‘Jack Bros.’

[*WM*] [VB] [USA] [MAGAZINE] [1995]

  • via Games Database
  • Holy crap, watch out! Better get home by midnight, or these maniac ghouls are gonna gitcha! More examples of hardcore-Kirby-style American marketing: these gruesome depictions of the titular characters are not at all identical to how they actually look in the game, or in general, as any Shin Megami Persona fan would tell you….
  • Dammit, Game Database, why you gotta watermark? The clean version of this ad is just as rare as the game itself!


[PS2] [USA] [Magazine] [2007]

  • Hardcore Gamer, June 2007
    • Uploaded by chris85, via the Internet Archive
  • So, other than that always beautiful artwork, what did this VanillaWare fantasy-horror bring to the table?

“GrimGrimoire holds another distinction as an ESRB-rated E10 game with some fairly blatant sexual overtones, including alluded-to girl-on-girl, teacher-on-fellow-teacher-who-is-now-a-lion, and devil-teacher-on-underaged-student action.“ 


  • Oh.

1952 Candy Ad, Curtiss Assorted Fruit Drops (2-page advert) by Classic Film

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<br />Vintage two-page, full-color illustrated 1950s magazine advertisement, Curtiss Assorted Fruit Drops candy, 1952

Brief historical summary about the Curtiss Candy Company, from Wikipedia: The Curtiss Candy Company was founded in 1916 by Otto Schnering near Chicago, Illinois. Wanting a more “American sounding” name (as German surnames were not an asset during World War I), Schnering named his company using his mother’s maiden name.   Their first confectionery item was Kandy Kake, later refashioned in 1921 as the log-shaped Baby Ruth. Their second confectionery item was the chocolate-covered peanut butter crunch Butterfinger. In 1931 Curtiss marketed the brand by sponsoring famous air racer, John H. Livingston, in the Baby Ruth Aerobatic Team flying the air-racer Howard “Mike” at airshows, and sponsoring Livingston’s Monocoupe racer in the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race.   In 1964, Standard Brands purchased Curtiss Candy Company. Standard Brands merged with Nabisco in 1981. In 1990, RJR Nabisco sold the Curtiss brands to Nestlé.

Published in Quick news weekly magazine, May 5, 1952, Vol. 6, No. 19

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