The best and worst Nintendo commercial ever

During the holiday season, we’ll republish a series of Nintendo Life articles, interviews, and other feature articles over the last 12 months that we consider to be the best of 2020. We hope this will give you a chance to catch up with the work you missed. Or just look back on the year when there were some highlights — honest!

This feature was originally published in October 2020.

Recent Japanese TV spots Super Mario 3D All Stars Nintendo’s adoption of Love Island’s Laura Whitmore as a “Ring Fit Ambassador” allowed us to look back on Nintendo’s long history of television commercials and 30-second spots. Do you miss “You are playing with power now!” For days, think about all the celebrities who spend their leisure time in the airy, wood-filled dwellings that play Wii and DS in Nintendo commercials.

In the early 90’s, there was SEGA who was fighting Nintendo in the advertising space. Earlier, we’ve seen how SEGA’s marketing approach in the UK has driven ad responsiveness, making sharper ads more edgy. Over time, especially when Sony entered the arena with groundbreaking PlayStation ads.

Nintendo has always spent a lot of money on TV advertising, but it has increased due to the significant increase in viewership during the Wii and DS era. As a result, you can choose from so many commercials, but we have collected our picks below for the pleasure of your browsing. From the early 1980s to the present, we’ll take you on a tour that shows the best and worst of Nintendo’s ad output. We are particular about TV commercials, not the latest online trailers and videos (sorry for being too enthusiastic) Ring Fit Adventure duo).

Before you start, it’s important to remember that these commercials were produced for Not Nintendo Along Nintendo. Advertising companies have proposed ideas and Nintendo’s regional divisions have approved them, so if game developers and even seniors in companies around the world are completely unaware of the content of these commercials, they’ll probably enter zero. There was only. ..

The best Nintendo TV commercials of the 80’s and 90’s

Before we get started with Nintendo’s 8-bit and 16-bit systems, there are some earlier ads we like …

“Where are you, Mario?”

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