RetroTube: Best game commercial ever?

July 9, 2007 by · 4 Comments 

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re Nintendo and you’ve just wrapped up development on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the SNES.  Now it’s time to sell the game to the public — a game that would go on to be considered by many as the greatest game of all time.  How do you market it?  Do you tout its wonderful graphics?   Its deep gameplay?  Its massive world to explore?  Its majestic atmosphere?

Apparently not.  Apparently,  you use this travesty…

I think I’ll just pretend that Nintendo knew the game was good enough to sell itself and made this commercial as some sort of twisted joke.  It’s better for the psyche.

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My name is Tim. I live in Chicago, IL. I'm a retro gamer.


4 Responses to “RetroTube: Best game commercial ever?”
  1. Steve says:

    wow. LOL. Link ain’t even played by a guy there. Haha. It really reminds me of the “Go Ninja Go Ninja Go!” scene from TMNT II the movie. It came out in the early 90s so maybe it was a source of inspiration.

  2. Kid of 3DO says:

    Link was always a bit of a girl ;)

    The “Go Ninja go Ninja go” was Vanilla Ice was it not?

  3. Tim says:

    Haha, you’re right, that was Vanilla Ice. I completely forgot.


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