- Nintendo’s Labo ASMR commercial is unexpectedly creepy.
- Then again, Nintendo has unveiled plenty of strange commercials over the years.
- Here are six of the weirdest, most cringeworthy, and downright disgusting ads from Ninteno history.
Nintendo Labo is a weird product. ASMR is also a weird entertainment niche. Putting them together produces something exponentially creepier. Yet that’s exactly what Nintendo Australia did on its YouTube channel.
ASMR, short for autonomous sensory meridian response, “describes a feeling of euphoric tingling and relaxation” that some people experience when they listen to sounds that you wouldn’t normally consider all that pleasurable. Sounds like tapping on a table or scraping a cardboard box.
It’s not my thing, but to each their own.
Is Nintendo Labo ASMR Really Necessary?
What’s bizarre is that Nintendo is jumping in on the practice.
But do you know what else doesn’t make sense? Plenty of other Nintendo commercials. I would love to say that Nintendo’s Labo ASMR ad is one of Nintendo’s creepiest ones, but the sad truth is that it’s not.
The Japanese video game giant has been churning out strange TV spots for decades, certainly long before Nintendo Labo had survived its first pitch meeting.
Case in point, this old commercial for Kirby’s Dream Land on the Game Boy.
1. Nintendo Labo Doesn’t Have a Thing on Kirby
Yeah, you really did just see Kirby suck up a person and then spit them back out as a grotesque ball of meat. The fact that it’s a cartoon doesn’t make it any less disturbing.
Kirby isn’t the only Nintendo franchise that has been the subject of strange commercials in the past.
Just take a look at this one for The Legend of Zelda.
2. Was This Zelda Ad Shot in a Mental Institution?
Why is this man running around yelling out Zelda’s name? Is there a reason he’s in an empty room by himself? Is he hallucinating? We’ll never know. And that’s probably for the best.
Funnily enough, this…