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 50 images of Nintendo related goodness. Enjoy.

Die Cut N°4. 1994. US.

Die Cut N°4. 1994. US.

Hawk & Dove N°11. 1990. US.

Taito titles for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The Young All Stars. 1988.

Zanac and Lunar Pool for the Nintendo and NES. The Young All-Stars. 1988.

Hawk & Dove N°11. 1990. US.

Detective Comics N°651. 1992. US.

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.

Hawk & Dove N°11. 1990. US.

De Speelboom N°3. November. 1987. Netherlands.

Speelboom Club Journal 5. 1987. Netherlands.

Kool Aid Nintendo offer. The Young All-Stars. 1988.


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

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


 

 

ATARI

Classic video game brand Atari was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.  Atari is recognised as an industry pioneer of arcade games, video game consoles, and home computers. TVTA is pleased to present a selection of international adverts for Atari products.


Atarisoft. Alpha Flight N°8. 1984.

Hawk & Dove N°11. 1990. US.

US. Firestorm 81. 1989.

US. Firestorm 81. 1989.

US. Firestorm 24. 1984.

US. Firestorm 24. 1984.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

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France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

US. House of Mystery. 1983.

US. House of Mystery. 1983. Classic arcade game from 1982 developed by Warren Davis and Jeff Lee. Can you help Q*bert to alter the colours of the pyramid by making him hop from square to square and avoiding enemies along the way?

US. Weird War Tales. 1982.

US. Weird War Tales. 1982. “Frogger’s first challenge is to cross a highway where reckless hot rods hurtle by, and huge trucks go thundering in his path. Every safe jump in this maze of motor and metal is a crucial step home.”

US. The Defenders. 1983.

US. The Defenders. 1983.

USA. The Defenders 119. 1983.

USA. The Defenders 119. 1983.

USA. Power Man and Iron Fist 86. 1982.

USA. Power Man and Iron Fist 86. 1982.

US. The Warlord. 1983.

US. The Warlord. 1983. Tron arcade game based on the 1982 sci-fi film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, starring Jeff Bridges who plays a computer programmer trapped inside the software of a mainframe computer.

US. NightForce. 1983.

US. NightForce. 1983.

US. The Defenders. 1983.

US. The Defenders. 1983. This MATTELL ELECTRONICS arcade game was originally titled “Hamburger” and was renamed Burger Time for the USA market. The game featured PETER PEPPER as the busy chef, and was available to play on systems such as the ATARI 2600, COMMODORE 64, INTELLIVISION and others.

USA. Amethysts. 1984.

USA. Amethysts. 1984.

Parker Bros various

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

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France. Pif Gadget.

USA. Marvel Alpha Flight. 1984.

USA. Marvel Alpha Flight. 1984.

USA. The Defenders 1983.

USA. The Defenders 1983.

US. Legion of Superheros. 1984.

US. Legion of Superheros. 1984.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

Brazil. Cebolinha. 1984.

Brazil. Cebolinha. 1984.

US. Starlog. 1983.

US. Starlog. 1983.