Steve Wozniak Was So Good at Tetris He Got Banned from Nintendo Power

In our article about Tetris's 30th anniversary, the one and only Steve Wozniak dropped by to regale us with tales of his long reign as America's #1 Tetris champion. He was so good, Nintendo Power magazine stopped accepting his score submissions. So Woz had to get crafty. » 6/06/14 2:34pm 6/06/14 2:34pm

That Time Wario Made A Deal With Satan, And Mario Went To Hell

In the US, Nintendo Power magazine had a monthly comic called Howard & Nester. It was, with one exception, totally kid-friendly. Cotton candy and rainbows. » 4/02/13 1:00am 4/02/13 1:00am

Nintendo Power Is Gone, But Nintendo Magazines Live On

Nintendo Power magazine may have released its final issue late last year, but the spirit of the publication lives on with Nintendo Force, a very shiny, very new magazine that's hoping to take its place. » 1/14/13 3:00am 1/14/13 3:00am

That Rare Nintendo Power Comics Strip With a Naughty Word Can Be Yours…

Old-school fans know that Howard Phillips used to be Nintendo's Games Master, immortalized in the back-page "Howard & Nester" comic strip of the recently cancelled Nintendo Power magazine. Phillips is a guy who helped the company on its rise to power in the United States. He probably has all kinds of cool stuff… » 12/26/12 2:00pm 12/26/12 2:00pm

The Final Nintendo Power Cover is Awesomely Nostalgic

On the left, the cover of the final issue of Nintendo Power magazine, a publication that's been running since the 80s. It's great on its own, but when you remember what the first issue of Nintendo Power looked like, on the right, it's enough to bring a tear to the eye. » 11/29/12 9:45pm 11/29/12 9:45pm

The Unpublished Nintendo Comic That Said "S**t"

Howard & Nester was a comic staple of Nintendo Power for much of the magazine's run, but there'd always been one storyline kept out of the public eye. Until today. » 9/06/12 1:30am 9/06/12 1:30am

One Man's Journey From Warehouse Worker to Nintendo Legend

Howard Phillips might not be as big » 8/28/12 1:00am 8/28/12 1:00am a name in Nintendo history as men like Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata and Gunpei Yokoi. But his story is just as interesting, and the story of his role in the company's American invasion of the 1980s is one all Nintendo fans should enjoy.

Nintendo Confirms the End of the Nintendo Power Era

Yesterday, news broke suddenly that Nintendo Power—one of the oldest game magazines around—would be shutting down. Today, Nintendo confirms that the Future-published magazine is ending this year. Here's their official statement: » 8/22/12 12:45pm 8/22/12 12:45pm

Cliff Bleszinski’s Perfect Eulogy for Nintendo Power

After news broke yesterday that Nintendo Power seems all but doomed as a print publication and may be finished outright, I reached out to the biggest fan of Nintendo Power that I know of: Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski. » 8/22/12 9:00am 8/22/12 9:00am

A Loving Video Tribute To Nintendo Power

Today came the sad news that Nintendo Power, the magazine that guided many of us through our early video games days, has reportedly been shuttered. » 8/21/12 8:45pm 8/21/12 8:45pm

Let's All Read The Very First Issue of Nintendo Power

Designer Eoin Stanley, who we featured a little while ago on Total Recall » 8/16/12 1:30am 8/16/12 1:30am, doesn't just archive beautiful old Nintendo logos. He's also got on ice something more informative; namely, the entirety of the very first issue of Nintendo Power.

Apple Co-Founder Was a Tetris Champion (and a Pain in Nintendo's Ass)

Steve Wozniak, aka Woz, was one of the co-founders of Apple back in 1976. When he left the company in 1987 (though he technically remains an employee to this day, drawing a nice salary), he needed something to do.


One of those things was to become a Tetris champion. » 7/17/12 11:00pm 7/17/12 11:00pm

Nintendo Power Sure Had Some Amazing Artwork Inside

After I posted those amazing old Zelda images from Nintendo Power the other day, I got an email from reader Yannick, who just so happens to run a blog that collects all kinds of awesome old Nintendo Power artwork by Katsuya Terada. » 4/26/12 11:00pm 4/26/12 11:00pm

Sega's Shinobi and Sonic Generations Outed for Nintendo 3DS

It would appear that the Sonic game with double the Sonic is, in fact, coming to Nintendo 3DS, as already semi-announced by, well, Sega itself. But Shinobi? Well, that's good news too. Thanks, Nintendo Power magazine! » 5/24/11 8:30pm 5/24/11 8:30pm

Nintendo Power: Cave Story Going Portable [Update]

Cave Story, the delightful shooter-platformer released via WiiWare early this year, looks like it will hit another Nintendo platform soon. The new issue of Nintendo Power lists Cave Story for DSiWare in its new game index. » 9/22/10 4:40pm 9/22/10 4:40pm

Nintendo Power Teases de Blob 2, 'Huge' Mystery Title & More

Ready the hype engines. Set your expectations to their loftiest, for Nintendo Power is tormenting early subscribers of the mag with a forthcoming reveal of a "huge new title" to debut right around E3 2010. » 5/06/10 12:30am 5/06/10 12:30am