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Life Magazine. Time. Reader’s Digest. All of these are esteemed publications that have become a piece of Americana. But if you were a boy in the 1980’s you couldn’t have cared less about any of that boring crap. In those days, magazines were pretty slim pickings for children. You had Highlights and other “educational” fluff, but we wanted the good stuff. Enter Nintendo Power. In 1988 our world was never the same. This feature takes an in depth look at the inaugural issue of Nintendo Power and is loaded with photos and close ups of all of the compelling content packed into this action packed fabulous first issue.
This is a breakdown of my personal favorite championship title belts used throughout pro wrestling history. Counting down from #10 to the cherished #1 spot, the list is based on the aesthetic qualities of the belt rather than the historic significance. Do you agree with the rankings?
This game sold 4 million copies, but I’d be willing to bet that there were 4 million angry customers as well. How did such an easy grand slam idea for a game get butchered so badly? From the terrible graphics, to the horrendous storyline, and the abhorrent gameplay, relive your childhood disappointment with a thorough break down of this miserable NES game!
In 1993 the theatrical release of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park took the world by storm and a multi-billion dollar merchandising frenzy was underway. In this feature we take a look at the zenith of the JP action figure line.
In 1990 the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had taken the globe by storm. Although their original NES game was a huge seller, the gameplay itself was critically panned and left much to be desired. In an effort to give the fans what they actually wanted Konami (under their subsidiary label Ultra Games) ported the popular TMNT arcade game to the NES as an official sequel and gamers everywhere were enamored with it. Check out this 6,000 word opus praising the game and fondly recalling everything it meant!