Sonic better not be using speed shoes. I've got a lot of money on this.
The holiday season is upon us, and everybody knows the best part of the holidays is all the new games. Remember repeatedly seeing the commercials for games you REALLY wanted? It was painful, but it was also kind of great. In a perfect world every commercial made before the year 2000 would be included on this list, as they're all glorious in their own way, but this site isn't made of unlimited space, so we had to opt for 15 instead of 15 thousand.
Before we had Rock Band or Guitar Hero (or any music game for that matter), we had PaRappa the Rapper, the lovable dog who taught us all how to believe. This commercial really helped to convey the consummate weirdness of PaRappa the Rapper to the general public. To this day, people who have never played the game still know about the part where the weird stoner lizard sings about having to pee.
Truthfully, this is a pretty standard commercial for the time period. I mean, I like it, but I don't love it. But what sets this apart from any other commercial of the era is a young Paul Rudd, blown away by the powerful graphics generated by the Super NES. It makes you wish that Paul Rudd would do another commercial for Nintendo today, charming us all by simply talking about Wii Sports Resort or the new Donkey Kong. Now that, I can get into.
1. Duke Nukem
2. Doctor Eggman
There may be a few in here that you've never heard of. And by "few" I mean "most."
video Retro SNES CommercialJuly 16, 2010
WOW! Sixteen whole bits!
video Retro Game Stop-MotionJune 23, 2010
It's not real art until a goomba makes an appearance.
Picture 1997 Boasts Terrible GraphicsMay 28, 2010
Remember when this was impressive?