The early days of gaming were a different time. It's safe to say that none of these ads could run today.
We've collected some of the most absurd and hilarious video game
advertisements from yester-year.
To be Frank, advertisers back in the '80s, '90s, and '00s really didn't give a flying f**k. Some of the ads in this gallery are super risque, sexual, and flat-out inappropriate. But again, it was a different time.
But back then that's what sold. If you were a kid, and you wanted a video game it was basically you vs. your parents. Good vs. evil. Video games have always been so polarizing in that way. So ads back then took advantage of the parent/child dynamic.
Kids who don't listen to their parents and get to play video games whenever they want are the coolest!
Ahh, those were the good old days. Take me back, please.