Posted in music on August 22, 2012

Nintendo Power

Gamers of a certain age likely remember the days when their main fix of information about new and upcoming video games came in the form of the monthly Nintendo Power magazine that was delivered directly to their mailbox. That experience is set to become yet another relic of a past era, as Ars Technica has learned that Future Publishing is planning to stop publishing the magazine....

....Nintendo Power senior editor Chris Hoffman seemed to confirm our source's information on Twitter, saying that he was "sad to see it go" and that the editorial team would "try to make the last issues memorable." Nintendo Power writer Phil Theobald, meanwhile, promised on Twitter that they had "something pretty sweet planned for the final issue." [Further update: It seems the tweets in question have been deleted after publication.] [Ars Technica]

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Comments (27)

Damn now I'll have to get all my info from the nintendo hotline.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 11:24 AM

HOWARD AND NESTER 5EVER

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 11:24 AM

I remember when they gave Kirby a perfect rating, I bought it, and I got bored of it after 5 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 11:25 AM

^ha I remember when pitchfork gave some albums a 10.0 and I bought them and...

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 11:28 AM

although come to think of it... this magazine was somewhat of a conflict of interest.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 11:32 AM

"although come to think of it... this magazine was somewhat of a conflict of interest."

it really was. i think after a year of subscribing to this i then came to the same realization (circa 1992) and jumped over to the more non-bias gamepro

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 11:39 AM

I'll never forget the day the first issue of Nintendo Power showed up in my mailbox. Next day of school everyone was like woah did you get a nintendo magazine in the mail!?

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | August 22, 2012 11:44 AM

yeah me too - remember the hype surrounding Super Mario 3? I made my parents sit throught the Wizard just to get a 30 second glimpse at the game

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 11:48 AM

Nintendo - game systems for 6 year olds

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 11:53 AM

One year the subscription came with a free copy of Dragon Warrior.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 11:58 AM

Dear 11:53, you must be too young to recall the greatness that was 8-bit entertainment. Countless memorable games.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 12:03 PM

Nintendo Power was worth it for all of the little tidbits and hints it gave for games. Also, Kirby is a classic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 12:07 PM

I miss the days of playing Mario Party 1 and Super Smash Brothers until 6 AM with my friends. Ah the 6th grade...

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 12:17 PM

^So what are you in like 10th grade now? Actually, we're probably the same age, my friends and I would do the same playing Mario Kart 64 in 7th grade.

My cousin had a subscription to Nintendo Power, I never understood how a person could believe the reviews of Nintendo produced games. I was getting Game Informer in my gaming heyday, gamepro issues were like 200 pages long and full of ads weren't they? Favorite game: MC Kids, a Mario 3 ripoff that just tugs at my heartstrings.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 12:24 PM

Dear 12:03, I'm not as young as you think I am. Sega FTW.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 12:32 PM

awesome games that come to mind:

contra
zelda
metroid
mario bros
strider
tecmo bowl
tyson's punch out
street fighter
ikari warriors

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 12:35 PM

don't forget castlevania and excitebike!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 12:37 PM

where will i get my game tips to help navigate me through all of the games as i sip my craft beer at barcade now?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 12:49 PM

I heard that there was a secret level in Mario 2 where you went down one of those transport tunnels and instead of finding a 1-up mushroom or flower that allows you to shoot fireballs, there was actually a chickpea plant and when Mario ate it, it gave him incredible super powers from the energy giving phyto-nutrients. Can anyone confirm?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 12:51 PM

^ yes. I did locate that secret level, and when Mario ate the chickpeas he began using a "hip-thrust" attack on goombas.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 12:55 PM

fucking hysterical, you two.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 1:13 PM

Mario is Italian. He does not eat hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 2:38 PM

just lots and lots of shrooms.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 2:56 PM

i totally have that first issue somewhere!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 6:01 PM

Collector item, worth big $$$$$

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 10:57 PM

11:58 - I played the shit out of that free copy of dragon warrior. there was a huge map that came with it too. Awesome game.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 11:26 PM

I have the first issue as well, about $100.00 mint condition, I think.

Posted by DVOID | September 17, 2012 8:51 PM

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