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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Nintendo Power Volume 4 (Jan/Feb 1989)

Welcome to 1989! In Volume #4, the January/February 1989 issue of Nintendo Power, we get our first true look at Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, along with a few other classics, like Marble Madness, Metal Gear, and Wrestlemania. Sure, I rocked a rat-tail and a rad-dude toddler-mullet back in 1989, but man, what a time to be alive!

Nintendo Power Issue 4 Zelda II

Here’s what’s inside…

  • A quick look at popular franchised games like Wrestlemania and Seseme Street
  • The entertaining conclusion to Captain Nintendo
  • A deep look into the adventure that awaits with Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • How to tackle the first 4 palaces in Link
  • A pull-out “Mondo” Skate or Die poster
  • A glimpse into the world of Marble Madness, Operation Wolf, and Metal Gear
  • A trio of NFL Football reviews
  • Get a sneak peak at upcoming paks, like Ninja Gaiden and Friday the 13th
  • …and much much more

A few games mentioned…

  • Wrestlemania
  • Sesame Street 1,2,3
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • Skate or Die
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Marble Madness
  • Operation Wolf
  • John Elway’s Quarterback
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • NFL Football
  • Metal Gear
  • Friday the 13th
  • Ninja Gaiden

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

  1. Super Mario Bros. 2
  2. The Legend of Zelda
  3. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  4. Double Dragon
  5. Metroid
  6. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
  7. Milon’s Secret Castle
  8. Metal Gear
  9. Contra
  10. Bases Loaded

Songs featured in this episode…

Azureflux – Eat My Chips (Bandcamp)
Wrestlemania (YouTube)
On Being Human – Zelda II Medley (Facebook | Bandcamp)
Descendants of Erdrick – Return of Ganon* (Site | Bandcamp)
The Oneups – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Town Medley)  (Website | Bandcamp | Facebook)
Careless Juja – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Bandcamp | Facebook)
The Advantage – Marble Madness (Website | Bandcamp | Facebook)
Year 200x – Metal Gear (Jungle) (Website | Bandcamp)

*Descendants of Erdrick is a video game music tribute band from Austin, TX. Check out their latest release, Advent.

In our next adventure…

Ninja Gaiden
Hudson’s Adventure Island
More of The Adventure of Link

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