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.


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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.

1983 ads for the Philips Odyssey Home Video Game Console

The following scans of the Philips Odyssey home video game console are part of a four page centre spread found in a 1983 Brazilian Disney comic Pato Donald.


Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


More Philips gaming adverts

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.


Early video game advertising from Philips. France. Télé Junior N° 4. 1977.

France. Télé Junior. 1977.


Pateta 36 1984 Odyssey Philips videogame

Brazil. Pateta 36. 1984


 

 

PAC-MAN… a pellet-popping, ghost-dodging classic

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Pac-Man was developed by Namco and released in 1980. Probably the most well-known arcade game and an icon of popular culture, Pac-Man has spawned a multitude of games, clothing, a TV series, music and merchandise sold worldwide. TVTA is pleased to present a selection of International adverts featuring the little yellow dude.


US. The Incredible Hulk. 1984.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France.PIf Gadget. 1983.


US. Groo. 1989;

US. Groo. 1989;


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


Pac-Man French pressing 7 inch vinyl record, sang by Willy. 1983. Polydor Records.

Pac-Man French pressing 7 inch vinyl record, sang by Willy. 1983. Polydor Records.



France. Picsou. 1984.

France. Picsou. 1984.


France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.


Hamleys. UK. 1983.


Post updated October 2018 with new images.

Brazilian retrogaming from the eighties

A selection of electronic and video games adverts from Brazil, 1984/85


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Brazil. Cebolinha N° 136. 1984.


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Brazil. Pato Donald N° 1738. 1985.


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Brazil. Pateta N° 36. 1984.


 

1982 Miro-Meccano jeux électroniques from France

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In 1982 the French company Miro-Meccano advertised a series of handheld electronic games that included the popular Merlin and Electronic Detective. The adverts below all appeared in issue 712 of Pif Gadget.


France. Pif Gadget 712. 1982.


France. Pif Gadget 712. 1982.


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