Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 29, 2014 12:42:28 GMT -5
I wasn't sure if I should start a thread for this or just stick it in the Game Announcements thread (even tho it's not an announcement), but here's a new sizzle reel for Wii U games:
The reason I wanted to mention it is because I've been wondering why Nintendo hasn't made more sizzle reels like this, but I guess maybe it's because they're a little old-fashioned. Still, I think they do a good job of showing off what a console has to offer at a glance, and the Wii U certainly needs to do that.
It does feel a little nostalgic to watch it, though, as it seems like something I would've seen at one of those kiosks in the '90s, or included on a game disc. Specifically, it reminded me this GameCube promo vid that was included on the Ocarina of Time - Master Quest disc in 2003:
And then there was this N64 sizzle reel at the end of that cheesy Star Fox 64 promo that was mailed out on VHS tape in 1997.
I gotta admit, I kinda miss these old-school sizzle reels with cheesy music, and that aren't afraid to show off games released a year ago (too bad they skipped The Wonderful 101).
I remember these at Best Buy and Blockbuster or Movie Gallery. I also remember those little booklets that you could get in electronic stores after a console was released. It was around the time when the internet hadn't exploded yet so you'd see screenshots for upcoming games...that never got released.
One I still remember to this day because I wanted it so bad was the supposed 3D Sonic for DS. I was still really into Sonic Adventure (still am, to be honest. When will it ever be re-released on a portable console?)
Post by 8bitretroshit on Aug 29, 2014 20:13:43 GMT -5
That reel reminds me I need to start saving money for all these friggen' WiiU games.
It also reminds me of this old CD a friend got from some British magazine. It had a 30 second movie of SSBM footage set to the Mute City track. Must've watched that movie 50 times atleast. edit: Oh ha, I actually found it. Man those 6 extra months were painful.
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