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Final Nintendo Power Issue

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 9:30 am by Stephen Janes

Nintendo Power, perhaps the most trust-worthy source of video game news and walkthroughs back before the Internet, will be circulating its final issue in the month of December.

The Nintendo magazine was unique in that it offered all the news, rumors and insights of video games and related media that you wouldn’t be able to get otherwise. If you were to consider yourself a true gamer back in the late eighties or early nineties, you needed to get the ‘Power! Nintendo Power!…or at least that’s what the slogan suggested.

As a final farewell, Nintendo Power will feature a review on the Wii U console, a look at New Super Mario Bros U, a look at the greatest games during their publication and a retrospect chronicling their twenty-five years of publication. Not bad.

They also decided to go full-circle on us with their final cover, which bears striking resemblance to their first issue back in 1988. Well done, Nintendo. Now, will you please excuse me while I wipe away my tears?

On the left, the final issue of Nintendo Power, paying homage to their first release (right).

What do you Geeks think? Did you ever get the Power? Were your elite gaming skills sparked by this magazine?

    • Snackbar

      It's a sad sad day. As a longtime subscriber and forever fanboy I'm sorry to see it go.

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