Nintendo’s cultivated an image as the most squeaky clean creator on game company block, but it wasn’t always that way. And by that I mean the ’90s were weird, you guys.
Gaming tumblr Pxlbyte brings us a smattering of old ads for the Game Boy and Game Boy Pocket, a few of which are oddly… sexual.
And then there’s this one, which is just… um.
I did a little more searching myself and found a couple about how the Game Boy is — shockingly! — better than inflicting horrible bodily harm on yourself. I never would have guessed.
Those faces. Horrifying! That pun. Maybe worse.
So there you go: some hyper weird sexualisation, cultural insensitivity, and pure, unbridled terror. Because when I think of the Game Boy, I totally think of those things. Just like Quake always reminds me of nightmare-inducingly creepy family gatherings.