Showing posts with label Airwolf for NES print ad (1989). Show all posts
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Airwolf for NES (1989)

Airwolf for NES advertisement
Ad published in May 1989 issue of EGM (no. 1)

Historical Background & Graphical Analysis 

Another game that takes the Cold War era theatre of decades past and transforms it into an average product. This time, it's called Airwolf (1987), based on the popular TV series of the same name.

The publisher is Akklaim, famous for the Double Dragon series but also some terrible games like Rambo (1987). Airwolf is one another one of those impossibly hard video games where replayability is only related to your tolerance level of frustration. It's very hard indeed, much more than Top Gun (1987).  

As for the editorial design of the advert...well it's average. The cool kid on the cover bears no relation to me in my NES playing days. I was never that cool. I also never held my NES controller that high, not like a 40 year-old uncle. 

Original Copy:
It takes more than guts
to command Airwolf 
Deep within enemy territory your fellow countrymen are imprisoned. Only one man would dare attempt save them. You. Strinfellow Hawke commander of Airwolf the Mach I jetcopter. Your heatseeking missles and superpowered machine guns are fired up. But can you evade the enemy? Headquarters kowns you have the firepower and skill. You say you've got the prove it!