Nintendo's Power Line used to be amazing. In the days before the internet it was personalised gaming assistance. Like Gamefaqs turning up at your door with a hint lying elegantly on a silver platter.

You'd punch in a phone number, get help, then your parents would foot the enormous bill, at zero cost to you. It was perfect.

These days, of course, Nintendo doesn't bother with that. Yet still feels compelled to offer advice on where to get tips on its product information. Leaving us with the awkward message above that, in typical Nintendo-and-the-internet fashion, can't even spell "walkthrough" properly.

If you're wondering what happened to the old Nintendo Power Line, Nintendo of America tells us it was shut down in June 2010.

Nintendo has given up on the Nintendo Hotline and tells you to just fucking google it [Reddit]


You can contact Luke Plunkett, the author of this post, at You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.