Sounds Legit: Vintage Game Boy Ad Promises 'Graphics So Real You'll Forget It's Only A Game'

August 24, 2015


This is a vintage Capcom ad for the Game Boy game Gargoyle's Quest that promises 'graphics so real you'll forget it's only a game.' That is a pretty bold statement. Especially considering you're talking about Game Boy graphics. I wonder who came up with this ad. Like, whose idea was it to work this THE GRAPHICS ARE SO REALISTIC angle? You think they still work in advertising? I am good at advertising. I've sold ice bricks to Eskimos before. "You melted their igloos with a flamethrower." That's beside the point, I made the sale.

Thanks to Benjamin K, who thought the graphics on his old Nokia brick phone were so realistic he was afraid to play Snake.

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