1990’s Nintendo Promo: VHS Tapes

I think we can all agree that the internet spoils a lot of things—do not get me started on what it did to professional wrestling—but I was recently reminded of one nostalgia bit it stole from me specifically. I love video games, but I also really like just watching things about them, seeing demo reels, long adverts, and behind the scenes videos. Way back in the VHS era, before the internet grew, many video game companies provided these types of promotional tapes through various sources. No one did it like Nintendo though. For those lucky subscribers of Nintendo Power—or if someone had the proper connections, like I did—there were several entertaining and informative tapes about some childhood favorite games available. These are not just highly collectible items, back then they were marketing gold.

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About stephenwilds

Writing in the dirty South, this recovering internet addict wakes up every morning wrestling with nightmares of Silent Hill, Battletoads, and where to put that third comma.
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