Puzzler game ads

Video game magazines offer previews, reviews, developer interviews, and lots of advertisements. While most ads are dull and boring, some of them make an impact because they’re clever, funny, or downright disturbing.

Take a look at the ads in the images below, and guess the titles they’re from. All of them are from the 32-bit era of gaming, specifically the original PlayStation and Sega Saturn. For bonus points, try to identify the game in the top image as well.



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A. Tomb Raider
B. Ape Escape
C. Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle
D. Prince of Persia 3D


A. Shadow Madness
B. Heart of Darkness
C. Dark Seed II
D. Alone in the Dark: One-Eyed Jack’s Revenge


A. Carmageddon
B. Twisted Metal III
C. Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense
D. Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012


A. Virtual Hydlide
B. MediEvil
C. Hexen: Beyond Heretic
D. Deathtrap Dungeon


A. Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition
B. Ballistic
C. Bomberman: Party Edition
D. Buster Bros. Collection


A. Alien Resurrection
B. Enemy Zero
C. Martian Gothic: Unification
D. Project Overkill


A. DarkStalkers
B. Cardinal Syn
C. Star Gladiator
D. Criticom


A. Test Drive 5
B. Driver
C. San Francisco Rush
D. Street Racer


A. Die Hard Arcade
B. Fighting Force
C. Gekido
D. Jackie Chan Stuntmaster


A. Parasite Eve
B. Clock Tower
C. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
D. Nanotek Warrior

Flip over to page two for the answers.