An Hour Of 1980's Video Game Commercials

July 16, 2018


(above) Asteroids for Atari

This is an hour compilation of video game commercials from the 1980's. There aren't really any Nintendo ones though, they're all for like Commodore and Atari and Intellivision games. The 80's were weird. I didn't watch the whole thing, but I don't really remember any of the commercials I did see. Of course my dad says I act like I was born yesterday, so I might have been, which sucks because that means my next birthday is forever away.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Luc, who agrees video game graphics have improved a little since the 80's.

  • Bling Nye

    It's really mind blowing thinking of technological advancement in the last few generations, it's fucking insane in the context of human history.

  • Jenness

    "Give a man an Atari and he'll be like a little boy again" <---So true but so cheesy. It was cool to start out with like Missile Command and then at the end show Commodore and a handheld

    And I openly admit that I went "SQUEEE!!!" when they showed Missile Command

  • GeneralDisorder

    Real talk: that first commercial... Why doesn't that lady give a shit that her dog is wasting electricity? Dogs can't even see in color.

    Also, third commercial, is that Jean Claude VanDamme?

  • Talon184

    I don't remember those commercials being so bad..... but those commercials were really, really bad.

  • kodama

    I don't know. I'm not too far in, but so far they seem a lot better than most modern commercials.

  • Talon184

    Yeah, to be fair, I suppose commercials are pretty lame no matter what decade they are from.

  • Doog

    Damn Atari 2600 for under $50 and games for $4.97 at Toys 'R Us. Those were the days.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Adjust for inflation. I don't know what year that one was from (haven't watched yet) but $50 in 1980 is $150 in 2017.

  • Calm

    Those were the days.

  • Jenness

    Yes, yes they were.

  • Doog

    Jesus, I didn't realize you actually meant an hour. I mean, I know you said an hour, but I have trust issues.

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