History Trivia / NintendoPower

28th Apr '16 7:44:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: A lot of the writers, especially in the pre-Future US days, came from, or moved on to writing jobs elsewhere in Nintendo of America.
** Some writers, such as Scott Pelland, Casey Loe, Steven Grimm and George Sinfield have previously done work for strategy guides, video game translation, etc. This is often pointed out by fans in the "Pulse" section.
20th Oct '15 10:09:07 PM tenryufan
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Parodied by Chris Hoffman, who insists that [[SonicTheHedgehog Tails]] is a mutant squirrel despite being a fox. Played straight in a few other examples.


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** Some writers, such as Scott Pelland, Casey Loe, Steven Grimm and George Sinfield have previously done work for strategy guides, video game translation, etc. This is often pointed out by fans in the "Pulse" section.


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* OfficialFanSubmittedContent: NP held a "VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}} Robot Master Design" contest, and two entries, Wind Man and Knight Man, were used in ''VideoGame/MegaMan6''.
* PromotedFanboy: Steven Grimm, an Animal Crossing fan, has been spotted in the credits for ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: City Folk''. He appears to have gotten a job at Nintendo, because he's also credited in ''MarioParty 8'' and ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''.
* TheRedStapler: An example of the trope in action, as Songbird Ocarina ads featuring ones like in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' were a staple of the magazine for at over 12 years, from '99 right up until its cancellation.


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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Reading old issues will obviously feel like this. Also, the focus on printing game strategies, until 2005, gave the magazine a distinctly 90s feel, i.e. from before Internet usage was so widespread that someone could find these strategies easily on the web.
7th Jan '15 2:17:39 PM speedyboris
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* HilariousInHindsight: Everyone knows the story of how two North Americans won the contest to have their Robot Masters appear in ''VideoGame/MegaMan6''. But go back and read the January 1993 issue of ''Nintendo Power'' to see some of the other entries: It's uncanny how many of the entries were eventually used in future ''Mega Man'' games, albeit with their designs tweaked.
19th Mar '13 5:47:09 PM SamMax
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A contributing factor to the gradual loss of features as the magazine went on.
19th Mar '13 3:24:05 PM SamMax
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** Future US had hoped to keep the magazine from being killed completely by making it transition to a digital format. Sadly, Nintendo didn't let them.

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** Future US had hoped to keep the magazine from being killed dying completely by making it transition to a digital format. Sadly, Nintendo didn't let them.
3rd Mar '13 2:57:01 AM SamMax
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the magazine stopped being published was because {{Creator/Nintendo}} lost interest in getting it published in any form. Sad, especially since they had decent sales even in its dying days.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the magazine stopped being published was because {{Creator/Nintendo}} lost interest in getting it published in any form. Sad, especially since they it had decent sales even in its dying days.
3rd Mar '13 2:56:50 AM SamMax
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the magazine stopped being published was because {{Creator/Nintendo}} lost interest in getting it published in any form.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the magazine stopped being published was because {{Creator/Nintendo}} lost interest in getting it published in any form. Sad, especially since they had decent sales even in its dying days.
11th Feb '13 8:09:08 AM SamMax
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* LongRunners: Scott Pelland was a writer starting in 1988, and stayed on the writing staff until 2008. The magazine itself ran for an impressive 285 issues, over 24 years and 5 months.
2nd Feb '13 11:43:58 PM SamMax
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the magazine stopped being published was because Creator/Nintendo lost interest in getting it published in any form.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the magazine stopped being published was because Creator/Nintendo {{Creator/Nintendo}} lost interest in getting it published in any form.
2nd Feb '13 11:43:43 PM SamMax
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the magazine stopp being published was because Creator/Nintendo lost interest in getting it published in any form.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the magazine stopp stopped being published was because Creator/Nintendo lost interest in getting it published in any form.
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