Today’s classic comic ad comes from a game I really don’t remember. Which in itself is pretty rare, since I played a lot of Konami games back in the day. At first I thought this was just some sort of Contra clone, but apparently Laser Invasion is much more. It looks to be one of a few, if not the only game for Konami’s short lived LaserScope Voice Command Headset.

The game employed some early first person shooter elements and I guess they thought that would be enough to con people into buying this headset. For as much as people in the 1980’s and 1990’s were obsessed with the future, we never did buy much into the wacky future helmets. We fully expected video games to be taken to the next level, we wanted full 3D atmospheres and yet we wouldn’t buy a helmet!

I’m guessing this helmet sucked, but the game looks pretty neat. I never had either, but I did have the Super Scope 6, which I can confirm kicked all kinds of butt. Especially Battle Clash. Oh how awesome that game was. Wasted potential. Maybe Laser Invasion was as good as that game, but I doubt it.

One Response to Classic Comic Ads: Laser Invasion

  • Dan Forrest says:

    This game rocked! Released as Gun Sight in Japan, it featured a rail shooter (like Operation Wolf), maze-based missions (like the dungeons in RPGs such as Ultima), and of course flying that badass helicopter! Large sprites, fantastic music, and a HIGH level of difficulty made this one a gem. The laserscope was decent, too. Until you decide to ACTUALLY play this game before writing another review, keep doubting.

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