Nintendo Time Capsule: 1997-2001

Finally, the discs also devoted space to commercials that were running on TV at the time, ranging from Nintendo’s own marquee titles to stronger third part offerings that needed an extra in-store push. Nothing fancy in these videos, just straight-up commercials from a more innocent time.

You didn’t think we’d leave out the pokemans, did you? This exact timeframe, 1997-2001, is when Pokemon explode onto the world stage and became a lifetime staple for Nintendo and its devoted fanbase.

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Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.