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1988

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hero

is

imprisoned behind

Captured and held

in

enemy

a hidden fortress by the Imperial Army, Super

Joe's situation seems desperate. Between him and any possibility of

an army of soldiers and paratroopers, an arsenal of weapons,


and a maze of secrets. You are his only hope. Along the way you must
collect information from soldiers who have penetrated the lines ahead of
you. Weapons will be won or lost during combat, and choosing the
right stage to attack might bring you closer to Super Joe, while
choosing the wrong stage can mean the end! This then is your mission.
Armed with a wire grappling device called Bionic Arm, you must go to
a place from which no "mortal'' has ever returned and discover the
rescue

lies

secret of a plot code

named

"Albatros."

to your mission

Essential

is

the mastery of the Bionic

Arm a strong

wire that shoots out and attaches to walls or


ledges with a grappling hook, allowing you to scale them or

swing across chasms.

Why?

Because your bionics won't

allow you to jump.

Ultimately,

your

mission

is

to

stop the Albatros Plan at the end


of Stage Twelve. Along the

way

you must gather information and


Certain

numbered

areas

considered neutral, but you

As your

helicopter delivers you to


one of the numbered battle scenes
on the map, enemy trucks intent
on intercepting you also kick into
action. If your chopper and a truck
meet at a number, then you must
fight in that area.

still

have a tough

Once you

fire

you come
there

weapons

to survive.

may

fight ahead.

a shot

that everyone else joins

remember

are

it

in.

seems
Also,

to enter each door as


to

may be

it,

vital

because inside
information or

weapons.

Here at enemy HQ you have almost


completed your mission. Success is
yours only if you destroy the evil

NINTENDO POWER

TECHNIQUES
OVERHEAD

To climb using the Bionic


Arm, push Up then press
The grappling hook will

AT

Shoot your
either

left

Bionic

Arm

or right by facing

A.

that direction then pushing

plunge into the ceiling so


you can climb up.

A.

It's

a great way to collect

items, too.

AN ANGLE

fire your Bionic Arm at


angle, push A and don't
touch your Control Pad.
The Arm shoots out at c
forty-five degree angle.

To
an

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
J

v'
'

Vertical

move-

,v

ment

>

is

possible only

by using the Bionic Arm


and swing upwards.

to climb

Overcome obstacles
by climbing over them.

You're moving from


left to right, shooting
enemies and climbing.

Keep

fighting

towards

the right, but also


look for doors.

You ve come
chasm and

to a wide
the only

way

across

is

to

swing over on the Bionic Arm.


Position yourself at the

Aim your

drop off with care. One

at the

slip

could

mean the end.

tall

Bionic

Arm

lamp and

shoot to attach

it.

A and you'll

swing

Press
out over the pit. Then tap
Down to land safely.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

Your
ft

first

objective

is

to find

and

secure a potent medicine that allows

^J

'

you

to continue the

energy

is

life

to

live.

game when

your

nearly gone. Without this

miracle formula,

But medicine

is

you only have one


not

all

you'll find.

Inside various buildings you'll discover friendly

agents

Since you can't jump, you

mOst
Bionic

Arm

to use your
places if you
your mission to

In

learn

many

in

are to succeed

in

and rescue Super Joe. At


plan your moves. You will find
the Bionic Arm has a few

who have

of

the cor-

each stage,

contact

fellow

agents for important

first,

data,

For instance,

limitations.

it

can't be

used to climb down.

share with you.

respondence

rooms
you

locate

that

classified information to

and you can also

on enemy
communications by
tapping in on their
in

listen

lines.

Also, they might

come

after

you

for

this.

ENEMY BASE

Once

1 -INSIDE

vulnerable

inside, you'll find a subterranean world of shafts cut into


is an elevator to make your mission easier,
rely on it too much. Search the secret base for its
power core which you must destroy. Make sure you
have picked up a message before you leave.

the rock. Close by

but don't

You'll

have to pass
here and

through

fight off a relentless

army

to

reach the

core of the base.

TO CORE

To cross
this

shoot

Arm

your

gap,

Bionic

an angle to
the right, then swing
at

across.

.o'
Shoot your
grappling

hook

into the ceiling,

climb up, then blast


the electric barrier!

10

NINTENDO POWER

ENEMY BASE

In Level

FROM

OUTSIDE

One you launch

into your mission

by

scaling the walls

of a desert fortress. Bounding upward, swinging by the thread

two doors. Enter one and collect


you enter the second door, which
leads to a hidden base deep underground.

of your Bionic Arm, you find


information. Only then can

1 -OUTSIDE

Drop quickly
of the rocky

into the heart

maze

DESTROY

using the

elevator. Whatever
vou do< don t ust
jump down the shaft,
because youll find a

nasty surprise below.

*v

Inside the core

room, the
battle heats

wave
wave

attack in
after

You've got to be fast and smart, because now you're facing elite troops.

The
first,
is

situation

may seem

but there

desperate at

a way. Attackl

the core from*


the location

shown

in

the

photo and no
one can hit you.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

If

you stay on your

should not be too

toes, this stage


difficult.

tacking soldiers are slowed

swinging about

like

The

at-

down by

the sand, and your Bionic

Arm

a sickle through

the grass has a good long range

12

NINTENDO POWER

to

mow

them down. But don't

let

the ease of this mission fool you. At

stake

here

is

the

Eagle-shaped

mark, which adds to your energy


level

like

the bullets you

defeating enemies.

get for

Danger may appear in other forms,


beware of the cliffs!

too, so

On this stage you


must enter an underground
passage in search of a protective
helmet that wards off bullets. Don't
be surprised to find heavy opposition along the way.
Use the helmet and other
devices throughout the
game. The helmet deflects
three enemy bullets. Not bad.

Once you have defeated the


final enemy of a stage you
will receive a CONTINUE.

MML "Mm

The CONTINUE
is like

fioaaoaj

having

an extra life,
and that just
might make
the difference

on your
mission.

This

is

many

where

special

stage,

but

like

game you can


you have been someBe thorough in

areas of the

only reach

it if

else before.

your search of every stage.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

13

In

Neutral Area

you
fire

will

Number

Eighteen

discover a valuable, rapid-

automatic weapon.

find though,

It's

tricky to

because you only get it


to someone. There's

by talking
something else, too, for this particular gun once belonged to Super
Joe. That means you must be
making progress.

NINTENDO PO H ER

mmEUTRAL

AREAS!!

This is probably the first Neutral Area

you

will

reach.

called "neutral,"

But, although

Which

of the three Destroyers

can give you what you need?

Talk to agents for


information that
leads you to Joe.

Ask and you

it's

not quiet on this


and infantrymen

all is

front. Paratroopers

_
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*

shall receive.

The

He's been waiting


But is he

hiding something?

**

end your mission.

the midst of

in

all

flare

Use

the crossfire

gun to use

This

bullet is in

room not the flare


gun that you need.

only problem. ..who to ask, and


what if they lie?

for you.

And

you must find a


Stage Four.

Only one
this

Poke your head into each door on


this stage and try to speak to the
people you meet. The information
you gain can help you later on your

BP
linbiooL

are determined to

is
it

the flare.
to light up

a dark place.

In

one room the gun you

is

a useless fake. For

capability,

in

find

rapid-fire

keep looking.

mission as certain doors

open.
In fact, without these messages you
might not get the helmet when you
need it.

For information,
ask the prisoner.

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**

will

Listen closely to

these people for


clues to Joe.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

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Tantalizing

tidbits

brought you

deeper

of

this far,

the

clues

have

leading you

unknown

like

scat-

crumbs on a dark forest


You have faced every enemy

path.

into

tered

iden-

by your intelligence network,


and some that no one could have
tified

suspected.

the

your

Mad

Mr. Killt

is still

man, and
above yours
a mouse, will

than

bionics tower

over

lion

challenge you

way.

yet the worst

machine

more

whose
like

And

A powerful Cyborg general,

to come.

And

somewhere along the

the

evil

mastermind of

ALBATROS PLAN

waits for

arrival in his secret laboratory.

At
of

this lonely stage, in the

the

very heart

enemy's stronghold,

you

must not expect any more help.


Only you can now save the planet.
But what are you saving the planet
from? What is this dreadful weapon

known only as ALBATROS? Can


one man succeed where an entire
invasion force has failed? Right up
to the end the mystery continues to
build, and the horror grows. To win,
you must already have acquired a
great variety of tools, weapons, and

many

clues;

battles

and mastered the

survived

of your Bionic Arm.


is... will

A Cyborg
16

General

NINTENDO POWER

even

this

countless
intricacies

The question

be enough?

You
you

you walk, and


like Tarzan on your
you don't practice

can't run before


can't swing

Bionic
perfect

Arm

if

sighting

of

the

target,

shooting
the
grappling
hook,
swinging and letting go so you land

on solid ground. This control may


be the biggest challenge.

game you

During most of the

Weapons, tools, energy boosters,


and communication devices passed
to you behind enemy lines all play a

will

receive support from your comrades.

Even though they can't pull you out


of a fire fight, they can air drop secret
items to you when you need them
most. Whenever you see a parachute,
make sure you check it out.

part in your mission. But obtaining

the item
that,
will

is

only the

THE FINAL CONFLICT


"Bionic

Commando"

games combined
adventure.

Every

message can
of

enemy

halt

has the action of the finest arcade

with

the

moment

From the pros

at

superb

for a

missed

of

mysteries

counts,

too,

your progress as surely as a hailstorm

bullets or a slip of your Bionic

Nintendo on

everyone agrees... this

down

Arm.

the

line,

first

step. After

you must determine what item


most on what stage. Good

help

luck.

YOUR STARDRIVE ZIPS, YOUR LASER ZAPS,


WHILE EVIL ZELOS MAKES HIS PLANS!

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eye.

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office

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weakness

for

is

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since he
armed wi
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shield

add

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

19

save the universe. Your first stop is inside a


gigantic mutant space cell pulsing with dangerous
antibodies and the dreaded Death Hands of Phenom.
Please note that Wembleys Fifth Galactic Dictionary
defines the word dread as: "the chilling sensation one feels
upon meeting the Death Hands of Phenom."
So, you're off to

POINT

Here come the


scum,

POINT

all lined

Win points and


influence space fiends!

up for a turkey shoot.

POINT

5
More goodies are
hidden nearby for the keen of eye.
Cleaning up

"--...Having pol'
ished off the

this cell

pair of

have

Death

Hands,

pro-

ceed forward
your
reward of
5000 points.

I ~

can

Its

towards. For
instance,

once you've

for
*

...

's0

hi

the Sharpyou

j-ooooqoo crosser,

gain 5000 points.

POINT 4

Two Death Hands, and


one cosmic cowboy to zap them!

INT 6 2 ip on

through
before the wall closes.

The Tablus form lines, then attack.


A true space ace will zap them all.

POINT

2
Eat hot laser
cookies, alien dweeb!
Don't get
left behind!

The enterprising star puppy will pick up


the missiles early on for three-way attack
capability. Launch your missiles from
the perfect spot and both Death

Hands

If

the wall closes on you, kiss

your retro-rockets

20

goodbye.^

NINTENDO POWER

will bite interstellar dust.

POINT

Hold your horses!

POINT 10
1-up or 5000 points.
The bonus

Wait for these cells


to stop growing.

Fr

points are
waiting for

POINT 9

Take the high road or the


low road, or make your own.

you near the


wail to the

PfE
05

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2POOO

>

You can shoot your way straight through


this chunk of mutated protoplasm, but

more points await


you below.

PTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

21

VOLCANIC
STAGE

Rock and

Roll Isnt

hit

here

In Terror

Zone

II.

All you'll find

forsaken hole is Rock and Run. Volcanos spit out


rocks while you run away, and the last thing you want is a
hit! Every light-minute of your journey requires the utmost
piloting skill, because you're really between a rock and a
in this

hard place

this time.

The Road to Victory.

POINT
POINT

3 The Orlam Star Atlas


recommends the right path.

POINT

Rocks are
falling like rain!

Blast the hatches!

On theroadtoZelos,
You're free of

another volcano
crops up in your way.
Zap it as quickly as

POINT 4

Now

go after

the volcano on the

Vf

H,

From both sides Gremlins dart out.


To end the attack, shoot the hatches.

left!

dodge.

PONT 6

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the volcanos,
but not of
the rocks.
All you can
do here is

J_

[JjM ttack , ^ie


C
Untam

^ ^|^

|^f

POINT

2 Volcanosone of the wonders of nature, and a pain for


space adventurers. Too bad there's no off button, or is there...?

'

There should

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Ste

Tmp

IHf

be a sign
here that
reads: Keep
Ri g ht lf y u
do, you will
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earn 5000

bonus points.

Attack the erupting volcanos


with all the firepower your
Vic Viper can muster up.

POINT
Save your laser for enemies,
not chunks of asteroids.
you shoot an asteroid it will
spread out, and make
your day a living nightmare.

hgg252yyg8^ooo

If

split up,

Blast the wall then holster

your lasers.

Block the
Ug's
attack.

Keep those
hatches closed!

POINT
More bonus

10

The nasty Intruder


is just ahead, so take a
T-up or Bonus with you.

points!

Go

for the

center right
gate, destroy
the wall and

POINT 9

1
d

rj
:

-j

slip inside.
Try different

options and

-1
-j
j

that 1-up will


be yours.

This time try


the center left,
follow the
procedure for
getting the
1-up,

and

you'll find

5000 points.

SEPTF.MBER/OC TOBER

1988

23

The mists of time part. An ancient


evil gloom descends. And our hero,

^ KONAM

the brave and noble Simon, learns


of a

new and dangerous quest from

a gentle Princess. "You have de-

feated Dracula, yet you carry his


curse," she
"Your only hope
evil
i

warns Simon,
is

to search out

the five parts of Count Dracula,

take them to his castle, and burn

them!" Now, as Simon, you must


take up this quest. As the Princess
departs in a veil of mist, she offers

words of hope. "Fear not, brave


Simon, for if you have the courage
to risk your life, you will find the
strength to defeat the monster of
je Castlevania,

Sf again."

Count Dracula, once

DARKEST SECR1

The only way to

find

the

gruesome

parts is to use your brain


well as your bravado in thji
role-playing quest.
You have braved the terrors of the evil Count Dracula
emerged the victor once, but don't be overconfident. This is a
whole new contest full of fiendish surprises and pitfalls. Your
search takes you through haunted mansions, eerie graveyards,
magical forests and towns terrorized by the Prince of Darkness.
The local folk may help you with clues, but all quake in fear of
the wrath of Dracula so beware of false advice.
i

You must master


Leather

# Thorn Whip

Whip

/^\

You are armed with


this at the outset.

This whip has a


long reach and a

Use magic to add


flaming power to

mighty

Morning

bright daytime hours to

on your quest with


many villagers you

clues from the

encounter. Don't believe everything

you hear because a few pranksters


lurk about. Be sure to purchase

As

for you'll
at night.

the sun sets, the local folk

take shelter, and the Prince of

Darkness
that

summons

the creatures

nightmares are

made

of.

You may recognize them from a


encounter.
Don't be
At night, they are far
more wily and powerful!

daytime
fooled!

Flame Whip

attack.

Simon's Quest, you must face

weapons during the day,


need them to do battle

Wield this for an


even stronger

demons of night as well as


those you battle by the light of
And they are vastly different!
light

Star

you can.

the

Use the

Morning

Buy this powerful


weapon as soon as

day.

shed

Chain Whip

Search by day and


In

whips to survive

five different

into the

bite.

dark hours of

Star.

night.

Journey from the town of Jova


Your tale of adventure begins in the little town of Jova. If you charge off
to find the parts of Dracula without talking to the people here first, your
efforts will be fruitless. Be sure to collect as many hearts as you can.
You'll need them to buy invaluable weapons. But hearts are not easy to

come

by.

You must earn them with courage and

skill

as you

do

battle
^

Dracula's legions.

BELASCO MARlsr

Gain clues

thru

JOVA

villageRtH

must be alert to everything the townsfolk say if you


hope to succeed in your quest for the gruesome parts of
Dracula. Without help, you are finished. If you run out

jjfe u

of energy, take refuge in the Church. It


your strength and bolster your courage.

will

replenish

first

Crystal

These old

folks are

wise with

their

tell.

own

tell,

young lad

Crystal!

is

step towards

magic power.
Purchase the White
Crystal before you set
out .on your quest.
You'll have to spend all
attaining

of your hearts to efo

Do

WOODS

Buy the White


The White
your

it.

Buy Holy Water and Whip.

each

Zombies walk the villages by night, but fear not


brave Simon. This is your first big chance to do
battle and claim your prize invaluable hearts!
The Thorn Whip and Holy Water will soon be

story to

within your grasp.

Lidfen well.

Journey from the village

to the right

Beware of the Belasco Marsh on your


you dare its many perils.

towards the enchanted Jova Woods.


You must gain great power before

left.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER I'm

27

From the little hamlet of Jova, you must wind your way to the
Jova Woods, across the South Bridge and through the Veros
Woods. As you meet and overpower enemies in the course of
your journey, your might will greatly increase. You will need
this extra strength for the Mansion of Berkeley lies ahead, and
no one has ever returned to tell the tale of what lies in this
dreaded place.

The Town of Veros

VEROS WOODS ALIIBA WOODS


Linger
(

in

the

town

of Veros long

enough

to gain

Spend your

hearts well on the precious items you

Mansion

your goal.

is

Do you need

any

helpful

will find

moment's

knowledge.

hidden here. The

rest in

the Church to

replenish your strength?

The Chain Whip

yours for

be yours
price

is

price!

The power of the Chain Whip

will

you can pay the purchase


of 150 hearts. You will soon
if

learn that the price

is

small

compared

to the great value of this mighty

weapon.
I

TOWN OF

jova

JOVA

woods

Your first encounter with Dracula's dark

army
hairy

is in battle with the fanged and


Wolf Man. His bark and bite are

SOUTH BRIDGE
equally repulsive. Keep him at bay with
your whip. If he gets close enough to
jump you, you're finished.

The Mansion of
Berkeley
There are five mansions scattered about the
imagland. This
inative workers, so

one was built by Dracula's

less

is not too difficult to find


But beware of the darkest corners! It is told that past
heroes have been trapped forever and gone mad in
their futile attempts to escape!

Three clues are

of

hidden

in

clues

that

are

the

depths

of

this

mansion. You must search out the

and dank
hiding places of the mansion. If you
make haste and miss a hiding
place, you shall sorely regret it later.

truth in the far reaches

The Oak Stake


stop

the

its

aid

the only

is

ancient

Dracula. Pay

Bone!

Stake.

town of Jova have

priceless

Claim the Rib

Get the Oak

hidden here.
Villagers in the

told

it

evil

of

way

to

Count

what you must,

power will
you in your

for

You will soon come to a special


room. At its right
glowing ball. Drive your Oak Stake
into the ball.
will attain

Bone

of

You

the Rib

Count

Dracula!

BERKELEY MANSIQMI

Have no fear, brave Simon.


These fiendish Fish Men
will soon return to the dank
pools from which they
leaped. If you feel strong
enough, let them feel the
sting

^^^laim

of

your

lash,

and

VEROS WOODS
Ahead you must decide between
two roads. First, do battle with
those

Now

evil

ones

trying to stop you.

take the road to the Mansion


town of Veros.

of Berkeley or to the

|
1

precious Hearts.

SIVTI-MItlR/OCTORHR

I'm

29

You have attained great wisdom on your journey both to and


from the Mansion of Berkeley. But the true meaning of the
information you fought for cannot be fully realized unless you
travel

now

Yuba Lake.

the

to
If

town

of Aljiba.

appear!

ALJIBA
In

town of

the

you

will

WOODS CAMILLA CEMETERY


Get the
Laurel no

Aljiba,

gain information

of the utmost Importance


to

your

carefully

what the

Claim

the

your own.

It

trade your White Crystal

power

make

blue magic

will

The

to

invincible.

be the

key to your conquest of


the Berkeley Mansion.

magic!

hearts

to

as

Laurel

townsfolk say. Offer to


for a Blue Crystal.

Conjure up
the Crystal

matter what!

quest. Attend
to

If

Search them out. You


place

them your White

Garlic.

Whether you take the high road

or the

come

to the

same

you'll eventually

place.

The high

road,

however,

safer passage because the low


meanders through the stagnant,
murky waters of a poisonous swamp.

Beware
spin

Crystal.

DENIS WOl

of

creepy spiders that

webs

traveler.

will

know them by what takes


when you reveal to

also

^BERKELEY MANSION

low road,

in

the small town of Jova.

you
you have

spare,

purchase the

Friends can be found

has the

to entrap the unwary


They descend from dark

offers

crevices above you right

road

you

least

Enroute, stop at the

you do something special here at


underground passage will

lakeside, a secret

expect

it.

when

When

you

see them coming, make haste!

The Mansion of Lauber


The Mansion of Lauber appears to have only
two very large and cavernous rooms. The
one on the left is easily entered, but it holds
nothing of value. To gain access to the one
on the right, gather your courage and leap
towards the lower center blocks.

These blocks hold a

2 places hold secret

its

right edge.

right
ST

///

edge

you don't have the Oak


all will be lost. You
must remember to pun base

topmost passage

is

within

If

Stake,

Then look along the

of the

for

the second sacred clue.

'

secret.

Draculas Heart
reach!

clues.
Search out the lowest, dankest passage of the
mansion. One clue can be found along

<

from the old crone.

JHHHHHHI
|J'

Now

seek out the Count's gory

hidden

heart

room

in

inside

the

the middle of the

right edge.

ALJIBA

Look towards the left edge for a


weapon. It must be

powerful

yours! Take the Holy Water, and

destroy the
right

and

it's

two blocks
yours!

at

your

WOODS

Make

haste,

brave

horde of spiders

upon you. They


you

into oblivion.

to fend

them

TOWN OF

Simon!

is

descending

will

surely spin

Use your whip


you make

off as

good your escape!

ALJIBA

YUBA LAKE
SEPTEMBHR/OCTfiBER

im

31

our valiant quest now leads you to Brahm's Mansion. But


before you can cross its dangerous threshold, you must once
again return to the town of Jova. From there, embark on your
venture at the left end of town. The road ahead is fraught with
peril. The poisonous waters and stinking vapors of the dreaded
Belasco Marsh plus the wide expanse of the Dead River lie
between you and your next goal.

2 clues are

hidden here.
search for the two clues
perilous, but

worth the

battle.

is

One

weaves a tale of a Silk


Bag which can add to your supply
herbs.
of medicinal
The other
ancient clue

reveals the secret of

DEAD RIVER

BRAHM S MANSION

Deborah

Cliff.

Brahm

Mansion

The powerful Grim

Reaper
approaches.
Your best plan is to wait for the
Grim Reaper to approach from
above as you stave off the attacks
of other enemies. As he closes in,
strike again

whip with

Beat Grim Reaper


for

and again wielding your


lightning

speed.

Hold

and he
won't be able to move which will
give you the time you need to win.
steadfastly to your attack,

the Golden Knife.

He who grasps the Golden Knife


immense power. Take up the

wields

Golden Knife, and use


your

way

glowing

You must be patient and wait


the right

moment.

for just

the

downward

to fight

room to the far


Oak Stake and

You
a
great reward the
Count Dracula!

drive

it

will

attain

eyeball of

it

to your next goal: the

ball in

Raise your

right.

into the

ball.

The task of destroying the curse is far


from over. More secrets and magic items
have yet to be won.

BELASCO MARSH

To cross the vaporous swamp of poison you


must hold on to Dracula's rib bone and
leap. It would also bode well to use the
Laurel you purchased from that
merchant in the last town.

friendly

The quest continues!


of you lies the difficult task of finding the last two
missing parts of the evil Count Dracula the Nail and his
ancient Ring. Only then will you be able to face the
ultimate encounter with evil. But beware! You must also
face Darkness. You must search it out and claim it for

Ahead

battle no matter

what the

cost.

AlZASU*

jgischief

6i
L
fl

t6s(tek4i)>&

Sbre
it

and

madcap

Nintendo on

PICK YOUR FAVORITE PRA


The fearless four are yours to choose
from. Which one is the best in a

it all depends on where


you are and what you're up against.

pinch? Well,

takes special tricks to get around the weird worlds of Sub-Con. If you study
the individual moves of Mario and his rascally friends, youll have a chance.
It

Jfta/Uo

thing you'll
like
is

about Mario, he

one easy guy

to

move around.

Why

not start the

game

play with an old friend


your good buddy Mario.

Of course,
kicks have

his three side-

some

pretty

high-tech tricks. But you

can count on Mario to cover


all the classic basics plus
a

few ace moves


in

that

may

very handy.

When

you say
"Jump, Luigi says,

How

42

NINTENDO POWER

high?

7W
He may

Prittcete.

look like a pipsqueak,

but Toad

is

powerpacked and
enemies

ready for action.

Pile

on his back. Stack vegetables


on his head, and this little
guy will still play to win. And
when he's loaded down,
"varooooooom!" He moves
like

a Maserati

him for coin

but fast!

Try

collection. You'll

see he's got a heart of gold.

The

fair

Princess Toadstool has

come back strong in the sequel


as a major partner
adventure.

in

Now's the

time to put her talents


to the test.

And

they awesome!

Talk about a weedeater, this


really

are

Would

you believe she can


walk on air?

guy can
If you

garden!

want to be rich you'd


better choose Toad!

shortcut: Thr Ularp Zone!


pj magic
warp your way
you
like

If

to

\ / to new worlds and untold


here you go! Super
Mario Bros. 2 is riddled with secret

adventures,

In World 1-3, you'll want to


have Magic Potion in hand as
you arrive at the scene shown

But

you'll

next to the Jar, and step inside

the door. Look for another Jar.

Are you ready

for

warp speed?

<

warp zones. We'll give you a to,


hints from the insiders at Nintendo.

! . )!!?!

have the fun of finding

most of these magical shortcuts

for

yourself!

Toss the Potion down here and


step inside the door.

Once you have entered SubSpace, hop inside the Jar.

Each World has a Jar that opens the way to a wondrous warp zone.
The trick, of course, is to find which Jar!

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

43

big waterfall is no problem if you hitch a ride to the


It may be a bit tricky
hopping on board the cloud, of course. Stay in control.

top on a handy cloud passing by.

One wrong

IQ FOR

step and you're

in

the drink.

ROYALTY ONLY
Only the Princess can long-

jump to this door for the handydandy shortcut to Ostro.

i/

Q *
I

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!

cloud stairs but be


careful. Check out who's up at the
top waiting for you Pidgit! Use the

Climb

the

you pulled in World 1-2 to


on top of him. Then see how high
you can go. Keep your eyes peeled
trick

for a "climbing" vine.

10 WHAT DO YOU

THINK OF

GOING DOWN THE WATERFALL


BEFORE YOU GO UP?
This

may sound

crazy at

first,

but wait! Before you go up the

stairs, try going down the falls.


drop right into the center and make

cloud

a perfect

swan

the bottom. But

It

takes a

lot

of control to

dive to the island at


if

you make it,

you'll

find a secret entrance to the island,


a whole bunch of vegetables and.
.

SECRET HINT
Start off with a leap over a s
waterfall.

entrance.
!

44

NINTENDO POWER

Then

head

into

SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER

1988

45

need strong legs in this terrain because you'll be


down a lot of ladders as you go from the
down to the second floor of the underground and
back again and again. Blast your way through walls that
You'll

running up and
surface

stop your forward progress.

A swarm

of Beezos

is

hovering around the

start.

You may have a tough time handling them. Try


jumping to

safety.

SECRET HINT
Pull a power move and blast the bridge on your right. Then you'll
have an opportunity to use your Potion to enter Sub-Space for a

Mushroom.

Be sure to destroy the two


blocks on your right.
46

NINTENDO POWER

Hey! What's

Mushroom!

in

that hole?

Smack

in

the middle of the above

ground scene

you'll encounter the


hot-headed Panser. This guy can do

big

damage. He

this case, fight fire

spits fireballs.

In

with vegetables.

If

you destroy

the

exciting

this block, you'll

opportunity

to

have

go

underground. There are bombs to


left which should help do the

your

trick.

And

don't miss your chance


!

Mushroom.

to grab the

SECRET HINT"""
Be sure to get this Mushroom so
be all set for whatever lies
it by pulling
up the Potion hidden on the far
right and entering Sub-Space.
you'll

ahead. You can find

USE YOUR EXTRA BOMBS WISELY


Make

bomb

every

your

blast

way

count as you

to your goal.

climb the ladder and grab the


to your

left.

demolish the

First,

bomb

Then jump down and


first wall.

Now

head

back up the ladder and get the


the right. Leap down and
blast the second block. Then one

bomb on
after

another

bomb

nothing stands

in

the blocks

until

your path.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

47

There are three doors count 'em. Which one should


you pick? And this is no TV quiz show. There is bad news
behind them for those afraid of heights. It pays to watch
the way the enemy is moving. Then launch into action.

SECRET HINT
Start off right by grabbing the

Mushroom from

the top of the third pole.

DONT AIM AT

DEAD CENTER.

The center door has a dead end. The door


on the left

48

is

locked.

Now the door on the

NINTENDO POWER

far right

has potential. There's a key! Get

to the top floor

and take the

key.

Now try

using
left. It

it

to unlock the door

works!

Now

on the

step inside.

o<

ROOM

SECRET

HINT"':

Mushroom time! The


second vegetable from the
entrance is Magic Potion.
Grab it, and run to the left.
Enter Sub-Space to the
left

of the ladder. Scoot

up the stairs and


bingo" a Mushroom!

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

49

You aren't looking

for trouble, but

boy did you

find it! Downtown at 2 a.m. you're surrounded


by local toughs looking for a quick score. You hate
to ruin their fun, but enough is enough. It's time
to put these punks in their place face down!

Jump Kick Press

both
buttons to leave a boot
on your enemy's

Running Punch Press the


Control Pad twice in the direction you want to run, then
throw a devastating punch.

Sit-on

Punch Knock down

tcia-'f

print

forehead.

Kneeing your enemy-

Shoulder Throw

bad guy
pressing
Pad, and

down on
let

the Control

him have

it.

then press the

or

Toss a

into his buddies.

What do you want with me?"


ask. You are answered with
a right cross that crunches your

you

jaw.

Oh

well,

have to pound

guess you'll just


out of him.

it

K' ck tnem
start
then hop on,
them eat your

Jump

come down to the waterfront to relax,


but the biker gang that comes roaring onto
the pier has other ideas (Somebody up there
must not like you).
You've

let

Vo,

52

NINTENDO POWER

can't

*^$
Jr

<yoe.

&*,*<***

ready for a chauengeW^^ou ^njdyfthe


excitement of radio-controlled~racing? Then*weM&
got good news for you! Now you can conUjollyour.
favorite radio-controlled cars on your NS!%gm

WuFyou

iff

1(1

1C]

54

NINTENDO POWER

Power your

while avoiding
rain

squalls,

barriers.

of|
excitement!

car through 48 tracks

twisting, turning, racing

Build

oil

slicks,

skulls,

and

super

puddles,

pop-upk
racer

by!

up the engines, tires, turbo!


boosters, and roll cages that you*
find on the track. Get the jump on

picking

the competition

using

bombs

or

SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER

1988

55

56

'

Vital for

top winning

nerformance^^^^

They can pop up in front


and flatten your car.

of

Cota* -these and bum

mbberl

you

Collect these to spell

and get a new

you break
e lead, stay
using
5.

NINTENDO

car!

WM
IH
W**
1

V ur each

star wii

you another
or missile-

SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER

1988

57

Looking at the course map can be deceptive since


gives you an overhead view. During the race, you

it

be coming at those curves fast and furious.


Practice maneuvering your racer on the first
track, keeping to the center of the track
through the curves to maintain speed.
And don't forget to collect the power-up
items and Nintendo marker on the
way around!
will

While you're racing on Track 2,


be sure to pick up the missiles to
stop any car that gets in the way.
Now you've got it!

Track 3 is the same as the first track, but


the Zippers speed up the race.
If you miss a Zipper you

can kiss this one


goodbye.

(Ed

mmm

58

NINTENDO POWER

"

STl N T E N D o
......

Get a new R.C. car by

collecting

NINTENDO
soellinp NINTENDO!
anrf spelling
markers and

4
Congratulations! You've
the

up
Nintendo marker on each

Make

sure to pick

spelled NINTENDO,
that means victory!

and

next
Youll Start the

with a hot

new

race

car!

track.

SHI

HB
2? f

Basically, this is not a difficourse, but unless


you're careful and watch

cult

your competitors closely,

you won't make it into the top three.


Keep your eyes open for the S-curve
and the hairpin turn, and try to stay
the center of the track.
just the edge you need!
in

It

may be

CK7

LAPS

This track is the same as in Track 4,


but it has as many Zippers as a safari
jacket. Learn where all of the Zippers are located
on your first lap, because you will need to hit
almost every one of them to finish this race in
the top three.

You can build up some radical speed on this long, straight


and you can lose it in a second if you slam into a popup barrier. To win this race, stay in the center of the track

track,

the turns, then move to either side


straightaways. You're getting pretty good now!

through

of

the

There are many tracks yet to come. Keep going


for the checkered flag!

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

59

\y

FIND A SPECIAL HIDDEN


STAGE IN ROUND FOUR!
An

entrance to a hidden stage

the starting point of

edge of the
seconds.

cliff

Soon,

Round

your

character

new

secrets.

Be

to the

Go
for
will

left

of

to the very

about four
flash and

area. Here, you'll find

eggs that can be opened to

large

SECRET STRATEGY:
DEFEAT THE STONE BUDDHA!

lies just

Four.

and crouch down

disappear into a strange

reveal special

careful!

-.C;...j

Our informants have discovered a new strategy to


defeat the enemy in Round Two. His spinning spiked
ball is dangerous but you can avoid it if you stay to
the left on top of the wall and jump out of the way
as he approaches. When he throws the ball to the
right, he'll be
left

temporarily

Before the
returns,

ball

jump

down and
attack.

K -7;
Fight the Stone Buddha
while avoiding his strong attacks.

iii(j|iliillliiliiiilliiiiliillllMlViiilihiMiiiiulMliiiiiiHi|inilii||iniiiiUlliiiiiiniii)uiliiilluii^iiiiniU

SHORTCUT TO
GREEN GRUB!
At great personal risk our agent has discovered a
way to get by one of the most treacherous parts of
Round Four. The approach is to go to the first rock
of Round 4-11 and, while on the right edge, jump
up three times. The rock to the right will transform
into a giant fish.

Open

every egg to

find useful items.

But,

be on your

guard!

mi

While our researchers have determined

that giant fish are generally considered

dangerous and should be avoided,


this particular fish

is

friendly. In fact,

we

have found that you can actually


jump into his mouth, go inside, and
run from one end to the other. This
will

act as a shortcut that

will

allow

you to get to the end of the round


and take on the terrible Green Grub
(Might as well get

it

over with).

Jump up

three times here and the


rock to the right will turn into a
giant fish.

J io t^TENiJq j?o %&

_v

Yr

V' ^

~
c

inside, go from one end to


the other and then go after Green
Grub!

Once

V.Zj-

mm

GET A BURGER
BOOST!
You

a break today. Hamburgers with


powers sometimes drop from above. To

deserve

revitalizing

make them appear, run and Jump Kick the wall


when the time remaining ends with 17 in Mission
One, 43 in Mission Two and 59 in Mission Three.

CHOOSE YOUR MISSION WITH


A ROUND SELECT.

For your eyes only. Special round selecting codes


allow you to start at the beginning of any one of

Get back into action with a


power packed hamburger.

will

the four missions.

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Hold Down on Control Pad II


and press Down, Up, Right,
Up, Left, Up and Start on
Control Pad I.

Hold Down on Control Pad II


and press Up, Down, Left,
Down, Right, Down and Start
on Control Pad I.

P-MARKS PROVIDE
POWER!

EXTRA HEARTS
THE EASY WAY!
After the third

enemy

in

Jump

Mission

One
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is down, quickly sit on him


and punch. A heart will appear
that will score you a 1-up if you

grab
with

it.

In

the

Kick your opponents

time remaining ends with 32

One, 25

in

Mission

Mission Three.

Subway do this
second enemy and

A P-

Mark will appear that


will give you extra

the

earn another heart.

Hold Up on Control Pad II


and press Down, Down, Up,
Up, Right, Left and Start on
Control Pad I.

Take this heart as


soon as it appears
for a 1-up!

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Si-

strength.

when
in

the

Mission

Two and

11

in

(mmimum
Break jars
2 and 8.

CRACK THE CODE OF THE


TREASURE ROOMS!

1,

Find the
Reaper's

After you break seven of the pots in the treasure rooms


without making the God of Poverty (Reaper) appear, you
can break the eighth pot to find a valuable item. The Reapers

position.

appear in a set pattern, and with this key you


to unlock the secret of that pattern. Study the

will be able
map below
and break jars 1, 2 and 8, while in the Black Room, and
jars 2, 6 and 7, while in the Blue Room. Given the number
of Big Hammers that appear, you will be able to find the

Reveal secret
treasures!

Break jars 1. 2 and 8 in the


Black Room to find the
Reapers position!

Number of
Hammers.

Number of
Hammers.

Reapers

N f R
you've

found

special techniques,

any extra
maneuvers

or strategies that you'd like


to share with other

POWER

NINTENDO

readers, send

them

to the address on the right.

62

Reaper's
Position.

1
If

Break jars 2. 6 and 7 in the


Blue Room and collect great
treasures!

Position.

NINTENDO POWER

exact position of the Reaper. Break all of the


remaining pots, leaving the one with the Reaper
until

last.

When you

special items ranging

break

from

this,

it

will

reveal

a barrel to the elusive

credit card.

H X

11

Send your quirks and

comments

to:

NINTENDO POWER
CLASSIFIED INFORMATION
P.0. Box 97033
Redmond, WA 98073-9733

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

63

In the First

Zelda where
In order to

Quest of The Legend of


is Level Seven?

discover the

entrance to Level Seven,

use the
standing

whistle

next

while

to

the

westernmost pond in Hyrule. The


pond will evaporate and a stairway
will appear in its place.

Level Seven is easy to find


once you know where to look.
Now that youve blown the
whistle, youre ready to go!

How do
1st
The two

Quest
large boulders

up in the north are


known as Spectacle Rock.
If you remember the clue

far

from Level Eight,

you'll

know

that

these rocks hold a special secret.


Go to Spectacle Rock and blast the

64

NINTENDO POWER

While studying this map of western Hyrule. remember the


clue that says, "Go to where fairies dont live." Since fairies
live in ponds, look for a pond that doesn't have a fairy in
it. This particlular pond will be of special interest to you.

get into Level Nine and what


I find inside?

special items can

2nd Quest

In the

Second Quest of The Legend of

Zelda

how do

find the Letter?

need to have the Power Bracelet before


you can open the entrance to the cave where
the Letter is. The Power Bracelet can be found
in the same place as in the First Quest. To get
there, use the pattern through the Lost Woods North,
West, South, West. While you are exploring, be on your
guard. The enemies are tough!
You'll

'

Once inside, youll

Using the power of the Bracelet,


push a rock out of the way and
open the entrance to a cave.

find

Ive

2nd Quest
The

Raft

way

in

the extreme northwestern part of Hyrule. Also, close by,


be able to blast a stone wall to reveal the entrance
to Level Nine.
youll

looked everywhere but

the Raft.

Where

cant find

is it?

room

above the

Triforce

Level Four.

Go

Triforce

your

is

a helpful

old man who will give you the


credentials to buy medicine.

in

to the

room and work

up.

Before you take the Triforce,


find the Raft.

Level Four is in the Lost Hills.


rock to uncover the entrance.

Move

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

65

Where

are the warp zones in Super


how do I get to them?

Mario Bros, and

There are a total of three


warp zones and you can
use them to quickly warp

to the eighth world.

Of

course, things aren't always as easy

as they seem. There are

manuevers
and, they

you'll

may

some

tricky

have to master

take

some

practice.
At the end of World 1-2, take the elevator up and jump over to the top.

4-2 Start"

you can
2,

3 or

4.

c
*

At the end of World

jump up to make

Get onto the blocks and hit a


brick to make a vine appear.

4-2,

take

the elevator to the top.

Jump

over to the right and


run to a new warp zone.

The pipe in this warp


zone leads to World 5.

Climb the vine and run

This warp zone leads to


Worlds 6, 7 and 8.

c
In

World

invisible

4-2,

blocks appear.

to the

right while collecting coins.

NINTENDO POWER
im waiting
*

fa-

your

letters.

66

NINTENDO POWER

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Attn: Counselors' Corner


P.O. Box 97033

Redmond,

WA

98073-9733

-(206)885-7529.

Nintendo
. 1

Game Counselors

are on call from 4:00 am to


8:00 pm Pacific Time.

How do

I defeat the Mini


Bosses,
Ridley and Kraid in Metroid?

There

are

ways

several

defeat Ridley and Kraid.


strategies

to

few

we've found can be

very effective.

The Wave Beam

the strongest beam and it has a very


wide area of fire. Try to stand where the
shots from Kraid or Ridley won't hit you
and use the Wave Beam. You may be able
to shoot from below but, don't stand in the
lava for a very long time. Another good
method is to use the Freeze Beam to stop
enemy fire and then shoot at your opponent
as his shots are thawing. You can use the
beam or the missiles for this. However,
is

the missiles aren't effective unless they're


i

used at close range. You could also use

bombs

while you're very close but,

it

will

lot of energy. Choose your method


by using whatever weapons you have in

take a

your possession.

In

Kid Icarus, where do

find the

Credit Card?

The

you won't be able


it

every time.

lucky, though,

to get

it

can be

Credit Card

very tricky to obtain and

If

to get

you're

you should be able

after a

couple of

tries.

In

the Treasure Chambers, there are


.

If you break all of


and the God of Poverty

several big pots.

f the pots

doesn't appear, a special item

be there

in

his

place.

will

That item

could be the Credit Card.


the pattern described in this issue's
Classified Information section.

of Poverty appearing, and you


able to "charge ahead.

SEP T EMBER/OC TOBER


'

may be

1988

67

New

York

transporting

City.

helicopter

deadly cargo of

the bacteriological agent known


as Cassandra-G suddenly erupts
in

fireball

Liberty.

near the Statue of

The CIA blames the


skill

warning before he, too, mysteriously disappears. "Look for the

DREK

empire,
in

not

East Berlin, a

Golgo 13."

man known

KGB

agent

Condor seeks out FIXER


and confesses that he knows who

with the M-16

rifle is

stole

dent on a Russian

whose

organization, FIXER, transmits a

Then,

legendary. His

name

is

Golgo

But even though an M-16

was discovered

in

inci-

13.

bullet

the twisted

wreckage, not everyone believes


Golgo 13 is guilty. An operative
from the secret international

only as

the

mission

is

lethal

virus.

to contact

Berlin, discover

Golgo's

Condor

in

the secret leader

DREK, and expose him. Hunted


by every agent on either side of
the Iron Curtain, Golgo sets out
on a journey few could survive.
of

Piloting

Where

Will The Mission Lead?

a helicopter, you must

defeat an air force and then a


gunman hiding high in a tower.

By air, sea, and even in the dank


subways of Berlin, Golgo 13 must
travel. But as he gains clues from
unexpected friends, he also faces
an onslaught of enemies. Assassins
appear on quiet streets and suddenly
open fire with air support from enemy
choppers. Sharks and frogmen attack
him underwater, and in the air he
must dogfight with jets. Only after
solving four mazes and gathering

many

clues

will

the

secrets

of

Cassandra-G be known.

As you begin your search in


Berlin, you become the target

KGB and CIA

Your contacts are waiting on


street corners and in subway

of

snipers.

stations with vital clues.

Hot Action
means you through

&

Sharp Shooting!

to theePTCh'

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shoot back.

Your'-*

shown top

left

screen,

much

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left

tells

and, just below

bullets are

your

DH

on the
you how

strength you have


it,

the

shown. Once

bullets

are

your only defense

gone,
is

karate kick.

THE
AL

ARTS!!

Golgo's world is a shooting gallery, and the 'targets" are


shooting back! In the air. you face a squadron of deadly Harrier
jets. Underwater, divers launch their torpedoes.

Searching for the underwater DREK


hideout, you must fight off enemies
while working through a deadly maze.

PAN

city street erupts

with riot guns


swooping in like vultures. This is
you in the heart of the action.
Up, or Down, you track your

chattering and choppers


,

& Zo om,

hr^by pushing the

llj^T^A^^tom^ttje

On

the center screen youll find


the gun sight,
and below, the

putting
it.

6nerfiierThen

in a maze, you must


way out of the base to
reach the next stage.

Like a rat
find the

30

ZOOM

&

Suddenly a peaceful

Dont let your guard down inside


the base, because one misstep can
plunge you back into the water.

button.

Shown

enemies.

at

screen are the type and number of


When only one remains, the
ie

danger

is

real,

and

letime^ui

AIRBORNE

UNDERWATER

TARGETS!!

You could be aaywhere: flying over the city, walking


the street, or in an underwater grotto. And, suddenly,
you're in the Pan & Zoom mode!

Scroll every direction during

Pan & Zoom, as you may find


that the enemy agents have
surrounded you. Even worse,
some may be in hiding!

SE P TEMBER /OCTOBER

1988

71

1^1
1

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*

The secret organization


known as DREK seems to be implicated
in

the disappearance of Cassandra-G. Only by

piecing together scraps of information collected along the

way will you be able to move oh and eventually uncover the


The mission is too big for any one agent, and you cannot
:

amazing

truth.

progress without certain

vital clues,

no matter

how good

a shot you

are.

YOUR MISSION
SPANS
THE GLOBE!!

'Although these scenes show the same hotel, the information you receive there
may vary depending upon whom you have already contacted. Just like a hunter
tracking a cunning fox, you must closely follow the trail of clues.

LIVE

OR

AND LEARN,

Desperate for the toxin called


Cassandra-G, you search from
Berlin to Greece, then on to the

ELSE...!
from FIXER will
need to speak with you at
certain points of the game.

By pushing

or B, as

indi-

cated on screen, you

will

Amazon
the

RIO
The

and finally to
wastes of Antarctica.

River jungle

frigid

AMAZON

third leg of

your mission, where

action takes place


in

the

murky

river.

in

the jungle and

INFILTRATING THE

ENEMY

Nothing here is what it appears to be. Even


having cleared an enemy base, you must
puzzle your way through a dangerous

still

maze

of

deadends and ambushes.

To escape the
maze, draw a

map and show


every detail.

GREECE
Here

in

Berlin,

the treacherous streets of

you begin the search.

On

this

second stop, you

face untold dangers amidst


ancient, crumbling ruins.

ANTARCTICA:
Alexander Base
the most desolate place on
Earth the South Pole and
It's

it's

here that you confront an


holds the secrets to

enemy who

Cassandra-G and the fate of the


world!

FILE

CLOSED

The mission is complete when you


identify DREK's leader... or is it?

This is the story of a boy named Jason and his frog Fred.
One day Fred jumped out of his bowl and escaped into the yard.
Jason ran after him, but was unable to catch Fred before he jumped
onto a huge box marked: "Danger Radioactive." Jason watched in
horror as Fred grew larger and larger until he became a huge monster
frog! He then disappeared into the earth. Jason jumped into the pit

after him,

but Fred

was nowhere

to be
Instead, he
found an armoured

vehicle designed to

Boss and

his

74

NINTENDO POWER

foil

the plans of the

evil

Plutonium

band of radioactive mutants. Jason jumped


and sped into the cavern beyond.

into the cockpit

Your mission,

if you choose to accept it, is to fight off the evil mutants in


each of the eight stages, then find and defeat the boss at the end of each
You must choose between using the advanced weapons aboard your
on foot. While in the vehicle you must
also select which weapons to use against the mutant horde. Finally, you
must battle the dreaded Plutonium Boss and save the Earth.

stage.

vehicle, or fighting outside the vehicle

The main weapon on the

attack vehicle

is

the laser

cannon. The vehicle can also be outfitted with special


weapons found in the cavern like the Homing missile,
the Thunder Break, and the Multiwarhead missile.
Press the

You can

START button for a list of available weapons.

also power-up the laser cannon after


defeating the bosses at the end of each

stage.

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Video Shorts is a quick rundown of some of


the latest NES Game Paks with up-to-theminute information and descriptions of
whats just over the video game horizon.
Some of these games are incredible, some
are amazing, and some are just plain
awesome! Theres also a special Video
Shorts Classics section as we have a
number of arcade masterpieces joining the
NES library this time around.

XENOPHOBE

from

TM of Bally Midway Manifacturing. Licensed to Sun Corp. of America


XENOPHOBE (Zee-no-fobe): One who fears anything
can play simultaneously on
alien.

Space

The Xenophobe has

and moon bases have become

stations

infested with

must do your work and

plenty to fear here.

sorts of slimy,

all

quickly... before the

split

find

SUNSOFT

screen, but you

valuable

items

creepy, energy-

It's no wonder that the


Xenophobe has chosen you, the EXTERMINATOR,

sucking mutant creatures.

to rid these outposts of these vile

mockeries of life. You and a fellow

Concentration is important,
so don't be distracted by
your partner.

and hideous

EXTERMINATOR

Try to obtain items

and

health symbols quickly,

before they disappear.

SEICROSS*

from FCI

Registered trademark of Nihon Bussan Co., Ltd.

Hop onto your space

mini-bike, the Gilgit, and hang on for one of the


games. Maneuver your Gilgit with razor-like reflexes
and avoid deadly space obstacles. You must vaporize the enemies'
vehicles and rescue the last survivors of the Petras, the peaceful tribe of
the planet Colura, from the vicious Basrah tribe. Space Warps beam you
fastest rides in video

to areas

where enemy

bikers are trying

to take your fellow Petras

prisoner,

but there
are Basrahs
all

around

and

it's all

happening
so fast! Hold

on

to your

Beware the Red Hovering


Bike.

He

into you.

TENDO POWER

Ezzm

will

recklessly crash

The battle cry is "Colura and


Cream! Defend Colura and
cream the increasing Basrahs.

IU

VIDEO SHORTS

SUPERMAN

INDIANA JONES'

and the Temple of

from SEIKA

TM

of

DC

TM

Mindscape, Inc.

1985. 1988 Lucas film

INDIANA JONES, the first


name in adventure, comes
home to the NES! This time
around, Indy must

flight

Man

while keeping the

the sinister

of Steel's keen super hearing attuned to the

free

and Tengen,

infiltrate

Pankot Palace,

the enslaved

children,

and monsters

recover the precious Sankara

Get information

Stones, and return the children

from Superman's friends and other citizens to


aid you in the never-ending battle, for truth,
and the American Way.

and the stones to the peaceful


village of Mayapore by defeating Mola Ram, the diabolic

cries for help against the villains

that inhabit the city of Metropolis.

Ltd. (LFL)

Licensed to Mindscape

freeze breath, super wind breath, super spin,

and the power of

Doom

from MINDSCAPE

Comics, division of

Warner Communications

Guide mild mannered reporter, Clark Kent, to a


nearby phone booth and he becomes Superman,
first
and greatest of all the super-heroes.
Select from X-ray vision, heat vision, super

justice,

high

priest

of

the

Pankot

First, however, he and


trusty
whip must face Mola Ram's
henchmen, the Thuggie guards, along with lava
monsters, deadly spikes, and. .snakes. "Oh, no!
Not snakes.
Why did it have
to be snakes?"

Palace.
his

The power

Take secret passages, gather


useful items, and skillfully use

enables the
cross the ci

the mine cars.

Lee
Trevino's

TM SNK

FIGHTING GOLF

from

SNK

Corportation of America

One of the greatest superstars in the world

of sports, Lee Trevino, the one


life-like

"game of the greens."


of four players

as your golfer. Each golfer has his or her

own

individual strengths

You

also

and weaknesses.
have the choice of any of three

modes

of play:

Nassau

Game

point system),

Pretty

Amy

has a slow

swing speed, but incredible


accuracy and ball control.

1)

Regular Stroke Play, 2)

Play (players operate on a


or 3) a T-shot practice

mode

to practice your favorite (or

orne 'V

hole

down. Feet

0ka V- keep

most
head

together. "Fore!"

SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER

ml

EX

1943
TM Capcom
"Mayday! Mayday!

I've

USA,

from

I'm going to try to shake him.

CAPCOM

Inc.

got two red fighters at

eleven o'clock and there's a zero on

my

tail!

Mayday!" High
above Pacific

an enemy fleet in the surrounding waters


the swarming menace of its aircraft
threatening your every maneuver, you are embroiled in
the most critical and decisive conflict in World War II.
The location is the Midway Islands and the year is
1943. Piloting your trusty P-38, specially equipped with
an array of secret weapons, you fly into the fray, deterislands, with

below and

mined to turn the tide.


You have to. The fate of
the world depends on it.

and

receive a POW mark


which gives you energy.

"POW" mark

Try shooting the


to gain different

weapons and

recovery powers.

JACKAL
TM Konami

from KONAMI

Industry Co.. Ltd.

have confirmed that several of our Ml As are


enemy lines. Their only hope for rescue lies in a
tactical small scale commando raid code name: JACKAL. You, a member
of the Green Berets' elite "Jeep Squad," are one of the few who qualify
for this mission. You and Trigger, your favorite heavily armed 4WD T.O.V.
(Tactical Operations Vehicle), must infiltrate the enemy territory, blast open
the prisoners' barracks, retrieve your buddies, and transport them to

Our

infrared

satellites

prisoners trapped behind

the pick-up helicopter. You and a fellow Beret can go on this mission

in

two different jeeps


and guard each
other's backside.

The Checkpoint Baker


looks
fires

NIVTEXDO POUT.

like

HQ

a stone statue and

homing

missiles.

in

VIDEO SHOUTS

HUDSONS ADVENTURE ISLAND


HUDSON
TM

of Hudson Soft USA.

from

Inc.

Master Higgins has come all the way to this South Pacific jungle island to
rescue his beloved sweetheart, Princess Leilani, who has been abducted by
Evil Witch Doctor. Guide Master Higgins through
tropical jungle forests, mountains, caves, and all sorts of strange and
terrible traps. Defeat the devilishly imp-like enemies and give the Doctor a
the cruel and sinister

taste of his

own

medicine. Along the

way you

weapons to help you, and a skateboard


Remember, it's a jungle out there.

will find

food

for travelling faster.

(Is

it

poison?),

But be

careful!
Inside eggs are food, items,
and a Honey Girl who will
make you invincible.

Once inside the undergound


Ice Room, slide and try to
avoid the

icicles.

from PCI
As you board the first MagMax body part, you
contemplate the mission before you. You must find and
assemble all of the mechanical body parts to complete the
formidable,

transformable

mission: defeat the giant

three-headed

killing

robot called

MagMax. Your

computer Babylon, an unfeeling

machine, placed

in

control of the Earth

by alien conquerers. Using the Warp Hall, you can travel


above or below ground and maneuver through forest,
desert, sea, and an automated city toward your final
encounter with the dreaded Babylon.

The more parts you are able


to assemble, the more
powerful you become.

mn

MagMax, at majestic maximum


might, wields his wondrous
in the wild woods.

Wave Beam

The

final

confrontation: the fierce three-headed

mm

mechanized

terror,

Babylon.

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you can add these great video game masterpieces to your collection

classic video

game

DONKEY KONG CLASSICS

bj

TM

Nintendo of America

from NINTENDO

Inc.

Everyone's favorite monkey, the one and only Donkey Kong,


This time we've paired "Donkey Kong" and "Donkey

THE SAME GAME PAK! Once

is

back.

Kong

Jr."

you have to help


Mario scale the construction site to rescue the petite and pretty
Pauline from the great gorilla, "Donkey Kong." In "Donkey Kong
Jr.," it is Donkey Kong's son, Jr., who must swing on vines, jump
platforms,
and dodge birds
in order to rescue Papa from
together IN

for

entertainment.

again,

The tireless Mario wages


on against his oldest
nemesis. Donkey Kong.

Mario's cage.

It's

tough, but

Jr. is

deter-

mined to reach Mario's


cage and free Papa.

(fa

PAC
TM &

Pac-Man fever

1980.

MAN
198-4

Namco,

from

TENGEN

Ltd.

back and weve got it! Pac-Man, the


original overeater, is here once again chomping dots as he
winds his way through maze after intricate maze to try and
satisfy his legendary appetite. Also present, however, are
Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde, the ornery little ghosts who
are out to do some gobbling of their own on Pac-Man!
But if he can just munch down
on that Energizer, Pac-Man can
turn the tables

is

on them.

Eat the Energizer and earn


higher scores by gobbling the
ghosts.

Such objects as fruits are


delicacies and will result in
bonus points.

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DEFENDER II
it

1982

Williams Electronic Games.

from

HAL

from

HAL

Inc.

DEFENDER: The first name in video space


warfare!

games

The golden age

of arcade video

again on your NES. In


the cold, eternal void of space, you are
alive

is

once again the last hope for the world


Ligras as you attempt to stop a
marauding band of aliens and rescue
The action is fast and
of

their hostages.

and the
watch out!
furious

ride

is

dizzying,

so

Blast enemy ships as


they try to kidnap the
residents of Ligras.

MILLIPEDE
TM & 1982

Atari Corporation 1982.

Well, isn't this just fine? You've lost your

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way

a dark, dangerous enchanted


forest and all you've got to protect
yourself are your Magic Arrows. You

use your arrows to

kill

the spiders,

mosquitos, and dragonflies, but suddenly,


you spot the giant Millipede, subject of

...

so

you time it right, you can


defeat a whole Millipede
If

with one

in

many

game

video

tradition of Centipede,

DDT bomb!

conflict of

Man

legends. In the
it's

that ages old

against Bug.

JOUST
TM & 1981

from

HAL

Williams Electronic Games, Inc.

'Tis the arcade immortal, Joust, the fabled


challenge of royal combat. Mount thy

golden-winged blue space

ostrich,

and

soar into battle against hordes of the


brutal

Buzzard Riders. Spear these

varlets,

flying

while making sure the eggs they

drop hatch no additional

villains.

However,

if thy lance should be lower than thine


enemy's, thy head will surely be forfeit
(you'll lose major big time)!

If

the terrible Pterodactyl

toucheth thee, thou

art

surely history!

lullin

EPTEUBER/OC TOBIR '/PM

VIDEO SHORTS

XEVIOUS
TM & 1983.

Namco

198-4

Reenact video game history as you

from BANDAI

Ltd.

pilot

the impressive Solvalou fighter plane and


jet

high above the renowned

graphic Xevious territory. You almost wish


this

was

a sightseeing tour.

No such

Your arcade honored mission

is

luck.

to

destroy the air and ground forces

Xevious empire.

of the despicable

guns

for

the aerial
assault to
for the

more

bombs

difficult

ground barrage. At last, the


classic Xevious mission
comes home.

Dodging

its

attack, drop

bombs on the floating


fortress, Ando Ageanesis.

GALAGA

^7

TM &

1981. 1985 Namco

from BANDAI
Ltd.

Now relive arcade memories on your NES


Your lone fighter spaceship is all that stands
between your home planet and the insectshaped
Galaga.

aliens,

the infamous and awesome

One of video gaming's toughest, the

best precision flying squadrons

have

just

assault

is

in

the galaxy

invaded your world. Every third


a Challenging Stage where you can

earn bonus points and an indicator

show
(the

will

even

hit ratio

number of

Galaga destroyed,
the number of
missiles fired,

and

the percentage

number
If

the Galaga

Commander

of Galaga

hit).

captures a ship, shoot him


and double your firepower.

NINTENDO POWER

mi

PAK watch
Keep your eye on Pak Watch. We'll give you a
glimpse into the future, with all the hottest
news about what's coming next for the NES.

A
LINK LETTER

Dear Zelda,
afraid

MICKEY MOUSE

Are you ready to get slimed?


Activision tells us they'll
be bringing this movie hit
to your NES very soon.
This is an adaptation of
the popular computer game
by the same name. Once

Your

I have

the conversion

complete,

and

be trapping ghosts
and right. But, if you

find

some bad news to tell you.


Are you sitting down?

left

is

Mouse

some

and Minnie

are off on a

adventure.

NES

They must meet

the challenge

in five differ-

ent worlds: the Fun House,

Ocean, Woods,
Castle.

You'll

serious trou-

with

"Who you gonna call?"


Game Counselors!

pair.

get into

Disney char-

favorite

acters Mickey

you'll

I'm here in Kyoto with my


programmer Mr. Miyamoto,

and Im

GHOSTBUSTERS

ble,

the

Pirate Ship

The goal? To
elusive

Alice.

have fun interacting


this
world-famous

From Capcom.

(Thats right, you're lying

down) Anyway,

me

they

tell

I will not be able to


my journey until the

begin

new year.

It

has something

to do with computer chips


or something. I know we
hoped to spend the holidays

Im sure you

together, but

,can hold on

miss

little bit

you

PAPERBOY

LINK
Note: Sony for
will

tlic

be aivilahle

A-^

longer.

desperately.

Yours forever,
had news.
in

very

quantities in November.

LINK

Extra!

The arcade

Extra!

limited

hit

Paperboy

being

is

currently

converted

NES game.

to

Peddle

an

version

down

the street avoiding trash


cans, screeching cars, and

deliver

the

news

to

is

Sometime

^3
^3

you'll

M
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other obstacles while trying


to

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TECMO BOWL

7%

cj

We haven't seen the final


program yet, but the arcade

really

this

great.

^3

season

-^1

be able to challenge
and tackle this

Oj

friend

new game.
Cj

everyone on your route.

I
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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

85

WRESTLEMANIA
This

Game Pak
NES game

official

is

the

of the

World Wrestling Federation.


Acclaim is featuring Andre
the Giant, Hulk Hogan,
the Honky Tonk Man and
many more all on one star
studded wrestling card.
comes
Each
wrestler
complete with his own
special moves and dirty
tricks.

TRACK &
Listen up!

High

II

JOHN ELWAY'S

Pole Vaulting,

QUARTERBACK

FIELD

Freestyle

Diving,

Swimming,

Triple

Hammer

Canoeing,

ing,

Throwing,

Hurdling,

Trap

Fencing,

Arm

Shooting,

Wrestling,

Gliding! !

Jump-

),

Hang

plus Horizontal

Bar,

Taekwondo, Archery

and

Pistol

Range. Put all


events into one

these

Game

single
it

Pak.

Add

to

the best graphics we've

seen to date.

And you've

got

Konami's

Field

II!

Track

&

The

hottest

terback

in

NFL

these

two years has

past

<X

young quar-

the

to

be

John Elway. And he has

camp
new football

Tradewest's

joined

to endorse this

game. By the time John is


trying to take Denver to
his third straight Super
Bowl, we hope to have
more news on when you'll
be able to call the plays on
one.

this

O
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

ANTICIPATION
is an
exciting new
board game concept for
your NES. You can play

This

with up to four players at

one

Choose your

time.

marker, select a category,

FRIDAY THE 13th/

and be

NIGHTMARE ON

man on
race

ELM STREET
A horrifying double feature

first

to solve the

puzzle and advance your


to

the board.

guess

It's

what

a
is

being drawn on the screen


in

"connect-the-dots"

from LJN. Two new Game


Paks guaranteed to raise
the hair on the back of
your neck.

the level

One night, you're snuggled

Can you take a wild

pattern.

The more
is

difficult

that you select,

the fewer dots that appear


to help you figure

it

out.

Here's a sample for you.


tightly in

your sleeping bag

counting the stars

when

you hear an unsettling


sound. You awaken with a
the

horrifying

realization that

Jason has

to

start

struck again.

YOU

are Freddy Kruger,

terrorizing

the

neighbor-

hood. This time it's you


they have to fear on Elm
Street.

86

NINTENDO POWER

are

but

it's

with challenge.

two

one

of

the

looks cute and

It

friendly,

this

out

straight

arcade.

bubbling
It

has a

at-one-time

players

feature that lets you join

with

forces

beat

a friend

game,

the

to

and

challenge each other for

Due out

high score.
fall

from

WHO

FRAMED
ROGER RABBIT?

SESAME STREET

BUBBLE BOBBLE
The graphics on

this

SERIES
Two

games

new

been announced
younger
players

have

for

the

in

the

Do you have

family.

younger

player

in

be

but

true,

LJN has

this

the

into

hit

Game

good

we know

to

that

the rights to turn

super hot

movie

We

Pak.

the storyline could

house that wishes there


were
games designed
especially for them? Well,

think

now

a "Toon" (cartoon) who's

there

Sesame

are.

NES

prove to be a great

Roger Rabbit,

adventure.

and Sesame
Street A-B-C combine the
famous fun of learning
with Big Bird and friends,
with the NES. A super

trying

framed

for

great match.

enlists

the

Street 1-2-3

Taito.

This sounds too

make

to

Hollywood,

is

it

big in

caught

in

wrong place at the


wrong time. He gets
the

human

and

murder,
help

of

him

friend to help

beat the rap. Stay "Tooned"


for

-A-

more.

That's

(Th..Th..Th..

folks!)

all

TEENAGE MUTANT
NINJA TURTLES
Word
still

has

it

that this

months

six

However,
to

it's

hope that

will

one

is

away.

never to soon
Ultra /Konami

come up

with

another winner. TMNT is


based on the cult comic

book series. These mutants


really
making the
are

CALIFORNIA

they'll

cartoon

GAMES/SKATE

OR

boarding

published
that

we've been able to

but

here's

screen shot we managed


to get a hold of. Take a
look.

and tear?"
living "on the

"rip

then

edge,"

we

is working on
Robocop game. There
any more details,

Data East
a

fall.

issue

announcement

uncover,

Are you

Alert!

with these

this

Last

that

skateboard fanatic? Do you


live to "shred asphalt?" Do

you dare to
If you
are

show

ROBOCOP
the

aren't

DIE

Thrasher

we

understand
also appear in a new

rounds, as

J*

yet

get

radical

two new skategames coming

out early next year. We'll


skate the courses and
cover
for

all

you

the
in

killer

the

moves

January

issue.

SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER

1988

87

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10-Yard Fight

1943

Bases Loaded

5
6
7
8
9

Bionic

1942

10

Commando

Blades of Steel
Blaster Master
BreakThru
Bubble Bobble

Games

GAME
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41

LIST

Gotcha!

66

Gun.Smoke

67

Hogan's Alley
Hudson's Adventure Island

68

69

72
73

Rambo
Rampage

105
106

74

R.B.I.

107

Xenophobe

Jackal

75

Renegade

108

Jaws

76
77
78

Ring King

109

Xevious
Zelda II The Adventure

79

R.C.

Castlevania

42
43

45

John Sway's Quarterback

Commando

15

Contra
Deadly Towers
Defender II
Donkey Kong Classics
Double Dragon
Double Dribble

46
47
48
49
50

Joust
Karate Champ
Karate Kid

16
17
18
19

22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Jeopardy!

Kamov
Kid Icarus

51

Kid Niki

52

Kung Fu
Legendary Wings
Life Force

Dragon Power
Duck Hunt

53

Elevator Action
Excitebike

55
56

Fighting Golf

57

54

MagMax

Baseball

Robocop

80

Seicross

Sesame
Sesame

Street 123
Street

ABC

Side Pocket

Simon's Quest
Spy Hunter
Star Trek

87

Star Voyager

Super Mario Bros.


Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Pitfall

Major League Baseball


Marble Madness

58

Mega Man

91

Superman

59
60

Metal Gear

Galaga

Metroid

61

31

Ghostbusters
Ghosts 'N Goblins

62
63

92
93
94
95
96

Tag Team Wrestling


Tecmo Bowl

Gauntlet

32
33

Golf

64

Milon's Secret Castle

Golgo 13

65

Pac-Man

30

Mickey Mouse
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
Millipede

173-9762

97
98

T & C

Tennis

The Goonies
The Legend of Kage
The Legend of Zelda
II

Tiger-Heli

Field

II

Surf Design

Ultima

Wheel

of Fortune

Wizards & Warriors


World Games

of Link

Pro-Am

81

82
83
84
85
86

102
103

88
89
90

Freedom Force
Friday The 13th

&

Indiana Jones and the


Temple of Doom
Iron Tank

City Connection
Cobra Command

20

Track

104

14

21

Top Gun

100
101

Rad Racer

Warriors

12
13

44

99

Pinball

Platoon
Pro Wrestling
Racket Attack

Hockey

11

California

Paperboy

70
71

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1988

91

Introducing*the

Nintendo

has

introduction of an

announced
all

new

the

version of

NES, appropriately named the


"Power Set." This powerful combo
Power Pad, Control
Deck, two controllers, the Zapper,
plus three games on one triple play

the

includes the

Game Pak
Bros.,

(Duck Hunt, Super Mario


and World Class Track Meet).
start showing up
in September.

This system will


on store shelves

The Power Pad offers players a whole

new way to enjoy video games with


their feet! Instead of using a controller

or joystick,

select

games can be

controlled by operating the twelve

coded keys on the pad itself.


way to avoid becoming
a couch potato!)

color
(It's

a great

Power Se

To

Class Track
lets

three games will be


Power Pad play: World
Meet (included in set)

start with,

available for

you compete

sports events.

in several different

Dance Aerobics takes

you through several

routines, plus

some offbeat options like Pad


Antics. And Super Team Games,
has

where up to six players can join in


at one time on selections like the
Relay Race, and Tug of War.

Now

become

that success has

way

of life, Chris and Tim have time


do the things most people only
dream about, like breeding Shire
to

horses.

Well,

maybe

that

isn't

everyone's dream, but Tim delights


in the huge animals, which are
to the famous Clydesdale
When we asked Tim what
success means to him, he replied,
"It means someone else can clean
out the stalls." For Chris, success
similar

Tim

Chris

breed.

Meet

and Tim Stamper of


Leistershire, England. Why? Because
these guys have reached the pinnacle
of the video game world and along
Chris

the way they have created


hottest

some of the
games ever made for your

NES. The brothers founded Rare


a

company dedicated

Ltd.,

to producing

state-of-the-art video excitement.


far their electronic

cluding "Wizards

So

magic has conjured

up more than twenty-five games,

&

in-

Warriors," "R.C.

wasn't always quite so much fun.


Chris, now 30, wrote test programs
for arcade games back in 1982. "It
It

was
he

good place to get started,"


"but what really enjoyed

recalls,

that

And

loved astronomy.

is exactly what he did. In


working on his home PC,
Chris began developing a game
called "Jetpac." Brother Tim joined

that

the

team,

brilliant

bringing

with

imagination and the

breathe

pocus.

The game was such an

"It

takes a

Chris,

lot

"plus

of hard work,"

an

incredible

capacity for having fun."

is,

1983,

Pro-Am Racing," and "Slalom." How


do they do it? Well, not by hocussays

his ham radio and


sky
because Chris has always

means time on

star watching... the stars in the

was programming my own games."

life

into his ideas

him

skills

to

through

his artwork.

success that
users

in

fifty

incredible

percent of

PC

Great Britain purchased

Chris and

Tim saw the

was time

writing

it.

on

to

become

Pretty soon, the Brothers

Stamper

the wall.
their

own

It

So what

left

is

for the brothers?

Chris says that he and Tim are


working on a fantastic new board
game concept. What's it about?
"It's

fun," says Chris, mysteriously.

Like all magicians, he knows the


He also
knows the value of having fun. .and
something he and Tim share

value of keeping a secret.

that's

with

all

of us through their

games.

boss.

were literally flying high. Their games


were some of the most popular
around, Rare Ltd.

was off the ground,

and Tim had taken up piloting ultralight aircaft. Not to be outdone,


Chris purchased Tim's Lamborghini.
"It doesn't have wings," he says,
smiling, "but that doesn't

What?... no jet?!

mean

it

Rare's

NES

hit

can't fly."

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September you might notice that

When

-?j

Summer reruns are still being shown.


because the people who

That's

shows were

write the scripts for the

on

strike for several

months.

However, the stations still promise a


fall season and here's a brief
preview of what's to come.

What

is

and

isn 't in

new

store for

you

this season.

KNIGHTWATCH
Knightwatch is a show in which a
group of kids form a community
watch organization called Knights
of the City.

The show can be seen


at 8:00pm on ABC.

on Thursdays

DIRTY

DANCING

Dancing

Dirty

is

based on the hit


is a
romantic

movie. The show


comedy focusing on

the relationship

of the dance instructor at a


resort

summer

and the owner's daughter.

basic focus of the show is


music and dancing in the 1960's.
The show will air on Saturdays at

The

8:00pm on CBS.

TV
TV

101
101

teacher

is

who

with
to

attempts to create the

high school video newspaper

first

group

journalists.
air

You all might be interested in


knowing that the rock group U-2
involved in the title songs for
Dirty Dancing and TV 101. These
shows should help to make an
interesting Prime Time season once

was
the story of a young

This

of

misfit

show

on Tuesdays

is

at

CBS.

junior

it

finally

gets under way.

scheduled

8:00pm on

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Fall

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NFL PLAYERS CHALLENGE TYSON


FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!

Ron Morris,
and Sean Jones

Eric Dickerson,

NFL

Players

Challenge Tyson for

World Championship!

What do

athletes

do when

they're

not on the field? Chicago Bears Wide

Receiver

Ron

Morris,

Back

Colt Running

Indianapolis

Eric Dickerson,

and Houston Oiler Defensive End


Sean Jones are just a few of the

many

all-star

athletes

who are proud

to say that they are

hooked on

just got a new Game Pak and


going to go at it again."
I

am

Nintendo video games.

fan

Beating Tyson seems to be on the


mind of Sean Jones, Number 96 of
the Houston Oilers, as well.

anyone at Nintendo games


and challenges friends and team
members, including ex-Chicago Bear
Walter Payton, to prove otherwise.

Jones, who purchased


Entertainment System

Although he says that he has not


mastered all of the 54 games that
he owns, he does admit to being
better at some than others. According

added 27 Game Paks to his Nintendo


library. Although he says he is best
at Super Mario Bros., his favorite
and most challenging game is Mike

better than

his
last

Nintendo
October

an L.A. Raiders

after participating in

10- Yard Fight Challenge, has already

to Morris,

games

much

as

in football,

video

Tyson's Punch-Out!!

in

the game,

it's

"It

seems impossible to beat Tyson,"


whose favorite games

said Jones,

are, of course,

me two days to get to


Mike Tyson's Punch-Out! !"
Morris said, "Once you learn how
each boxer fights and the pass key
"It

took
in

tips, it's
I

football training

camp

is

hard work and keeps these young


football stars busy, they are planning

on bringing
camp.
"This

their

NES's to

be the

will

training

time that

first

have actually taken Nintendo on the


road," said Jones. "We are going
to have free time in the evening,
which will allow me to play some of
the games and challenge the other
guys. It will add some fun to
training camp."

take practice, but once you

reach your goal


great feeling.

Tyson

to Baseball.

Although

who has been an avid Nintendo


for some time, claims he's

Morris,

easy.

felt

pretty

good

that

was about to beat Tyson and then


lent the game to Walter Payton.
I

think he

is still

Golf,

top his
the

list.

Game

"I

at

either

try

other

games

think

I'll

Counselors a

Number 29 of the

many

who

call

soon!"

Indianapolis Colts,

has also dealt with


difficulties of Punch-Out!!

trying to get to Tyson.

has

his

NES

in Indianapolis, left his

game

and Baseball
that
be giving

Eric Dickerson,

the

Dickerson,

him

from the sports series.

10- Yard- Fight,

home

in

his

hand

with

Baseball

Texas.

or pick

at

So, it's
mastering

up another

Baseball cartridge.
Morris, who will also be taking his
system to training camp, believes that
there will be even more Chicago
Bear Nintendo fans after it's over.

"I just can't knock those guys out


to get to Tyson," said Dickerson.
"I'm really good at Baseball, though.

That's

my

favorite

game."

Besides Baseball and Punch-Out!!,


Dickerson has tried his hand at
10- Yard Fight, Golf,

of Zelda, but keeps

Ron Morris shows

his stuff.

and the Legend


on going back

Sean Jones must be smiling about a

home run!
SEP TEMBER/OC. TOBER
'

1988

95

GAME

IDEAS

y friends and

wondering

make

Grandpas and Grandmas.


My wife and and Samus are
chambers
on our way to the Mother Brain
forget the

Dear Nintendo,
I

if

have been

we

could

game and send

our idea to your company...

currently blasting Zeebetite

after a frantic call to your hotline to


determine where the ice gun was.

Once we complete

Justin Bazdarich

Ryan Halsey

Cameron Ferguson
Jeremy Shellhorn
Lenexa, KS

have to wait

hand

are always glad that our


video games are stimulating
the imaginations of our players.
Unfortunately, for various legal
reasons we are not allowed to
use your proposals or send them
to our product development
people in Japan.

this task,
II

hand with Kid

in

and,

times),

We

for Zelda

we

because the

mighty swords have rescued Zelda


in both episodes two times, conquered the mighty forces of danger

forget
rotten
I

started

Bros.

must add that

with the

Icarus (both

of course,

what

Hammer
help

all

let's

not

all those

it

We

got 'em.

was done
Advantage

this

of the

except for the Mario caper.

joystick,

A must for Grandparents! Why beat


yourself

Please

to

tell

turbo them!
and Dad about the

is

Jim and Dot McGirr


Brecksvill,

OH

Little

Phillips

Mac on
!

Is this

was Little Mac


Howard Phillips?

like

Indianapolis, IN

pronounced lk'*uh*res

close to the sun, though, melted


his wings, and fell to his doom.

It

Whoever

for kids

is

of those

o your Nintendo tapes only


last
five years?
Does it
matter if you set them on
if you put the controllers

on the

floor?

come

think the time has

said

right,

but

Brian Clegg

to conNintendo
let's

not

was

not

notion to
just like

"TAPE" TIPS
Dear Nintendo,

chairs or

Dear Nintendo,
all.

like

to look

Michael Barrow

GRANDPARENT POWER!

is

just

coincidence or

made

TX

(with the first syllable rhyming


with "pick"). The name comes

fess

have noticed that Howard


I Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!
just a

Michael Hawthorne

from the Greek myth about a


boy who made wings out of
feathers and wax. He flew too

Dear Nintendo,
looks

Abilene,
Icarus

ALTER EGO?

Grandpa and Grandma either. Better


hold off on Punch-Out!! for a while.

have heard Icarus from Kid Icarus


pronounced many ways. How
I do you pronounce it?

cartridge,

but NES Game Paks actually


contain no tape at all. A game
should last indefinitely. The only
exception might be a game that
uses a battery for memory,
such as 'Zelda. The batteries
should last for at least five
years, but if at some point you
are having a problem, please
call our Consumer Service line
at 1-800-422-2602. By the way,
we do not recommend placing
a cartridge (or any part of the
game) where it could be sat or
stepped on. Try to keep your
game free of moisture and
dust, and away from very hot
or cold temperatures.

death,

Mom

role playing series but don't forget

KID WHO?????
Dear Nintendo,

game

that refers to a

The term "tape"

is

a slang term

make

preconceived
Little

Mac

look

Howard. It must be one


amazing coincidences.

SURVEY

SAID...!!!

Dear Nintendo,

am

a nine-year-old third grade


student at Highland Park EleI mentary School in Austin, TX.
took me nearly nine months of
saving my allowance and doing odd
jobs around the house to save up to
It

buy a Nintendo system. also have


saved up to buy a few of the Game
I

Paks.
since

my NES

appreciate

really

had to work so hard to get

it.

One day my teacher asked each


student to write an article for our
school
newspaper.
The Austin
American

Scottie.

took a poll for my article and


found out many interesting things
about the NES, including the fact
that Nintendo is the most popular
type. Everybody at school was so
I

interested

made

it

my

in

the questionnaire.

Of those forty-

MONOTONY

OBLITERATE

Dear Nintendo,

her,

my mother
how sometimes her

few months ago,


said

was monotonous. told


"Why don't you play games on
life

have played on

the Nintendo Entertainment System?"

a home entertainment system.


Of the famous name brands.
Nintendo was by far the most

She said, "What difference would it


make?" The next day she tried and
ever

popular

beaming

eight, thirty-five

Various

with

sixteen

votes.

brands of computers

ivere second (1 1 votes), Atari

third (7), and Sega


with only two votes.

Home

was

was fourth

since

that

aliens,

she

has

been

bopping,

turtle

punching wrestlers, knocking out


boxers, designing courses (tracks),
racing cars, saving royal maidens,
defeating monsters, etc.

Video Systems

Thank you.

Edward Charlotin
Linden,

NJ

Our pleasure, Edward.

that they

the front page story with a

BIG headline.
like

article

tainment systems. A questionnaire


was passed around to find out
more about them. It was given to
all of the third graders the week
ofMarch 2 1st. Here are the results.
Forty-eight students answered

to see

thought you might

Type of Computer

it.

George Ward
Austin,

TX

PUNCH-OUT-POEM
Dear Nintendo,

The article looks terrific, George!


Congratulations on a job very
well done. The following is an
excerpt from George's article in
the Austin American Scottie:

He can
the

FAD SWEEPS THROUGH


HIGHLAND PARK
by George
ustin,

-At Highland Park

School you can hear

of kids
Nintendos,

lots

talking

about

and

Segas.

Ataris,

Tyson's great, the

ike
in

black;

He

go,

man

He's got more

power than
really

Little

when he

starts his

Mac.

gets

in

moves when

What in the world are they talking


about? These are the names of
three popular home video enter-

PLEASE SEND US

the

bell goes ding.


To get in the ring to play the best;
you have to beat the rest. You
think Mike Tyson can't be beat; But
if you
have the strength. You can
knock him off his feet.
First,

Ward
Tic.

ring;

YOUR LETTERS!
If

you have a question, comment,

or anything else you'd

know

like

us to

about, write to:

NINTENDO POWER -MAILBOX


Paul

Woods

Janesville,

Pretty powerful

poem,

Paul.

Wl

P.0. Box 97033


Redmond, WA 98073-9733

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VIDEO
am a Power Player. Before
my first game of a cartridge,

think
I

play

book
few minutes.
Then, before playing any game,
I

first

read the instruction

and study

for

it

my

out

stretch

fingers

for

five

watch the example


if the game has one. At last,
start
playing my game.
have conquered many games
such as Ikari Warriors, Rygar and
Super Mario Bros.
conquered
Contra in seven days.
beat Mike
Tyson in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
from a friend. conquered the First
Quest of The Legend of Zelda in ten
days and got all of the pieces of the
Triforce
in
the Second Quest,
except for the one in Level Seven,
which still cannot find.
minutes. Next,

went

youll

NES. By the

straight to the
I

the

the next Sunday,

mean

had everything.

out

in

then

defeated Ganon!

now

I'm

Quest.

My

my

Sunday

third

I've

And

My

tip is,

killed

and
it's

if

this

had the

game! So you could say that


like The Legend of Zelda.

worry,

really

your character gets

you
just a

get mad, don't


game. Leave it for

about ten minutes and when you

come back,

do better!
Donna Saxton

I'm sure you'll

Midland,

MI

MO
Yu (Radical Richard).
There's only one word to describe
I

Awesome!
was

Richard

knew

the

person

first

of that purchased a Nintendo

Entertainment System. That day was


about a year ago. Ever since then,
his favorite hobby has been to play
and play his NES. Whenever he has
the chance, he goes out to the nearest
toy store and picks

H
I

don't

is

My name is Donna

and

think

I'd

Saxton
be kind of

considered a Power Player.

want to brag

but, to

me,

amount

of time that

Here's the story.

me The Legend
was

it

took.

My mom bought

of Zelda.

thought
was on a
I

Now, this
Saturday. We came home and
it

great.

NES and

it

so much,

decided to buy a NES. too!

The

first

game

decided to

who had
was

person

that

When

"Radical Richard."

arrived

which happened to be
across the street from my lair, he
was playing The Legend of Zelda,
too. And guess what? He was on
Level Nine and he was about to kill
Ganon!
asked him when he got
the game and he simply replied,
"Yesterday." At that moment was
at his house,

awestruck.

me

couldn't believe

three

weeks

it!

This

is

not the only time that


I

time to

list

them

all.

know he

as good as your Nintendo

isn't

Game

Counselors but, he sure blows


away!
Gilbert Rivera

all

have witnessed his wizardry. soon


found myself at his house every day
and watched him topple games like
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Super
Mario Bros, and Metroid. There are
a lot more games that he has
conquered, but it would take some

bought was The

Calling

It

just to get to

Level Four and it took him a day to


conquer Ganon! Unbelievable, huh?

me

(A Befuddled Guy)
Los Angeles, CA

this

quite an accomplishment because

of the

up a new Game

Pak. Since he has enjoyed


I

consult the nearest person

Richard

him:

So

pass Level Four!

an

took

have seen the future of video


wizards and his name is

game

i.

Legend of Zelda and boy, that is


one tough game. could not even
I

working on the Second


whole life is full and I'm

only missing three things.


is

knew where
was and figured it all
one week and one day. And
everything!

everything

Wehner

Cape Girardeau,

think

agree that these players

possess video prowess!

had six hearts, the bow,


raft and the ladder. And
was
working on getting the whistle. By
next day,

Charlie

We

The spotlights on you!

CPOTLIGHT
POWER PLAYERS

Power Players

Would you like to see your name up


us a letter recounting your

own

in lights?

Send

video achievements

(or a friend's).

We'll profile several

Power Players

in

each

issue.

the

risk of

am

sounding

My

his

it

went gaga when


him (considering it was

friend

to

and he never got

days

after

getting

that far).
Trojan,

Two
beat

Two days after getting


Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!,
could
Super Macho Man in the first
round. In one week
could get to
Dracula on Castlevania. Well, you
Achilles.

TKO

An

Then,
press

can

easy (but dangerous)

to get stars while fighting

is to, first, let

showed

way

help.

valuable.

like

would say that


Power Player. And

show-off,

have proof to back it up. borrowed


Kid Icarus from a friend and in two
days
won it without any outside

the

him
him knock you down.

moment you

"B" as

Here are some of my own tips


tricks.
hope these help.
In Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, the
second Bald Bull can be a pain. A
good way to get him on his Bull
Charge is to dodge the first charge.
He will only bounce back halfway.
Then, as soon as he moves forward,
go for a body blow. On the second

Don

up,

out what to do

Mega Man, Elecman's weapon

In
is

must face

powerful, but you

it

before you can gain

it. To defeat
tool. Three
from the blade and you've got

Elecman, use Cutman's


hits

him.

Good

Luck!

Andrew Cone
Age 14

get the point.

and

get

you can. You

fast as

easily figure

next.

Mill Valley,

CA

stars

very

are

Power Player
Name: Pete The Natural

ou wanted

Power
you

to

Players.

are!

My

hear from
Well,

here

brother and

can beat anyone on the

(Player One),

my

and

beat anyone on the

left

right side

brother

like to beat all of the


is

Brin

the Canadian team. In Baseball

my

brothers and our friends

in

the

area cannot beat us at any game,


except Tyson that is. But, we're just
so great.

Dondi and Patrick Frankois


Colonia,

friends.

computer.

boxers but Mike

game

the real challenge."

NJ

like

also

My

like

to

program my
I made a

friends and

Joust

with

kangaroos

instead of birds."

Future Nintendo Games: "Im definitely

Tyson after maybe 20


to

so quickly

is

played the game,

that before

ever

watched a friend
what
I beat most of the
guys after a couple of tries and I beat
gave

me

tries. The trick is


dodge quickly with a light touch and
come back with at least two

then

a good idea of

punches.

was going against.

per game. In R.C. Pro-Am, average


over 160,000 points a game. All of

Since Im also a great computer pro-

do

it

grammer. I know how to fool them.


Other Interests: I golf in the summer
and play football in the fall with my

was probably most proud


when I beat Mike IVson in just four
hours of game play. The reason I could

over

Profile

Outstanding Video Accomplishment:

play. This

average

will

Favorite Game: I think Mike Tyson's


Punch-Out!! is the most fun to play. I

"I think

each

side (Player

Age: 17

IVson

are the best at any sports game. To


start it off, let's take Double Dribble.

CT

City: Windsor,

We

average twenty-five or more points

Flamenco,

Two).

hundred points per game. We're sort


of even when we play each other.
In Ice Hockey, will shut out anyone,
anytime on Level Five.
play with

Special Strategies: "Its pure determi-

nation

combined

with

know-how.

going to get Double Dragon, Zelda II


The Adventure of Link and Ice Hockey."

^ocZELDA
The
top.

and adventure of this game have kept


Have you been able to defeat Ganon twice?

intense action

it

on

PUNCH-OUT!!
Great graphics have allowed Iron Mike to punch his way into the
number two spot. Are you the champ's next video challenger?

METROID
Samus' odyssey on the planet Zebes continues to be an
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102

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CONTRA

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Mario and Luigi hang on to the number
slot on their way to save the

332
POINTS

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four

Princess Toadstool.

KID ICARUS

282
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COONIES

POINTS

MEGA MAN

231

Arrows at the ready, Pit climbs


number five position.

into the

POINTS

230
POINTS

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Billy

Lee

is

smashing

and what a way to

his

way

to the top,

start!

225
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PRO WRESTLING
DOUBLE DRIBBLE
ZELDA II-THE
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TOP GUN

190
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RAMBO

173
POINTS

RENEGADE

192

'r-i.-L.i.i.-i.-U'i,

ICE

HOCKEY

Cool hockey action makes


sizzling

summertime

hit.

this

one a

shoots and

It

170

POINTS

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WARRIORS

scores!

R.C.

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Radio control handling makes this hit a


high speed challenge. Can you handle it?

IKARI

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141

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125

POINTS

RAD RACER

115

POINTS

3-D graphics make

567 points

this race

the hottest

thing this side of Indy!

109

POINTS

R.B.I.

BASEBALL

Genuine players and Major League realism

486 points

ma k e

this baseball

game

home

run!

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ZANAC

76
POINTS

PINBALL

BROS. 2

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1988

103

GAME
1

PUNCH-OUT!

SUPER MARIO BROS.


5 KID ICARUS
6 ICE HOCKEY
7 RAD RACER
8 R.C. PRO-AM
9 DOUBLE DRAGON
10 CONTRA
11

12

PRO WRESTLING
DOUBLE DRIBBLE
ADVENTURE OF

13 ZELDA ll-THE
14

15

16
17
18

RENEGADE
IKARI WARRIORS
TOP GUN

19

KUNG

GOONIES
RYGAR

21

II

22 T & C SURF
23

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THE LEGEND

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METROID

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3 MIKE TYSON'S

10 SUPER

133

DESIGN

9 WIZARDS & WARRIORS


MARIO BROS.
1

12 ICE

SUPER MARIO BROS.

92
85

15
16

GOONIES
RYGAR

84

17
19

20 SIDE

61

21 R.B.I.

25

48
47

26

Link

is

closing

28

29
30

in

Players are so excited about notyet-released Link that they already

rank

it

high on their

list.

Zelda!!

* Editors

104

27

38

36
35

on top but

Watch out

94

80
80
76
76
70

II

BASEBALL

22 G RADIUS
23 DEADLY TOWERS
24 R.C. PRO-AM

49

still

96

DOUBLE DRIBBLE
POCKET

71

114

110

SOLOMON S KEY
ZANAC

64

25 GHOSTS N GOBLINS
26 SPY HUNTER
27 EXCITEBIKE
28 MARIO BROS.
29 WIZARDS & WARRIORS

Zelda

HOCKEY

14

18

134

126

ADVENTURE OF LINK

110

51

N ATTACK

ll-THE

RAMBO

24 KID NIKI

30 RUSH

ZELDA

470
452
332
276
240
214
156
142

CONTRA

13

54

5 CASTLEVANIA
6 DOUBLE DRAGON
7 KID ICARUS

61

RAMBO

PUNCH-OUT!

MEGA MAN

975
523
469
430
379
369
293

82

FU

DEALERS' PICKS

RAD RACER
ARKANOID
BASES LOADED
RUSH N ATTACK
GOLF
PRO WRESTLING

TYSON S PUNCH-OUT!
6 R.C. PRO-AM
7 DOUBLE DRAGON
8 GOONIES
9 TOP GUN
10 ICE HOCKEY
RAD RACER
12 RENEGADE
13 GOLF
14 IKARI WARRIORS
5 MIKE

II

260
222
180
149
138

110
107

97

88
86
83

15 EXCITEBIKE

78

16 PINBALL

76

17
18

PRO WRESTLING
IRON TANK

22 TENNIS
23 DOUBLE DRIBBLE

December

424
307
260

OF ZELDA

21

Mario Bros. 2 by the pros was


enough to place the two near the

PTS

BASEBALL

60
52
52
40
30
30
28
24
24

in

R.B.I.

METROID

62

not yet on
store shelf rank high
A sneak peek at Link and Super

U in stores

19 KID NIKI
20 BASEBALL

Games

Note: Youll start seeing Zelda

2 KID ICARUS
3 THE LEGEND

64

top for them.

NINTENDO POWER

GAME

PTS

OF ZELDA

115

LINK

BASEBALL
CASTLEVANIA

20

GAME

PTS

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

AVers Forum!

PROS' PICKS

PLAYERS PICKS

2 MIKE TYSON'S
3 METROID

24

DONKEY KONG

KUNG FU
RAMBO

74
64
58

53
JR.

MATH

53
53
45
44

40

25
26 BREAKTHRU
27 SUPER MARIO BROS.
28 FREEDOM FORCE
29 SECTION Z

38
38
37

YARD FIGHT

35

30

10-

36

Baseball strikes a
home run with dealers
R.B.I.

At the
first

stores, R.B.I. Baseball stole

base from Zelda with Kid Icarus


in second.

sneaking

NEXT ISSUE

COMING
on

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ISSUE

IN THE NOVEMBER/
OF NINTENDO POWER!

FIELD

II

UP NEXT

DECEMBER
TRACK &
Details

15 sporting events

will

help

you prepare

for

your

own

Video

Olympics.

M BLASTER MASTER
Nine pages of revealing maps and mutant madness, plus an explosive
fold-out poster.

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gifts

Be sure

to enter the

from

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over the globe to

November/ December

make hundreds

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Power

of players' holidays really happy.

Player's Poll Contest!

Plus, don't miss the latest tips in Counselors'

Corner and Classified Information. Get some


And start getting ready for the new year

Gift Guide.

with Pak Watch!

aking the

first

two issues

of

November,
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1988

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