Microsoft’s got a pretty stellar track record of terrible Windows infomercials. Some for the consumer, some internal, all pretty rough. This 1988 video showcases Windows/386, a fairly impressive upgrade to Windows that introduced multitasking among other features. The impressiveness of the upgrade does not come through in this video. What begins as a dry-but-corny corporate…
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: