Advertising / Product tie-ins / Advergames

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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Chase the Chuck Wagon1983Atari 2600Spectravision1.75
Strawberry Shortcake: Musical Match-Ups1983Atari 2600Parker Brothers1.50
Tooth Protectors1983Atari 2600DSD/Camelot0.67
Kool-Aid Man1983IntellivisionMattel Electronics...
Pepsi Invaders1983Atari 2600Atari, Inc.1.25
Kool-Aid Man1983Atari 2600Mattel Electronics2.11
Das Thera-med Zahnschutz-Spiel1984Atari 8-bitHenkel Cosmetic...
Weetabix Versus the Titchies1984Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, ZX SpectrumWeetabix Ltd.1.87
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
Action Biker1985ZX SpectrumMastertronic Ltd.3.18
Zoids1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumElectric Dreams Software3.10
Painterboy1986Commodore 64Tikkurila3.50
Whopper Chase1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumErbe Software, S.A.2.12
Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage1987NESLJN Toys, Ltd.2.80
The Ford Simulator1987DOSFord Motor Company2.21
Mad Mix1988Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumU.S. Gold Ltd.3.69
Memory Hog Hunter1988DOSIntel Corporation2.00
The Muncher1988Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGremlin Graphics Software Ltd....
Kellogg's Tour1988Commodore 64CRL Group PLC...
Fisher-Price Firehouse Rescue1988DOS, NESGameTek, Inc.1.70
Kaette Kita Mario Bros.1988NESNintendo Co., Ltd....
The California Raisins1988Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSBox Office, Inc.3.50
Donald Land1988NESData East Corporation3.00
Avoid the Noid1989Commodore 64, DOSShareData, Inc.3.19
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Selected Covers

Avoid the Noid DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Avoid the Noid

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Donald Land
Starting screen
Screenshot from Pepsi Invaders