PDF: Nintendo Power #5 – Jan/Feb 1989


I’m getting back into the whole magazine thing again and this time I have number 5 of the ultimate fanboy mag, Nintendo Power. This time around, we are welcomed by a cover story of Ninja Gaiden. I hope he doesn’t kill me for pointing this out, but it looks like the Ninja from Ask A Ninja was a consultant for Nintendo many years back.

Anyway, this issue is filled with a handful of interesting tidbits including…

  • Zelda II Guide With Map (page 8)
  • 1989 CES Coverage (page 15)
  • The Power Glove revealed (page 19)
  • Ninja Gaiden guide (page 20)
  • Adventure Island guide (page 31)
  • Strider poster (page 36)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (not the Arcade game) guide (page 52)
  • And lots of other recurring features from Nintendo Power

If you find something especially interesting in this issue, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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MattG says:

Wow, that takes me back! That’s the first issue of Nintendo Power that I ever received.

alonzobots says:

I will think of how dorky that dude on the cover looks like every time I get the urge to dress like a ninja! He’s probably some guy they rousted from his cubicle and said “hey, put this costume on!”

Anonymous says:

Under Ninja Gaiden it says “New hit in Cinema Display”. What is that? Is that a reference to the “cinematic cutscenes” (from wikipedia) The old Nintendo Powers definitely bring back memories though

racketboy says:

Yeah, I noticed that too.
Nowadays, “Cinema Display” means an Apple LCD monitor 🙂

Jeydo says:

Can you please make #6 issue of NP available for download? I really wanted to beat TMNT back in the day but I remember those maps I used and they could really help out!
if someone could send it to me, my Yahoo e-mail is: unmei_no_rei

then @yahoo.com

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