Nintendo Power magazine ceased publishing at the end of 2012. It was a nostalgic time full of sad goodbyes and fond memories. Its last cover was even a call-back to the first issue, where Mario pounds his fist triumphantly into the air while standing on a mushroom. But today, on the five-year anniversary of its death, …
Back in the mid to late-90’s, Naomi Chiba expressed her die-hard Nintendo fan love in the pages of Nintendo Power magazine. And many young Nintendo fans, myself included, looked forward to seeing her latest drawings.
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. In Germany, however, they had their own comics in the official magazine Club Nintendo.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Howard Phillips might not be as big 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.
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:
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.
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.
Ars Technica has an article up saying that the long-running Nintendo Power magazine is ceasing publication.
Designer Eoin Stanley, who we featured a little while ago on Total Recall, 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.
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.
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.
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!