Wow, does this ever make me feel old. The folks at Retro Junk dug up an old commercial of the classic video game Mario Bros. for the Atari 2600 and 5200 that has just awful production values. It’s from 1983. I was 15 years old. That’s a full 22 years ago (I shuddered typing that).
I can remember the commercial easily now and I can remember wanting the game badly. We had an Atari 5200 and the market crashed during the fall of that year. I think we only ever bought perhaps five games for the 5200 before you couldn’t find anything in the stores to buy. It’s hard to imagine Mario ever appearing on anything other than Nintendo hardware, but there he and his brother Luigi are. Happily knocking the crap out of turtles.
22 friggin’ years ago! I still can’t believe it.
Found via Joystiq.