80s Video Games Adverts

Posted on January 03, 2006

80s video games adverts

Check out this gallery of 80s video game adverts on flickr. Great typo work from Atari, and I love the colour-coding of the games packaging. You would see that now-a-days.

The guy in the tweed jacket from Intellivision looks like a barrel of laughs too. Can't see him pluggin GTA San Andreas.

The "Megawars" artwork is typical of how imaginatively the illustration department could interpret those 4x8 one-colour sprites that the "screen designers" of the era where churning out. How disappointed we were when the scantily-clad babe turned out the be a 2 colour wingding...

Talking of sprites - this guy must represent the best of his breed.