
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>>10679112
By this point, nobody in NP remembered DK as being in anything except the original arcade game and the DKC trilogy.
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>>10678764
I like this one. "We hired a marketing company to do our ad and they had no idea what a video game was"
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I was thumbing through some old mags and saw this one. It's not the weirdest thing on the planet - a lot of companies had their own tiplines, but what is weird is that I found this ad in a 1992 issue of EGM. Every game featured here would have been a few years old already. I can't imagine that many kids were asking about help for Ultima Exodus or Dr. Chaos at this point (3-4 year old games, which would have been ancient in this era)
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>>10680615
and they ended up with communist propaganda

and here's another "white-bg/lame-pun" mag-ad. I swear it must've been a Gen-X thing
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An all time favorite
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sovl
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>>10680615

>Support Seika and CRUSH CAPITALISM!
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>>10680790
Really hoping someone translates this to Korean and posts it on their legbeard/incel competing forums KEK
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>>10680790
Holy kek
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>>10678826
based
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Funnily enough, this was from the inside cover page of a Street Fighter comic.
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>>10680738
Perhaps one of the best ads in this thread.
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>>10680642
I remember taking this out of a magazine, spent too much time imagining wtf ff3 was. Mog was just a part of the whole but damn they made him the face of ff3 in america.
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>>10682998
FF6fags rage against FF7's marketing because "it just showed the FMVs the REAL game doesn't look like that" but holy shit at least it showed SOMETHING of the game, FF6's US marketing was just "um you're a cartoon cat thing with a big nose and you nuke all monsters super easy????"
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>>10682998
The commercial has made his gruff, New Yorker accent canon in my mind.
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>>10678542
Your pic isn't ad, but the beginning of a mag's preview. I don't mind it personally, just sayin.

>>10680738
I would've gotten a PS one if I had known about this offer back then. I already loved its aesthetics.
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>>10683002
Surely cows will sell our game
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>>10678572
By the way, it's spelled Hani, not "Honey". It's short for haniwa, and a play on words (hence the commercial and 2P's name "Lemon" in the sequel). The second game "Hani on the Road" officially spells it that way.
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>>10683002
>"um you're a cartoon cat thing with a big nose and you nuke all monsters super easy????"

https://youtube.com/watcofh?v=d15qmRzn2Pc

They weren't far off though. Mog had some of the highest stats in the game. Pit him up against the Ultima Beast solo and Mog smoked his ass while hardly losing much HP. I guess they didn't call him "Mog" for nothing.

>>10682998
I guess they were trying to make Mog their own "Sonic", you know, an mascot with "'tude".
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>>10683162
Can anyone identify the handheld game on the far right?

Also lol at the mirror to show the girls face.
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>>10683889
Shit sorry messed-up the embed script:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d15qmRzn2Pc

and here's a kino arcade ad flyer as an apology
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>>10680642
>>10682998
>>10683002
>>10683889
In my dream reboot of Kingdom Hearts, where all the Disney adaptations of fairy tales/public domain stories get replaced with new versions using the casts of characters across all Square/Enix properties to fill roles, the replacements for Goofy and Donald to travel with Sora, are an overzealous knight Frog from Chrono Trigger, and a snarky, Brooklyn accented black mage Mog.
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>>10683905
>Can anyone identify the handheld game on the far right?
Closest I could find is pic-rel, the bottom one most likely.

>Also lol at the mirror to show the girls face.
The ad-men probably dished-out some good yen to hire that model so they had to get their money's worth.
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>>10683939
Oh, neat. I got both of the non nip versions of those. I was thinking it could be the bottom one at first.
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>>10683945
>>10683162
>>10683905

On closer inspection it could more likely be pic-related
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>>10680642
Mogged
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any gameboyadvance ads?
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>>10684480
Not many noteworthy ones. The GBA was known for having a lot of licensed IP shovelware (Shrek, Nick-Toons, Disney) so most of them weren't so most of those ads were just advertising whatever movie/toon was hot at the time by proxy.
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Still one of the best
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>>10684891
top good stuff
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>>10683170
Thanks anon, I wondered why the first one is spelled different, sometimes I've seen "Hany" or "Honey"
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>>10678764
>>10678806
Could just be a market study thing. They didn't have social media so engagement was based on past events and what they could replicate in a study.
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>>10678826
That was good marketing because it tricked me into buying a very mediocre game.
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>>10680704
That's what was hot in magazine graphic design in the very early 90's because of what computers could achieve
The 90's in general saw graphic design and pop culture evolving to showcase what new stuff they could do with personal computers
We went from white pages with cutouts showcasing the bold new font choices easily avaliable while still using analog images, to full page CG and digital bitmaps, with things getting bolder and more xtreme along the way because it became easy and anyone could do it
Computers were the reason the 90's were so into attitude (vector fonts, digital images, along of course video games as pop culture with silent pixel characters), absurdism (early 3D, the internet, CG effects) world music and easy listening (MIDI playback, business software, edutainment) among other things
It is happening today, we are about to see a total rejection of bland flat and corporate art now that anyone can use AI, and it will shape pop culture and social opinion as long as they don't take it away from us plebs
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>>10685263
/pol/ unironically believes this
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>>10679063
Based localizers were saving our boys from Nippon's gayness
If only we could replace today's they them localizers with the old school
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>>10685018
Sorry, you're right, his name (and title of the games) is officially spelled Hany, not "Hani" or "Honey", for all the same reasons I listed before. >>10683170
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>>10683048
this is what i call effective advertising.
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>>10683050
>>10685263

So sad those ones would have never been tolerated in the present day.
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>>10686501

More than a few old video game ads wouldn't fly today.
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>>10686501
I hate living in the future.
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>>10683045
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>>10683050
It is a reference to one of the best selling posters ever
Apparently the original wasn't even posed, the girl was just playing tennis in her university without underwear and her boyfriend took some photographs, it was the 70's
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/athena-tennis-girl-photo-bum-16965491
https://www.popartuk.com/products/tennis-girl-1
This is her today
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I send this one to my sister periodically
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Not an ad but I feel compelled to post this.
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Bump.
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>>10688552
God dammit they knew their audience
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>>10688568
ah the old times of blockbuster
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Bump.
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>>10688971
The forsaken 64 chick was hot
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>>10688971
>>10689846
I remember these ads and thinking that the game would be a cool post apocaliptic Zelda like with wet chicks. This is the power of pussy I mean advertising
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>>10686843
Would
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>>10686501
I've been in a coma for 20 years, what happened?
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>>10690196
Dave Chappelle - Bitch Ass NiggeRs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB_KUPejzaU
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>>10690196
we gave people with shit opinions attention
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>>10691404
for a second i thought it was a videogame of the blob 1958
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>>10691404
the skyline didn't age well
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>>10678687
Back when boys were allowed to like them beautiful women...

HOORAY FOR BIG-TITS AND PUSSY!!!
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>>10688478
i really doubt drinking that would help.
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>>10678542
>link already looked like girl in the art.
Nintendo was planning his sissyfication from the start.
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>>10697340
OK pornbrain.
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>>10680765
i dont get the meaning of this one, why they both look like they got a beating?
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>>10678542
>that bevel filter
I love that overenthusiastic early era of digital art software
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>>10698845
This simultaneously looks like a parody of the ad trends of that era and a perfectly believable real example of one. Which is it?
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>>10699062
It's fake. it's referencing this tweet. https://twitter.com/stupidhoroscope/status/1597851651720609794?lang=en
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>>10699069
kek thanks
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>>10692939
>Back when boys were allowed to like them beautiful women...
>HOORAY FOR BIG-TITS AND PUSSY!!!

I really miss those times.
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>>10678572
>Oh my cunny!
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>>10680642
>I kneel in reverence to the brilliance shown by the programmers of Square
You can't make this shit up
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>>10679041
She's not bald, her hair is clear? Hmm.

>"Whew"
-Ric Flareon
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>>10680739

i thought it was a sonic one
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>>10679063
They were correct on changing the boxart and promotion.
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>>10699062
It says "fucking" so obviously its fake. I think people forget just how taboo saying fuck was. Even bleeping it on cable tv late at night was a very risky move, which is why South Park was so ground breaking in 97.
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I present to you all the greatest gaming advertisement of all time.

Incoming seethe.
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>>10688478
>are ya winnin’ son?
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>>10678542
That's a lie though, most of them didn't race go karts.
Most of them still haven't.
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tl;dr meanwhile in Japan, pure kino
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>>10687082

how did they get away with this
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>>10686843
The wall was kind to her
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>>10705867
she looks like the ashley from resident evil 4 the remake
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>>10685414
Same mate. Movie posters have also sucked for a long time, also music videos. Just use what works well instead of conforming to expectations, even try to stick out. When brands change their logos, that's also a retarded waste of money.

>>10686851
It's funny how clones came out and always failed.

>>10688519
In early 2000's, my school had a bunch of the dweeb on the left. I never went for hoodies, but I did own two superbaggy pants. Mostly tried to wear bellbottoms though.

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>>10689883
I particularly remember the ad campaign for this game. It was so dramatically different from everything else, almost movie-quality and somehow very dramatic. When I looked into the game I thought: What a scam. This doesn't look fun.

>>10705772
I would buy this based on the ad. Art joined with imagination does a lot for me.



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