Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (or Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series) was a cartoon that acted as an alternate sequel to the first Mortal Kombat movie. The series ran for one season of 13 episodes in 1995. Being a Saturday morning cartoon, the violence was toned down considerably, but it's probably a bit more faithful than the Street Fighter cartoon. The series also marked the introduction of Quan Chi to the franchise.
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This is an advertisement featured on rental VHS cassettes which highlighted the fact that Sega Master System games and consoles were available for rental. Previously, Ozisoft had sought to stomp out the rental market because they felt it harmed sales, but they quickly found that people liked to try before they buy, leading to them embracing the rental market. Features an interesting intepretation of "Final Strike" from the After Burner OST as background music.
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This was an advertisement for the Nintendo Entertainment System which aired on television around the time of the system's launch in Australia in 1987, This is a variation of the "You cannot beat us" ad, which features a few more characters and game footage. The ad doesn't exactly make the games seem fun.
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Capcom and Ruby Spears teamed up in the mid 1990s to produce cartoons based on their popular properties, one of which was Mega Man. The series ran for 27 episodes across 2 seasons. It was actually quite popular at the time, but its a bit of a departure from the Japanese interpretation of the character.
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This is the opening sequence for The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3, the second Mario cartoon in the West. It lasted for only a short run of 13 episodes, before being succeeded by the Super Mario World segments in Captain N and the New Super Mario World.
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This is an advertisement for a number of PlayStation games which aired on Australian television in 1996. 100% Wicked was a campaign run by Roadshow Interactive for a number of early PlayStation releases which they were distributing in Australia. They promoted the brand by hosting tournaments for Zero Divide in various Myer stores across the country. My brother and I both made the finals but were defeated in the first round.
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Aussie Rules Footy is one of two officially licensed Australia-only releases for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was developed and published by Beam Software. It was the first Australian Rules Football game developed for a home console. It doesn't have any AFL or AFLPA licenses, though. I actually did a lot better in this recording than I normally do, managing to win by about 10 points. Not bad for someone who hasn't played the game in nearly 20 years. Game: Aussie Rules Footy Developer: Beam Software Publisher: Laser Beam Software Year: 1992 System: Nintendo Entertainment System Format: PAL (emulated)
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Capcom's merchandising machine was in full flight in the mid 1990s with a bunch of their popular franchises getting toys, comics and cartoon series. Leading the way was Street Fighter. The Street Fighter cartoon kind of follows the story of the movie, with Guile leading a crack team of martial artists named Street Fighter. It's odd going back and seeing how Guile was positioned as the de facto main character in the US interpretations of Street Fighter, while Ryu, who is generally positioned as the protagonist of the series, takes a back seat. The show ran for two seasons of about 13 episodes. You can get it on DVD now.
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This video is from X-Men for the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive, released by Sega in 1993. The game isn't the prettiest one around, but it was a heck of a lot better than the other home console X-Men games released before. This video takes you through the first part of the Savage Lands, including the boss fight with Juggernaut which ends really awkwardly this time. We were also a bit lazy today and recorded this from an emulator rather than the real hardware - we're not happy with how it turned out, so we might end up redoing this one at a later time. Game: X-Men Year: 1993 System: Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Developer: Western Technologies, Inc. Publisher: Sega
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This is my first Let's Play video, a two parter involving a 10 over game of International Cricket on the NES. International Cricket is one of a few Australian exclusives on the system, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to show everybody what the game is about. In the first part, I'm controlling the batting team, Australia. Witness as I humiliate myself and cop a hat trick at the end of the innings. Stay tuned for part 2 where I attempt to bowl England out. Part Two - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFPSfGT5YVA
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Two Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons went to air around the same time in 1992 - The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog; a lighter, comedy focused series and the darker, more serious action oriented series Sonic the Hedgehog (known to fans as SatAM due to its original timeslot). I am in the minority that enjoy this more comedy oriented series because it fits in more with the way I interpreted Sonic when playing the games as a kid. It borrows a lot of classic animation tricks and gags from the golden age of animation. Unfortunately, the poor quality animation does grate a bit.
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This was an advertisement for the Nintendo Entertainment System which aired on television around the time of the system's launch in Australia in 1987, It features rather lame characters claiming that players cannot beat them. No wonder the Master System won down here.
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This is a commercial for the Nintendo 64 which aired on Australian television in late 1997. It combines footage of the various Tim Ferguson ads with a variety of in game footage, and promotes the fact that the machine had recently dropped in price to $AU199.
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This is an advertisement for the Sega Mega Drive and Mega CD which aired on Australian television in 1994. It is an early CG ad which depicts a world called The Net, where these character wage a war against gamers' thirst for more software or some crap like that. There is at least three of these ads. This one shows off Thunderhawk, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and NBA Jam.
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Captain N: The Game Master was a cartoon that aired between 1989 and 1991 which attempted to leverage many of the popular NES games of the time. The story focused on Kevin Keene, who was brought into the realm of Videoland by the "Ultimate Warp Zone" to fight the forces of Mother Brain. Joining him was the ruler of Videoland Princess Lana, an in-name only Mega Man, a rather odd interpretation of Simon Belmont, an anthropomorphised Game Boy, and the incorrectly named Kid Icarus. 34 episodes were made in total, with most featuring a "villain of the week" from a particular video game. Mario and friends were never featured in the series due to the Super Mario Bros. Super Show being on air around the same time
Views: 967 RetroGamingAustralia
This is an advertisement for the Nintendo 64 Clear Purple Controller Bundle which aired in the middle of 1998 in Australia. For the standard Nintendo 64 price, you'd get an extra limited edition clear purple pad. The ad also features a number of Player's Choice games like Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64 and GoldenEye 007. GoldenEye 007 is blurred and bleeped out in the ad - I assume this is due to restrictions on when MA15+ rated games could be advertised.
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This is an advertisement for the Sega Mega Drive which aired on Australian television in 1992. It promoted a deal where purchasers of the Mega Drive would get copies of Columns and Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle for free via redemption, in addition to the standard Altered Beast bundle. According to the packaging, one had to pay $AU5 postage and handling to get their games. The deal expired at the end of 1992. Originally posted by d0nkeyshines.
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This is the introductory sequence from the Dragon's Lair Saturday morning cartoon which aired for 13 episodes on ABC in 1984-85. The series was developed by Ruby Spears and was based on the hit arcade game of the same name. The series chronicles the further adventures of Dirk the Daring, his horse Bertram, his squire Timothy and the lovely Princess Daphne. Of course, being developed for TV, it doesn't have the same lush level of animation as the video game. Warner Bros. made the series available on DVD via on-demand manufacturing in 2011.
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This is an advertisement for the Sega SC-3000 which aired on Australian television in 1984. The SC-3000 and SG-1000 were distributed in Australia by John Sands Electronics, a division of the John Sands greeting card company. They distributed the machine here between 1983 and 1986.
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This is an advertisement for Sonic the Hedgehog Ice Creams which were available in Australia in 1994 and 1995. It is based on the "SatAM" Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon series. The ice creams were produced by Toppa, a division of Tip Top, a company which produces baked goods and bread.
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This is a promotional video for Score! Australia's Home Video & Computer Games, believed to be the first magazine dedicated to covering video games in Australia. The National Library of Australia's catalogue shows only one issue, so it may not have lasted long.
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Whatcha gonna do, brother, when Hulkamania runs wild on you?!? In the latest episode of Retro Gaming Theatre, we tackle the Royal Rumble mode of WWF Royal Rumble for the Mega Drive. Not the best run through, as Undertaker eliminated Papa Shango while I was pummeling Bret Hart, meaning that I only eliminated 10 of the 11 opponents.
Views: 2166 RetroGamingAustralia
This is an advertisement for the Atari 7800 which aired in Australia in 1990. It features a rather embarassing rap number dubbed over a montage of 7800 software. No mention of the 32-in-1 cart which came standard with all machines down here, though
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This is an advertisement for Yoshi's Story for the Nintendo 64 which aired on Australian television in 1998. There are a number of shorts in the series which feature things that Yoshi can and cannot do. This one shows how far Yoshi can stick his tongue out.
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This is an advertisement for Mario Kart 64 which aired on Australian television in the middle of 1997. It features comedian Tim Ferguson attempting a stunt involving driving a go-kart between two trains, but chickening out. It was part of a series of ads starring the comedian which promoted the system and its games prior to launch and during its first year of availability.
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This is an advertisement which aired on Australian television in 1992 promoting the launch of the Super NES. Yes, we had to wait that long. Apologies for the hissing audio - the source video had terrible sound quality and was almost inaudible so I did as best as I could.
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This is an advertisement which aired on Australian television in 1994. It is part of a series of advertisements Sega Ozisoft ran during the year relating to a virtual Sega world. This one promotes Ren and Stimpy: Stimpy's Invention and Virtua Racing, and features a tip for Sonic the Hedgehog 3. I believe there is at least two more of these.
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This is an advertisement for the Game Boy Camera and Printer which aired in Australia in 1998. It demonstrates the basic features of the device while some kid tells a story about how his family are all really aliens. I think it was part of a series of commercials.
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This is an advertisement for Mortal Kombat 3 which aired on Australian television in 1995. It's virtually identical to the American ad - they even left the ESRB rating on there. From memory, this was about the time where Roadshow Interactive started handling Acclaim distribution down here.
Views: 2211 RetroGamingAustralia
This is an an advertisement for the Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis for folks from North America) which aired on Australian television in 1990. It shows a scientist inventing the console, followed by a montage of early games for the system. As far as I know, this is the first Mega Drive commercial that aired here.
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This is an advertisement for a Super Mario Land/Game Boy Pocket bundle sold in Australia in the middle of the 1990s. For $AU99, you'd get a Game Boy Pocket from a range of colours, a Super Mario Land Game Pak and a Carry Case.
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This is an advertisement for the Super NES version of Donkey Kong Country which aired on Australian television in 1994. It talks up the visuals of the game and notes how it is on a SNES, not a PC or 32-bit console. Also note the use of the Howie Scream.
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This is an advertisement for Zelda II: The Adventure of Link which aired on Australian television in the early 1990s. It's a live action interpretation of the events that transpire in the game. Very cheesy. The ad also features a quick montage and display of other titles Mattel was putting out on in Australia at the time.
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This is an advertisement for the Atari 2600 VCS which aired in Australia in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It features a man in a space ship playing a number of Atari 2600 shooters like Space Invaders, Asteroids and Missile Command. The rest of the ad talks up the current Atari 2600 lineup. Futuretronics, Atari's Australian distributor, is actually named in this ad.
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This ad aired on Australian television in late 1993. It was aired around the time of the launch of the short-lived Amiga CD32, which Dick Smith was pushing pretty hard at the time. It depicts an elderly gentleman praising the features of the console to his middle aged son who is wrapped up in the game like a kid.
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In the debut episode of Retro Gaming Theatre, watch Retro Gaming Australia editor Matt embarass himself with his seriously rusty Super Smash Bros. skills. Game: Super Smash Bros. Platform: Nintendo 64 Developer: HAL Laboratory Publisher: Nintendo Format: PAL
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This is a commercial for the Atari 2600 VCS which aired in Australia in the late 1970s. It shows a family having fun playing various Atari games, with a cheesy song for good measure. Futuretronics distributed the Atari 2600 in Australia at this point in time.
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This is a commercial for the Atari 2600 VCS which aired in Australia in the late 1970s. It shows a family having fun playing various Atari games, with a cheesy song for good measure. This is the second ad of this style and shows a number of different games when compared to the first ad. Futuretronics distributed the Atari 2600 in Australia at this point in time.
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This is a commercial for the Nintendo Game Boy which aired on Australian television in 1990. It shows two otherwise stuffy businessmen discussing high scores and challenging each other. Also shows footage from Super Mario Land, Tetris and Golf.
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This is an advertisement for Timezone arcades which aired on Australian television in 1994. Timezone was the dominant arcade chain at the time and frequently advertised new arcade games on television. This one features Daytona USA. Originally posted by d0nkeyshines.
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This is an advertisement for World Cup 98 which aired on Australian television during the tournament. Other than the shots featuring Mark Viduka and the Classification Board rating, you could conclude that it's just an ad recycled from America.
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