Mario Has Left The Building: Iconic Nintendo Power Magazine Printing Last Issue This December

August 22, 2012


Picture related: an original portrait of Link made from torn up Nintendo Power magazines by artist Chris Lange that I won in a contest.

Nintendo Power magazine, the monthly publication that was at one time (the 90s') the latest and greatest source for Nintendo news and tips, is calling it quits after 24 years, apparently being unable to compete with "the internets". Not gonna lie, I thought they stopped printing that thing a decade ago. "Yay, no more dying in vain!" I imagine a forest full of trees yelling in unison.

Thanks to ChaosLex, Penny, robert c, LupusYonderboy, Aurora Boredinclasses (nice) and jeffrey, who all miss that $4/minute Nintendo tip-line you could call to get help beating Zelda.

  • ZomBBombeR

    I found the best way to enjoy zelda, final fantasy or any such game is to let your hardcore RPG friends beat the game while you just watch and do other things during the slow parts.

  • Exa

    WHY did he make the worst Link from the Zelda series of all characters?

  • Helvis

    The tip line only cost long distance!! I remember getting in so much shit for racking up the long distance bill trying to finish Final Fantasy!

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    holy shit. I think I remember calling for Final Fantasy as well. I had forgotten all about that. damn you.

  • Guest

    ah, now I'm bummed out. I enjoyed reading this for news of new games and some good o' tips.

  • $18922249

    When I was a kid I always wanted to call the tip line just to talk with someone who was a professional video gamer. As it cost several dollars per minute, I never did.

    I cannot tell you how many hours I spent reading Nintendo Power. A great magazine in late 80s and early 90s.

    Also, Jack?

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    when I was a kid, I called one of those 900 numbers. you will not believe the tips they gave me.

  • $18922249


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