Press cutting added by Ste Pickford on Tue, 12 Nov 2013
After posting the terrible UK print ad for Plok on the SNES, then the strange US one that was at least half about other games, a very kind blog reader gave us a scan of the German print ad for the Nintendo release of the game, from around 1994 I think.
I've no idea how well the game sold in Germany (we never saw a single sales figure from any territory), but at least this ad shows a couple of screenshots from the game, and the main character, giving you some idea what you'd get for your 120 deutschmarks, or whatever console games cost in Germany back then.
Decent job Nintendo Germany. 7/10.
Tags: magazine, advert, press, german, snes, nintendo
Predecessor post: Plok US print advert #1 - SNES
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Aw that looks so crisp. Too bad the Us doesn't know the meaning of good advertisement. Still the American box art looks childish yet horrific at the same time
Comment by Guest Mr Polygon, added Wed, 13 Nov 2013 02:12:31 GMT
Oops I meant eerie not horrific the box art was genius
Comment by Guest Mr Polygon, added Wed, 13 Nov 2013 02:18:04 GMT
Glad you like it. The text is even written as if PLOK is promoting his own game. 'I chuck my arms and legs at anything that gets in my way - and they keep coming back!' was indeed a huge selling point at that time.
Comment by Guest Caramelman, added Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:40:00 GMT
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:22:21 GMT
If only that game was on the consoles of today. I would buy it the millisecond it comes out!
Comment by Guest Mr Polygon, added Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:15:13 GMT
Nice! I can remember that ad on one of those "Club Nintendo" issues that I use to have from way back. Now the only Plok-related thing that I still own is the receipt I got when I bought the game back in 1995.
Of course I can't say how popular the game was in Germany, but in my neighborhood I was one of two kids who owned the game - that's not representative however ;)
Comment by Guest NameThatNobodyTakes, added Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:17:51 GMT
If you look for Plok on eBay (with worldwide search) the most of the Plok games seems to be ze german (PAL) Version. Plok was really popular in Germany, I guess it was due to the good advertisment (TV commercial and ads) Accordinh to this I guess that the most Plok games were sold in Germany.
Comment by Guest John, added Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:00:54 GMT
Sniff Sniff Curse you Rayman and Bubsy! Plok is the original trendsetter! You guys are followers! >: c
Comment by Mr. Polygon, added Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:00:20 GMT
Haha yeah, could be! Me and at least two friends of mine owned a copy back then, so I always was under the impression that PLOK! was a commercial success. Strange for me to find out that it might've been otherwise.
Comment by Caramelman, added Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:41:19 GMT
This is the best of the three
Comment by Goyangi, added Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:18:47 GMT
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