Video Game Ad of the Day Archive

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Video Game Ad of the Day: NFL Quarterback Club 2002

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NFL Quarterback Club 2002 is Acclaim’s only NFL game for the sixth generation consoles. The NFL Quarterback Club series was initially quite popular on the Nintendo 64, but the arrival and significant improvement of Madden on the system, along with a series of only minor changes between releases saw its fanbase dwindle.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Athens 2004

Athens 2004
Athens 2004 is the official video game of the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, held in Athens, Greece from August 13 to 2009, 2004. It was developed by Eurocom and was a console exclusive for the PlayStation 2, where it was published by Sony. Eidos published a less publicised PC release. Athens 2004 has the most events of any Olympics game up to that point. Of course it suffers the same button mashing based gameplay of every athletics game up to that point, so controllers beware.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Panzer Dragoon Orta


Panzer Dragoon Orta is one of a handful of Xbox releases which was designed with the Japanese audience in mind. It is the first home console Panzer Dragoon game not developed by Team Andromeda, which had been split up at the end of the Saturn era. This is the Japanese ad for the game.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Aladdin in Nasira’s Revenge

Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge
Disney’s Aladdin in Nasira’s Revenge is another tag team effort between Disney and Sony, timed to release with the second direct-to-video Aladdin feature, although the game itself is set between the second film and the start of the TV series. Aladdin battles Nasira, Jafar’s sister who seeks revenge for the death of her brother.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: 007: Tomorrow Never Dies

007 Tomorrow Never Dies
007: Tomorrow Never Dies is the video game adaptation of the second Pierce Brosnan-led James Bond outing. It was originally offered to Nintendo and Rare after the breakout success of GoldenEye on the Nintendo 64, but the offer was turned down in favour of doing an original sequel, Perfect Dark. EA snapped up the license and handed it over to Black Ops Entertainment for a quickfire third person shooter. While Tomorrow Never Dies wasn’t exactly a great game, it was successful enough for EA to hold the Bond license until the mid 2000s.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Game Boy Light


The Game Boy Light is a Japanese exclusive release of Nintendo’s famous handheld with a much needed backlight. The systems were reasonably popular, but the quality of the display leads to them commanding a significantly higher price than the standard Game Boy.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: RoboCop vs. The Terminator


The 1992 Dark Horse comic book mini-series RoboCop vs. The Terminator had video game potential written all over it, so Virgin Interactive snapped the rights up and did exactly that. While the game released across six formats, there are four distinct versions, owing to the fact that Virgin assigned four different developers to the task of producing the game.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Techno Cop


Technocop is a hybrid action game combining driving and side scrolling shooting sequences. Unfortunately it doesn’t do either especially well, but the concept is cool.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: 8 Eyes


8 Eyes is a middling platformer for the NES, brought to the US by Taxan in 1988. It was originally published by Seta in Japan.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Chiller


Chiller is a rather gruesome light gun shooter that had players taking on the role of a torturer who must maim and execute victims caught in a dungeon. The game was somewhat controversial – arcade operators refused to install it, and Exidy was forced to release the NES version without a license from Nintendo.