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Track & Field II – Nintendo Power Volume 3 (Nov/Dec 1988)

We’re going for the gold! Nintendo is racing towards to holidays in the November / December 1988 issue of Nintendo Power. We take a look at some of the hottest accessories and gear to hit the shelves. We’ll also dig into some popular titles, like Track & Field II, Mickey Mousecapade, Blaster Master, popular RPGs, and much more.

Nintendo Power 3 Track And Field II

Here’s what’s inside…

  • Find out what game I think should have been featured on this cover
  • Hop on Konami Airlines and fly on over to the Olympic Games with Track and Field II
  • Witness the beginning of a beautiful partnership, as Capcom publishes their first Disney title
  • Go catch your mutated pet frog in Blaster Master
  • Make sure you add that Super Mario Slumberbag, Undies, and Suspenders to your gift list
  • Check out some hot new RPGs coming to NES
  • Get your hands on the latest innovations in official NES hardware with The Advantage and The Max
  • Read about the adventures of Nintendo game tester, Brett Randalls aka Captain N!
  • Can you guess what comedian used to play NES while on the stand-up circuit?
  • Lace up your skates for some Blades of Steel and one of the funnier letters from MailBox
  • …and much much more

A few games mentioned…

  • Track & Field II
  • Mickey Mousecapade
  • Blaster Master
  • Ultima
  • The Legacy of the Wizard
  • Anticipation
  • Blades of Steel
  • Cobra Commando
  • Racket Attack
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Paperboy

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

  1. The Legend of Zelda
  2. Metroid
  3. Metal Gear
  4. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
  5. Gauntlet
  6. Super Mario Bros. 2
  7. Bases Loaded
  8. Zelda II – The Adventures of Link
  9. Double Dragon
  10. Kid Icarus

Songs featured in this episode…

Azureflux – Eat My Chips (Bandcamp)
Track and Field (YouTube)
Mickey Mousecapade (YouTube)
Viking Guitar Productions – My Sweet SOPHIA (WebsiteBandcamp)
The Advantage – Blaster Master – Stage II (Website | Bandcamp | Facebook)
The Advantage – Bubble Bobble (Website | Bandcamp | Facebook)

In our next adventure…

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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