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1993: Super Mario All-Stars promotional VHS tape

In order to celebrate and hype up the release of Super Mario All-Stars in the UK, Nintendo created this promotional VHS tape starring Craig Charles, who had just finished shooting the sixth series of Red Dwarf.

The tape includes the story of Mario and a preview of Super Mario All-Stars but there are also other features in there, including "reviews" of SNES games like Battletoads, Mario Paint and Plok, and a tour of the Nintendo Game Counselor hotline centre.

There's also a compelling section in which Gremlin Graphics shows how SNES racer Nigel Mansell's World Championship was made - compelling in that it features two awkward businessmen trying their best to seem cool to the kids watching the video. It's well worth watching the whole video for a slice of '90s notalgia.

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