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(Ars Technica)   Cover of the final Nintendo Power pays homage to the first cover. Cool tag takes over while sad tag is overcome with nostalgia   (arstechnica.com) divider line 191
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2012-11-30 12:21:00 PM  
Ahhh the good old days.
 
2012-11-30 12:24:21 PM  
Had that first issue. Read it to the point of disintegration.
 
2012-11-30 12:26:07 PM  
Damn...I'm gonna have to go get that. I haven't even owned a Nintendo console since N64, but I was subscribed to the magazine for a few years and loved it.
 
2012-11-30 12:37:53 PM  
Had a subscription to Nintendo Power.

Nothing beat getting home from school and seeing a new issue on the dining room table.
 
2012-11-30 12:39:03 PM  
While we're on the subject of Super Mario 2, I'm going to go on record and say that I really do love that game. The Mario purists hate it because it's so different from the others, but f*ck those fools, SMB2 is a classic.

In fact, I'ma play it right now.
 
2012-11-30 12:43:06 PM  
How will I keep up with the zany adventures of Nester?
 
2012-11-30 12:49:53 PM  

Rev.K: Had a subscription to Nintendo Power.

Nothing beat getting home from school and seeing a new issue on the dining room table.


at that age, any mail for you is awesome. as adults, most mail is either bills or junk requesting you to refinance.
 
2012-11-30 12:50:06 PM  

Rev.K: While we're on the subject of Super Mario 2, I'm going to go on record and say that I really do love that game. The Mario purists hate it because it's so different from the others, but f*ck those fools, SMB2 is a classic.

In fact, I'ma play it right now.


That one was my favorite. And it was the one game that never made me second guess my gender when I chose to use the female character, because she was just that good.
 
2012-11-30 12:56:51 PM  
I used to get the free Nintendo newsletter that predated Nintendo Power. My parents would never pay for a subscription. Luckily, my best friend growing up used to get it. I would pour through that thing. I loved the game rankings and the list of upcoming games, which I think was on the last page. There was always something to look forward to when you were a kid with the NES.
 
2012-11-30 01:01:50 PM  
Holy flashbacks, Batman.
 
2012-11-30 01:33:54 PM  

Rev.K: While we're on the subject of Super Mario 2, I'm going to go on record and say that I really do love that game. The Mario purists hate it because it's so different from the others, but f*ck those fools, SMB2 is a classic.

In fact, I'ma play it right now.


Preach on! In fact I beat that game before I had even beaten Mario 1. SMB2 had different levels, multiple characters, colorful, and fun. Everything SMB1 wasn't.
 
2012-11-30 01:34:42 PM  

utsagrad123: Rev.K: While we're on the subject of Super Mario 2, I'm going to go on record and say that I really do love that game. The Mario purists hate it because it's so different from the others, but f*ck those fools, SMB2 is a classic.

In fact, I'ma play it right now.

That one was my favorite. And it was the one game that never made me second guess my gender when I chose to use the female character, because she was just that good.



True dat.  I think I only ever played the princess because she could float over everything for a few seconds.  I think there was one point where you had to be Luigi to do something or another, but beyond that... always the princess.
 
2012-11-30 01:35:54 PM  

downstairs: utsagrad123: Rev.K: While we're on the subject of Super Mario 2, I'm going to go on record and say that I really do love that game. The Mario purists hate it because it's so different from the others, but f*ck those fools, SMB2 is a classic.

In fact, I'ma play it right now.

That one was my favorite. And it was the one game that never made me second guess my gender when I chose to use the female character, because she was just that good.


True dat.  I think I only ever played the princess because she could float over everything for a few seconds.  I think there was one point where you had to be Luigi to do something or another, but beyond that... always the princess.


You never have to play as Luigi. My friend Ashley is obsessed with the game. She's probably beaten it 50 times. Does it with Princess all the way through.
 
2012-11-30 01:36:15 PM  
I interviewed for a job at Nintendo Power, but they didn't like all of this crazy "computer layout" stuff I was talking about.
 
2012-11-30 01:39:04 PM  

ThrnPhl: Holy flashbacks, Batman.


forgot it existed. I remember my friends huge stack of them now. I sat in front of that stack of magazines for a day reading each one.

/maybe everything's amazing when you're nine.maybe it was just that good
 
2012-11-30 01:39:25 PM  

Surool: I interviewed for a job at Nintendo Power, but they didn't like all of this crazy "computer layout" stuff I was talking about.


I should mention this was around 1991.
 
2012-11-30 01:39:30 PM  

downstairs: True dat.  I think I only ever played the princess because she could float over everything for a few seconds.  I think there was one point where you had to be Luigi to do something or another, but beyond that... always the princess.


In level 1-2, you can throw one of those bouncy black star things and use Luigi's charged jump to skip most of the level.

And in 4-3, you can use the Princess' floaty jump to go directly from the first tower's landing to the end boss, also skipping a lot of running around.

Good times.
 
2012-11-30 01:40:41 PM  
Closest my kid gets to the OMFG rush of seeing Nintendo Power magazine is his Lego magazine. It is just not the same. I also got the newsletter before the magazine.


/adjusts onion on belt
 
2012-11-30 01:41:49 PM  

Treygreen13: downstairs: utsagrad123: Rev.K: While we're on the subject of Super Mario 2, I'm going to go on record and say that I really do love that game. The Mario purists hate it because it's so different from the others, but f*ck those fools, SMB2 is a classic.

In fact, I'ma play it right now.

That one was my favorite. And it was the one game that never made me second guess my gender when I chose to use the female character, because she was just that good.


True dat.  I think I only ever played the princess because she could float over everything for a few seconds.  I think there was one point where you had to be Luigi to do something or another, but beyond that... always the princess.

You never have to play as Luigi. My friend Ashley is obsessed with the game. She's probably beaten it 50 times. Does it with Princess all the way through.


Luigi could jump farther than the princess could float. Other than Mario for the digging levels, I never went with anyone else.
 
2012-11-30 01:42:05 PM  

Rev.K: While we're on the subject of Super Mario 2, I'm going to go on record and say that I really do love that game. The Mario purists hate it because it's so different from the others, but f*ck those fools, SMB2 is a classic.

In fact, I'ma play it right now.


i hope Nintendo does a mario sequel inspired by Mario 2 in the future, NSMB2 should've been that
 
2012-11-30 01:48:35 PM  

Rev.K: While we're on the subject of Super Mario 2, I'm going to go on record and say that I really do love that game. The Mario purists hate it because it's so different from the others, but f*ck those fools, SMB2 is a classic.

In fact, I'ma play it right now.


One of my best Christman morning memories is opening SMB2, that year when it was new... whatever year that was. It will always be my favorite SMB, not just for that memory, but for all the weirdness and gameplay.
 
2012-11-30 01:52:26 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Luigi could jump farther than the princess could float.


He can. I can't think of a single scenario where his jumping ability is a requirement, though. I prefer to play as the Princess as well just because of the control her hovering gives you. Helps on that damn ice level with the flying shy guys. Luigi is a nightmare to control on ice.
 
2012-11-30 01:53:54 PM  
I subscribed to Nintento Power for years. It was somewhere between the ages of 7 to 11, I believe, so from about 1989-1993ish. I ditched Nintendo Power when I got a playstation, which was 93 or 94. My mother didn't mind that it was a video game magazine, as long as I was reading something.
 
2012-11-30 01:56:13 PM  
Anyone else remember back in the day Nintendo ran a free tips line? Since there was no Internet, if you got stuck and couldn't figure out how to solve a problem in a game, you were either stuck until you ran across someone in real life who knew the solution, or you could call Nintendo and they'd help you through. I remember at the time it was free to call, and considered revolutionary.
 
2012-11-30 01:57:10 PM  
You needed Luigi in Super Mario 2 to do one of the warps, if you used the potion with one of the vases. It was one of the worlds with the ostriches but I can't remember the number anymore. That was the only time I used him. Other than that, Princess was the best, which seemed funny as a young boy, because who wanted to be a girl. A lot of the time, if jumping wasn't important, I chose Toad. I did take pride in using each character at least once on a playthru before beating the game. I'm still waiting for them to do a follow-up on SMB2, bring back Wart or something. It's nice to see they finally brought back some of the characters like Shyguy and Bob-omb, so the game isn't totally erased from the mythos.
 
2012-11-30 01:57:25 PM  
Apparently you can't fill up a whole magazine with "Protip: Waggle the Controller!"
 
2012-11-30 01:57:42 PM  
I STILL subscribe to Nintendo Power.
I was a subscriber with the first issue, and I'm here for the last.

...Of course, I was NOT a subscriber between about 1993 and 2001.
 
2012-11-30 02:00:17 PM  
www.classicville.co.uk

images.mentalfloss.com
 
2012-11-30 02:00:32 PM  

ShawnDoc: Anyone else remember back in the day Nintendo ran a free tips line? Since there was no Internet, if you got stuck and couldn't figure out how to solve a problem in a game, you were either stuck until you ran across someone in real life who knew the solution, or you could call Nintendo and they'd help you through. I remember at the time it was free to call, and considered revolutionary.



Yes!  I don't think it was free though.
 
2012-11-30 02:03:22 PM  
Mario 2 is a fantastic game despite it's differences. Only a true expert such as myself has the skills to beat the game from beginning to end, no warps, using only Toad.

/stupid worthless Toad
 
2012-11-30 02:04:31 PM  

JerseyTim: How will I keep up with the zany adventures of Nester?


Watch AL West baseball. His best friend Howard runs the Mariners.
 
2012-11-30 02:05:05 PM  

downstairs: ShawnDoc: Anyone else remember back in the day Nintendo ran a free tips line? Since there was no Internet, if you got stuck and couldn't figure out how to solve a problem in a game, you were either stuck until you ran across someone in real life who knew the solution, or you could call Nintendo and they'd help you through. I remember at the time it was free to call, and considered revolutionary.


Yes!  I don't think it was free though.


It was free for like the first couple of years, I'm thinking like '88 - '91, then they switched it to a pre-recorded 900 number around the time the SNES launched.
 
2012-11-30 02:06:29 PM  

sprawl15: Apparently you can't fill up a whole magazine with "Protip: Waggle the Controller!"


I believe you're thinking of GamePro.
i21.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-30 02:06:33 PM  
I actually only got into Nintendo Power in the last few years, after Future Media bought it. The magazine has gotten REALLY good, and it's the first magazine I've ever subscribed to. I'm really sad to see it go.

I was, to be honest, curious how they would handle going into the future, though. With the Wii U and the 3DS seeing more M-rated games, and more "adult" oriented/violent games, I really couldn't see Nintendo Power continuing to straddle the line of being for kids and for adults at the same time. And to be fair, reading about Zombie U and seeing more and more huge guys with guns in the magazine it just seems.....wrong.

Here's hoping Nintendo themselves can hang on to their souls. God knows we have enough zombie space marine war games.

//EGM was good for about five minutes, then it went on a crusade against EB Games.
///PSM is only 5 pages long.
////OXM is written for illiterates.
//I miss magazines.
//Even the websites I read are going off the deep end. IGN covers more TV shows than games now.
 
2012-11-30 02:06:53 PM  
 
2012-11-30 02:09:36 PM  
I plan on picking this up and want to find a first edition to frame them next to each other
 
2012-11-30 02:10:16 PM  

downstairs: Yes! I don't think it was free though.


It was at first. They started charging later on when the call volume started to get crazy.
 
2012-11-30 02:10:30 PM  

Shostie: Had that first issue. Read it to the point of disintegration.


It's still on my shelf.
 
2012-11-30 02:10:55 PM  

ShawnDoc: Anyone else remember back in the day Nintendo ran a free tips line? Since there was no Internet, if you got stuck and couldn't figure out how to solve a problem in a game, you were either stuck until you ran across someone in real life who knew the solution, or you could call Nintendo and they'd help you through. I remember at the time it was free to call, and considered revolutionary.


1-800-255-3700

/still Nintendo's CS number to this day almost 30 years later
 
2012-11-30 02:12:24 PM  

spman: /stupid worthless Toad


..just biding his time til Mario Kart
 
2012-11-30 02:15:25 PM  
I have Issue 2 of the newsletter. It had big news- they were announcing a brand new game, which was pulling out all the stops: a gold cartridge, an actual save function... weird name, though.

I need to frame that.
 
2012-11-30 02:25:48 PM  

JerseyTim: How will I keep up with the zany adventures of Nester


Fun fact: Howard Phillips, who was portrayed in "Howard and Nester", went on to work for LucasArts and Microsoft Studios and is now a game design consultant.

/thought Nintendo Power folded in the 1990s...
 
2012-11-30 02:27:03 PM  
I was subscribed from issue 1, but because of some sort of screwup didn't get issues 2 or 3 (including the headless Castlevania cover). I've got a 3 foot stack of old NPs back at my parents house including the indispensible Final Fantasy strategy guide. I even had a question answered in one of the Q&As (how to beat the Wily Stage 4 boss in Mega Man 2, though by the time it was published I had already figured it out).

RIP Nintendo Power.
 
2012-11-30 02:29:05 PM  

downstairs: utsagrad123: Rev.K: While we're on the subject of Super Mario 2, I'm going to go on record and say that I really do love that game. The Mario purists hate it because it's so different from the others, but f*ck those fools, SMB2 is a classic.

In fact, I'ma play it right now.

That one was my favorite. And it was the one game that never made me second guess my gender when I chose to use the female character, because she was just that good.


True dat.  I think I only ever played the princess because she could float over everything for a few seconds.  I think there was one point where you had to be Luigi to do something or another, but beyond that... always the princess.


I do not limit myself to a single character. When I play the game, I play it in its entirety without warps and I use every character five times so that the final "Contributor" cycles between all four characters.

I am a dork.
 
2012-11-30 02:30:40 PM  

Superjoe: You needed Luigi in Super Mario 2 to do one of the warps, if you used the potion with one of the vases. It was one of the worlds with the ostriches but I can't remember the number anymore.


World 5-3.

I recall that from memory.

I really am a dork.
 
2012-11-30 02:31:43 PM  
Read it from the first issue through the late 80's....so much so that I remember Howard "Gamemaster" Phillips having a column in it.

/old
 
2012-11-30 02:32:37 PM  
Oblig:

www.gonintendo.com
 
2012-11-30 02:33:46 PM  
Add me to the list of people who was an original subscriber. While I was able to salvage the old grey box and all its accoutrements (including Rob the Robot) from my mother's house before one of her big purges, the large stack of NP's were lost.
 
2012-11-30 02:33:51 PM  

Tax Boy: [www.classicville.co.uk image 400x395]

[images.mentalfloss.com image 236x240]


Protip: Do not look up what happened to the actor who played "Lucas" in The Wizard if you do not wish to become depressed and uncomfortable.
 
2012-11-30 02:35:11 PM  
www.atariage.com
 
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