Memorable Video Game Advertisements | 1 – Nintendo // SEGA

2 Feb

As we all know, video games are art (no? wrong blog). But there are something else that usually is left out from the definition of art…advertisements. Obviously not all of them (exactly as not all games are), for example we don’t consider art your local market tv spot or some trash washing powders paper ads as a form of art.

But, what happen when video games and advertising collide? Well, sometimes something special, that gives you goosebumps, sometimes something very weird (anyone said japanese tv spots?).

Said so, MEMORABLE VIDEO GAME ADVERTISEMENTS (MVGA) will be a new periodical (just don’t ask how often) column about the best (and sometimes the worst) video games advertisements of all times. Every issue will feature one tv spot and one print/paper/billboard adv.

Let’s start!

NINTENDO GAMECUBE TV COMMERCIAL

Date: 2001

Country: Japan (any doubt about that?)

Comment: What the fuck did I just see?? Well, probably one of the weirdest best Nintendo commercial so far…Anyway that’s not Tokyo or something, but it was filmed in Hong Kong. And if you’re wondering about the song, it’s “Hatsukoi” by Kojima Mayumi

SEGA GENESIS PAPER ADV

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Date: 1989

Country: USA (the name Genesis rings any bell?)

Comment: Brilliant! Fantastic! We’ll love this adv forever! This is pure OLD SCHOOL CONSOLE WAR! Thanks to Sega of America CEO Michael Katz for being so arrogant and aggressive; you created one of the best marketing campaign ever!

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