MNetwork Ad

The MNetwork was a division of Mattel Electronics that was created to make games for the 2600. Usually these turned out to be slightly simplified versions of existing Intellivision games. Later, many of these titles, would be released by INTV.

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3 thoughts on “MNetwork Ad

  1. vinvectrex says:

    Wow – I’m a big fan of Intellivision, the Atari 2600, and even of Mattel. That said, this is easily one of the worst video game ads I’ve ever seen. Ever! I mean, if my 11 year old self had seen this ad, I might’ve been tempted to get up off the couch and go outside. Terrible!

  2. tcv says:

    I was soooo envious of the running man animation back then that I gobbled up a few of the M Network Games. (Finally got an INTV II, though.)

    I remember the M Network Football game for your ability to run away from the fleeing receiver, all the way off the edge of the screen, only to appear right in front of the opponent!

  3. I hear ya, tcv, I did the same.

    @Vinvectrex Yeah, but that ad says the video games are so exciting! Surely you would have stayed on the couch for that, right? ;)

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