From fish-eye lenses to Big Dog-style one-liners, 1990s video game ads had it all. And by “had it all” I mean “were absolutely ridiculous and almost hurt to look back on today.”
This gallery of ‘90s ads, put together by Flickr user jonathantaylorthomasfan and passed along to us by a couple of anonymous tipsters last night, is one hell of a nostalgia trip. We’ve got Dragon Ball Z ads that would never be approved after 9/11, some casual Tomb Raider objectification, and plenty of wonderful zingers that just can’t be matched in 2015. Don’t you wish today’s video game publishers had slogans like “WHAT NINTENDON’T”?
I’ve picked out some highlights here, but if you wanna take a trip back to the 90s with all 4,000+ ads, head over to the Flickr gallery.