Back in the '80s and '90s video game publishers, developers and manufacturers were doing everything they could to make their product stand out from the crowd. One way to do that was by creating an ad that grabbed your attention. Some ads were successful, but many of them missed the mark completely. Take a look at some of the Weirdest Retro Video Game Ads.


Yay! We should all stop playing Mortal Kombat for Bloodstorm! Bloodstorm???


I will jack you up, bro. JACK. YOU. UP.


Yawiga now schools kids on his Playstation Vita.


Don't get it. Shift... Happ... Oooooooh!! Nope, still don't get it.


Got a new advertising firm to do your ads?


Wonder what Plimpton's gamertag would have been. #pimpton


We have 100 different captions for this. Each one will get us fired.


The porno name for this game is Missing in A... nevermind. So getting fired for these jokes...




Girls in Spandex aren't weird. A roller derby game? Totally weird.


And this is why Sega was always considered the cool kid in school. (Best end this list here while we're still employed.)