Showing posts with label The Terminator for Genesis print ad (1992). Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Terminator for Genesis print ad (1992). Show all posts

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Terminator for Genesis (1992)

The Terminator for Genesis advertisement
Ad published in the March 1992 edition of EGM (no. 32)

Historical Background

A faithful platform conversion of the 80's movie, The Terminator (1992) for Genesis was releases after the Terminator 2: Judgement Day hit the theatres in 1991. This is an average, very short, video game that stands out from other platformers of the day thanks to it's excellent sound and interesting music. (If you want the best sounding Terminator game, your best bet is probably the Sega CD version of the same game).

Graphical Analysis 

As for the artwork, Virgin played it on the safe side and gave practically the same poster everyone already knew from the 1984 film. Arnie was uber popular in the late 80's and the start of the 90's, so his face in full-page magazine ad was probably the easiest marketing decision Virgin ever made. 

Original Copy:
The Terminator 
Welcome to Post-Holocaust Los Angeles in the year 2029, where mutant robots pilot their crafts through the blood-red sky, hunting down human beings that once dominated this wasteland. 
Just like the movie, you assume the role of Kyle Reese, a time traveller from the future, who returns to modern-day L.A. to protect the life of Sarah Conner-the beautiful woman who holds the key to the survival of the human race. 
Your mission: Outwit and outmaneuver a brutal killing machine known as the Terminator. He's big, he's bad and he's virtually unstoppable- let's hope you're smarter!  
  • Movie-like soundtrack complete with realistic sound effects
  • 8 meg of futuristic firepower