Video Game Ads from Australian TV

We here at Retro Gaming Australia are dedicated to trying to preserve every aspect of video gaming life in Australia. One vital component of that is video game advertising on television. Once upon a time, it was actually a rare sight to see a video game or video game system advertised on television, and the ads were usually produced in Australia. Now, you’ll see a game advertised nearly every day, and it’s usually just the US or UK ad with an Aussie rating tacked on. Anyway, we’ve looked long and hard in every corner of the Internet to dig up some old Aussie video gaming ads for you, so enjoy!

If any readers can supply us with old video game commercials, please send an e-mail to admin@thisurl. We’d prefer it if you have them in a computerised form, but we are willing to accept VHS tapes.

Atari 2600/VCS
Atari 2600 Ad #1
Atari 2600 Ad #2
Atari 2600 Ad #3
Atari 2600 Ad #4
Atari 2600 Ad #5
Atari 2600 Ad #6
Atari Pac-Man
Tutankham

Commodore 64
Commodore 64 Family Pack
Commodore 64

Intellivision
Intellivision Promotion
Intellivision System #2
Burger Time
Mission X

Sega SC-3000
John Sands Sega SC-3000

Sega Master System
Sega Master System Rental Ad
Sega Master System II Ad

Nintendo Entertainment System
NES 1987 Ad #1
NES 1987 Ad #2
NES 1988 Ad #1
NES 1988 Ad #2
NES 1989 Ad
NES Power Glove Ad
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Nintendo Game Boy
Game Boy 1990
Game Boy Pocket Super Mario Land Bundle
Game Boy Camera and Printer

Atari 7800
Atari 7800 System Rap

Sega Mega Drive
Mega Drive System 1990
Toe Jam and Earl
Mega Drive Mega Offer 1992
Mega Drive Super Sonic Offer 1992
Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
The Next Level/The Sega Net Ad #1
The Next Level/The Sega Net Ad #2
Mega Drive II Hyperformance Packs (Street Fighter II SCE, Aladdin/Sonic)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
System Launch Ad
F-Zero
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Donkey Kong Country Ad

Game Gear
System Launch Ad

16-bit Multiplatform
Mortal Kombat 3

Amiga CD32
Amiga CD32 System

Nintendo 64
Wave Race 64 Pre-launch Ad
Mario Kart 64 Ad
Nintendo 64 1997 Lineup and Price Drop #1
Nintendo 64 1997 Lineup and Price Drop #2
Yoshi’s Story – Eggs
Yoshi’s Story – Tongue
Nintendo 64 Clear Purple Controller Bundle

PlayStation
100% Wicked Games for PlayStation

PC
EA PC-CDROM Lineup 1996
World Cup 98

PlayStation 2
Dead or Alive 2
Dog’s Life
PlayStation 2 Platinum – Beach
PlayStation 2 Platinum – Bouncy Ball
PlayStation 2 Platinum – Piano

Other
Timezone Ad (1993)
Timezone Daytona USA
Sonic the Hedgehog Ice Cream