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50+ Geeky, Nostalgic & Inspirational Vintage Video Game Print Ad Designs From The 80s & 90s

So there is no secret, I used to love video games growing up (as I am sure most of you did as well). So I stumbled upon some awesome vintage video game ads recently and I wanted to share them with you guys! Sadly, I remember almost ALL of these ads from when I used to obsessively collect and read every issue of EGM (electronic gaming monthly), gamefan, gamepro, nintendo power and all the other video game magazines from that time period. So when I saw these I was overcome with much Nostalgia and great geeky memories from my childhood. Those were the days! I hope I can inspire you with these AMAZING print ads on your next web or Poster Printing project, or just take you down memory lane for a while and get all warm and fuzzy – either way.


(I reallyyyy wanted one of these when I was a kid, but never actually got it)

(Fun game, fond memories playing this at my grandma’s house when I was little)

(Nerdy Confession: I had a ridiculous obsession with Sonic when I was little, now my 4 year old has a similar obsession with him and Mario)

(One of the best fighting games of all time IMO)

(When I was a kid I thought this technology was simply amazing. Magic even!)

(loved my n64)


(lol these things died out before I had a chance to even want one)

(These were amazing, but I never wanted one because I wanted to play the actual game as intended lol)

(these were badass.)

(lol the mountie? hahahaha)


(this ad actually made me go out and get that thing, but I quickly returned it due to suckage)


Need more Epic Video Game Nostalgia!? I thought you might say something crazy like that, well here is a little more – check these out.

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What was YOUR favorite game of the 80’s – 90’s? (TOUGH QUESTION!!) Leave it in the comments down below!!

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