Best & Funniest Nintendo Game Commercials

All that we need now in life is a Metroid Movie. Nintendo, we know you can do it – you’ve proven it!


Nintendo has had some of the craziest marketing campaigns ever seen on TV! These are a collection of the weirdest, wackiest, craziest commercials created by the Big N itself. You just can’t make this stuff up, but someone evidently did! We take you through the truly weird, the truly scary, and the truly disgusting in this episode of Two Button Crew. Sit back and join us for a trip down memory lane on this Throwback Thursday show.

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Ranking All Nintendo Controllers

I love every Nintendo controller, but some are easily better than others. Today we’ll take a look at my personal ranking of Nintendo’s controllers from best to worst, and the reasoning behind it. Remember, this list is entirely my opinion and yours could be completely different.

 

7. Wii U

Wii U Gamepad

The main problem I have with the Wii U gamepad is when a game gives me the option to use the Wii U Pro Controller, I use the Pro Controller every time. While the touch screen is insanely helpful for a map in Splatoon, or item management in The Legend of Zelda, the gamepad never had a very compelling reason to justify the second screen in my mind. I only ever used the off TV play a handful of times, because the resolution on the gamepad leaves much to be desired.

 

 

6. Nintendo 64

 

 

The Nintendo 64 controller was designed for people with 3 hands. I only ever knew of a few games that even used the D-Pad because it was located off to the side, but I loved the control stick and the Z-button as a trigger was amazing.

 

 

 

5. NES

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Simple. Clean. Classic. It doesn’t get much easier than this. The fact that almost anyone can pick up an NES controller and play because of its simplicity is amazing. Truly a monumentous achievement when your original controller still holds up so well today. The only thing holding this one back is the square design. While it looks amazing, it can become uncomfortable to hold during extended play sessions.

 

 

 

4. Virtual Boy

Only used to its full potential a couple times, but easily the best part of the console. The L and R buttons located on the back is fantastic and the dual D-pad was great for added control. Created with a mirrored design meant that games that only used one D-pad let the players pick which one they wanted to use, so whether you were left or right handed you could pick what felt comfortable.

 

 

 

3. Wii

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Not everyone loves motion control gaming, but the Wii did it right. The controller was designed to be similar to a TV remote for ease of use with all demographics. They nailed it. The main thing I didn’t like about it was the 1 and 2 buttons were far down on the controller, but they were usually used for menus and map anyhow. As an added bonus you can plug in the nunchuck attachment for added control-ability or turn the controller sideways and it essentially becomes an NES controller. Brilliant.

 

 

2. GameCube

 

ABXY? Check. L and R? Check. Dual analog? So close! The main thing holding this controller back in my mind is the tic-tac C-stick. There’s a very good reason it’s many peoples go to controller for Smash Bros. to this day. Very comfortable and great button placement. You could even update your default controller to the Wavebird for wireless gaming.

 

 

 

1. SNES

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Nintendo took the NES controller and improved on it in every way. Rounded so it was more comfortable, added buttons for more functionality, but still incredibly simple and user friendly. It really doesn’t get any better than this.

 

 

That’s all of them, folks… for now! I can’t wait to see where the NX will end up on this list. Be sure to let me know how your list compares!


Scott and Simeon recently ranked all of Nintendo’s consoles! Check out Part 1 and Part 2 to see how they stack up!

Ranking All Nintendo Consoles Worst to Best (Pt. 2)

It was tough saying one Nintendo console was better than the others.


Today the crew disagrees on the best of what Nintendo has to offer! It’s part 2 of ranking Nintendo’s consoles!

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Ranking All Nintendo Consoles Worst to Best (Pt. 1)

We didn’t include the Pokemon Pikachu because… well… It’s embarrassing.


It’s a two-part spectacular! Today, Scott and Simeon agree on the worst of Nintendo’s systems.

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Virtual Boy: Console Review

So now you’ve worn one too!


Ryan rounds out the Two D-Pad Review series with a look at the classic console itself! Why didn’t this thing take off?!

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Mario Clash Review (Virtual Boy)

When you have a console whose colors give you headaches, I think it’s only appropriate you should name your game “Clash.”


The original Mario Bros. arcade game… but in 3D! Is Mario Clash worth giving a shot?

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Virtual League Baseball Review (Virtual Boy)

So many baseball puns to make in a review like this!


Ryan’s Two D-Pad Review series continues with Virtual League Baseball, a monochrome 3D baseball sim. A swing and a miss? Home run? Watch to find out!

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Mario’s Tennis Review (Virtual Boy)

That moment when you say “Princess Toadstool” and there’s secretly a young person out there judging you…


The Two D-Pads Reviews continue today with Mario’s tennis… Which seems to be more tennis than Mario… Is it worth the play?

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Nester’s Funky Bowling Review (Virtual Boy)

Next time, Ryan reviews the other half of the pair: Howard’s funky bowling!


Not only does Ryan review this game in today’s installment of 2 D-Pad Reviews, but he blows us away with his mad bowling skills!

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Galactic Pinball Review (Virtual Boy)

A Metroid cameo in a Virtual Boy game? Who knew!?


Two D-Pad Reviews kick off with Galactic Pinball for Virtual Boy! Ryan shows us the ups and downs of the Virtual Boy’s one and only pinball game.

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History of the Virtual Boy

Ryan has a virtual boy, and that’s the secret reason that we welcomed him into the Crew. Now you know!

We take a close look at what exactly made the Virtual Boy fail – and what Nintendo fans potentially have missed out on as a result.

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