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Amstrad Action magazine cover starring Dizzy Egg.
Every time I see this, I think Dizzy’s holding an axe rather than a scrubbing brush. He’s holding an axe and he’s just been surprised by a man in a trenchcoat whilst washing said axe. That’s right, I immediately constructed a fantasy where Dizzy Egg is an axe murderer desperately trying to cover his tracks.
The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy for the NES is my favorite terrible game for the system. I’ve spent so many hours trying to figure that game out as a child, and I’ve never been able to come close to beating it.
Acclaim Wireless-Infrared Remote Controller Advert - NES 
Looks very similar to what Nintendo ended up becoming known for, dunnit?
Mighty Final Fight Advert - NES [July 1993]
Even though the NES system was incapable of faithfully recreating the action found in the arcade version of Final Fight (and to be honest, the SNES had issues with that too), CAPCOM ended up creating their own spin-off for the series. Mighty Final Fight was some sort of cartoonish remake of the original beat-em-up, but the game had several unique features like experience points, upgradable skills, and power-up items.
Very neat game that ended up being looked over due to it being released so close to the end of the lifecycle for the NES.
The NES 2 Advert [October 1993]
I never had the need to own one of these when they were in the stores originally but getting one on eBay years later was actually exciting as loved the redesigned look of the system and the controllers. I didn’t really need an NES system, but I used it to play through all the Mega Man games before selling the console to the mega-talented Party Time Hexcellent!.
You have to admit though, the doggie-bone controllers were pretty nifty.
Battletoads Advert - NES 
This is one of those games that deserves a reboot or a downloadable HD Remix edition. There are STILL levels in this game that I’ve never been able to get to.
WCW Wrestling Advert - NES 
Not only was this one of the first Nintendo games that I remember playing, but this was the first thing that introduced me to the world of professional wrestling. I still remember seeing this on the shelf at the video rental store, both of the Road Warriors menacing staring back at the seven-year-old me — they looked so cool.
It was a shame that neither Road Warrior Hawk or Road Warrior Animal were playable characters, only the main bosses.
Artwork for World 3 - Nintendo Power Strategy Guide for Super Mario Bros. 3 
Let’s be honest here — the Frog Suit desperately needs to make a comeback to get through any and all Mario water levels.
Tengen Advert - 1989
It would be years before I understood why our version of Gauntlet was so deformed when compared to other NES carts — they were “not designed, manufactured, sponsored, or endorsed by Nintendo.”
They were selling unlicensed Nintendo games:
I should also note that the Dizzy game was another unlicensed Nintendo game, but it came from the masochists over at Codemasters.
I’m pretty sure that Dizzy is completely unbeatable, even with a FAQ.
WWF Wrestlemania Artwork - Nintendo Power #4 [Jan/Feb 1989]
I’m not too sure if these photos came from Acclaim Entertainment or Nintendo Power themselves, but I cannot believe that someone of authority looked at these and signed off on them.
No. Not really.