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  • Nintendo Power (June 2000)


    Source: Nintendo Power – Issue Number 133 – June 2000

    Nintendo Power, Nintendo’s long running official publication, covered many of Nintendo’s systems throughout its life. In 2000 that meant the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color. The June 2000 issue includes:

    Game Strategies

    • Army Men: Air Combat
    • Looney Tunes: Duck Dodgers Starring Daffy Duck
    • Indy Racing 2000
    • Wario Land 3
    • Dinosaur
    • Gold & Glory: The Road to El Dorado

    Special Features

    • Sneak Preview: Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion
    • Your Power Connection: Power Online
    • Epic Peek: Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage
    • Pokemon and More on the Floor: E3 2000 Report 2
    • First Look: Warlocked


    • Player’s Pulse
    • Classified Information
    • Counselors’ Corner
    • Pokecenter
    • Player’s Poll Contest
    • Arena
    • Game Boy a-Go-Go
    • Now Playing
    • Pak Watch
    • Next Issue
    • Game List

    …and more!

  • Nintendo Power (July 1991)


    Source: Nintendo Power – Issue Number 26 – July 1991 

    If you were a Nintendo fan in the 1990s then you were probably at least familiar with Nintendo Power. This was Nintendo’s official magazine and it always had a ton of info, strategies, and reviews for games for various Nintendo systems. In 1991 this was primarily the original Nintendo Entertainment System and the Game Boy though some stuff was starting to be included for the upcoming Super Nintendo. The July 1991 issue includes:


    • Robin Hood – The Prince of Thieves and his merry men come to the NES in a new adventure that has Sherwood Forest alive with action.
    • Rockin’ Kats – Cartoon Kats Willy and Jill are reading the riot act to Mugsy, the bumbling bulldog with the bad attitude.
    • Little Mermaid – Ariel returns to her undersea world to save her finny friends and thwart the Sea Witch’s destructive plans.
    • Bill & Ted Excellent Video Game Adventure – Whoa, Dudes! Bill and Ted are time-tripping, totally tampering with history as we know it. It’s too much!
    • Super NES – Glimpse the future of video games in our Super NES update, then check out the poster with photos of actual 16-bit graphics.

    Tips From The Pros

    • Nester
    • Classified Information
    • Counselor’s Corner

    Video Updates

    • Now Playing – See the games premiering this summer at a video store near you.
    • Pak Watch – Keep an eye on the attractions being planned for the NES.

    Game Boy

    • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? – Who kidnapped Jessica? Who knocked off Marvin Acme? And what is Roger going to do about it? In Capcom’s new adventure, something’s up in Toontown.
    • The Infogenius – Game Tek takes Game Boy beyond entertainment with the first-ever Productivity Paks. Now you can take a personal, portable info base wherever you go!
    • Sneaky Snakes
    • Navy Seals
    • Dick Tracy
    • Altered Space
    • Blades of Steel

    Player’s Forum

    • Player’s Pulse
    • Player’s Poll Contest
    • Top 30
    • NES Achievers

    The Info Zone

    • Celebrity Profile
    • Bulletin Board
    • Next Issue

    …and more!

  • Terminator 2 Judgement Day (NES, Game Boy)

    1991 Terminator 2 Judgement Day for NES & Gameboy


    There have been a lot of Terminator movies over the years. Probably the best, with the exception of the original, was the first sequel, Terminator 2: Judgement Day. In many ways, it was even better than the first. I think every Terminator movie has had at least one game associated with it and T2 was no exception.

    There was a confusing series of games based on T2. This particular ad is for the Game Boy and NES versions of Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Each of these was different from each other and both were different from the 16-bit versions. In addition, there was an arcade version of the game that was also different (a shooter on rails) that was later ported to various systems and called T2: The Arcade Game.

    Anyway, back to the games in this ad. The NES version consists of five levels and was primarily a side-scroling adventure/beat-em-up with the exception of level 2. Level 2 was an isometric racing game. There is also a Game Gear and Master System version of this game that is similar to the NES version except that it does not include level 2.

    The Game Boy version is somewhat similar in that it is also a 2D side-scrolling type game for the most part. However, the levels are different and instead of a racing level, the Game Boy version has a puzzle level. In addition to the 8-bit and 16-bit console versions of this game, there were also numerous home computer ports.

    Unfortunately, like the vast majority of movie licenses, these games really aren’t that great. Certainly not as good as they should have been. I guess the good news is that they are a bit above average for movie licenses and if you are a big fan of the movie and 8-bit games then they are worth a shot. Just don’t expect them to be as cool as they sound. As far as this type of game goes, there are many far better ones on both the NES and the Game Boy. Ones that aren’t movie licenses for the most part.