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Metal Storm – Nintendo Power Volume 22 (Mar 1991)

Gravity-defying mega mech action? I’ll take it. In this episode of Power Time, we explore the March 1991 issue of Nintendo Power which features IREM’s Metal Storm, a lesser-known but critically acclaimed NES title. We also explore the 1990 Nester award ballot, some Winter CES reports, a radical NES rap, and much more!

Nintendo Power Issue 22 Metal Storm

A few games mentioned…

  • Metal Storm
  • StarTropics
  • Adventure Island II
  • Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom
  • G.I. Joe
  • Bandit Kings of the Three Kingdoms
  • Times of Lore
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • War on Wheels
  • Qix
  • WWF Wrestlemania Challenge
  • Operation C
  • A Boy and His Blob in The Rescue of Princess Blobette
  • Power Blade
  • Ufouria
  • Talespin
  • Star Wars
  • Battle Toads
  • Super Mario World
  • F-Zero
  • Pilotwings
  • Actraiser
  • Gradius III
  • Ultraman
  • Street Fighter
  • Star Tropics 2

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

  1. Super Mario Bros. 3
  2. Final Fantasy
  3. Crystalis
  4. Mega Man III
  5. Mega Man II
  6. Dr. Mario
  7. The Legend of Zelda
  8. Dragon Warrior II
  9. NES Play Action Football
  10. Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Top 10 Gameboy Games…

  1. Super Mario Land
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  3. Final Fantasy Legend
  4. Dr. Mario
  5. Gargoyle’s Quest
  6. Tetris
  7. Castlevania – The Adventure
  8. Batman
  9. Play Action Football
  10. Golf

Songs featured in this episode…

The intro/outro music in this episode is by Azure Flux, and used with permission. 🙂

Metal Storm – Temp Sound Solutions (Bandcamp)*
Metal Storm – Stage 3 (YouTube)
Adventure Island – Ending (YouTube)

Also check out C & S Stock Reports on Bandcamp.

Articles/Links referenced in this episode…

Metal Storm on Wikipedia (Link)
Metal Storm review on (Link)
IREM on Wikipedia (Link)
Episode 512 of Radio Free Nintendo, featuring a retrospective on Princess Tomato (Link)

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Read this Nintendo Power issue…

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