9 posts tagged advertisement
First Animal Crossing: New Leaf U.S. commercial
Just 17 more days, guys. I’m hoping I’ll have my town in order for you to visit by then.
PREORDER Animal Crossing: New Leaf, AC:NL guide, upcoming games
European ad for the Nintendo 3DS XL (they get the extra Silver color, while the U.S. only gets Red and Blue).
NSFW: If you didn’t plan to import Farming Simulator 2012 3D before, surely this ad will convince you to. Don’t act like you’re not totally jelly that this is Europe-only.
All right, yule logs, time for some new 3DS commercials marketing the system to jerks. In this first ad, the gang gathers around to humiliate John. Why is John the subject of constant ridicule? Well…
“You guys probably don’t even know about Freakyforms, do you?”
All right, I’ll get back to John the eShop hipster in a minute, but there’s something really important about this commercial I wanted to mention. It’s a commercial for Nintendo downloadable games, and that is incredibly rare. In fact, I don’t think that’s ever happened in American advertising.
Okay, now back to the contents. Who are these people hanging out together watching videos on 3DSes? Dude, your friends are right there, and you’re just watching Dinosaur Office by yourself?
Mario and Luigi’s Game Boy accessories advertisement.
You can read the full two-page comic ad, taken from Club Nintendo Classic (I’ve never come across this magazine before!), on this page. Luigi looks so stylish with that fanny pack tilted to the side and strapped across his overalls.
There’s also an NES comic for the Zapper, NES Max, and NES Advantage, which had Mario venturing into space over 15 years before Super Mario Galaxy released.
Vintage Nintendo sample R.O.B. advert.
German Super Street Fighter II advertisement.
I love that Thunder Hawk is all but obscured in this piece — only a feather can be seen, peeking from behind Dee Jay’s maximum leg. At least there’s a small sprite of him in the ad’s single screenshot.
See also: Street Fighter Alpha promotional art
I spotted this creature in a print ad for TouchMaster 2 and Mechanic Master. What the hell is it supposed to be? And where can we get a Midway-branded guitar?
Our guess is that he’s a puzzle block — an extreme one, of course, what with his tribal tattoos.
Notice that he has lightning bolts emblazoned on his sneakers, presumably to help him run faster.