Old Sega Mega Drive and Atari ads!

Today I went to a flea market where I sometimes go on Sundays. This place is mainly filled with antiques, porcelain, books and interior decorations.  I’ve never seen any games or electronics there, it’s more vintage stuff, but I like that too ^_^ However today I found something gaming related! I saw a stand filled with old comic books from the early 90’s, like the Phantom and Modesty Blaise (which in Swedish is Agent X9) and I thought of my friend Gabriella who likes Modesty ^_^ I picked one up and saw an old ad for Sega on the back!I thought this was so cool that I had to go through the backs of every magazine they had to see if there were more! And there was!!! I ended up buying 10 magazines with gaming ads on the back and I thought I would share them here. Even if they are in Swedish I hope you all can enjoy it, I will translate the ridiculous slogans they had ;D

First of all here are the magazines I bought, Modesty Blaise sure does look cool ^_^

Agent X9 nr 7 -92   Agent X9 nr 7 -91   Agent X9 nr 11 -93   Agent X9 nr 6 -93   Agent X9 nr 11 -92   Agent X9 nr 13 -92   Agent X9 nr 9 -90   Agent X9 nr 5 -92   Agent X9 nr 13 -90   Agent X9 nr 8 -93

Sonic says: I hate all environmental criminals!

“I hate all environmental criminals!” Sonic promoting Global gladiators..

"He is almost as cool as I am"

“He is almost as cool as I am” Sonic promoting Cool Spot

"Cooooooool summer games"... they almost got it right, if they would have removed the Tournament Golf >_<

“Cooooooool summer games”... they almost got it right, I don’t care much for the Tournament Golf >_<

"Flipper, the ocean is not big enough for both of you".. yeah... cause Flipper the dolphin was a big thing back then too ^^

“Flipper, the ocean is not big enough for the both of you”.. yeah, I get it… cause Flipper the dolphin was a big thing back then too ^^

"LYNX - a new portable computer-game in color!" and in the key selling points they are listing: pause button, power adaptor and built in joypad.. isn't that kind of ... obvious things??

“LYNX – a new portable computer-game in color!” and in the key selling points they are listing: pause button, power adaptor and built in joypad.. isn’t that kind of … obvious things??

"No other 16-bit video game has as many... 80 strong games." 4 new games per month! wow.. that's a bit less.. than today ;D

“No other 16-bit video game has as many… 80 strong games.” 4 new games per month! wow.. that’s a bit less.. than today ;D

"The worlds fastest video game characters is returning in a neck-breaking game for Mega Drive - SONIC 2!" I really hope the kids didn't actually break their necks...

“The worlds fastest video game character is returning in a neck-breaking game for Mega Drive  –  SONIC 2!!”            I really hope the kids didn’t actually break their necks though…

"Now there's over 100 16-bit games for the Mega Drive! No other system has more!"

“Now there’s over 100 16-bit games for the Mega Drive! No other system has more!”

"This is where the adventure starts"

“This is where the adventure starts”

6 thoughts on “Old Sega Mega Drive and Atari ads!

  1. Awesome. I picked up a bunch of C64 Format magazines today, and amongst them was an old WHSmith games catalogue. So cool to remember the old ads.

  2. This is a cool find. Flea Markets where I am have become over priced when it comes to video games. Everyone thinks what they have is worth a fortune.
    Sounds like Sonic use to be a bit full of himself! :)

    “He is almost as cool as I am” Sonic promoting Cool Spot

    Sonic must not have known that he was about to be swallowed by Nintendo.

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