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VO: Daniel Paradis
Script written by Nick Spake These game commercials were just too funny for us to pass up. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for Another Top 10 Funny Video Game Commercials. To have your ideas turned into a WatchMojo or MojoPlays video, head over to http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and get to it!
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Another Top 10 Funny Video Game Commercials

Laughter is the best medicine… except for maybe a Phoenix Down. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for Another Top 10 Funny Video Game Commercials.

For this list, we’re taking a look at even more video game advertisements that won us over with an infectious sense of humor.

#10: “Squid Kid”


“Splatoon” (2015)

You’re a kid now. You’re a squid now. Did you get that? In case you didn’t, let’s repeat it over and over again! This commercial quickly became infamous for its repetitive jingle, sending listeners into a hypnotic state. In the vein of a 90s pop song, the ad is obnoxious, generic, and will drive you crazy. At the same time, however, it’s surprisingly catchy, lovingly corny, and will never leave your head. Stirring up so many mixed feelings, the commercial ultimately transcended its annoying nature and became something we could all have a good laugh about. It gained so much attention that Nintendo later released an extended cut with a wider range of lyrics.

#9: “In the Toilet”


“Mass Effect 2” (2010)
The “Mass Effect” games have no shortage of heavy drama and impossible choices. However, the series can also be quite funny when it wants to be and this GameStop commercial wonderfully encompasses that refreshing sense of humor. Commencing with an intense shootout, the ad showcases the M-490 Blackstorm, a gun that generates a gravitational singularity. As the enemies get sucked into a black hole, Commander Shepard and company are left to wonder where they ended up. It’s then hilariously revealed that the enemies have been transported into a toilet where they all cry out for help. Unfortunately, in space, no one can hear you scream… or flush.


#8: “Visiting Nintendo”


“Crash Bandicoot” (1996)

Remember when Sega proclaimed, “Genesis does what Nintendon't?” Sony launched a similar campaign with the release of the original PlayStation. This commercial centers on everyone’s favorite bandicoot, who arrives at Nintendo Headquarters with a megaphone. Demonstrating the PlayStation’s capabilities, Crash informs a certain “plumber boy” that there’s a new system in town. Of course it isn’t long until a security guard sends him packing. As far as video game mascots go, Crash Bandicoot hasn’t exactly had Mario’s staying power. However, he certainly helped put the PlayStation on the map and this humorous commercial officially marked the beginning of a new console war.

#7: “Weapon Testing”


“Ratchet & Clank” Series (2002-)
The “Ratchet & Clank” series has given birth to some of the kookiest weapons in all gaming. This series of commercials pictures what it would be like if these gadgets and guns actually existed. They fall into the possession of a few irresponsible teenagers and the results that are every bit as destructive as you’d expect, not to mention hysterical. People are turned into animals, property damage skyrockets, and anything that can blow up will blow up. It’s like an episode of “Jackass,” but with the slapstick you’d find in “Looney Tunes.” These ads never fail to make us smile, although we can see why Ratchet and Clank’s arsenal isn’t fit for this world.

#6: “The Vet & the n00b”


“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” (2011)

You know how “22 Jump Street” ended with a montage of fake sequels? Well, imagine if one of those sequels found Schmidt and Jenko in a wartime setting. Now imagine if Jonah Hill was paired up with Sam Worthington instead of Channing Tatum. You’d get something along the lines of this priceless advertisement, which follows Worthington as a seasoned solider and Hill as the bumbling newbie. Despite getting off to a rocky start, Hill soon evolves into an experienced vet and Dwight Howard becomes the squad’s resident noob. Part of what makes this commercial so funny is that it goes all out with A-list talent and impressive production values, raising the bar for epic comedy.

#5: “A Squirrel with a Hangover”


“Conker’s Bad Fur Day” (2001)
“Conker’s Bad Fur Day” is easily among the raunchiest games in the N64 library, following a hungover squirrel on an adventure full of sex jokes, flatulence jokes, and substance abuse jokes. This commercial is a fitting representation of Conker’s obscene nature. By ditching the game’s cartoony look for a live-action makeover, it cranks the depravity up to another level. After a date with a toilet, a gassy Conker emerges from the bathroom to spend some time with his lady friend. Thus ensues a series of sidesplitting sexual innuendos, as Conker pumps a keg of beer and the scantily clad woman gives him a tubby rub. We’re just grateful the singing poop didn’t show up.

#4: “Hey Lady, Hit the Gas!”


“Jet Moto 2” (1997)
It’s no secret that some senior citizens tend to drive well below the speed limit. Likewise, old folks typically aren’t the most hands-on gamers… unless we’re talking about “Wii Sports.” This commercial pokes fun at both of these stereotypes, as a grandma plays “Jet Moto 2.” Although this racing game is best remembered for its fast-paced thrills, the elderly lady moves her hoverbike at a slug’s pace. Eventually, the frustrated racer exits his vehicle and breaks the fourth wall, telling the woman to hit the gas already. He also instructs her to turn off the bike’s blinker. She may not be fast or furious, but this commercial will have you laughing a mile a minute.

#3: “Unleash Kirby”


“Kirby: Triple Deluxe” (2014)

He might be cute, small, and pink, but few video game characters can kick ass quite like Kirby. Nowhere is that better demonstrated than in the commercial for “Kirby: Triple Deluxe.” Just as Kirby sucks up his enemies, an choir immediately sucks the audience in with a rendition of “Messa da Requiem.” However, the musical composition is given new lyrics that accentuate Kirby’s all-around awesomeness. Although the game itself is very colorful and lighthearted, the ad makes it sound like the most epic thing in the history of mankind. It’s a pitch perfect contrast that’s guaranteed to put a grin on your face.

#2: “Phil Hartman Loses It”


“Ice Hockey” (1981)

Even when he was given a limited amount of screen time, the late Phil Hartman could deliver comedic gold. Before the funnyman rose to prominence on “SNL,” he was looking to purchase a copy of “Ice Hockey” by Activision. Although Hartman enters the store with a mild-mannered attitude, he goes completely berserk when the clerk shows him the game in action. Gee, if Hartman got this pumped over an Atari 2600 game, we wonder how he would react to something really hardcore like “Grand Theft Auto” or “God of War.” In any case, the commercial proves that there are two things in this world that can turn people into savage animals: sports and video games.

#1: “AngryNeeson52”


“Clash of Clans” (2012)

Ever since starring in “Taken,” Liam Neeson has built up a badass onscreen persona. The actor pokes fun at his tough guy image in this Super Bowl commercial for “Clash of Clans.” It might just be a freemium game, but Neeson goes into action hero mode when his defense falls. Staring at his tiny phone screen, he vows to reclaim his gold and make BigBuffetBoy85 pay. Right after dealing with a clerk that gets his name wrong, AngryNeeson52 shows that all the barbarians and dragons in the world are no match for his very particular set of skills. The fact that Neeson plays this role with a straight face makes it all the more hilarious.
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