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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Geheimprojekt DMSO1993DOSMerckle GmbH0.40
FoxKids.com Micro Maniacs Racing2000PlayStationCodemasters Software Company Limited, The0.50
The Muncher1988Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGremlin Graphics Software Ltd....
John Deere: American Builder Deluxe2006WindowsBold Games0.75
Whiplash: Slash and Burn2010BrowserMarvel Studios0.80
America's Army 32009WindowsU.S. Army1.00
Super Tofu Boy2010Browser, Macintosh, Windowspeta21.24
The California Raisins1988Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSBox Office, Inc.1.25
Pepsi Invaders1983Atari 2600Atari, Inc.1.25
Beyblade2001PlayStationCrave Entertainment, Inc.1.47
Kawasaki Snowmobiles2007PlayStation 2, Wii, WindowsMetro3D Europe Ltd.1.47
Zwölfzehn2004WindowsSpielwerbung.de1.50
Playboy: The Mansion - Private Party2005WindowsUbisoft Entertainment SA1.50
Pesterminator: The Western Exterminator1990NESColor Dreams, Inc.1.61
Yaris2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios1.69
Surf 'm Up!1996WindowsInterbrew Nederland N.V.1.75
Ahlgrens Bilspelet1997WindowsLeaf Sverige AB1.83
Ford Simulator III1992DOSFord Motor Company1.85
Fisher-Price Firehouse Rescue1988DOS, NESGameTek, Inc.2.00
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Presents Rescue the Rusties2005WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.2.00
Boys Only Club2001WindowsEncore Software, Inc.2.00
Angry Birds: Breakfast2014BrowserRovio Entertainment Ltd.2.00
Memory Hog Hunter1988DOSIntel Corporation2.00
Whopper Chase1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumErbe Software, S.A.2.00
Kawasaki Jet Ski2007PlayStation 2, Wii, WindowsMetro3D Europe Ltd.2.00
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Selected Covers

Geheimprojekt DMSO DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Geheimprojekt DMSO
Boys Only Club Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Boys Only Club
Super Tofu Boy Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Super Tofu Boy

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from Whopper Chase
Loading screen.
Screenshot from The Muncher
Car showroom.
Screenshot from Ford Simulator III