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A Look Back at the Best PS1 Commercials (Part Two)

October 6, 2017Written by Cameron Teague

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While we are all focused on the future and what games are set to come out, it’s nice to also look back at the games of yesteryear and remember fondly about great gaming experiences. This isn’t a post about the games themselves, but more importantly, the commercials that persuaded many of us to check out each individual game. Commercials now are great, but they lack that certain innocence and humor of some of these real gems. Plus, these old school videos seemed to have more effort behind them, with more than just gameplay being used to sell the product.

Last week we showed you eight incredible PlayStation commercials in part one. Now we’re back with ten more in what is part two of the best PS1 commercials.

Crash Bandicoot 2 – 1997

Developer: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Jet Moto 2 – 1997

Developer: SingleTrac

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

WWF Smackdown! – 2000

Developer: Yuke’s

Publisher: THQ

Spyro the Dragon – 1998

Developer: Insomniac Games

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Colin McRae Rally – 1998

Developer: Codemasters

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Codemasters

A Bug’s Life – 1998

Developer: Traveller’s Tales

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainent

MediEvil – 1998

Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment Cambridge Studio

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

WipEout – 1999

Developer: Psygnosis

Publisher: Psygnosis

Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time

Developer: Behaviour Interactive

Publisher: Infogrames


What do you think? Kind of cool to take a trip back to your youth (although, now I feel really old). Look for part three in the coming days, with some great ones like NFL GameDay 99, Metal Gear Solid, and several other surprises. Let us know in the comments what you thought of the commercials, and if any of them convinced you to try out their respective games all those many moons ago!