Winter CES 1993
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The Consumer Electronics Show – or 'CES' for short – used to be a major event in the video game calendar.

Taking place in the Summer and Winter each year, CES would be where Sega, Nintendo and its publishing partners would show off their latest games – and the Winter 1993 event, which took place in January of that year, was a certified doozy of a show, especially for Nintendo fans.

The footage you can see below was kindly supplied to us by former Nintendo World Champion Jeff Hansen and shows just how packed the event was in terms of SNES, NES and Game Boy output.

The headline titles were Star Fox – the first ever Super FX game – and Zelda: Link's Awakening on the Game Boy, but there was also room on the show floor for various Super Scope titles, Super Mario Kart and the big Hollywood hope for 1993: the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper.

Take a step back in time and let us know if you were ever lucky enough to attend a CES back in the day – and if you miss the days when live events like these were the only place to get the latest video game news.