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Date: 08/10/10 02:03 PM

112 Responses to Vintage Nintendo Magazine Ad [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18932 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    Link: Vintage Nintendo Magazine Ad - Wanna know how embarrassing the `80s were? Check out this ad and read the small print.
  2. Profile photo of AmberCherry
    AmberCherry Female 18-29
    98 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Damn you Biff!
  3. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
    716 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    ...What?
  4. Profile photo of eduardoleon
    eduardoleon Male 18-29
    500 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    ddr FTW
  5. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    I remember that........
    PS. Kinect is gonna suck, I can already tell.
  6. Profile photo of ghoststop
    ghoststop Male 18-29
    53 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    ...the wet spot?...
  7. Profile photo of 17945
    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    I didn`t know Back To The Future characters could not only time travel, but teleport anywhere they wanted to as well...
  8. Profile photo of Burrid
    Burrid Male 18-29
    28 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    "Nintendo brand TVs emit a certain amount of purple radioactive glow. Do not use in enclosed spaces or within 50 feet of biological organisms."

    Hah
  9. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    I wanted everything in that ad, still do today, even the TV.
  10. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    This is a joke, right? The whole purple radioactive glow thing?
  11. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    OMG maybe THAT explains why everything went wrong after I got the power pad.
    (I forgot how big the Nintendo merch was in the 80s *shakes head*)
  12. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    ... Wait, purple radioactive glow? From the TV? "Do not use in enclosed spaces or within 50 feet of biological organisms?"

    WTF, Nintendo?

    And as for the story... WOW... Just... Wow...

    I laughed HARD at the "see how far you can get in the long jump."
  13. Profile photo of Aadya
    Aadya Female 18-29
    55 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    *dies of laughter*
  14. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
    1593 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    lol Good job, Nintendo!
  15. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2353 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    LMFAO!

    NEN-TEN-DO.
  16. Profile photo of Mesonoxian
    Mesonoxian Male 18-29
    29 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    Wet spot on the couch??
    Nintendo should keep the humor current with the Wii..

    "Just use the remote to make your girlfriend climax!!"
  17. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    Wow, that was surprisingly inappropriate for a nintendo ad.
  18. Profile photo of malinschen
    malinschen Female 18-29
    444 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA! The text! Goddammit! Dying a bit inside though, a kid of the `80s as I am....
  19. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    if only that bottom part were actually part of the ad
  20. Profile photo of Floupe
    Floupe Male 13-17
    203 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Lolz
  21. Profile photo of Sammykins666
    Sammykins666 Female 18-29
    58 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    hahaha brilliant
  22. Profile photo of ILikeApples
    ILikeApples Male 18-29
    503 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    It`s strange how 30 years later, we have 3D TVs and gaming systems... wonder what will happen in 30 years from now.
  23. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    My faith in the internet is restored. Let there be no conflict on the internet; this picture cancels out all of the tens of thousands of unfunny lolcats.
  24. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    ok 3d tvs? really? my tv is 3d too, the things on it jsut have to be broadcast in 3d...
  25. Profile photo of xxxveganxxx
    xxxveganxxx Male 13-17
    383 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    "Nintendo brand TVs emit a certain amount of purple radioactive glow. Do not use in enclosed spaces or within 50 feet of biological organisms"
  26. Profile photo of KucheKlizma
    KucheKlizma Male 18-29
    193 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Lol do not use within 50 feet of biological organsms.
  27. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    This is why there is a certain negative stigma amongst gamers
  28. Profile photo of haveheart
    haveheart Female 18-29
    407 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    i want those sweatpants.
  29. Profile photo of maniaman88
    maniaman88 Male 18-29
    15 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    Man, I used to play Nintendo Track and Field with one of those, years before DDR cam out. You would run and jump on the pads, and the character`s speed and distance were determined by your speed and air time. You had sprints, high jump, running and standing long jumnp, hurdles, everything but the throwing sports (javelin, discus, shot put and hammer). Man, those were the days.
  30. Profile photo of zmeace
    zmeace Male 18-29
    807 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    early wii?
  31. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    Or, scenario 2: You tell Biff to drat off and do her over the kitchen counter.
  32. Profile photo of boredfjord
    boredfjord Male 13-17
    928 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    I`d like a pair of those sweatpants.
  33. Profile photo of MightyPeanut
    MightyPeanut Male 30-39
    411 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    Awww I had that Nintendo cabinet...its where I kept all my cookies and pron.
  34. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    I`d distract Biff by pointing out something that isn`t there, then punch him.
  35. Profile photo of DrunkStepdad
    DrunkStepdad Male 40-49
    206 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    Biff Tannen
  36. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    Hey. Shut up. That is the Track and Field running pad you polygon-sucking whippersnappers. You show your gaming ancestry some goddamned respect! If it wasn`t for that floor pad, you wouldn`t have your DDR machines, your Guitar Hero guitars, your Wiis, your Xboxes, your PS/2/3`s...these games pulled the video game industry out of the copycat hellhole it nearly drowned in.

    YOU KISS YOUR BITS AND THANK THEM!
  37. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    I had that tv stand!!!!
  38. Profile photo of walterppj
    walterppj Male 30-39
    125 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    I still have my original NES hooked up (to my 52 inch TV). Must search eBay for the Power Pad.

    Meanwhile... I still regret not taking my Vectrex system when I moved out in 92. My mom gave it away.
  39. Profile photo of daisy822
    daisy822 Female 13-17
    1043 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    gotta love the nintendo EVERYTHING thats only available at hottopic now....
  40. Profile photo of AmberMichele
    AmberMichele Female 13-17
    68 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    Holy shiz, this is hysterical...wet spot?!?! OMG!! HAHAHHAHAHA
  41. Profile photo of AmishHacker
    AmishHacker Male 30-39
    73 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    uhhh he is standing on it wrong for that game. Come on....and I too had that stand.
  42. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    so...i`m guessing drinking glasses weren`t invented yet...or....what?
  43. Profile photo of Stormydreams
    Stormydreams Female 18-29
    160 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    This is so much win.
  44. Profile photo of DutchShoes
    DutchShoes Female 18-29
    94 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    If I was the girl invited over I would have gone straight to the power pad screw your sexy couch time!
  45. Profile photo of mithraela
    mithraela Female 18-29
    535 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    I remember that powerpad. I played track and field with a cousin. Easy enough to beat the game. Total bitch to beat the cousin. That thing kicked your ass in a way that makes WII fit seem like a toy for the elderly and infirm.
  46. Profile photo of clancy54
    clancy54 Male 18-29
    83 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    "Keep your mother from finding the wet spot on the couch"

    That is win. I wish i would have thought of that...
  47. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
    1815 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    The first ever recorded appearance of the Ash hat. Looks like at least a good 6 years before pokemon existed, too.
  48. Profile photo of CrzyWhtGrl
    CrzyWhtGrl Female 18-29
    255 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    Gotta love that mario clock... want!
  49. Profile photo of MrsHoneyDew
    MrsHoneyDew Female 18-29
    388 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    Those sweat pants are radical!
  50. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm
    I remember that game!
    It was f--king awesome!
    Ahh nostalgia.
  51. Profile photo of CurlybackJoe
    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
    222 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    i love how they`re just casually hanging out in their nintendo sweat pants, sitting on their nintendo brand chair lmao
  52. Profile photo of Jui37
    Jui37 Female 18-29
    463 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    The writing on the bottom kinda scared me...lol
  53. Profile photo of MackenBurger
    MackenBurger Male 18-29
    46 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    "Later, use the map for more creative purposes to keep your mother from noticing the wet spot on the couch."

    ....thanks Nintendo.
  54. Profile photo of MackenBurger
    MackenBurger Male 18-29
    46 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    mat**

    sorry
  55. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    i poooped
  56. Profile photo of DrRitchie
    DrRitchie Male 18-29
    94 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    purple radioactive glow? wut in the H is that?
  57. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    nobody called `shopped on that text yet? That sounds like Cracked.com humor.
  58. Profile photo of Nerd_Rage
    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    that has to be shopped, i`ve seen very similar things of this nature from seanbaby. i wouldn`t be surprised if he did this
  59. Profile photo of laurjendee
    laurjendee Female 18-29
    202 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    I need those pants
  60. Profile photo of beefno
    beefno Male 18-29
    76 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    You need those pants? I HAD those pants!
  61. Profile photo of raven_mac
    raven_mac Male 18-29
    303 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    Oh god. The track game that used this pad was the best game for the pad.
    Cheated easily, but still fun to try w/o doing so.
  62. Profile photo of bombaytech
    bombaytech Male 18-29
    151 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    Did the world really use to be that cool?
  63. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 9:55 pm
    hahaha, fine print is hilarious
  64. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
    1958 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    LMAO!!
  65. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    Those buttons resemble delicious candy!
  66. Profile photo of yeayeayea23
    yeayeayea23 Female 18-29
    142 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 11:14 pm
    Warning: Official Nintendo brand TVs emit a certain amount of purple radioactive glow. Do not use in enclosed spaces or within 50 feet of biological organisms
  67. Profile photo of badassn1
    badassn1 Male 18-29
    7 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    Biff!! stop rooster blocking
  68. Profile photo of Septemberex
    Septemberex Female 13-17
    646 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 11:36 pm
    That was... so, so,so strange.
    I want the girl`s pants REALLY bad, too.
  69. Profile photo of elbat
    elbat Female 18-29
    188 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 12:28 am
    I hope that is not Susie.

    And that could be the first wii idea
  70. Profile photo of Nutimik
    Nutimik Male 18-29
    59 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 1:53 am
    I hope they turned into horrible mutants.
  71. Profile photo of DownWithDDT
    DownWithDDT Male 18-29
    45 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 2:53 am
    anyone else think the guy on the power pad looks like the AVGN?
  72. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 3:29 am
    idk bout you guys, but id totally wear the sweats lol
  73. Profile photo of Bioshocker
    Bioshocker Male 13-17
    593 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 4:16 am
    `Do not use in enclosed spaces or within 50 feet of biological organisms` WTF? That pretty much means we can`t play the product they`re advertising XD
  74. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 5:33 am
    Um did anyone read the whole paragraph below??

    "Later, use the mat for more creative purposes to keep your mother from finding a wet spot on the couch."

    WHAT?!
  75. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 5:43 am
    is it bad i want those loser nintendo pants?
  76. Profile photo of hazeofwar
    hazeofwar Male 18-29
    213 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 5:45 am
    Nintendo`s target audience revealed: Horny teenage nerds.
  77. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 6:18 am
    Ok 1st, showing his "Bruce Lee" skills on the track and feild game = fkin moron, and that leads me to believe that is Biff so the other guy is like 19 fkin a 12 year old = pedo!!
  78. Profile photo of MEZA
    MEZA Male 18-29
    333 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 6:22 am
    I`m just waiting for the movie "Gamer" to become a reality
  79. Profile photo of poofydoom
    poofydoom Female 18-29
    61 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 6:31 am
    i love it when guys adjust their wall clocks to suit my short woman needs. which would be... my eyes? from having to look up?
  80. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 6:46 am
    Ugh.
  81. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 7:04 am
    I don`t care what anyone says. The 80`s were awesome.
  82. Profile photo of iiiihatejmac
    iiiihatejmac Female 18-29
    477 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 7:19 am
    OH MY GOD
    i want those pants.
  83. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 7:28 am
    the precursor to DDR
  84. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 8:21 am
    i love the description, especially to keep your mom away from finding a wet spot on the couch, and i would rock those pants on the day i plan to quit my job :D lmao
  85. Profile photo of metalm0rgan
    metalm0rgan Male 18-29
    110 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Anyone got the link to the un-edited add? I wanna see what it REALLY said.
  86. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 9:04 am
    I had those pants. my dog ate them. I was very upset.
  87. Profile photo of spazking
    spazking Male 18-29
    301 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 9:32 am
    Damn you Biff Tannen!!
  88. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1190 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 10:16 am
    i want those pants!
  89. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
    795 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 10:17 am
    Were my parents the only ones convinced that a Nintendo will ruin your TV?
  90. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 10:19 am
    I think we might be having a case of "Product placement" in here...
  91. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 11:20 am
    "Later, use the mat for more creative purposes to keep your mother from finding a wet spot on the couch." o.O I are intrigued. So Nintendo wasn`t always entirely "kid-friendly." Kinky. I wonder if you could play a game while doing it on the mat...?
  92. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9256 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 11:59 am
    The mat beats the Wii big time.
  93. Profile photo of Viralshade
    Viralshade Male 18-29
    45 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    Wow "Warning: Official Nintendo brand TVs emit a certain amount of purple radioactive glow. Do not use in enclosed spaces or within 50 feet of biological organisms."
  94. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    wet patch? O_O
  95. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Forget the pants (though they are amazing), I want that clock!
  96. Profile photo of xavroche
    xavroche Male 30-39
    819 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    Fake....
  97. Profile photo of Dilluxia
    Dilluxia Female 18-29
    237 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    My brother had a pair of those sweat pants hahaha!
  98. Profile photo of SuperBeast
    SuperBeast Male 18-29
    96 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    HES DOING IT WRONG!!! There was a never a game you used pads 3 and 11 to run or jump in.... FAIL! The Power Pad was an amazing invention however...
  99. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    you will never be as awesome as this guy!
  100. Profile photo of CitizenXt99
    CitizenXt99 Female 18-29
    80 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    I absolutely love that story underneath the picture."Oh no! Biff Tannen suddenly appears in your den , and he wants to show off his Bruce Lee fighting poses!" Haha that`s just the best...
  101. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
    1067 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 1:28 am
    "HES DOING IT WRONG!!! There was a never a game you used pads 3 and 11 to run or jump in.... FAIL! The Power Pad was an amazing invention however..."

    He`s actually using 3 & 10
  102. Profile photo of Frambuesas
    Frambuesas Female 18-29
    136 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 8:10 am
    The caption is hilarious.
    If they tried to write that today, there`d be some sort of parental uproar about Nintendo condoning underage sex -__-
  103. Profile photo of trilliongram
    trilliongram Female 18-29
    135 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 10:40 am
    I drating loved the power pad.
  104. Profile photo of AnnaOmega
    AnnaOmega Female 13-17
    40 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 10:56 am
    "Purple radioactive glow"?
  105. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 11:45 am
    "The buttons resemble delicious candy."
    lol
  106. Profile photo of TIMESWORDSMN
    TIMESWORDSMN Male 13-17
    304 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    Dude, I have that Zelda garbage can!
  107. Profile photo of Phengophobia
    Phengophobia Female 13-17
    8 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    :o Wow, that is... scary
  108. Profile photo of last-iconOC
    last-iconOC Male 13-17
    152 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 1:39 am
    i lol`d
  109. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 7:15 am
    "her very short needs"?
  110. Profile photo of RFMITCH1
    RFMITCH1 Male 18-29
    121 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 6:43 pm
    Purple radioactive glow- in the bottome left corner, wtf? I love foot cancer.
  111. Profile photo of Challenger23
    Challenger23 Female 18-29
    346 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    OMG I want that zelda garbage can :O
  112. Profile photo of Dutch-Master
    Dutch-Master Male 18-29
    52 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:36 am
    i miss these times lol

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