Tips On Beating Wind Waker HD, From An Old VHS Tape

November 6, 2013 - By

Okay, not really. But the above does a brilliant good job of emulating those “How To Win” videos that were all the rage during the late 80s/early 90s, which filled the hole that GameFAQs and YouTube eventually took over. And yes, one can find dozens upon dozens of similar examples, of modern day homages to analogue media.

But aside from getting the small details down perfectly (especially the tenor and tempo of the narrator), I just love how it’s done completely straight. Instead of going for obvious laughs, it honestly feels legit. And kudos also for going the distance; the genuine articles were also around 15 minutes long.

Its creator, Coury Carlson, has a couple other videos in a similar vein. But you also have him reminiscing about the original Phantasy Star. Again, similar tributes are plentiful, but 99.99% of the time it’s about an old NES game, and rarely something for the Sega Master System. BTW, thanks for the heads up Steve!