Here is the first group of classic game ads. I broke them down into three categories due to the amount of ads I have and hope to add in the future. Click to the left or below to go to the ad you want to see. I put a brief description of each ad, so you can determine if you want to see it.
Activision -See what the critics think of the first and one of the best third party companies.
Amidar - A cute little ad about a game that was mostly overlooked. A Pepper II clone at best.
Astrocade - Finally, an ad for the Bally Astrocade! Not the best ad, but at least it is finally part of our ads!
Astrocade #2 - Another ad for the Bally Astrocade! Woo Hoo!
Astro Chase - It is mostly words, but there are not alot of ads for Astrocade games, so enjoy it!
Atari 2600 #1 - One guess why the Atari 2600 is #1? Give you a hint, its not the woodgrain.
Atari 2600 Comparing - Not so much a comparison as it is the games that only Atari has.
Atari 5200 - There was so much text, that I made this one bigger, so be prepared for a load. But it is a fun read!
Atari Safari - Here was an Atari contest that involved Kangaroo and Jungle Hunt!
Atarian Club - Here is an ad for people wanting to join the Atarian Club. Don't send money as that club is gone.
Atarisoft - Kids can be so cruel! Fear not, Atari will save the day!
Battlezone - Want to be a real pro at Battlezone? Read this ad and take notes!
BC Quest For Tires - Very nice and colorful ad! If you like the BC comic strip, this would make a nice poster.
Beamrider - This is actually an ad for Beamrider and Dreadnaught Factor. Really cool ad, I even made it a bit bigger so you can read the type (I am jinxing myself as everytime I say that, it ends up looking terrible).
Bermuda Triangle - A very colorful ad! If only the game were as good.
Blockade Runner - Looks alot like a scene from an old Flash Gordon serial.
Blueprint - Another ad with alot of text and small images. Get the magnifying glass out.
Buck Rogers - Is a pretty nice looking ad. Gotta give credit where it is due.
Bump n Jump - First you bump, then you jump! Good old Mattel Electronics and their ads.
Bump n Jump 2 - Much nicer ad than the generic one above. Gotta like the line that goes with it, very clever!
Burgertime - Very colorful and would make a neat t-shirt. Peter Pepper in all his glory!
Burgertime 2 - This time we get to see a live action version of Peter Pepper. Boy did he get old!
Burgertime 3 - Alot like the other ads.
Cardapter - Here is a device to play Atari 2600 games on the Vic 20 computer! Pretty cool!
CBS - See the lineup of games from CBS for the Atari 5200! A very (and I do mean very) colorful ad!
Centipede - Atari takes you for a dummy. Do you get more points for shooting the Centipede head or the body? Let me think about that one.
China Syndrome - It's gonna blow! You better hurry up or we will be up to our eyeballs in mutant bugs!
Chopper Command - Inspired by Superman, this is a clever ad from Activision.
Colecovision - You may want to grab a soda while this loads as it is a two pager. See Coleco hawking more vaporware with the Super Game Module.
Coleco 2600 - Ad for the Coleco games that were ported to the Atari 2600.
Colecovision Super Action Controller - Nice ad for a controller that was ahead of its time.
Coleco Tabletops - Remember these mini arcade machines? Well, here is an ad with four of them.
Commavid - Mines of Minos, Room of Doom and more rare carts featured in this ad!
Congo Bongo - He dies and yet he smiles. What is his secret? My guess is one too many hits in the head with a coconut.
Cosmic Creeps - Up and away! Cute little ad that ran along the side of the page.
Crypts of Chaos - Very scary looking dragon adorns this ad for one of my favorite 2600 games.
Data Age - Cool ad for a really bad record (I know, I once owned it). Maybe one day I will have the record playing as you look at it.
Star Wars Death Star Battle - All the Star Wars ads were nice and this one continued the trend.
Decathalon - Activision's attempt at flashy ads. This along with Pitfall II try to elevate the video game ad. Do they succeed? You be the judge.
Decathalon #2 - How can you not want to play a game that is endorsed by Mr. Wheaties himself, Bruce Jenner?
Dig Dug - This is a tip I never knew. Of course I was never into the points in Dig Dug, I just wanted to see how many different vegetables there were.
Dig Dug #2 - Another ad for the classic game. This one is very nice.
Dragonfire - If you can't stand the heat, don't play the game! Scorch!!!!!
Dungeons & Dragons - A very nice ad with a very ferocious looking dragon!
Enduro - You wouldn't think they were a little proud of this game, would you?
Enduro Pace Car - Play the game, win a car! Pretty cool indeed!
Fathom - Not just an ad, but also a game! See how many tridents you can find.
Fire Fighter - See the poor kid who got singed. His hair looks like someone from Flock of Seagulls.
Frogger #1 -Sure the Frogger ads were simple and to the point, but so was the game.
Frogger #2 - Isn't Frogger cute? Those big eyes, that innocent smile. Just makes you want to help the poor bugger home.
Frogger #3 - The basic ad designed that was also used for Q*Bert and Popeye.
Frogger II - This is one ad I remember vividly from my youth. It made me want this game like you wouldn't believe!
Frostbite - You may not think Polar Bears look so cuddly after this ad.
Galaxian - Here is a quick game lesson from Atari. Pay attention!
Game Cartoon Ad - Remember all these classic game cartoons? I unfortunately don't. Anyone have a tape?
Game Club - We all know about the record and movie clubs, but how many of you remember the game club?
Gameline - Know how they made a big deal about the Sega game cable? Well, Atari had them beat by a long shot!
Game Mate - Remote control joysticks for the Atari? Here they are!
G.A.M.E.S. - I originally put this ad in so you could see how much a Vectrex cost back then. You may have to squint to make out the prices.
Game Resale - This ad just makes me want to laugh! Sad thing is that it probably worked.
Game Selex - Why keep putting carts in and out, when you could spend an ungodly amount of money on this contraption?
GI Joe - Get all the way through and you could win a nifty cap! Sounds like a plan!
Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt - One of the longest titles for a video game, this unique game has a very eye catching ad. Sure it looks alot like the box cover, but if its not broke, why fix it?
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