I’m finally getting rid of some old VHS tapes. Some of what I still have are these old promotional tapes that Nintendo Power used to mailout to preview new games. The archivist in me wouldn’t let me get rid of them unless I knew they were preserved somewhere on the internet. Here are the ones I had:
Star Fox 64: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKrsuAX2rHg
Diddy Kong Racing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV8z5UQWmkA
The Banjo-Kazooie one is made up of game footage narrated by Jon Lovitz. The other two are crazy skit types. The Star Fox one also has very short previews for a bunch of other games including Goldeneye and Zelda. There was also one from Midway of which I didn’t find a clip. But I had no nostalgia for that one anyway.
I remember watching these enough to quote them back then. (“That’s right, hovercraft! This is racing like we’ve never seen before Trent.”) N64 was the time when I was most excited about gaming, despite all the cool things that are available now, and that I can currently play them on a 130″ projector… ahh, good old days vs. modern advantages.