04/12/2013 09:27 GMT | Updated 03/02/2014 05:59 GMT

Retro Video Game Ads: 32 Amazing Magazine Adverts For Old Games

Video games are getting the hard sell at the moment, with big-budget trailers, action-packed video clips and - in Microsoft's case - a big ol' box full of zombies.

It wasn't always this way. Back in the day, video games had to be pitched on more than just their graphics and brand names.

Courtesy of Imgur, here's a collection of our favourite retro game ads of all time. And remember, if any of these take your fancy there's always eBay...