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Video Game Ad of the Day: Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider gets labelled as being groundbreaking or a pop culture phenomenon, but let’s face it – it’s Indiana Jones with tits. It has also aged really, really poorly – but hey, the first three are definitely better than the three that followed.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider GRE
This Greek ad for Tomb Raider for the Sega Saturn seems like a pretty standard ad…until you look closely and see that there’s a picture of the Nude Raider hack in action. This ad is from the official Greek distributor for the game too – crazy!

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Fighting Force

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Fighting Force, as we’ve said time and again, was at one stage intended to be Streets of Rage 4. However Fighting Force turned out so rubbish that we thank Zombie Jesus that it wasn’t.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Fighting Force


Fighting Force is a beat ’em up developed by Core Design that’s pretty much the poster child for why the beat ’em up died off. Dull environments, shitty character design and gameplay that’s freakishly slow.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Chuck Rock


Chuck Rock is one of those games that originated on the Amiga that Amiga fans think is the bees knees, and nobody else gives a hoot about because there were far better games on the consoles.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Tomb Raider Chronicles


Tomb Raider Chronicles is kind of an anthology collection of Lara’s early adventures, told by her friends as they share their memories post-Last Revelation, where Lara is thought to be dead (but totally isn’t). Of course, being the fifth Lara Croft adventure in as many years, franchise fatigue led to it being poorly received by critics and the lowest selling PlayStation entry of the series.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Fighting Force


Core Design’s Fighting Force is a classic example of how the 2D brawler didn’t really make the graceful transition to 3D that many had hoped. It’s fun at first, but the novelty quickly wears off, and you’re left with a clunky, unattractive mess.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Fighting Force 64


Fighting Force is a good example of a middling game with a clever advertising campaign. The Nintendo 64 port was released almost two years after the original PlayStation release. The game was actually originally intended to be Streets of Rage 4, until Sega and Core Design ran into issues regarding porting the game to other platforms, which resulted in the completed Saturn version of the game never being released.