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Re: Game TV adverts

Post by DouglasReynholm » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:21 pm

8BitAG wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:27 am
They could've very easily been limited to just a single region of the country, given how ITV worked back then. Or perhaps these are adverts that appeared on promotional VHS tapes.
I was going to make that point, but the voice-overs were 'BBC English', so that threw me off a bit. Also, promo VHS ads seems the likely answer.
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Post by toot_toot » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:03 am

Watching them again, the Ocean ones might actually be TV adverts as they do say “available from good computer game shops” (or similar), so maybe those adverts were shown in the North West of England, seeing as Ocean were based in Manchester. But the Rasputin one Id say was from a WH Smith in-store type of promo video.
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Post by mickfarrow » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:56 am

I remember an advert for Ocean's Rambo being shown before the film on a rental video.
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Re: Game TV adverts

Post by DouglasReynholm » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:35 pm

mickfarrow wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:56 am
I remember an advert for Ocean's Rambo being shown before the film on a rental video.
Yes of course I'd forgotten about that. Also Ocean managed to squeeze a promo for the Robocop game onto the films VHS release I think.
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Re: Game TV adverts

Post by stupidget » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:27 pm

DouglasReynholm wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:35 pm
mickfarrow wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:56 am
I remember an advert for Ocean's Rambo being shown before the film on a rental video.
Yes of course I'd forgotten about that. Also Ocean managed to squeeze a promo for the Robocop game onto the films VHS release I think.
That's one of the many things I loved about the 80's. Only back then could you advertise a computer game played predominantly by kids on the VHS tape of one of the greatest and most violent 18 rated films of all time :-) . You'd not get that these days with all these half baked snowflakes who are petrified of their own shadows :lol:
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Re: Game TV adverts

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:32 pm

Just came across this cool Ocean compilation advert on Twitter. Unfortunately I can't find it on YouTube.



It'd be great if someone provides the YT link.
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Post by Alessandro » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:39 pm

Italian ZX Spectrum advert with Horace Goes Skiing, first months of 1984 if memory serves me well.

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Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:13 pm

More adverts from this twitter account which posts many interesting adverts from Imagine & Ocean:





Clearly saved from a VHS tape, but I couldn't find them on YT
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Re: Game TV adverts

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:24 pm

Another interesting ad from this guy. I'd like to know where does he get these marvellous stuff...



Nothing found on YouTube
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Re: Game TV adverts

Post by DouglasReynholm » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:56 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:24 pm
Another interesting ad from this guy. I'd like to know where does he get these marvellous stuff...



Nothing found on YouTube
Now available on Spectrum and Atari ST - that well known port "Dream Team".
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