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Ninja Gaiden – Nintendo Power Volume 5 (Mar/Apr 1989)

Flash back to 1989! In Volume #5, the March/April 1989 issue of Nintendo Power, we sharpen our Dragon Sword and slice into Tecmo’s classic adventure, Ninja Gaiden. But that’s not all, this issue is loaded with fiery hot previews from CES 1989, like TMNT, Strider, Bayou Billy, and more.

Nintendo Power Issue 5 Ninja Gaiden

Here’s what’s inside…

  • A quick dissection of Nintendo’s cheesiest magazine cover to date.
  • Continue to explore Hyrule in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • Catch a preview of the hottest titles from the 1989 Consumer Electronics Show
  • Get a grip with an early first glimpse of the power glove 🙂
  • Slice into a full-featured review of Ninja Gaiden
  • The reveal of Nintendo Power’s new Preview section, featuring Stride, Cobra Triangle, The Advenures of Bayou Billy, and T.M.N.T.
  • Test your skill with the Power Pad
  • Check out the voting ballots for the 1988 Nintendo Power Awards
  • …and much much more

A few games mentioned…

  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Hudson’s Adventure Island
  • Strider
  • Cobra Triangle
  • Bayou Billy
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • World Class Track Meet
  • Dance Aerobics
  • Super Team Games
  • California Games
  • Duck Tales
  • Rescue Rangers
  • Adventures in Disneyland
  • Mega Man II

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

  1. Super Mario Bros. 2
  2. Zelda II – The Adventure of Link
  3. The Legend of Zelda
  4. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
  5. Contra
  6. Castlevania II – Simon’s Quest
  7. Bionic Commando
  8. Blades of Steel
  9. Double Dragon
  10. Metroid

Songs featured in this episode…

Azureflux – Eat My Chips (Bandcamp)
Bit Brigade – Temple (Bandcamp)
Bit Brigade – Vow of Revenge (Bandcamp)
Bit Brigade – Next Act (Bandcamp)
Bit Brigade – Unbreakable Determination (Bandcamp)
Bit Brigade – Apprehensive Moments (Bandcamp)
Bit Brigade – Game Over / Surprised (Bandcamp)

In our next adventure…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
More Ninja Gaiden
Mega Man II

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