WATCH – THE ORIGINAL GAMEBOY TV COMMERCIAL IS AMAZING!

Back in the late 80’s – before the advent of social media and online advertising – if you wanted to let people know about your amazing new handheld console, you had two choices;


Place a print ad in a magazine or newspaperCreate a kick-ass TV Advert featuring a futuristic space robot shooting lightning from their fingers


Thankfully for all of us – when Nintendo released the Game Boy they opted for the latter. And so we get to watch a peculiar narrative unfold whereby the Space Robot (it’s not clear exactly what it is) uses finger lightning to conjure up a teenage boy. The Teenage Boy and Space Robot then take each other on in a high-stakes game of Tetris on their Game Boy consoles.


Electric guitar screeches in the background, ev