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Dr. Mario – Nintendo Power (Nov/Dec 1990) – PTP018

Ahh, germs! It’s the final Nintendo Power issue of 1990, featuring none other than Dr. Mario, the 8-bit MD and star of Nintendo’s latest action-puzzle game. Check out some of the tips and tricks revealed by Nintendo’s game counselors to master the title. Also, catch a glimpse of the amazing dream worlds in Little Nemo, along with the dark paths untaken in Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. Tune in below! Nintendo Power #18 is a holiday issue stuffed with easter eggs.

Nintendo Power Issue 18 Dr. Mario

A few games mentioned…

  • Solar Jetman
  • Little Nemo
  • Dr. Mario
  • Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
  • Mega Man III
  • The Simpsons
  • Super Mario World
  • Earthbound (NES)
  • Ducktales (Gameboy)
  • Robocop (Gameboy)
  • NES Play Action Football (Gameboy)

Top 10 Games (as ranked in the NES 30)…

  1. Super Mario Bros. 3
  2. Final Fantasy
  3. Mega Man II
  4. Tetris
  5. Mega Man II
  6. Tetris
  7. Ninja Gaiden II
  8. Ninja Gaiden
  9. Super Mario Bros. 2
  10. Zelda II– The Adventure of Link

Top 10 Gameboy Games…

  1. Super Mario Land
  2. Gargoyle’s Quest
  3. Batman
  4. Tetris
  5. Golf
  6. Daedalian Opus
  7. Castlevania: The Adventure
  8. Nemesis
  9. Alley Way
  10. NFL Football

Songs featured in this episode…

Azureflux – Eat My Chips (Bandcamp)
Little Nemo – Start / Select (Bandcamp)
Dr. Mario – Start / Select (Bandcamp)
Dr. Mario – Carl Swifney/The Robinhood Academy (Bandcamp)
Armcannon – Castlevania III (Intro, Clocktower) (Bandcamp)

Articles/Links referenced in this episode…

Dr. Mario on Wikipedia (Link)
Retronauts! (Link)

Power Time DLC

Check out these videos for Maniac Mansion!

In our next adventure…

Four-Player Strategy Guide!

Read this Nintendo Power issue…

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