Dear Nintendo, We Want Commercials Of Old Back

Super Smash Brothers Brawl is just around the corner and I’m patiently waiting for some creative Nintendo commercials like the ones we got back in the old days. The good old days of the N64 are gone and so are the wacky commercials that came with it. Spots like the one above really peaked my interest in games and I’m not sure why companies aren’t sticking with the funny approach that obviously worked in the old days.

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14 Comments on Dear Nintendo, We Want Commercials Of Old Back

mdubb

On March 3, 2008 at 1:10 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfVbN4ddkkc
old school nintendo xmas

runemaster

On March 3, 2008 at 3:09 am

cool commerical – still they might not want that kind of video anymore, because they are afraid that these videos scare away the older gamers ;)

Jonathan

On March 3, 2008 at 3:52 am

haha. man, i’d completely forgotten about this ad. ah, the good ol’ days :grin:

ManOfTeal

On March 3, 2008 at 10:35 am

Remember this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_o6fEvJRUE&feature=related

Steve

On March 3, 2008 at 11:23 am

Still the best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoXb7PIJYmA

And if you thought that one was weird:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Torg4VAtUhc

Anon

On March 3, 2008 at 1:11 pm

piqued your interest, not peaked your interest

Stanley Opar

On March 3, 2008 at 1:25 pm

1. Sega Genesis?…or a Reindeer?

2. Get N or get out!

3.Hey lady Common! hit the gas, your killin me out here! (lol) (jet Moto 3)

4. OLD MAN: You can play when my turn’s over…
Other OLD MAN – But you’ve BEEN Playin…for 62 YEARS! (banjo-kazooie Froot-roll-up promo)

5.Get ready for a food fight! (Donkey Kong 64)

I can’t think of anymore..

Chris H

On March 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm

How is this Super Smash Bros on N64 commercial considered “old”. To me the old commercials were from NES and Super NES days.

platomaker

On March 3, 2008 at 2:22 pm

check out the bomberman 64 commerical. that was by far the best n64 commerical

Patrick

On March 3, 2008 at 2:34 pm

I like how you assume that it “worked” simply because you enjoyed the commercial. Ad agencies track how certain ads perform very carefully and make adjustments as trends change. If you aren’t seeing a certain style of ad anymore, it is because it no longer moves product.

I know personally this commercial didn’t sell me on Smash Brothers on the N64, I wanted to see more gameplay to understand what the hell this game was all about.

Free Play

On March 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm

that was a funny commercial

I’ve always liked the one for super mario bros 3 where a bunch of people are chatting mario! and wereing different color clothing so when the camera pans out we see a face of mario on the globe

Josh

On March 3, 2008 at 11:49 pm

What you guys don’t like the two creepy asian guys knocking on people’s doors saying “we would like to play!”

Its not like nintendo needs commercials anyway…all of their games have been gamecube ports.

iSaac

On April 2, 2008 at 12:23 pm

SEGA old school commercials > Nintendo old school commercials…

brought to you by a 31-year old SEGA fanboy

SEGA!

courtney

On April 6, 2008 at 7:25 pm

yeah, iSaac, nintendo bought sega…too bad for you =P nintendo rules all