Today's been a good day for Nintendo Power readers. First we posted about the first 145 issues being available for perusal on archive.org, and now Viz Media has plans to reprint one of the mag's classic comics. This time it's the Super Mario Adventures manga, written by Kentaro Takekuma and illustrated by Charlie Nozawa. More after the jump.
If you didn't grow up during the reign of the Nintendo Entertainment System, the early years of Nintendo Power magazine will look completely alien to you. The graphic design is insane, weird original artwork is all over the place, and the whole thing is a mix of "here come some new games!" and "please call us for tips." In other words, it's amazing, and the first 145 issues have been archived online over at archive.org. Read on for more.
Longtime gamers and the Nintendo faithful forced themselves to watch the painful end of Nintendo Power, but a brave force of Nintendo enthusiasts are filling that void! Force your way past the jump for details on the forceful new Nintendo-centric magazine, Nintendo Force!
The final, farewell issue of Nintendo Power magazine is set to hit newsstands next month, and its cover delivers a wonderful homage to the first issue's claymation take on Mario. From Super Mario Bros. 2 to New Super Mario Bros. U, from 1988 to 2012, things come appropriately full circle. Pics past the jump!
Now that Nintendo has confirmed Nintendo Power magazine is on its way to Print Valhalla as of the December, 2012 issue, it's time to celebrate the gaming fixture with a look at its late '80s origins. Patrick Scott Patterson has put together the equivalent of baby pictures with a collection of period ads and Howard Phillips profiles. Check it out after the jump.
Last November saw the shuttering of GamePro magazine, and now another long-running staple of gaming in print is coming to an end, with Nintendo Power ceasing publication after a 24-year run. Read on for fuzzy memories and more.