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Video Game Ad of the Day: Time Killers

Time Killers
Time Killers is an utterly abysmal fighting game released in the aftermath of Mortal Kombat, when people assumed that violence alone could carry a game. About the only redeeming feature of Time Killers is the ability to cut each others’ limbs off. The Mega Drive release didn’t come out until about 4 years after the arcade game, and by 1996, Time Killers seemed even shitter than in 1992.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Total Carnage


Total Carnage is a spirtual successor to Smash TV, but ditches the game show motif for more of a parody of the Iraq war, complete with a comical interpretation of a Middle Eastern dictator (General Akhboob). Unlike Smash TV, Total Carnage bombed in the arcade, and thus was not widely ported. This ad is for the SNES version, but you can also find it on the Amiga, PC, Amiga CD32 and Jaguar, along with an emulated version in the more widely distributed Midway Arcade Treasures 2 for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube.