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Read 13 Years of Nintendo Power for Free


Jack Gardner

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The demise of Nintendo Power in 2012 was the end of an era for gaming. The magazine had been in circulation since 1988 and brought out an ocean of nostalgia from those who had cherished their time with the games detailed on its helpful pages. Many thought that the magazine was gone for good and would be relegated to the boxes in the back of closets and traded by gaming collectors for the rest of time. Nintendo, however, had different plans. They have detailed plans to release a miniature NES this holiday season and now they have also released the entire run of Nintendo Power from 1988 - 2001.

 

The 13 year run of Nintendo Power has been made available via the Internet Archive. Each issue has been lovingly preserved by RetroMags, a website dedicated to keeping old gaming magazines around for future researchers and enthusiasts to enjoy.

 

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The 143 issues of Nintendo Power available on the Internet Archive include strategy guides for the original Final Fantasy, comic book storylines for The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, and Metroid, and are generally fascinating to sift through. The amazing artwork alone is worth the time, even if the written contents of the magazine don't interest you. Give the legacy of Nintendo Power a look if you have the time!

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