History Magazine / NintendoPower

21st Jul '17 11:22:37 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: Howard; both the comic character and the real-life editor he was based on.
15th Jun '17 12:29:18 PM OmegaDez
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* InsistentTerminology: In its early days, gamers were called Power Players.

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* InsistentTerminology: In its early days, gamers were called Power Players.Players and game cartridges were known as Game Paks.
13th Jun '17 11:59:47 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Their [[http://video-games.wikia.com/wiki/Nintendo_Power_54:_Secret_of_Mana coverage]] of ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana''. More giant dragons, less of the cutesy sprites in the actual game.
** Long before that, the illustrations for ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'' -- then known as ''[[MarketBasedTitle Dragon Warrior]]'' -- were darker than Creator/AkiraToriyama's designs.



* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Their [[http://video-games.wikia.com/wiki/Nintendo_Power_54:_Secret_of_Mana coverage]] of ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana''. More giant dragons, less of the cutesy sprites in the actual game.
** Long before that, the illustrations for ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'' -- then known as ''[[MarketBasedTitle Dragon Warrior]]'' -- were darker than Creator/AkiraToriyama's designs.
3rd Jun '17 1:17:29 PM nombretomado
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* NotSoDifferent: Initially they had a rivalry with the now-canceled magazine ''Sega Visions'' thanks to the UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars. But then the {{Wii}} era came and Sega began partnering with Nintendo and rereleasing their old games on its Virtual Console, with many lampshades from the staff about how the magazine was now covering more Sega games than Nintendo games!

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* NotSoDifferent: Initially they had a rivalry with the now-canceled magazine ''Sega Visions'' thanks to the UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars. But then the {{Wii}} UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} era came and Sega began partnering with Nintendo and rereleasing their old games on its Virtual Console, with many lampshades from the staff about how the magazine was now covering more Sega games than Nintendo games!
24th Mar '17 7:19:32 PM nombretomado
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* AlienAutopsy: The walkthrough guide for ''VideoGame/BodyHarvest'' for the {{Nintendo 64}} includes one level where the PlayerCharacter has to rescue a captured [[TheGreys Grey]] from Roswell. One picture caption for the level humorously tries to guilt trip readers into sympathizing with the alien and make them feel bad "for having laughed at that alien autopsy video."

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* AlienAutopsy: The walkthrough guide for ''VideoGame/BodyHarvest'' for the {{Nintendo 64}} UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 includes one level where the PlayerCharacter has to rescue a captured [[TheGreys Grey]] from Roswell. One picture caption for the level humorously tries to guilt trip readers into sympathizing with the alien and make them feel bad "for having laughed at that alien autopsy video."



* ArcNumber: The [[MilestoneCelebration 100th volume]] featured articles revolving around the number "100". In order: "VideoGame/{{GoldenEye|007}}: 100 Best Ambushes", "100 Things That Equal 100", "100 Best Codes Ever", "100 Best Games of All Time", and "First 100 Games for the {{Nintendo 64}}".

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* ArcNumber: The [[MilestoneCelebration 100th volume]] featured articles revolving around the number "100". In order: "VideoGame/{{GoldenEye|007}}: 100 Best Ambushes", "100 Things That Equal 100", "100 Best Codes Ever", "100 Best Games of All Time", and "First 100 Games for the {{Nintendo 64}}".UsefulNotes/Nintendo64".
12th Feb '17 6:31:47 PM Prinzenick
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* VariantCover: Vol. 92, which was an issue that highlighted VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheEmpire, had four different covers made for it. 40% of them had a Stormtrooper, 25% of them had Dash Rendar and another 25% had Boba Fett, with the rarest of them being the cover with IG-88, making up a mere 10% of the shipped covers.
11th Sep '16 11:28:37 PM Monsund
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* BrattyHalfPint: Nester was based on kids Howard met that insisted they knew how to play, and didn't want any help.



* ButtMonkey: Nester.

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* ButtMonkey: Nester.Bad things tend to happen to Nester due to his ego, and inexperience.


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* PrecociousCrush: Nester seems secretly interested in impressing Razor in the ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' story.
9th Sep '16 2:07:54 PM Tuckerscreator
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* BrokeTheRatingScale: {{Defied|Trope}}. Editor Chris Slate responded once that he had been tempted to give some games a 10.5 out 10, but won't because it will permanently taint the scale by making 10.5 the new standard. (At the time, only ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', and ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'' had received a 10.)

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* BrokeTheRatingScale: {{Defied|Trope}}. Editor Chris Slate responded once that he had been tempted to give some games a 10.5 out 10, but won't wouldn't because it will would permanently taint the scale by making 10.5 the new standard. (At the time, only ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', and ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' had received a 10.)
6th Mar '16 12:42:27 AM Sabrewing
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* StrategyGuide: A few of the NES-era issues were actually written to promote and detail single games -- namely volumes 13 (''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros13''), 15 (''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos''), and 17 (''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'').

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* StrategyGuide: A few of the NES-era issues were actually written to promote and detail single games -- namely volumes 13 (''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros13''), (''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''), 15 (''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos''), and 17 (''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'').
6th Mar '16 12:41:02 AM Sabrewing
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* StrategyGuide: A few of the NES-era issues were actually written to promote and detail single games -- namely volumes 13 (''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros13''), 15 (''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos''), and 17 (''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'').
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