Let's be real, video game ads during the past few years have been boring. Publishers expect you to be wowed by weekly trailers and pretty graphics.
Back in the 90's games didn't have the luxury of realistic graphics. So, they relied on witty and often insane imagery to catch your attention the good ol' fashioned way.
In this feature we're going to travel back in time to the 1990's, a time when games were simple and even Nintendo used hot chicks to sell its products.
1. Pro Fishing Challenge - Size Does Matter
"The most complex fishing game to date". As if that's a good thing.
2. Game Boy Pocket - Distracting
Yeah. This ad definitely spoke to me as a kid.
3. Game Boy - Ferret
Honestly, this made me want a ferret more than a Game Boy.
4. Neo Geo - Weenie
Now I'm hungry, dang it.
5. RollerGames - Early 90's Chicks
Laugh all you want. This is how everyone dressed in the early 90's, and boy was it awesome.
6. Game Boy Advance - In the Dark
Wait, then what's the first best thing?
7. Mortal Kombat - Child Abuse
I think I owned those pink shorts.
8. Gex 3 - Gal
9. Sunsetriders - Pork n' Beans
They're good for your heart.
10. Game Boy Pocket - Pants
Where else am I going to put it?
11. ??? - Neglectful Balance
That dude has amazing balance. Must be from playing video games.
12. Sega Game Gear
Seeing this ad almost made me go blind.
13. Resident Evil: Director's Cut
21. SEGA Saturn - Head for Saturn
Ice Cube's head is out of this world.
15. Sega Saturn - Play Later
Why not now?
16. Game Boy Pocket - Tongues
Nintendo's marketing in the 90's was ridiculously tasteful.
17. Oddworld: Abe's Oddyssee
They should have bundled this with the pork and beans in the other ad.
18. Sega Saturn - Nekkid
No trust me I noticed.
19. Game Boy Burger Time - Burger
"Taste's like cardboard."
20. Sega PlayStation - BDSM
Do it or else.