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Welcome Power Players to this special introductory episode to the Power Time Podcast.

I’m going on a journey through the history of Nintendo, one issue of Nintendo Power Magazine at a time. I hope you’ll join me.

Here’s what we’ll cover in this episode:

  • The origin of and vision for the Power Time Podcast
  • How to support the show and get involved with Power Time Unlocked
  • My personal history with Nintendo, from the NES to the Wii U
  • How my love of Nintendo as a child caused some health issues
  • How my sister and I competed in the back of our family van in 1991
  • My earliest experiences playing SNES and N64
  • The joys of crushing friends (and getting crushed) in multiplayer games
  • Staying true throughout the years with Gamecube, Wii, and Wii U

Here are a few games referenced in this episode (brace yourself, there’s a lot)…

  • Mario/Duckhunt
  • Mega Man III
  • Tecmo Super Bowl
  • Super Mario Land
  • Tetris
  • Yoshi
  • Super Mario World
  • F-Zero
  • Madden 95
  • Tiny Toons: Buster Busts Loose
  • Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Pokémon
  • Super Mario 64
  • Pilotwings
  • Blast Corps
  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Goldeneye: 007
  • Wrestlemania 2000
  • Soul Caliber 2
  • Mario Party 4
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • House of the Dead: Overkill
  • Skyward Sword
  • Ocarina of Time 3D
  • Majora’s Mask 3D
  • A Link Between Worlds

Here are a few relevant links from the episode…

These awesome songs are featured in this episode…

*Descendants of Erdrick is a video game music tribute band from Austin, TX.

**Check out Entertainment System’s current incarnation: [explosion sound]

In our next adventure…

Check out episode one as we dig into the inaugural issue of Nintendo Power and explore the World of Dreams in Super Mario Bros. 2.

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