Check Out This Awesome 1982 Theatrical Commercial For Yar’s Revenge!

Yar's Revenge - Atari
Last week we shared some awesome audio treasure from the famous Dig Dug commercial that was seen theatrically back in 1982. Watching that commercial at the 62 Drive-In ranks up there in my memories of that outdoor movie theater and in my youth I really tried to record it on my portable cassette recorder only to find that they had switched it out with the Intellivision ad.

I do love both of those ads but I have to say this one featuring Yar’s Revenge, Asteroids, and Star Raiders is new to me. I also have to say that I honestly think it’s the best of the 3 commercials thanks in no small part to the trippy 3-D effects and narration.

[Via] Good Rob 13

Do any of you have memories of seeing this ad in theaters?


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3 thoughts on “Check Out This Awesome 1982 Theatrical Commercial For Yar’s Revenge!

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Since this was presented theatrically, I can only hope there’s still a 35mm print out there, somewhere, which can make it to a cool rep cinema (like the Drafthouse?) and then onto a Blu-Ray transfer.
    Until then, my mind’s eye is showing me that vision of wonderment that is the VCS, displayed in full big-screen glory at the end of this promo.
    In Imax.

    Oh, I did see my retro console games played out on a big cinema screen in my early teens.
    Many times in my dreams (not kidding).
    For some unsurprising reason, I always remembered those bits the next morning.
    This article reminded me of that.

    And y’know, Star Raiders kinda played out similarly on my daily sessions.
    Upconverted by way of Imagination Overdrive.

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