Godzilla Game TV Commercial (1978)

Images courtesy of Board Game Geeks and G. Libby

Images courtesy of Board Game Geeks and G. Libby

I consider myself more than a passing fan of Godzilla but I have to admit I have no recollection of seeing this awesome looking game from back in 1978, thanks to the official YouTube channel of our friends over at Plaid Stallions.Com though we can now imagine how fun it would have been to play…or terrifying because some of those kids in the TV commercial look like they are getting stressed out.

[Via] Brick Mantooth

Godzilla Game B - Board Game Geeks - G. Libby

Thanks to Board Game Geeks and G. Libby for supplying the photos of the actual game and for also cluing us in as to how the game worked. Players would place their spaceships on the Space Platform, spin the Space Spinner and rotate the Space Platform…hoping that Godzilla wouldn’t appear and devour their spaceship. Last player with a spaceship left on the Platform won the game!

Any of our Retroist fans have any memories of playing this game?


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8 thoughts on “Godzilla Game TV Commercial (1978)

  1. Ha – that’s pretty neat. Never seen that before either. Looks too simplistic to actually play as an adult but definitely cool Godzilla stuff. I love watching those old commercials.

  2. MadPlanet, I have to wonder how many parents though saw that commercial and thought…this may be too intense for my kid. Look at the dread on all of those little tykes faces. :)

  3. Still own this classic…and ironically it still works! Used to love all those “shock games” like Jaws, Mummy’s Curse and that one with the spider that jumps at you if you touch it’s web (the name escapes me). Thanks for the great commercial…i can only i agine how excited i was at ag 5 to see that one. :)

  4. Glad you enjoyed the trip down Memory Lane, Butch r Cleaver! Speaking of I want to thank you for jogging my memory banks on that great Jaws game…I can vividly recall spending hours playing that game with my cousins. :)

  5. Chris X says:

    oh god, THAT SPIDER GAME. Butch, I don’t remember it’s name either, but that game scared the daylights out of 4 year old me, and spent most of the time in the closet because I’d be goddamned if I ever wanted to play it again after that thing jumped at me the first time.

  6. I do not recall the Spider game that Butch r Cleaver mentioned, I’ll have to do something about that! Was it out around the same time as Jaws, etc?

  7. Chris X says:

    YES! That’s it! pardon my language, but **** THAT THING. The main spider is all big and hairy and AHHHHHH. hahah, it terrorized me so much as a child.

    I seem to remember it being bigger than that, but maybe it’s just implanted in my head that way. The horror makes it appear bigger.

    I’m having flashbacks now, help

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