Food & Drink, Video Games

Fanta Ads Pay Strange Tribute to Donkey Kong and Other Vintage Games

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“Okay, so – it’s like Donkey Kong, except on a farm, and the evil farmer looks like a retired and fat Ernest P. Worrell, and he has a bunch of Fanta Orange soda instead of your girlfriend, and rather than having a hammer as a power-up, you get to take selfies, which pause all the dangerous stuff, rather than making you more likely to die from it, as in real life.”

“Sold!”

“Also, a Batman game that totally doesn’t violate any copyrights because it’s not actually about Batman.”

The third one’s not as wacky fun, but it does have Old Ernest in it again. Check it out at I.A. Magazine.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist