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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Power Shovel2000PlayStationAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.80
Blue Angels: Formation Flight Simulation1989Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSAccolade, Inc.3.84
Road Champs: BXS Stunt Biking2000Game Boy ColorActivision Publishing, Inc....
SeaWorld Adventure Parks Tycoon2003WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc.3.40
Mall Maniacs1999WindowsAddGames Advertainment AB4.00
Vision²1994DOSAd Games...
Agent XXL und das Geheimnis der Quadrate1996DOSAlfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG...
Zoids1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumElectric Dreams Software3.10
Oopsy's Bubble Bumpers2007BrowserAmerican Greetings Corporation3.60
Cheer Bear's Sweet Ride2007BrowserAmerican Greetings Corporation3.20
Three for All2007BrowserAmerican Greetings Corporation3.60
Follow Funshine2007BrowserAmerican Greetings Corporation2.60
Prism: Guard Shield2006WindowsArmy National Guard3.17
King Size: WarJetz + Army Men Sarge's Heroes 22001PlayStationInfogrames Europe SA5.00
Beyblade VForce: Super Tournament Battle2002GameCubeAtari, Inc....
King Size: Army Men Sarge's Heroes 2 + Army Men Lock 'n' Load2001PlayStationInfogrames Europe SA5.00
King Size: Army Men Air Attack 2 + Army Men Omega Soldier2001PlayStationInfogrames Europe SA5.00
Beyblade2001PlayStationCrave Entertainment, Inc.1.47
Tonka Town2003WindowsAtari, Inc.3.67
Zoids: Legacy2004Game Boy AdvanceAtari, Inc....
Tonka Search & Rescue1997Macintosh, Windows 3.xHasbro Interactive, Inc.2.86
Tonka Search & Rescue 22002Macintosh, WindowsInfogrames Interactive, Inc.3.50
Nerf Arena Blast1999WindowsHasbro Interactive, Inc.3.60
Mr. Wimpy: The Hamburger Game1984BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Oric, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.3.50
One Step Beyond1993Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.4.00
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Selected Covers

Tonka Search & Rescue 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Tonka Search & Rescue 2
Tonka Search & Rescue Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Tonka Search & Rescue
Cheer Bear's Sweet Ride Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Cheer Bear's Sweet Ride
Vision² DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Vision²

Selected Screenshots

Sign up to the force.
Screenshot from Tonka Search & Rescue 2
The title screen
Screenshot from Cheer Bear's Sweet Ride
The futuristic tower where the game takes place
Screenshot from Vision²
Title screen
Screenshot from Zoids: Legacy