Delicious AND adorable…
One thing that always bugged me as a kid was how great some ads made games look. Check out this advertisement for Mario Bros. for the Atari 2600.
For reference, here is what Mario Bros. looked like in the arcade:
Here is a screenshot of the Atari 2600 version:
Despite any graphical deficiencies, the Atari 2600 version of the game was still fun — although, to be honest, I always preferred the Commodore 64 version myself.
“Mario, where arrrrrrre youoooooou!”
Atari ripped off Car 54 with this one. They also got the color of Luigi’s shirt wrong. And yet this jingle has been lodged in my brain since forever. It also made a little sense out of a pretty nonsensical game. I have to admit that I wouldn’t have enjoyed Mario Bros. as much if it weren’t for this ad.
Wow…its just glorious.