PDF: Nintendo Power #1 – Jul-Aug 1988


I’m following up on the first issue of Sega Visions magazine with the first issue of the beloved Nintendo Power. I can still remember when this issue first came out. I would have just been starting the third grade and I could help but be fascinated with the infamous claymation representation of Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom.

The original Super Mario Bros was still filling our little elementary school minds and after flipping through this magazine, we were impressed yet fairly confused about this new Super Mario Bros 2 game. It seemed so different from the original game, but of course, Nintendo Power knew how to spin the remake of Doki Doki Panic into something we would all anticipate like nothing before.

In addition to the huge SMB2 preview, there is also a good walkthrough of Zelda and a ton of other Nintendo nostolgia to be found.

Enjoy Issue #1!

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Lee W says:

Hi there, Im only 15 years old so i was unable to get it when it first came out but, I saw this on eBay and i just had to have it and Im a big fan of Nintendo, so I brought it from America for $33.00 about £21.00 and I framed it and now its hanging on my wall and everytime I look at it I smile and say to myself ‘I cant believe I have issue 1’. (Abit sad, but it makes me feel good)…. =D

cheese says:

this is really cool! I read the new and the old just because im geeky

cheese says:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Why will it not download?! I was really looking foward to reading this!:{

Me says:

Retro mags service used to download the magazines has been shut down on the 1/19/12, since most of the magazine use the links from Megaupload, you can’t download them anymore

blackzombie says:

Remaked and smaller version of Nintendo Power #1 from retromags.com:


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