Check out this awesome Japanese Super Metroid TV commercial from 1994 with a live-action reenactment of the game's intro. Game ads are rarely this cool.
Here is the American commercial for Super Metroid. They traded coolness for humor and much more gameplay footage. I guess it's not bad, but the Japanese one has freaking live-action Samus! The dog's scared shitless face at the end is priceless, though.