It was sad hearing that Nintendo Power will be shutting down. Millions of Nintendo fans have been enjoying the magazine since the late ’80s. Like Egon Spengler said in 1984, print is dead — especially for people that want to read about videogames and videogame-related articles. That said, there was just something comforting about having longrunning magazines like Nintendo Power around. Yeah, you knew that the book was on the decline and that it would eventually go away, but you got warm fuzzies whenever you saw the logo or saw it at a newsstand.
While I’ve purchased dozens of Nintendo Power issues over the years, I couldn’t tell you the last time I bought one. Saying that I will miss the magazine has an empty ring to it. It’s more like…I’ll miss the nostalgic bliss the magazine conjured.
Will any of you miss Nintendo Power? Share some memories of your favorite issues when you have a moment.
3 thoughts on “Farewell Nintendo Power”
Man, I think I subscribed to it for like two or three whole years. I even still have a lot of the earlier issues. I even paid a little extra to get the “Power Guides” for their popular games. I remember receiving one for the original Final Fantasy, even though I never owned the game. Can you believe that I actually read through and practically memorized the whole guide? When I finally got around to playing FF back in 2006, all of those tips in the guide came back to me and I pretty much breezed through the game. It kind of sucked (since it was a 20-year-old game at the time and) since there were no surprises for me in the game. Knowing what was going to happen took some of the magic out of it for me, but I still enjoyed it since I didn’t know how it was actually going to play.
Aside from that, I liked the Nestor and Howard comics. Some of them were pretty funny (at the time) and I can’t help but feel that they are the grandfathers of Penny Arcade and their ilk.
I’m going to have to go back to my parents house and dig through some old boxes to see if I can uncover some of my old issues.
I used to read Nintendo Power when my library had copies. Now that they moved them all, I haven’t gotten to read a copy in forever. It’s a bit sad, but life will go on.
I’ve been playing Sound Shapes for a while, and I have to say it’s pretty awesome.
Glad you’re digging Sound Shapes!
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