I don't know about you, but I find old arcade game brochures and advertising infinitely interesting. Here's a handful of promotional material for a form of entertainment that was a huge part of my youth. Whether it was at the mall's Aladdin's Castle or just a lone Time Pilot at the 7-11, I was all about getting my three letters on the top scores list.
Most of these predate the arcade explosion of the early 80s; so don't expect Sinstar or Pole Position here. Plus, some of these are from Europe, and some you may have seen on Retrospace before... but all are worth a look. Enjoy.
I love how the really old video game advertising marketed it towards adults; specifically adult couples. Once the swarms of Gen Xers started swarming the arcades, marketing took a much more youthful slant.
Having a flat surface to play your arcade game was very important - drinking and smoking were an integral part of the experience.
Love those boots.
Have you noticed how alcohol consumption and arcade gaming went absolutely hand in hand?
I think that is the most poorly constructed speech bubble I have ever seen.
Her outfit looks more than vaguely like a Star Trek uniform. How did this slip under the radar of the Roddenberry legal team?