This week on Craziest Commercials, we take a look at the most peculiar and downright horrifying ads for the Nintendo Entertainment System and its products. Beware the maximum raditude radiating from the following videos — you might walk away from them calling everyone dude.
1) You Cannot Beat Us
The only beating I want to do is with a stick. Gah!
2) First NES Commercial
Consoles come from eggs?
3) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby never needs to pump iron.
This is actually selling me on finally playing Crystalis.
5) Dragon Warrior
I doubt any newcomer to the Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior franchise
would have any clue what the game was actually like based on this ad.
6) Ultra Games
But I thought Konami made Ultra Games, not a floating head….
7) The Legend of Zelda
In the words of Ali G, "Stay off the crack."
8) Swords and Serpents
What if warriors really did have '80s perms?
9) Acclaim Wireless Controllers
They're right! I have a hard time doing backflips while holding a wired controller.
10) Metroid and Rad Racer
Oi, Samus is a lady!
11) Yoshi's Cookie
When I think cookies, I always think of zombie children.
12) Caveman Games
What a disgustingly sexist game.
13) Game Genie
Oh god, the rad-iation!
14) Dr. Mario
Imagine piercing your nose with a bone, kid. Then you'll know better than to challenge a witch doctor to a video game.
15) Doki Doki Panic!
That's a foreshadowing handshake….
Want more crazy commercial action? Check out the past installments: Atari 2600.
Stay tuned for the Sega Genesis edition coming next week!
GamesBeat 2014 — VentureBeat’s sixth annual event on disruption in the video game market — is coming up on Sept 15-16 in San Francisco. Purchase one of the first 50 tickets and save $400!