Laser Blast by Activision (Commercial, 1981)

Here’s a commercial for the home video game Laser Blast by Activision, touting itself as “A New Game Cartridge for Your Atari Video Game System” (and contrasting itself to its “dull” predecessors). The purpose is to go after the other side’s force fields and dodge their tracking systems. (Ah, remember those good ol’ days? šŸ˜‰ )

“Atari”(R) and “Video Computer System”(TM) are trademarks of Atari, Inc.

With a lower-third super towards the end as to what stores in the Chicago area carry this cartridge-

Available at:
Variations in Video
Arlington Heights
Gamers Paradise Stores
Video Forum
All Stores
Joe’s Electric

Voiceover by ??

“It’s light years away from all those other space games.”

This aired on local Chicago TV in May of 1981.

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