70s Spots: Pete Rose, Pele, Don Knotts for Atari

Atari, 1978. 20 cartridges now available!

Time for a commercial break, Bionic people. Here’s a fun, 30-second spot for Atari featuring Pete Rose, Pele (“I quit soccer to play Atari”) and the always amazing Don Knotts (a personal favorite).

The games on display are Atari Home Run, Air Sea Battle and Breakout. The “Atari Video Computer System” or Atari VCS sold for $199 bucks and included two joysticks and an Atari Combat game cartridge. Hot damn, who wouldn’t give up a multi-million dollar soccer career for that?!

Atari Commercial, 1978

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