Showing posts with label Ascii Pad for SNES print ad (1992). Show all posts
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Ascii Pad for SNES (1992)

Ascii Pad for SNES advertisement
Ad published in the March 1992 issue of EGM (no. 32)

Historical Background & Graphical Analysis 

If you could encapsulate the 90's in a single page, this would very well fit that objetive. Every possible 90's stereotype is here: the neon colors, the rad wording, the skater-type kid with a 'tude. The Jeckyll and Hyde theme is a good idea to announce and otherwise boring product, but your eyes naturally gravitate towards the radder part of the kid's face.

The diagonal is clearly marked so that your eyes notice the weird thunderbolt on his face and then the colored buttons on the control pad. Only afterwards you see there's a normal person in the background being transformed by the super selective turbo propulsion power of the asciiPad. Yep, this was the 90s.

Original Copy:
This Is You With Your Super Nes.
This Is You With Your Super Nes
and the
The asciiPad.
For Super Selective
Turbo Propulsion Power.
  • Independent turbo control for all buttons puts more power at your fingertips!
  • Slow motion control buy you time to get out of those tight spots!
  • Hands-free auto turbo lets you fire 20 shots per second without even pressing a button!
The Super Controller for the Super Nes!