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Video Game Advertisements Weeks 4,5 & 6! Lemmings, Destiny of an Emperor and Super Off Road

Vintage Video Game Advertisement - Week 4, 5 & 6 - check back each Saturday to see a new advertisement posted

I must say, it's been a busy three weeks here at Wafflefoot.  Cataloging, organizing and receiving inventory is trying. Making sure everything is up to par when the store launches has kept me from my weekly Saturday ritual of adding a new (old) video game advertisement to the site. 

SO, today, you get 3 for 1 - that's right, 3 classic and totally rad ads from the era of the Nintendo Entertainment System! 

I do not have much to say or add to the ads today, but please enjoy these classics!

If you get the itch to play one of these, click below on one of the eBay links.
LEMMINGS
DESTINY OF AN EMPEROR
SUPER OFF ROAD

Next Saturday - we'll cover Tiger Handhelds and their... uhhh... fun-ness from the 90s.

Bubble Bobble Nintendo NES Print Advertisement

Vintage Video Game Advertisement - Week 3 - check back each Saturday to see a new advertisement posted

Bubble Bobble in all it's 8-bit glory!

Bubble Bobble in all it's 8-bit glory!

Few games had as much influence on my life as Bubble Bobble did in the early 1990s.  This title pretty much sold me on the NES. It really does feel like yesterday that I can recall sitting for hours playing this game with my sister. The two magnificent, cute and chubby little dinosaur mascots MADE this particular title.  Bub and Bob were money baby, and they didn't even know it.  This platformer, meets occasional puzzle was originally a Taito Arcade game that saw many ports to the home console market.   Bubble Bobble and it's characters also spawned popular spin-offs such as the a Bust-A-Move franchise and sequels like Rainbow Islands and the rare Bubble Bobble 2 for NES and Game Boy.  

We are currently out of stock on Bubble Bobble - however, don't let that stop you.  Buy it below.

Posted on April 12, 2014 and filed under Advertisements.

King's Quest V Nintendo NES Print Advertisement

Vintage Video Game Advertisement - Week 2 - check back each Saturday at noon pacific to see a new advertisement posted

King's Quest V print advertisement for Nintendo NES - Sierra game, published by Konami. 

King's Quest V print advertisement for Nintendo NES - Sierra game, published by Konami. 

Sierra made some of the greatest PC games of the 80s and 90s.  Included in those was the King's Quest series.  This is the only classic Sierra adventures to be created for home consoles.  While the game play is similar to the PC version there are some major differences in text and sound.  Nintendo required Sierra to alter text slightly to adhere to their guidelines for making the game family friendly.  Certain instances of violence, death and religion have been edited out in the NES version.  Konami, the publisher, really went out of their way with this beautiful print ad to make the game seem more exciting than an actual point and click adventure.  Point and click was not the Nintendo Entertainment Systems strength.  While the game may be enjoyable and take you back to the golden days of computer gaming, it was major flop in the home console market. 

Why don't you give it a try?  BUY! 

if we're out of stock get it at one of these fine online establishments!

Posted on April 5, 2014 and filed under Advertisements.

Vintage Video Game Advertisement of the Week - Double Dragon Nintendo NES

This is the first installment of Vintage Video Game Ad of the Week - Check back every Saturday to see the next classic video game advertisement!

Two quality Double Dragon advertisements!

Like many of the classic arcade games of the 80s, the most popular received ports to home consoles.  Double Dragon was one such "#1 Arcade Smash" that saw a port to various systems.  While the Sega Master System version of Double Dragon allowed for two players simultaneously,  The Nintendo Entertainment System sold far more copies and was much more successful.  Get your copy of Double Dragon now --> BUY!   Sold out?  Check it out on eBay here.

Both advertisements came from a comic books.    My favorite is the second, where both dudes are about to... uh... fight.

Advertisement for next week - King's Quest V for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Posted on March 29, 2014 and filed under Advertisements.