Feb 3rd, 2014

One of the numerous complaints that has been levied at Nintendo over the past few years is it’s lack of advertising for good games. It seems as though they’re starting to break the cycle, as the above TV spot is one that will air all across North America for the release of DKC: Tropical Freeze. What do you think of the commercial? Personally, it’s one of Nintendo’s better efforts.

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  • audi lover

    Good advert no shoddy over acting (except DK) and a good piece of game play

  • Shota


  • Ducked

    Actually that’s a great commercial for the Wii U, and Tropical Freeze. Showing the Mario Luigi bundle for $299.99 at the end was very smart!

    But I never understood why they include live people in these kind of games lol.

    • crocodileman94

      It’s probably a way of saying that you feel like you’re in the game.

      • Ducked

        I guess, they’ve had them since the late 90’s

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Did you see the first Smash Bros commercial? Thats one of the best they had 🙂


          • Ducked

            I love that one, the tripping part makes the video!

          • gamer4life

            What is the song? I love it!

          • Shy Guy

            The Turtles – So Happy Together

          • Mario

            That one was hilarious!

          • Shy Guy

            I know this is a Magnus Eriksson post, and my instincts say to down-vote, but I just can’t do it, this commercial is just too cool. If I could 2/ for posting this classic I would.

          • rp17

            This is one of the few times Magnus isn’t being sarcastic…

          • uPadWatcher

            R.I.P. Don “Now Playing at a Theater Near You” Lafontaine.

          • readypembroke

            Freaky but cool.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Boo, I’ve been banned for two weeks.
            No weekly collection updates or overviews what’ll be on the european e-shop, I’m afraid.

            Both for a comment on your topic (‘why do you think nintendo lied about…’) – I said they were all a sadistic and evil people, just look at what they did to innocent chinese villages during WW2 – but the women were ok, though.

            and my extremely funny post saying:

            Some people are just like slinkies: They’re not really good for anything, but they still make you smile when you push them off a flight of stairs.

            Bah, don’t they even give you any warning a ban is imminent?

          • SP-937-215

            Oh yes, this is my favorite Nintendo commercial. I remember when it was still playing on TV.

    • Shy Guy

      Still going for the family demographic (father & son) looks like.

      • thedeciderU

        yeah but at least we didn’t want to kill the family.

        • Shy Guy

          It kind of reminded me of the old Werther’s Original father & son nostalgia advertisements mixed into a commercial about an assortment of viking animals attacking a family of tropical apes…. and people say Nintendo has lost their sense of humor.

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    It’s pretty decent not going to lie.

  • matthew garcia

    Nintendo needs these commercials badly. I dont recall seeing a single one for mario 3dworld but then again I dont watch much tv

    • readypembroke

      Last year they had a ad for Pikmin 3 but only seen it one or twice. They did advertise 3D World if I am not wrong. They did make a Wii U ad and had it out also.

      • Will W

        I remember seeing plenty of Link Between Worlds ads, but no SM3DW ones… unless they were on the internet…

        • NkoSekirei

          their were sm3dw ads on tv mostly on cartoon network and nick

          • Will W

            I don’t get either of those channels.

    • rp17

      They had tons of 3D World ads. But they were only on Disney…

      • matthew garcia

        Lol well I guess that makes sense

        • rp17

          They had one (sometimes two) every commercial break. But I never once saw one on any other channel. Nintendo has been advertising. They just need to advertise on something other than Disney and Cartoon Network.

          • Dallas Gooch

            So true…I’ve seen it on cartoon network and that’s about it… :/

          • Mo Mo

            They advertise ALL the time on hulu plus.

          • Dallas Gooch

            Same with youtube but hardly ever on TV…which is where the biggest audience is.

          • readypembroke

            I saw them advertise during The Voice last year.

    • NkoSekirei

      i have

    • rp17

      Lol I just saw this DK commercial on TV… on Disney… :/

    • SP-937-215

      You’re lucky. The one where the kids have a conference to talk their parents into upgrading to a Wii U is… abhorrent.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Actually not bad, no cheesy acting, no emphasis on gimmicks just that game. A good step in the right direction just please do the same for some other game before August please.
    One thing however was at the end they should have said Wii U console rather than just “Wii U” which gives the impression that it’s an add-on or redesign like when they say “3DS XL” in ads. It wouldn’t matter if they’d do a proper marketing campaign showing Wii U as a next-gen console but y’know fuck logic.

    • Gabe Hoffman

      Well they did show the box complete with the price tag

      • MujuraNoKamen

        I guess but people still might misinterpret it as an add-on for Wii.

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    Good, we don’t see anyone using a wii remote.

    • Ducked


  • Michael Dierlam

    Looks cool.

  • Fierce-Deity Link

    the commercial was fine.. nothing amazing or memorable but it gets the job done

  • steveb944

    Hmm. This ad actually has me interested in the game. I wanted to wait for reviews but I think I’ll bite. Didn’t know you could play as Cranky Kong. This should get more play time as I don’t mind playing it solo vs Rayman and W101.

  • Will W

    Well, They’ve made worse advertisements. I still think it would be better if they used people in costumes.

  • rp17

    Woah, imagine a new DK64-like game that looked like the beginning of that commecial… O.O

    • Leo

      Yes… it makes me wish that the game would actually be like that CGI lol

  • Clel

    Oh my God that furrrrrrr :33

  • matthew garcia

    I mean cmon video games are entertainment just like movies. U go to the theatre and u dont wanna see pixar movies all the time. Theres gotta be some rated r shit to lol

  • Sheldon Williams

    Not going to lie I might be disappointed if I don’t see something as ridiculous a Moon punching in this one. I loved that so much.

  • Mario

    Now that’s how Nintendo needs to advertise their games!

  • ChariotMan7

    Nintendo is starting to show some signs of been aggressive!

  • Wayne Beck

    Holy crap, that looked and sounded like a Video Game Commercial..

  • Tom Greene

    Terrible. ..double face palm..smh!!!!!!!!!

  • Dallas Gooch

    Nintendo needs to keep this up…Sadly I feel like this commercial is only gonna be on channels like cartoon network and disney :/

  • Shy Guy

    But I wanna play as the snowmaaaads.
    Putting viking raiders in a video game and not making them playable is annoying.

  • CaesarGood


  • Chad Dodsworth

    This is a fantastic commercial!

  • Ocio Aguilera

    If Nintendo keep this line of advertising, they gonna see better results. Congrats.

  • thedeciderU

    ‘atta boy. i knew it could be done. now don’t stop with the good ads.