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Bart's Nightmare

Retro Ads – Round 3

Whenever I find an old comic from the 90’s or 80’s, I immediately check out the old ads.  It really brings me back to the days of when all video games came in cartridges, you could order sea monkeys in the mail, and people actually gave a crap about sports cards.

The following came from Marvel’s “Ravage 2099” #4 – Circa March, 1993.  We scanned these in personally for your enjoyment!

Bart's Nightmare
Bart’s Nightmare is one of our favorite SNES games of all-time. This ad really paints a dark picture for the game!
Chuck Rock
In Chuck Rock, you were a caveman who…chucked rocks. One of Sony’s first games!
Mystic Quest was one of the first RPG's geared towards casual gamers.  Years before Pokemon!
Mystic Quest was one of the first RPG’s geared towards casual gamers. Years before Pokemon!
I love how this ad pokes fun at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I love how this ad pokes fun at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

 

If you had a Game Genie, you were awesome.

Retro Game Ads – Round 1

Recently, I stumbled across an extremely inexpensive bundle of old 90’s comics at a local shop.  The coolest part isn’t the comics (because, let’s be honest, these are probably not key issues and almost worthless), but the treasure trove of cool video game ads inside the comics! I decided to scan these in because I love them so much.

These are both hilarious and highly nostalgic for anyone who was a gamer at the time!  The following were found in Batman #471 from November, 1991.

If you had a Game Genie, you were awesome.
If you had a Game Genie, you were awesome.
Cool ad for Smash TV home editions
Cool ad for Smash TV home editions
This one was a dual advertisement for the highly successful NES TMNT game, and their Gameboy counterpart.
This one was a dual advertisement for the highly successful NES TMNT game, and their Gameboy counterpart.
Remember WCW?
Remember WCW?

More next week…