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Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo Power Volume 1 (July/Aug 1988)

This is it. The big Kahuna burger. It’s the very first issue of Nintendo Power, and the true start of our journey through the history of Nintendo by way of Nintendo Power magazine.

Nintendo Power Issue 1 Super Mario Bros. 2

In this episode…

  • Learn about the precursor to Nintendo Power
  • Get a feel for the general format of the magazine
  • Check out the first featured title in a Nintendo Power– Mario Bros. 2
  • Hear more about the origin of Mario 2
  • Learn the secrets behind Zelda’s 2nd Quest
  • Head to the ballpark with Nintendo’s baseball roundup
  • Find out what 1988 child TV stars loved Nintendo
  • …and much much more

A few games mentioned…

  • Mario Bros. 2
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Baseball
  • RBI Baseball
  • Bases Loaded
  • Contra
  • Rygar
  • Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out
  • Star Force
  • Metal Gear

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

  1. The Legend of Zelda
  2. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
  3. Metroid
  4. Super Mario Bros.
  5. Kid Icarus
  6. R.C. Pro-Am
  7. Ice Hockey
  8. Rad Racer
  9. Top Gun
  10. Double Dribble

Links to resources in this episode…

Songs featured in this episode…

Azureflux – Eat My Chips (Bandcamp)
The Advantage – Underground (Website | Bandcamp | Facebook)
Entertainment System* – Super Medley (Bandcamp | Facebook)
The Advantage – Overground (Website | Bandcamp | Facebook)
The Oneups – I Do It For The Faeries [The Legend of Zelda]  (Website | Bandcamp | Facebook)
RBI Baseball Intro

*Check out Entertainment System’s new band [explosion sound].

In our next adventure…

Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
Bayou Billy
Bionic Commando

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  1. Tim De Bree

    Another great podcast. I love the feeling of nostalgia I get listening. I can’t wait to listen to the next episode.

    • Thanks, Tim! Glad you are digging it.

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