The Daily Five: Bad In-Game Advertisements

April 8, 2014 | By | No Comments

Over the years, gamers have had to get used to the idea of in-game advertisements. It’s just the nature of the business now. Companies have to make extra cash where they can to help fund major, triple A projects. That’s why so many games of Madden are brought to you by Snickers.

Generally, in-game advertisements aren’t all that bad. Sure, they can be a little annoying, but they don’t (usually) take away from the games themselves. However, there are times where the in-game advertisements are just plain bad. Whether it is because the advertisements make no sense, are offensive, or just bring a little too much reality into our fantasy worlds, we just want them gone.

Today, we list off five really bad in-game advertisements.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game – Grab a Slice

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Our heroes in a half-shell have a well known love for pizza. From your standard pepperoni to more complex combinations as chocolate and peanut butter deep dish, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles devour pie after pie. So, it was only natural to have some kind of pizza related in-game advertisements in the excellent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game.

Pizza Hut though? How does that make any kind of sense. Sure, if you considered that Pizza Hut cut a big check to be included in in-game advertisements. However, the Turtles lived in New York! Do anyone really think they were getting their pizza from Pizza Hut with so many great local options available? To make it even more confusing, the turtles seemed to prefer Domino’s in their big screen debut. Maybe this is splitting hairs, but this in-game advertisement just didn’t work.

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