Read the first 145 issues of Nintendo Power online right now Update

first_imgUpdate 08/10/16: Nintendo has pulled the archive from the internet. Despite the archive being available for the past five months, Nintendo only took notice of it after it gained popularity last week. Much like with its decision to take down the fan-made Metroid II remake, Nintendo said that it is protecting its characters, trademarks, and other content. While this is certainly within the company’s right, it seems foul to just pull the issues down like this.Original story: Back in the day, gamers relied on video game magazines to keep them up to date with the latest game releases, news, previews, and reviews. Nintendo was the undisputed king of the gaming land in the 80s, and as such, its Nintendo Power magazine was the best out there. This was one of the biggest gaming publications of the time and set the standard for other magazines to follow.As the popularity of gaming magazines began to wane with the advent of the internet, Nintendo Power’s influence and necessity slowly faded. The last issue was released on December 11, 2012, with a cover that was a call back to the very first issue released in July of 1988. There was a lot of history made during the first 13 years of Nintendo Power’s run, and now, thanks to Nintendo Archive, we can all check out some of these classic issues.The archive contains issues 1 to 145. As you can see from the gallery below, the magazine covered the release of classics such as Mega Man II, Super Mario Bros. III, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Donkey Kong Country, Mortal Kombat II, Goldeneye, Super Mario 64, and more. Each magazine is full of walkthroughs, cheat codes, previews, and even ads. Anyone who remembers reading Nintendo Power will have a great time going down memory lane looking through these old magazines. <> As of now, there is no word on when or if the rest of Nintendo Power’s magazines will be posted online. Admittedly, the last half of the publication’s backlog isn’t nearly as historically significant as those of the first 13 years, but it would be nice to have the entire run available online for the sake of posterity.last_img

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