Category Archives: Video Gaming

NINTENDO… taxis, love hotels and video games!

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The Japanese company Nintendo was founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. The company originally produced hand-crafted playing cards. By the early 1960s several other ventures had been tried out including a taxi company and a love hotel!

Nintendo first ventured into the video game industry in the 1970s. In the 1980s they introduced us to their classic Game & Watch hand-held games and soon-to-become-iconic characters like Donkey Kong, Zelda and the Super Mario Bros. Other early Nintendo products include Game Boy, the NES and SNES consoles, and a co-ownership of the Pokémon franchise. Nintendo continues to be one of the leading innovaters in the electronic games industry today.

Warning: awesome alert code red. This post contains more than 40 images of Nintendo related goodness. Enjoy.

US. Groo. 1990.


US. Dark Hawk. 1991.


Gameboy. Denmark. 1991. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.


US. DC Starman.1989.

US. DC Starman.1989.


USA. Groo. 1989.


USA. Groo. 56. 1989.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


USA. Groo. 54. 1989.

USA. Groo. 54. 1989.


US. Starman. 1989.

US. Starman. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.

US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Groo. 1988.

US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1988.

US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


Cloak n Dagger. 1989.

Cloak n Dagger. 1989.


US. Groo. 1990.

US. Groo. 1990.


Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Nintendo. Denmark. 1991. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1990.


US. Firestorm. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Groo. 1990.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Groo. 1991.


US. Starman. 1989.


US. Groo. 1988.

US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1983.


UK. Hamleys Catalogue. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1984.


USA. Groo 49. 1989.

USA. Groo 49. 1989.


US. Firestorm. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


USA. Marvel New Universe. 1988.

US. New Universe. 1988.


For the complete rundown of Nintendo products from the ’80s to present see the official site: Nintendo

Retro Gaming Galore!

Video games consoles, cartridges, hand-held games, computers and electronics – as featured in the 1983 Hamleys Christmas catalogue.

Warning: TVTA cannot be held responsible for any sensory overload you may encounter as you feast your eyes on 80s electronic heavy-hitters like Atari, Coleco Vision, Vectrex, Texas Instruments, Bandai, Philips, C.G.L., Parker carts, and classic games like Frogger, Q*bert, Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Galaxy Invader, Snoopy Tennis, Pitfall!, River Raid, Space Invaders and more!













 

Eight retro gaming ads

TVTA presents eight retro gaming ads fresh from the 1980s … featuring Atari’s Advantage Prize Offers and Moon Patrol … Intellivision’s Kool-Aid Man and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Video Games Taito’s Bubble BobbleWrestle Mania … Parker Brothers Popeye The Sailor Man … and game offers from the UK’s BOMB!


US. Firestorm 81. 1989.

US. Firestorm 81. 1989.


US. Firestorm 24. 1984.

US. Firestorm 24. 1984.


US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.

US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.


US. Firestorm 24. 1984.

US. Firestorm 24. 1984.


US. Firestorm 81. 1989.

US. Firestorm 81. 1989.


US. Firestorm 81. 1989.

US. Firestorm 81. 1989.


US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.

US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.


UK. Starburst 66. 1984.

UK. Starburst 66. 1984.

Seven retro gaming ads

From France, the US and UK – seven adverts featuring Amstrad, Philips, Atari, Invicta, Imagic and Parker products from the 1980s.


France. Pif Gadget. 1988.

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.


atari-2600-pifg-1988-post

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.


 

Four Atari Adverts

Made for the UK market: three comic strip style Atari ads and a competition to win Atari consoles with Colgate toothpaste.


UK. Eagle. 1984.

UK. Eagle. 1984.


UK. Eagle. 1984.

UK. Eagle. 1984.


UK. ROTJ Weekly. 1983.

UK. ROTJ Weekly. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.


 

 

Mattel Electronics – cool retro-gaming artwork ads

Kool-Aid Man, Burger Time, Tron… I love the artwork on these Mattel Electronics video game ads from 1983/4.

US. Legion of Superheros. 1983.

US. Legion of Superheros. 1983.

 

US. The Defenders. 1983.

US. The Defenders. 1983.

 

US. The Defenders. 1983.

US. The Defenders. 1983.

 

US. Nightforce. 1983.

US. Nightforce. 1983.

 

USA. Amethysts. 1984.

USA. Amethysts. 1984.

 

US. The Warlord. 1983.

US. The Warlord. 1983.