This old school Sega Genesis commercial was the theme of a ballsy advertising campaign for Sega that would help push their 16-bit gaming console into the mainstream public and, ultimately, into their family rooms. It was during a time when Nintendo completely dominated the 8-bit console era to which Sega had a very small percentage of with the Sega Master System.
The Sega Genesis is a fourth-generation video game console developed and produced by Sega. It was originally released in Japan in 1988 as Mega Drive (メガドライブ Mega Doraibu?), then in North America in 1989 as Sega Genesis, and in Europe, Australia and other PAL regions in 1990 as Mega Drive. The reason for the two names is that Sega was unable to secure legal rights to the Mega Drive name in North America. The Sega Genesis is Sega’s third console and the successor to the Sega Master System with which it has backward compatibility.