Posts Tagged ‘ad’


Contra/Jackal Comic Book Ad

July 18, 2012

Games weren’t just advertised on TV.  They were advertised in comics as well.  I was big into comes in the early days of the NES era.  Spider-Man was taking on Firelord, then Hobgoblin, then the Sinister Synidicate, then X-Factor…mighty Marvel tradition indeed, and I couldn’t get enough!

Interspersed with all of the superhero antics were great ads for games, including this two-for-one which plugs both Contra and Jackal, two of my faves.

I spent quarter-hours if not hours studying this ad, noticing the difference between the Jackal guys and the Contra warriors, even trying to copy their facial expressions and poses (okay, not the one in the back).  It is one of the best NES print ads of all time, and it is for two of the best NES games of all time.


Turbo GrafX 16 Commercial

June 17, 2012

First Atari took a shot at the NES, then Sega did.  It was inevitable that Turbo GrafX 16 would as well.  Here are a few TG16 spots in which they slam not only the NES but Atari as well.

I actually had a TB16, and it still has some place in my heart.  Not as big a place as the NES, though!


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