The 1990s were an awesome decade for video games. Especially video game advertising; sure gaming had firmly established itself as big business up to that point, and there had been several different console wars already. But it was in the ’90s in which things truly went to the next level. It was also the time in which video games firmly entrenched themselves as a force to be reckoned with in entertainment. The following are the 15 best commercials of gaming in the 1990s, many of which offered a glimpse into the landscape of gaming as a whole during that decade.
The SEGA Master System was a bomb during the mid 80s and they was determined to not let history repeat itself with their follow-up, the Genesis. The 90s marked the beginning of a brand new, more aggressive marketing campaign, which was also aimed at a slightly older audience. SEGA’s “Genesis Does” campaign was the opening salvo of what would be easily the most colorful console war that gaming has yet to see.