Almost caught up with where we are in Nintendo Power Magazine.Read more
We’re a couple issues behind in NextGen where we are in the Nintendo Power Retrospectives, so it’s time to do a little catch-up.Read more
The Sega Saturn is out, and this issue is the first full issue in response to that.Read more
It’s been a month, so it’s a good time for another recap of NextGen Magazine. This time, as mentioned in my last recap, I’m going to be skipping over the review section, as the reviews in NextGen over the past 4 issues have been very brief and not very informative – and have not had any names attached to them so I can’t get a vibe for individual critics taste in games.Read more
This issue has the results of the 7th annual Nintendo Power Awards.Read more
This week we have a bunch of movie licensed games and the launch of a major puzzle franchise that continues to this day.Read more
We return to our regular episodes with two streetball basketball games – one with NBA stars, one with Looney Tunes characters. If there was only some way to get them to meet…Read more
Moving right along with NextGen Magazine #3 for March of 1995.Read more
The Play It Loud era continues with a pair of Kirby titles.Read more
We return to our regular issues of Nintendo Power with the first issue of the Play It Loud era.Read more
I’m continuing with NextGen Magazine with the NextGen #2. With the second issue hitting in February of 1995, it makes keeping track of what year I’m on a lot easier.Read more
It has been a long time since I did Where I Read for a video game magazine, as much of the work I had been putting into my read through of Nintendo Power has been going into the Nintendo Power Retrospectives, and the second magazine I’d been covering – Electronic Gaming Monthly – has made something of a return. However, with my coverage of Nintendo Power for the show having reached 1995, I feel like I’ve lost some perspective on where the game industry was at this point, so I’ve decided to launch a read-through of another magazine, that is contemporaneous for where we are in gaming in the N.P.R.Read more
We wrap up the Best of the Rest with some movie licensed games and fighting games. Read more
This time we’re covering issue #52 of Nintendo Power for September of 1993! Read more
This time we’re covering The Best of the Rest for Nintendo Power’s 5th year. Read more
This time we’re covering issue # 48 of Nintendo Power for May of 1993 Read more
This time we’re covering issue # 47 of Nintendo Power for April of 1993 Read more
This time we’re covering issue #46 of Nintendo Power for March of 1993. Read more
This time we’re covering Issue #39 for August of 1992, featuring another major title for the SNES.
We return to Nintendo Power proper with Issue #37 for June of 1992.
This week I’m taking a look at Nintendo Fun Club News issue 2, with thoughts on Legend of Zelda, Pro Wrestling, Slalom and Volleyball.
We start off with an ad from SSI, hyping their port of their Civil War Strategy game “Battle of Shiloh” and the World War II game “Battle of the Bulge: Tigers in the Snow.” It’s kind of interesting. Nowadays we’re used to strategy games which will take either larger battles or even campaigns and allow the player to control them from the strategic level all the way down to the tactical level, like with the Total War games. Whereas here, on the other hand, you’re either on the strategic level, or the tactical level. If you’re on the tactical level you’re controlling a fairly generic fight or only one battle, and if you’re on the strategic level you’re either controlling a massive battle (like the Battle of the Bulge), or you’re controlling an entire theater of operations. Read more
It’s been almost a month since my last Where I Read, so to make up for it here’s my Where I Read for Nintendo Power issue #52 for September of 1993. This issue’s cover game is Super Mario All Stars, with Mario jumping and hitting a block. However, the inside includes guides for Final Fight 2, Rock & Roll Racing, and Enix’s RPG The 7th Saga. Let’s read on, shall we? Read more