So who here still has old copies of Nintendo Power? I have mine boxed up, but since most of them have covers that are bent, torn in places, etc due to use, I’m looking for a way to preserve them. I have issues going all the way back to the Super Mario Bros 2 cover, with the claymation style photo.
I was disappointed when Nintendo Power ended, mostly due to the nostalgia aspects of it. But was happy to find out that Nintendo does their own YouTube show called Nintendo Power Podcast. For those who may not have seen it, I have the link below.
I have all of my Nintendo Powers stored in my closet. Oldest volume is volume 38, and I have every magazine from 38 all the way to the finale of 285.
Mind you, my oldest magazines are actually addressed to my older brother. Since volume 38 came in June 1992 and I would have been a mere 1 year old at the time (born in December 1990).
I credit Nintendo Power as the reason I got interested in a few specific games and franchises. The 3DS game Rhythm Thief and The Emperor’s Treasure stands as the last game I got because NP made it look appealing.
I used to get this magazine every single month. It used to be my favorite gaming publication by far and away. My favorite section as a kid was their “Team of the Month” when they would have readers send in their Pokemon teams and break them down. I don’t recall them doing it beyond Gen II, but I always loved reading those and thinking to myself, “Oh I’d stomp this scrub into dust!” Lol
I remember Pokemon Power! Their little special side-magazine about the GenI games. As a tyke I actually liked how it was written from an in-universe perspective. Those things were also a big part of why I got into Pokemon in the first place, and helped me understand a lot of the trading concepts of the game and all.
I loved when NP did stuff like that. I recall when they covered Wario World (a Gamecube game) the article on it was written as though Wario himself had written it, first-person narration and everything.