Back in the old days advertising was a little different. You could get away with most things, from sexism to racism – anything went back then.
You only have to look at some of our previous posts to see what we mean, from damn-right offensive advertising and even legit cocaine adverts.
In the 80s video games were still quite a new phenomenon so how did video game companies target their demographic audience? By demographic we mean horny teenage boys festering in their bedrooms! With scantily clad ladies straddling the latest arcade machine that’s how.
Back then Sega and co thought that video games were a ‘man thing’ and women should only be allowed near the joystick if they were wearing bikinis,or dressed like a sexy fighter pilot or racing driver. Even then they were considered some kind of obstruction which distracted the man while he was playing Operation Wolf, how dare they!
They say sex sells – hell yes!
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It’s nearly a full moon tonight!
Patrick Bateman had found a new distraction from prostitutes and killing!
Thrust and Munch!
“You Jane, me Jungle King”
A very early and heavy AF Kindle
90’s woman always insisted playing Super Nintendo half-naked
Even into the 00s and we still get the innuendos (and really s**t graphic design)
Keep your eyes on the road love!
Never has a P.O.W looked so rapey!
Dad – “And where are you going young lady dressed like that?” “To play Centipede, dad!” the ‘lovely miss’ says
Raven to the rescue
Hey, wait a minute I’m sure they aren’t talking about Battlecruiser 3000AD, because nobody played that s**t!
The Man from Del Monte and Borat love the ladies
The sequel to Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game, ‘Gerald’s Gameboy!’
Please darling I’m trying to play my crappy Commodore 64!
She’s got a winning pair!
You can’t beat a good ad parody
Careful you’ll have somebody’s eyes out!
“Gotcha!” said the San Francisco Ripper to his 13th victim
Pfffrrt! Yumi knew she shouldn’t have all those eggs for breakfast!
You know what’s gonna appeal to 80s adolescent males? A pair of moms in cocktail dresses!
Is that Wolf from Gladiators?
I wish Viper was an 80s female version of Airwolf
Nothing could stop Katie and her combat perm
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Now they are all grandmothers or pushing up daisies.