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First post, by rfnagel

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Comet TV has a new commercial for their TV station that appears to be an old retro video game. Does anyone recognize this? Is it a real video game, or simply something that Comet TV put together for their TV advertisement/commercial?

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Reply 1 of 5, by rfnagel

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P.S. Here is a ZIP containing an MP4 video of the TV commercial, unzip and view with the Windows Media Player. The "game" even has some cool retro sounding video game music as well 😀

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Reply 2 of 5, by rfnagel

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Sorry for bumping my own message thread, but anyone/no one?

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Reply 3 of 5, by Tetrium

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There is apparently a game that's similar to this 'game', but not quite it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKaQ05aPGyc
It's called Halley's Comet instead of just Comet.

I wouldn't be surprised if this game (which by pure coincidence I think, not 😋) is actually a mock-up made by or in name of Comet TV. If so, they seem to have done it pretty convincingly if it is a mock-up 😜

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Reply 4 of 5, by VileR

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Yea, if it uses the so-called 'namco font' and makes it look this large (and square) at 16:9 TV aspect, then it's probably not a real oldschool video game 😉

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Reply 5 of 5, by rfnagel

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Thanks for the info, folks 😀 Yeah, I had a hunch that they created video for their commercial, but wasn't sure. An yes, that "Halley's Comet" game looks quite similar.

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