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Nintendo Power
Current Nintendo Power logo, used since July 2005.

Current Nintendo Power logo, used since July 2005.

Editor Chris Slate
Categories Video games
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 435,000
Publisher Future US
First issue July/August 1988
Company Nintendo
Country United States
Language English
Website Nintendo Power
ISSN 1041-9551

Nintendo Power magazine is a monthly news and strategy magazine formerly published in-house by Nintendo. As of issue #222 (December 2007), Nintendo contracted publishing duties to Future US. The first issue published was July/August of 1988 spotlighting the NES game Super Mario Bros. 2. It remains one of the longest-running and most successful video game magazines in the United States. Most circulated periodical magazines in the U.S. as of 2003. ... Future US (formerly Imagine Media) is a United States media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, action sports, music, and technology markets. ... For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ... Future US (formerly Imagine Media) is a United States media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, action sports, music, and technology markets. ... “NES” redirects here. ... This article is about the version released outside of Japan. ...

Contents

Overview and Design

From the beginning, Nintendo Power has focused heavily on providing game strategy, tips and tricks, reviews, and previews of upcoming games. Seeing as the magazine enjoyed nearly 20 years of Nintendo-directed publication, NP was the ultimate source for detailed mapping and insider knowledge delivered directly from the programming teams. As a result, the magazine has enjoyed the reputation of being the definitive source for all things Nintendo, separating itself from a more traditionally speculative approach as used by its contemporaries. The magazine has remained financially successful and is one of the longest-running game oriented magazines still in circulation. For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ...


Today, though still "officially" affiliated with Nintendo, the magazine has become more similar to its contemporaries (i.e. Electronic Gaming Monthly), with a greater focus on staff reviews, gossip, and fan letters than in previous years. However, it still includes game strategies from time to time. Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is an American video game magazine. ...


In mid-1998, Nintendo Power allowed outside advertising within its pages, something former reserved for Nintendo-based products only. In its early years, ads only appeared in the first and last few pages of the magazine, leaving no ads to break up the magazine's editorial content. These front cover advertisements were often simply subscription offers.


In July 2005, Nintendo Power created a new design to appeal to a wider gaming audience, including a new logo and article format. Along with the cosmetic overhaul came a greater focus on staff reviews, rumor-milling and fan service including an expanded and enhanced reader mail segment (known as "Pulse") and an equally revamped "Community" section. Nintendo also introduced a new incentive promotional offer that involves the registration of three Nintendo (or Nintendo affiliated) products through Nintendo.com to receive a free three issue trial subscription to Nintendo Power. For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ...


In addition to the aforementioned redesign, the magazine implemented a feature called "Corrector's Corner" which is usually found in the "Pulse" section. NP has gained an unfortunate reputation for persistent typos, faux factoids, and the occasional printing error.[citation needed] Eagle-eyed readers send in their evidence, and the staff reluctantly - and duteously - admit their mistakes.


History

Issues #001 - #221

Pre-Nintendo Power: Nintendo Fun Club News issue #3
Pre-Nintendo Power: Nintendo Fun Club News issue #3

Nintendo Power began as the several page long Nintendo Fun Club News (which was sent to subscribers for free). However, in mid-1988 Nintendo Fun Club News was discontinued and revamped as Nintendo Power.[1] The first issue published 3.6 million copies, with every member of the Nintendo Fun Club receiving a free one. Almost one third of the members subscribed. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The magazine was edited at first by Fun Club "President" Howard Philips, himself an avid game player. While the Fun Club News focused solely on games made in-house by Nintendo, Nintendo Power was created to allow for reviews of games produced by those licensed by Nintendo, such as Konami, Capcom, and the like. Nintendo Power's mascot in the late 1980s and early 1990s was Nester, a comic character created by Philips. After Philips left the company, Nester became the magazine's sole mascot. Early issues of the magazine featured a two-page Howard and Nester comic, which was later replaced with the two-page Nester's Adventures, later reduced to one page, and eventually dropped altogether. Subsequently, Mario replaced Nester as the mascot of the magazine. Later, during the early 2000s, the magazine made another mascot out of its Senior Writer, Alan Averill. Apparently very camera-shy, Averill himself never appeared in any photos; rather, he was represented by a plush toy of a Blue Slime from Dragon Quest. Fans often clamored to see what Averill actually looked like, but the magazine continued to substitute with photos of the toy, and even claimed that Alan was, in fact, a Blue Slime. Eventually, Averill retired from Nintendo Power, joining Nintendo of America's localization department. To this day, most fans have never seen a real image of Averill. The inclusion of a photo of Mr. T in the Player's Pulse section became a running gag in the early half of 2005. More recently, running gags have centered around Chuck Norris references and jokes at the expense of writer Chris Shepperd. Howard Philips was an early employee of Nintendo of America. ... Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... For the original NASA meaning, see capsule communicator. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Nester (in Pilotwings 64, Lark) was the long-time teenage mascot and comic strip star of Nintendo Power magazine, as well as a sometime video game character. ... Mario ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and the official mascot of Nintendo. ... Rocket, a slime starring in Dragon Quest Heroes. ... Dragon Quest logo Dragon Quest ), published as Dragon Warrior in North America until the 2005 release of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, is a series of role-playing games produced by Enix (now Square Enix). ... This article is about the actor. ... Carlos Ray Chuck Norris (born on 10 March 1940) is an American martial artist, action star, Hollywood actor, and recently, an internet phenomenon, who is best known for playing Cordell Walker on Walker, Texas Ranger. ...


During the early 1990s the magazine used what was a unique and very expensive promotion; giving away a free copy of the new NES game Dragon Warrior to every new subscriber. However, this promotion was in part a sly move on Nintendo's part to make money off a failure: Dragon Warrior (Dragon Quest in Japan) games had not sold nearly as well as Nintendo had anticipated, and it was left with a large number of unsold cartridges on its hands. The promotion both helped the company get rid of the unsold merchandise, and won the magazine thousands of new subscribers. “NES” redirects here. ... Dragon Warrior, the first game in the Dragon Quest series, hence also known as Dragon Quest, was developed by Enix (now Square Enix) and released in 1986 in Japan for the MSX and the Nintendo Family Computer (Famicom). The game was localized for North American release in 1989, but the...


Following the release of the Super Nintendo, the magazine featured lengthy, continuous comic stories based on Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. After these stories ended, they were replaced by similar multi-issue stories based on Star Fox, Super Metroid, and later on, N64 games such as Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire and Blast Corps. Comics based on the animated series of Pokémon and Kirby: Right Back At Ya! also made several appearances. More recently, short excerpts of comic books based on Custom Robo and Metal Gear Solid have been featured (as well as a very short Metroid Prime comic). Nintendo Power has concluded a comic based on the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, which is translated from the original Japanese version and reads in traditional manga format. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... Super Mario World , commonly abbreviated SMW) is a platform game developed and published by Nintendo Co. ... The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, released in Japan on November 21, 1991, as ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu, literally The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods), and in North America and Europe in 1992, was the only game in the Zelda series... The Star Fox series ) is a video game franchise published by Nintendo. ... “Metroid 3” redirects here. ... The Nintendo 64, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Blast Corps (or Blast Dozer in Japan) is a video game for the Nintendo 64 developed by Rareware that was released in 1997, in which the player must clear a path for a pair of defective nuclear missiles. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, known as Hoshi no Kirby (星のカービィ Hoshi no Kaabi, literally Kirby of the Stars) in Japan, is an anime series based on Nintendos Kirby franchise. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... This article is about the original PlayStation game. ... This article is about the game. ... Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team ) and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team ) are a matched pair of Pokémon games for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, respectively. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ...


In issues 196-200, Nintendo Power featured a "Top 200" game list, revealing 40 of them in countdown form every issue. The top 5 were Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Resident Evil 4, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in that respective order.[2] For the Nintendo DS enhanced remake, see Super Mario 64 DS. Super Mario 64 ) is a top-selling platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, released in Japan on November 21, 1991, as ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu, literally The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods), and in North America and Europe in 1992, was the only game in the Zelda series... Resident Evil 4, known in Japan as biohazard 4 ), is a third-person shooter, published and developed by Capcom. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ...


In issue 211, Nintendo Power began listing upcoming Wii games and Virtual Console titles, and has since done away with both Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance lists. The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... This article is about Nintendos emulation feature and download service. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... “GBA” redirects here. ...


Issues #222 and Beyond

On September 19, 2007, Nintendo officially announced that the large magazine publisher Future US would begin publishing Nintendo Power. Their first official issue was released in October, as issue #222 (December 2007). It was also revealed that circulation would be increased to 13 issues a year, with the extra magazine being a holiday season bonus issue.[3] is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Future US (formerly Imagine Media) is a United States media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, action sports, music, and technology markets. ...


At this time it is uncertain how these announcements will affect future issues in terms of staff and articles. Currently, much of the staff from before Future US started publishing the magazine still remain on staff, assisting Future in creating the magazine.[4]


Sections

Currently running

Note: Not all of these sections are in every issue


Pulse

Formerly "Player's Pulse", this is a traditional mailbag section that features letters to the editor as submitted by readers. At first it was two different sections titled Mailbox and Video Spotlight, the latter of which featured mail from notable gamers. But during 1989, they merged into one section. As of issue #222, the Contact Us section has been integrated with this one.


Game Watch Forecast

Formerly "Pak Watch" and then "Game Watch", this section takes a look at upcoming games and their status in relation to release. As of Issue #223 (Holiday 2007) Future US switched from the previous three dot progress meter to using specific time frames of release but warns readers that the release time frames are subject to change.


Game Index

A table of contents of sorts that lists on which pages all covered video games can be found in the issue.


News

A lengthy, multi-page segment devoted to news relating to video games, their publishers/developers, and announcements. Prior to the June 2005 redesign, the News section was a part of "Game Watch".


Previews

The latest video game previews.


Wii Channels

Debuting in issue #212, "Wii Channels" provides information on recently released Virtual Console titles, new Wii Channels and updates from WiiConnect24. This article is about Nintendos emulation feature and download service. ... An image from Nintendos WiiConnect 24 site WiiConnect24 is a feature of the Wii console first announced at E3 2006 by Nintendo. ...


Most Wanted

An evolution from different versions of this section including "Top 30", "Top 20" and "Power Charts". Originally, it featured the top 30 NES games, then changed to feature the top 20 games for all the systems in 1992. In 1995, the name was changed to "Power Charts", and featured varying numbers per list, as handheld console lists received only half as much space as consoles. It was removed in 2001, but brought back in 2002, then revamped in 2005 as "Most Wanted", this time being listed in order of top sales and the NP staff's choices for best games. “NES” redirects here. ...


Classified Information

For codes and strategies and gaming secrets. Despite being the magazine's most popular department, it is no longer monthly as of Volume 193, but instead will appear when there are enough new codes and secrets in a given month to justify its inclusion. ====Player's Poll Contest / Player's Poll Sweepstakes Monthly contest where readers send in included cards to enter and provide feedback to the magazine. As of issue #222, readers must now send in a postcard to enter the contest as entry forms are no longer included.


Reviews

Formerly titled "Now Playing". This old model featured a 5 star rating system and minimal reviewer comment. During 1992, the games were reviewed by two employees named George and Rob, but this change was not popular with the readers, and the duo were removed the following year. More recently, though, the section has featured much improved and expansive reviews by one editor per game, with the occasional "counter-point" by a dissenting editor who feels that a game warrants a different score, or subsequently, additional praise.


Playback

A section reminiscing about games of old. This department made its debut in the March 2006, volume 201 edition of Nintendo Power with Earthworm Jim. This article is about the video game series. ...


Power Profiles

A column containing information and an interview with various video game designers. It debuted in issue 216 and featured Shigeru Miyamoto. Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ...


Community

Covers events, music, collections, Pokémon, cosplaying, Animal Crossing, Nintendo food, websites and other Nintendo-related things, though not all sections show at the same time. Cosplayers Cosplay ), a portmanteau of the English words costume and play, is a Japanese subculture centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games, and, less commonly, Japanese live action television shows, fantasy movies, Japanese pop music bands, Visual Kei, fantasy music stories (such as stories by...


20 Years of Nintendo Power

This section takes "a look back at classic gaming moments through the eyes of Nintendo Power." Part of the year-long celebration of Nintendo Power's 20th anniversary, this section will only run for 2008, after which it will be discontinued.


Discontinued

Counselors' Corner

Nintendo's game counselors would answer game-related questions, providing hints and strategies. It was removed in 2002. Nintendo of America eventually closed its game counselor hotline in 2005, and all employees working as counselors at the time were moved to other departments.


Epic Center

Role-playing game information and coverage. Originally written by Alan Averill, who has since left Nintendo Power. This article is about games in which one plays the role of a character. ...


NES Achievers / Power Player's Challenge / Arena

Players send in their best game scores to try to win free T-shirts, originally Super Power Stamps. Later it challenged readers to do insanely hard stunts such as a 3 heart run without being forced to continue after defeat in Zelda games. The Legend of Zelda ) is a high fantasy action-adventure video game series created by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and developed and published by Nintendo. ...


NES Journal

A newsletter within the magazine, often featuring media news relating to Nintendo (such as the premieres of the cartoon shows and the release of The Wizard) and celebrity interviews. The column disappeared after Volume 16, but the celebrity interviews remained until late 1992. The Wizard, also known as Joy Stick Heroes is a 1989 movie starring Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, and Jenny Lewis. ...


The Nindex

A list of released Nintendo GameCube games. It appeared with the release of the system, and came to a close in mid-2004. The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ...


Nintendo Online

Showed information and news from video game websites.


Game Boy

Early in the Game Boy's lifespan, the magazine ran a special column focusing on the handheld. However, it ended shortly after the Super NES was released. For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ...


Game Boy A-Go-Go / Title Wave

This section featured short strategy reviews for various video games. Originally, it focused on Game Boy Color games, but then changed its name in 2002 to accommodate Nintendo GameCube games as well. However, it vanished from the magazine during 2003. The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ...


Power On

Entertainment section featuring caption contests and celebrity interviews. Began in 2002, but ended in mid-2005. As of volume 215, the caption contests have returned in standalone form.


Pokécenter

For latest Pokémon news and updates, TCG strategies, and team analysis. It became part of the magazine in April 1999, and ended in the July 2005 issue when it merged with several other sections.


Game Over

A one-page strategy divulging details on how to conquer a final boss of a selected game. This feature also made its debut in the March 2006, volume 201 edition of Nintendo Power as a replacement for the previously discontinued "Beat the Boss" articles. Game Over sometimes takes the place of Power Quiz.


Power Quiz

A quiz about a selected game, series, or area of Nintendo. Alternates issues with Game Over. Answers are posted in the next issue, as well as on Nintendo.com.


NP 411/Contact Us

Information on how to reach the magazine's departments and where to find information on a specific game in that magazine. As of issue #222, this has been integrated into Pulse.


Official Guides from Nintendo Power

Nintendo Power also produces a series of strategy magazines called Official Guides from Nintendo Power. The first OGNP was simply called The Official Nintendo Player's Guide. When Nintendo Power switched from a bi-monthly magazine to a monthly magazine in May 1990, every other issue was a Strategy Guide focused on a single game. This didn't last long however, and only four such Strategy Guides were released. The magazine claimed this was because the strategy guides were intended to review the games that they considered the best, but they eventually abandoned the concept upon realizing that the best games usually come out shortly before Christmas. Starting in January of 1991, Nintendo Power became a full fledged monthly magazine with issue #20. Issues prior to that have become highly collectible. Image:Nes-game-atlas-t. ... The Official Nintendo Players Guide is the first players guides put out by Nintendo of America. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...


The first four Player's Guides in book format were the NES Game Atlas (featuring maps of popular NES franchises), Game Boy (featuring select Game Boy games), Mario Mania (featuring information about Nintendo's mascot, Mario, but was mostly a full strategy guide of the then-new Super Mario World), and Super NES (featuring select Super NES games). All four were mailed free to subscribers of Nintendo Power in 1992. Later, a fifth free Player's Guide, Top Secret Passwords, featured passwords (and a few cheats) for selected NES, Super NES and Game Boy games. This guide was sent to subscribers who were now in the Super Power Club. Though originally billed as a subscriber exclusive, it was eventually sold at retailers. For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... Super Mario World , commonly abbreviated SMW) is a platform game developed and published by Nintendo Co. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ...


Beginning with The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Player's Guides adopted a "one specific game" format, much like the earlier Nintendo Power Strategy Guides. They are separate entities from the magazine itself. The concept is now emulated by other publishing companies such as Brady Games or Prima for Nintendo and other video game consoles. Almost all major Nintendo video games released today will have an OGNP associated with it. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Prima can mean a few things: PRIMA: an acronymn representing Place of the Relevant Intermediary Approach, a legal doctrine applied in cross-border security transactions. ... Game console redirects here. ...


OGNPs are often sold at video game retailers, magazine stands and can also be ordered directly from Nintendo Power. Most Nintendo Power subscription packages include a free OGNP as an incentive.


With all of the FAQs for video games on the internet in modern times, OGNPs have suffered lower sales, and have long been a major incentive used for renewing subscription through the mail. T-shirts and the like are offered on occasion through the mail-in offers, however, by subscribing through the internet, many more premiums are available (more T-shirts, for example). FAQ is an abbreviation for Frequently Asked Question(s). The term refers to listed questions and answers, all supposed to be frequently asked in some context, and pertaining to a particular topic. ...


As of mid-2007, Nintendo seems to have quietly discontinued the series after the publication of the guide for Pokémon Battle Revolution. Guides for popular games, including recent releases, are going out of stock at the Nintendo Online Store. No guide was published for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, and none have been announced for soon-to-be-released major Nintendo projects. However, Chris Slate stated in Issue #223 that the project is on hiatus. Pokémon Battle Revolution ) is the first Pokémon game on Nintendos Wii home console. ...


While Nintendo no longer produces guides in house, they have licensed several of their most popular properties to Prima Games, in order to produce the "official" guide. This can be seen with Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, and Super Mario Galaxy, among others. Prima Games, a division of Random House, is the largest publishing company of video game strategy guides in the United States. ... Super Mario Galaxy ) is a 3D platform game developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo and published by Nintendo for the Wii. ...


Nintendo Power Awards

The Nintendo Power Awards, once called the Nester Awards (after the cartoon character featured in early issues of Nintendo Power), are the magazine's annual ceremony of recognition for the previous calendar year's games. The awards are nominated by the staff members, and the awards are voted on by the readers via Nintendo.com. The results, which appear in a following issue, reflect both the winners based on readers' votes and which candidates the writers felt should have won. As of 2006, there have been eighteen annual awards featured in what is usually the May issue of the following year, the first awards having taken place in 1989, honoring games released in 1988 Nester (in Pilotwings 64, Lark) was the long-time teenage mascot and comic strip star of Nintendo Power magazine, as well as a sometime video game character. ...


Controversy

The cover for the controversial second issue.

A controversy ensued upon publication of the second issue of the magazine. Parents called in to complain to the magazine's office that the cover, featuring Castlevania II: Simon's Quest with an image of Simon holding the severed head of Dracula, frightened their children and had resulted in many of them having nightmares.[5] For a long time following, Nintendo Power steered clear of cover artwork that featured such graphic imagery. Also, in the January 2007 issue's "PlayBack" column, which spotlighted Simon's Quest, Chris Shepperd mentioned the second issue's cover as being "one of our favorite cover images of all time." Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Comic series

  • Howard and Nester / Nester's Adventures (Volume 1-55)
  • Battletoads (Volume 24-25)
  • Super Mario Adventures (Volume 32-43)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Volume 32-43)
  • Mario VS Wario (Volumes 44 & 56)
  • Star Fox (Volume 45-55)
  • Super Metroid (Volume 57-61)
  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Volume 89-93; excerpts from the graphic novel)
  • Blast Corps (Volume 97-99)
  • Pokémon (based on the long-running animated series)
  • Kirby: Right Back At Ya! (based on the animated series)
  • Metroid Prime (based on the video game)
  • Custom Robo (short excerpt from the comic book)
  • Metal Gear Solid - The Twin Snakes (short excerpt from the comic book)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team (Manga). Based on a 6-part serial in Japan, the English translation reads right-to-left as in its original format. It tells the story of what happens in the game in a nutshell. (Volume 207-212)

Nester (in Pilotwings 64, Lark) was the long-time teenage mascot and comic strip star of Nintendo Power magazine, as well as a sometime video game character. ... Battletoads is a video game by Rare Ltd. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, released in Japan on November 21, 1991, as ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu, literally The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods), and in North America and Europe in 1992, was the only game in the Zelda series... The Star Fox series ) is a video game franchise published by Nintendo. ... “Metroid 3” redirects here. ... Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was a multimedia project created by Lucasfilm in 1996. ... Blast Corps (or Blast Dozer in Japan) is a video game for the Nintendo 64 developed by Rare that was released in 1997, in which the player must clear a path for a truck carrying a pair of defective nuclear missiles, called the Missile Carrier. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... This article is about the game. ... Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team ) and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team ) are a matched pair of Pokémon games for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, respectively. ...

Spine pictures

Starting with issue #92, pieces of Nintendo characters were printed on the spine of the magazine. When placed upright in order, the magazines form complete characters when viewed from the side. When Nintendo Power was redesigned, the spine picture idea was abandoned. The printed characters include:

  • Mario (though some sections were either misprinted/printed twice, resulting in a disfigured Mario)-1997
  • Link-1998
  • Donkey Kong-1999
  • Lugia-2000; incomplete
  • Fox McCloud, Mario, and Samus Aran (side-by side)-2002
  • Link (Wind Waker)-2003
  • Link, Mario, Samus (Square Pictures From Up to Down)-January 2004 through May 2004
  • Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Fox McCloud (Square Pictures From Up to Down)-July 2004 through December 2004
  • Nintendo DS-January 2005-June 2005; incomplete

Fox McCloud ) is an anthropomorphic video game character from the Star Fox series. ... Samus Aran ), is the fictional protagonist of the Metroid video game series. ... The Nintendo DS (sometimes abbreviated NDS or more commonly DS) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ...

Promotional VHS tapes

On occasion, many subscribers received promotional VHS tapes, although they were also sent to owners that registered their game consoles. The practice has ceased with the availability of DVD and online video. Among these were tapes promoting Donkey Kong Country ([1]), Nintendo 64, Star Fox 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Banjo-Kazooie, Pokémon and one that covered both Donkey Kong 64 and Jet Force Gemini. Some of the tapes featured "hidden" previews at the end after the credits. For the television series, see Donkey Kong Country (TV series). ... The Nintendo 64, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Star Fox 64 ), known in Australia and Europe as Lylat Wars due to trademark issues, is a scrolling shooter video game for the Nintendo 64 video game console. ... Diddy Kong Racing is a 1997 racing game for the Nintendo 64 developed by Rareware. ... Banjo-Kazooie is a 3-D platform/adventure video game for the Nintendo 64. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... Donkey Kong 64 is a 3D platformer video game developed by Rare for the Nintendo 64. ... Screenshot of gameplay. ...


Spin-offs

During 2001, Nintendo Power released a spin-off semi-magazine named Nintendo Power Advance, featuring the Game Boy Advance and its games. Four issues of Nintendo Power Advance were printed, the last of which served as a strategy guide for Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. “GBA” redirects here. ...


With the release of Pokémon for the Game Boy; Nintendo Power included 6 mini-issues of 'Pokemon Power' mainly featuring tips and strategies for the game. For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ...


Player's Poll

Since issue one, Nintendo Power has had a "Player's Poll Contest" (later called "Player's Poll Sweepstakes") where there would be a grand prize, a 2nd place prize, and 3rd place prize once a multiple-choice survey about the magazine's content and demographic was submitted. Ever since the Future US takeover, effective Issue #222, the survey has been omitted, and one only needs to send in basic information (name, address, e-mail address, etc.) The Grand Prize often holds a game, the system to play it on, and other miscellaneous prizes. The Second Place Prize yields only the game itself. The Third Place Prize was a T-shirt, but has since been dropped since the Future US takeover. In Issue #223 (Holiday 2007), a Nintendo Power reader sent in a question regarding the "Player's Poll" and Future US stated that they "didn't really want to lose" the Player's Poll but, according to Future US, "[Future US] have always depended on input from people at nintendo.com's NSider forums." Future US continues with that due to Nintendo's decision to indefinitely close the NSider forums, "Unfortunately, there isn't much we can do right at this moment." However, Future US hinted that they could possibly create a new forum to replace the NSider forums and that they will be currently "looking at ways to bring those cut sections [Player's Poll and Most Wanted] as soon as possible."


See also

Official Nintendo Magazine, or ONM, is the UKs official Nintendo magazine, and is published by Future Publishing(OCLC 46390444). ... “UK” redirects here. ... Nintendo Magazine System was the official Nintendo magazine of Australia. ... Home video-game systems became popular during the 1970s and 80s. ... Nintendo Corporation, Limited (Japanese: 任天堂; Ninten is translated roughly as leave luck to heaven or in heavens hands, do is a common suffix for names of shops or laboratories; TSE: NTDOY) was originally founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in a Japanese... Image:Nes-game-atlas-t. ...

References

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