The idea seems like a 7-year-old’s fever dream: strap trampolines to your feet and then you can get trampoline-air anywhere you go for the rest of your life. That’s the promise of Moon Shoes, the brightly colored ankle-breakers of the ’90s. To be clear, the shoes are a terrible idea; apart from the aforementioned risk…
It’s a quick video but there’s so much to love about this 1986 commercial for A Mythology of Light: The Mirror of Palthena on the Famicom System (or Kid Icarus on the Nintendo Entertainment System in the US)!
First cool thing: it features an adult playing and not a kid! In 1986!
Second cool thing: the practical effects of Medusa destroying the temple!
Third cool thing: the Famicom endpage logo animation!
Here’s the ad: