I've discussed the wild world of 1990s promotional video tapes before, but perhaps it's time to revisit the subject with this archive of tapes (and corresponding downloadable video) from the Nintendo 64 era. Today's collection comes to us from 64DD.net and covers games such as Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Pilotwings 64, Conker's Bad Fur Day, F-Zero X, Gex 64, and Lylat Wars. Wait a minute, did I just say Lylat Wars? Hmm, that must mean that this archive is from Europe. That's right; gather 'round for promo videos from Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.
Nintendo has given out a lot of free VHS videos in both Europe and USA to show future releases or promote individual games. They also gave tapes to retailers which could be shown in stores, plus there were magazines which came with included VHS tapes showing new games and such stuff. In this special we want to show you as many of those videos as we can find, video rips included if possible.
The promo tape truly is a lot art in that it's much
cheaper cost effective to make material such as this for online audiences instead of spending precious resources to produce the tapes and then mail them to everyone on the Nintendo Power mailing list. On the other hand, considering the quality of the scripts and actors usually found in these videos, I don't think we're missing too much.