Do as the expert gamesman Dave Jackson say and buy the board games based upon Pole Position, Q-Bert and Popeye to improve your strategies! Now you finally will defeat your friends in the arcades!
Amidar was a video game developed for arcade by Konami in 1981. This is the 1982 home version ad, released by Parker Brothers. The gameplay is very similar to Pac-Man, alternating stages where the player is a gorilla chased by wild warriors and stages where the player is a paint roller chased by pigs. The name of the game and the structure of the stages are inspired in an oriental kind of lottery called Amidakuji.
If this is not strange enough, have a look at the TV commercial:
In 1982 Parker Brothers released for the Atari 2600 one of the first Spider-Man video games. In the game, Spider-Man is climbing a building defusing the Green Goblin’s bombs and avoiding to get killed by the Goblin’s gangs in the windows. When Spider-Man reaches the top of the building fights against the Green Goblin himself.
Don’t miss the TV commercial with the same script in action: