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    RIP Nintendo Power
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    By this time next year it will be RIP Nintendo.

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    I initially thought this to be a reference to Penthouse.

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    I thought it was going to be Highlights.
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    I thought that this would be a thread Amy wouldn't derail
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    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    Awwww, RIP. My brother used to have a bookshelf filled with all his Nintendo Powers when he was a kid. He subscribed for years and I would always look through them for ways to cheat since he was so much better at video games than me. Then, when my brother was in high school he called Nintendo to see about getting parts to refurbish his NES and they told him that because he had been a subscriber to Nintendo Power for so long as a kid, they would just send him a refurbished NES free of charge.
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    Title doesn't allude to what I thought it would. *shrug*
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    I had started getting Nintendo Power when it was only a newsletter. i had every issue after that from #1 up until probably 1998 or so.

    Do you guys remember Howard and Nester? That comic was one of my favorite parts of the early years.


    Awesomely, there is a scan archive of a lot of them, including the crazy 16 page clay-photography Tetris strategy guide That i remember so fondly.
    http://hn.iodized.net/main.htm

    I also loved how back int the day they didn't just use like box art and stuff for the covers, but did crazy photo sessions

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    I fucking loved playing Mega Man 2.

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    Mega man 2 is one of the best platformers of all time. it's absolute perfection for that style of game for that generation. Such fantastic variety in enemies, mini-bosses, backgrounds, great map designs, good simply controls, good pace, great use of choose-your-own-level strategies based on boss weapon acquisition, and one of the most kick-ass chiptune soundtracks ever.
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    I loved this publication as a kid. I had from Issue #1 through to at least a year or two into the Nintendo 64 years. I agree with Drinky on those covers, which half the time, were way more exciting then the ACTUAL packing and promo art for the games they covered.

    As an aside, I am at work and I do not have access to youtube, but someone needs to post the "Nintendo Power" episode of the Angry Video Game Nerd. It could very well be the best eulogy for NP that could be given, even though it wasn't intended as such.
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    Damn, that brings back some memories. I think I had issues 4-108 or something stupid like that... I put them up on Ebay a long, long time ago and got about fifty bucks for the lot. I used to love the days when the mailman would bring the new one... thanks for the fun, Nester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    I thought it was going to be Highlights.
    really? you loved Highlights? even when I was like 9 years old I thought that magazine was stupid. We'd go into the doctor's office and be waiting in the waiting room and all they would have was Highlights magazine and I was like, man, this is some seriously stupid crap, what sort of brain defective enjoys this?
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    Highlights was the poor man's Cricket magazine.

    Cricket Magazine was also the magazine my parents wished I read more than Nintendo Power.
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    Theme night listing:

    Thursday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Friday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Saturday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Sunday Night: Boo, I have to go back to my parent's house!
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    I have never heard of 'Cricket' magazine.
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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I have never heard of 'Cricket' magazine.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_Magazine
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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    Theme night listing:

    Thursday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Friday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Saturday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Sunday Night: Boo, I have to go back to my parent's house!
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    The level of sheer laziness and pure speculation and confusion about very easily found and well-known things that this board has gotten to is truly confounding.

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    founded in September 1973 by Marianne Carus, whose intent was to create "The New Yorker for children."
    ...
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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    ...
    As an adult, I realize it was a pretty nice magazine, but frankly, as a kid, I didn't think it had as many bright colors and informative articles about beating Zelda II.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    Theme night listing:

    Thursday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Friday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Saturday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Sunday Night: Boo, I have to go back to my parent's house!
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    The level of sheer laziness and pure speculation and confusion about very easily found and well-known things that this board has gotten to is truly confounding.

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    Yeah Tom is right Highlights has always sucked. Dynamite magazine on the other hand was entertaining most times. The Nintendo Powers I've seen the past 5 years have been mostly ads in each issue.
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    Yeah Tom is right Highlights has always sucked. Dynamite magazine on the other hand was entertaining most times. The Nintendo Powers I've seen the past 5 years have been mostly ads in each issue.
    Apparently, they turned Nintendo Power over to another publisher after having made it in-house since the beginning. They should have just kept it in-house. They didn't even have non-Nintendo Power-type ads in the magazine until way after I stopped subscribing.

    That said, to anyone who read the magazine, was there ever a cover-featured game that you ended up playing and finding out the game sucked? I don't remember that being a thing until I played "Power Blade." Not that it was a bad game, but aside from the fact that a boomerang is your main weapon the entire time, it wasn't a very memorable game at all.
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    Theme night listing:

    Thursday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Friday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Saturday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Sunday Night: Boo, I have to go back to my parent's house!
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    The level of sheer laziness and pure speculation and confusion about very easily found and well-known things that this board has gotten to is truly confounding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    really? you loved Highlights? even when I was like 9 years old I thought that magazine was stupid. We'd go into the doctor's office and be waiting in the waiting room and all they would have was Highlights magazine and I was like, man, this is some seriously stupid crap, what sort of brain defective enjoys this?
    I liked the puzzles. The stories were pretty lame, now that I think about it.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Highlights, Time, and Entertainment Weekly were the default magazines in my dentist's office waiting room. The later two held my attention enough to warrent not ever picking up Highlights.
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    Theme night listing:

    Thursday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Friday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Saturday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Sunday Night: Boo, I have to go back to my parent's house!
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    The level of sheer laziness and pure speculation and confusion about very easily found and well-known things that this board has gotten to is truly confounding.

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    Apparently, they turned Nintendo Power over to another publisher after having made it in-house since the beginning. They should have just kept it in-house. They didn't even have non-Nintendo Power-type ads in the magazine until way after I stopped subscribing.

    That said, to anyone who read the magazine, was there ever a cover-featured game that you ended up playing and finding out the game sucked? I don't remember that being a thing until I played "Power Blade." Not that it was a bad game, but aside from the fact that a boomerang is your main weapon the entire time, it wasn't a very memorable game at all.
    They put a lot of shit games on the covers, a lot of tv/movie licensed stuff.
    http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/Nintendo_Power_Volumes
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    Altering the Goofus and Gallant section of Highlights Magazine with the most reprehensibly offensive things an 8 year could write was hands down my favorite pediatric waiting room activity. Only good thing about Highlights Magazine was the dozens upon dozens of chances they gave me to deface them, and their article on deep sea excursions for giant squid in their May 1995 issue, which I stole from my orthodontist and still have to this day.




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    Quote Originally Posted by tyles View Post
    That said, to anyone who read the magazine, was there ever a cover-featured game that you ended up playing and finding out the game sucked? I don't remember that being a thing until I played "Power Blade." Not that it was a bad game, but aside from the fact that a boomerang is your main weapon the entire time, it wasn't a very memorable game at all.
    Yeah but they made up for that by featuring Battletoads two issues later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    They put a lot of shit games on the covers, a lot of tv/movie licensed stuff.
    http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/Nintendo_Power_Volumes
    Some of these I completely forgot about. I didn't remember Vice: Project Doom at all, and I can't believe there was a cover story on a "Pugsly's Scavenger Hunt." Most of those early years were good games, although I can't speak for Track & Field II.
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    Theme night listing:

    Thursday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Friday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Saturday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Sunday Night: Boo, I have to go back to my parent's house!
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    The level of sheer laziness and pure speculation and confusion about very easily found and well-known things that this board has gotten to is truly confounding.

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    Yeah but they made up for that by featuring Battletoads two issues later.
    Battletoads was awesome, but easily one of the hardest, throw-your-controller games for the NES. I never beat that game.
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    Theme night listing:

    Thursday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Friday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
    Saturday Night: Woo, my parents let me out of the house!
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    The level of sheer laziness and pure speculation and confusion about very easily found and well-known things that this board has gotten to is truly confounding.

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    I fucking loved playing Mega Man 2.
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    Mega man 2 is one of the best platformers of all time. it's absolute perfection for that style of game for that generation. Such fantastic variety in enemies, mini-bosses, backgrounds, great map designs, good simply controls, good pace, great use of choose-your-own-level strategies based on boss weapon acquisition, and one of the most kick-ass chiptune soundtracks ever.
    One of the best games ever, yes. The final boss while jumping on platforms and avoiding a fucking dragon. Oh the satisfaction met when you killed that fucker. Then you fall off the platform and have to repeat.

    If you both have smart phones, I highly recommend spending a dollar or two for mega man 2 on your phone.

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    It always pissed me off how they chose a god-forsaken beluga as the cover model for their WHALES issue. The monodontinae family are the last fucking thing I think about when I see or hear the word 'Whale'

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyles View Post
    Battletoads was awesome, but easily one of the hardest, throw-your-controller games for the NES. I never beat that game.
    You're not kidding.... but this bastard makes it look easy:

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