Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Video Hits

Two clips have been in the gamer rotation lately.

The first is part of Nintendo's new "Who Are You?" campaign. The print portion of Nintendo's winter advertising push revolves around "tape ups" of famous photos or moments with the heads of Nintendo characters pasted over the heads of the band KISS or onto the Mona Lisa. This fantastical trailer (which is thought to be a movie trailer for international audinences) takes the "tape up" idea and literally runs with it.

The second clip is a parody of Yu Suzuki's Shenmue games. Both games revolved around Japanese teen Ryo Hazuki's quest to avenge the death of his father. The games immerse the player in highly detailed Japanese and Chinese cities. In order to make his way though these places Ryo, more often than not, is forced to rely upon the help and advice and strangers. This clever video by the gents at Mega64 pokes fun at the process.

Right click these links to download:

Nintendo Clip - Best Quality (4.78 MB Quicktime)
Nintendo Clip (1.77 MB Windows Media Player)
Mega 64 Shenmue Parody (24.6MB MPG)