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  • Nintendo Power (October 1991)


    Source: Nintendo Power – Issue Number 29 – October 1991

    At this point in 1991 Nintendo Power was primarily covering the original NES and Game Boy. However, early coverage of the new Super Nintendo had started as well. The October 1991 issue includes:


    • F-Zero – We’ve seen the future of racing, and it takes a serious turn as aliens go up against earthlings.
    • Star Trek – Trekkies will delight in the latest from Konami, Beam me up, Scotty, I’m running low on energy!
    • Roger Clemens MVP Baseball – Big league baseball comes to prime time with the big hitters on the NES. Play Ball!
    • Metroid – It’s a blast from the past – the original Metroid with Samus Aran trapped on the planet Zebes.
    • Shatterhand – When scientists twist technology to meet their own greedy goals, a futuristic cybernoid steps in.

    Super NES Showcase

    • Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts – They’re brawlin’ in the graveyard with Capcom’s super sequel to Ghosts ‘N Goblins.
    • Hal’s Hole-In-One Golf
    • Super R-Type

    Tips from the Pros

    • Nester’s Adventures
    • Classified Information
    • Counselors’ Corner

    Video Updates

    • Now Playing – Step right up – the box office is open!
    • Pak Watch – Mega-hits are coming soon to a video game system near you.

    Game Boy

    • Castlevania II – The Belmonts are cursed by the Count, but they’re not down and out yet. It’s a haunting adventure for the Game Boy.
    • Bart Simpson’s Escape From Camp Deadly – When Bart butts heads with his camp counselor, something’s got to give, and it probably won’t be Bart!
    • Track Meet – Runners, take your marks – get set for Game Boy games!
    • Monopoly – Land barons bet the big bucks on Atlantic City deeds.

    Player’s Forum

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

    The Info File

    • Celebrity Profile
    • Bulletin Board
    • Next Issue

    …and more!

  • Hudson Soft (NES)


    Source: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (October 1989)

    Before Hudson Soft went on to produce games for and market the TurboGrafx-16, they produced a number of games and even an accessory or two for the NES. This particular ad from the October 1989 issue of VideoGames & Computer Entertainment shows what they had available at that time.

    In addition to four games (Adventure Island, Milon’s Secret Castle, Bomberman and Adventures of Dino Riki), all of which are deserving of their own posts one of these days, there is also an interesting controller called the Joycard Sansui SSS. The SSS stands for Stereo Simulator System. The layout was essentially the same as your standard NES controller but it offered a couple of interesting and novel additions.

    First, there were turbo selectors for each button that allowed you to select multiple turbo speeds independently for each button (they advertise up to 15 shots per second). The other features seems like more of a novelty but could be quite useful if you had no other way to connect headphones to your sound source. This controller has a built-in headphone jack along with a second wire that connects to the audio out on the NES. In addition, it has the option of kind-of simulating stereo sound by adjusting the sound source left or right depending on where your character is on-screen.

    I never had one of these controllers but it looks interesting and reviews seem to be pretty good. Has anyone out there have one or tried one in the past?

  • Nintendo Power (November 1992)


    Source: Nintendo Power – Issue Number 42 – November 1992

    When I bought computer magazines, I always preferred ones that covered one system or brand (namely the Commodore 64). However, for video games I was the opposite. I always wanted a magazine that covered multiple systems so I didn’t read Nintendo Power too often. However, there can be no doubt that for a time, it was a very successful magazine and part of the video game memories of many. The November 1992 issue includes:


    • Joe & Mac
    • Crash’n The Boys
    • Mega Man

    Game Boy

    • The Flintstones
    • Super Mario Land 2
    • Track and Field
    • WWF Superstars 2

    Super NES

    • Final Fantasy
    • Super Star Wars
    • Space Megaforce
    • Axelay
    • Super Faceball 2000

    Tips from the Pros

    • Classified Information
    • Counselors’ Corner
    • Nester’s Adventures

    The Info Zone

    • Power Puzzlers
    • Next Issue

    Video Updates

    • Now Playing
    • Pak Watch


    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Super Mario Bros.

    Player’s Forum

    • Player’s Pulse
    • Power Players
    • Player’s Poll Contest
    • Top 20

    …and more!