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Atari 2600 Pole Position – Greatest Ad Ever

By Andrew Liszewski

You can keep all your fancy Superbowl ads and everything that Nike or Coca-Cola has ever done, I officially declare this to be the greatest commercial of all time. What kid wouldn’t want an Atari 2600 after seeing this ad? I think Sony might want to consider taking this approach to help boost excitement for the PS3.

And you’ll have to look close to catch it but the ad even includes actual in-game footage from the Pole Position game but it blends in so well with the live-action footage it’s easy to miss.


4 responses to “Atari 2600 Pole Position – Greatest Ad Ever”

  1. icruise says:

    That’s not for the Atari 2600. I think it’s for the 5200.

  2. i/o says:

    the graphics are so realistic, it looks like they’re really driving the cars!

  3. - says:

    i played it on commodore 64

  4. Locke2007 says:

    ^_^ Pole Position was a great game for the time ^_^

    It’s suprising to see how things have changed in a couple of decades.