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Group Description

Denotes any game that is based on a trademarked character, product, mascot, or logo for the primary purpose of advertising that trademark or product. Most of these are given away free or sold for a pittance. Examples: Ford Simulator, Cool Spot (7up), etc.

Exclusions:
  • Giveaways or promotions where a "regular" game might be given away by a specific company or product.

  • Games based on toy or other licenses that are not intended primarily as ads (if the developer paid for the right to use the property, it doesn't belong).

  • Games that have product placement or other forms of in-game advertising but the game itself is not an ad. (Most sports games.)

  • In the event of the product or brand being promoted being a musical act, album or tour, please find and file under the famous musical star games group. If it is a television show, there is the TV-inspired games group, while for films and books we have the movie-inspired games and literature-inspired games groups, respectively. Finally where toys are concerned, please use the this group -- the product in question is a toy.

See also:

Advergames - Wikipedia article
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Pepsi Invaders1983Atari 2600Atari, Inc.1.25
Chase the Chuck Wagon1983Atari 2600Spectravision2.17
Strawberry Shortcake Musical Match-Ups1983Atari 2600Parker Brothers...
Kool-Aid Man1983IntellivisionMattel Electronics...
Tooth Protectors1983Atari 2600DSD/Camelot...
Kool-Aid Man1983Atari 2600Mattel Electronics2.75
Cabbage Patch Kids Adventures in the Park1984ColecoVision, MSXColeco Industries, Inc.3.92
Mr. Wimpy: The Hamburger Game1984BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Oric, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.3.50
Das Thera-med Zahnschutz-Spiel1984Atari 8-bitHenkel Cosmetic...
Zoids1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumElectric Dreams Software3.10
Action Biker1985ZX SpectrumMastertronic Ltd.3.18
Painterboy1986Commodore 64Tikkurila3.50
Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage1987NESLJN Toys, Ltd.2.92
Whopper Chase1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumErbe Software, S.A.2.12
The Ford Simulator1987DOSFord Motor Company2.21
Memory Hog Hunter1988DOSIntel Corporation2.00
The California Raisins1988Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSBox Office, Inc.1.25
Kellogg's Tour1988Commodore 64CRL Group PLC...
Donald Land1988NESData East Corporation3.00
Kaette Kita Mario Bros.1988NESNintendo Co., Ltd....
The Muncher1988Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGremlin Graphics Software Ltd....
Fisher-Price Firehouse Rescue1988DOS, NESGameTek, Inc.2.00
Mad Mix1988Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumU.S. Gold Ltd.3.69
Avoid the Noid1989Commodore 64, DOSShareData, Inc.3.19
Fisher-Price I Can Remember1989DOS, NESGameTek, Inc.2.40
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Selected Covers

The California Raisins DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The California Raisins
Avoid the Noid DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Avoid the Noid
Action Biker ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Action Biker

Selected Screenshots

Box Office logo
Screenshot from The California Raisins
Father and son painters.
Screenshot from Painterboy
Loading screen
Screenshot from Whopper Chase