History YMMV / NintendoPower

15th May '16 7:00:05 PM Pichu-kun
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Alan Averill. He was still referenced by writers and readers alike years after he had left the writing staff, all because he refused to show his face and insisted on depicting himself as [[Franchise/DragonQuest a Slime]].

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Alan Averill. He was still referenced by writers and readers alike years after he had left the writing staff, all because he refused to show his face and insisted on depicting himself as [[Franchise/DragonQuest a Slime]].



** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''MetroidPrime'', ''SuperMarioSunshine'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top [=RE4=] in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also been given 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]

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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''MetroidPrime'', ''SuperMarioSunshine'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top [=RE4=] in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also been given 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Some of the games the magazine previewed never made it to release or North America. ''VideoGame/FortyWinks'' is a prime example. It got a multi-page feature in a 2000 issue, but [[UrbanLegendOfZelda depending on who you ask]], the N64 port was either cancelled, or released in ''very'' limited quantities.

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Some of the games the magazine previewed never made it to release or North America. ''VideoGame/FortyWinks'' is a prime example. It got a multi-page feature in a 2000 issue, but [[UrbanLegendOfZelda depending on who you ask]], the N64 port was either cancelled, or released in ''very'' limited quantities.



* HilariousInHindsight: In the very first April issue, they had a joke about how they'd be introducing the [[AprilFoolsDay AFD]] Reality System line of games, which included [[VideoGame/CookingMama learning to cook]] and one called ''Muttroid'' in which [[{{VideoGame/Nintendogs}} you would have to take care of a dog, including walking it, picking up after it, and bathing it]].

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In the very first April issue, they had a joke about how they'd be introducing the [[AprilFoolsDay AFD]] Reality System line of games, which included [[VideoGame/CookingMama learning to cook]] and one called ''Muttroid'' in which [[{{VideoGame/Nintendogs}} you would have to take care of a dog, including walking it, picking up after it, and bathing it]].



* NauseaFuel: Some of the ads in later issues.

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Some of the ads in later issues.



* NightmareFuel: The infamous ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest Castlevania II]]'' cover, which had a graphic picture of [[http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/9/93998/2298471-magazine_nintendo_power_castlevania_ii_simons_quest_v1_2_1988_9_page_2.jpeg Simon Belmont holding Dracula's severed head]], his heart and eyes cut out in the background. Many angry parents called and wrote letters saying that it gave their children nightmares. NP, on the other hand, considers it one of their crowning achievements. Note that this was only their ''second issue''.
** [[{{Franchise/Castlevania}} Simon Belmont's]] {{Memetic Badass}}ery stems from this cover!

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* NightmareFuel: The infamous ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest Castlevania II]]'' cover, which had a graphic picture of [[http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/9/93998/2298471-magazine_nintendo_power_castlevania_ii_simons_quest_v1_2_1988_9_page_2.jpeg Simon Belmont holding Dracula's severed head]], his heart and eyes cut out in the background. Many angry parents called and wrote letters saying that it gave their children nightmares. NP, on the other hand, considers it one of their crowning achievements. Note that this was only their ''second issue''.
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issue''. [[{{Franchise/Castlevania}} Simon Belmont's]] {{Memetic Badass}}ery stems from this cover!



* TheScrappy: Steve Thomason, likely because of his Sega fanboyism. NP seems to be aware of this, [[TakeThatScrappy judging by the amount of jokes at his expense.]]
** In their own views, TheScrappy was [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Big the Cat]] and [[VideoGame/StarFox Slippy Toad]]. Readers who didn't sign their names in their letters got their names affixed to it.
** Earlier in the magazine's run, their stance on Big the Cat was that they just didn't like him. After the switch to Future Publishing, they dissed him in reviews for Sonic games where he doesn't even show up and expressed a desire for him [[DisproportionateRetribution to die in a fire]]...until a reader wrote in reminding them that Big's voice actor was the same that voices VideoGame/DukeNukem. Then they just wanted him in a coma.

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* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
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Steve Thomason, likely because of his Sega fanboyism. NP seems to be aware of this, [[TakeThatScrappy judging by the amount of jokes at his expense.]]
** In their own views, TheScrappy was [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Big the Cat]] and [[VideoGame/StarFox Slippy Toad]]. Readers who didn't sign their names in their letters got their names affixed to it.
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it. Earlier in the magazine's run, their stance on Big the Cat was that they just didn't like him. After the switch to Future Publishing, they dissed him in reviews for Sonic games where he doesn't even show up and expressed a desire for him [[DisproportionateRetribution to die in a fire]]...until a reader wrote in reminding them that Big's voice actor was the same that voices VideoGame/DukeNukem. Then they just wanted him in a coma.
2nd Jan '16 10:18:54 PM youngbond007
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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''SuperMarioSunshine'', ''MetroidPrime'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top [=RE4=] in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also been given 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]

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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''MetroidPrime'', ''SuperMarioSunshine'', ''MetroidPrime'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top [=RE4=] in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also been given 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]
2nd Jan '16 10:16:44 PM youngbond007
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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''SuperMarioSunshine'', ''MetroidPrime'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaWindWaker'', and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top [=RE4=] in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also been given 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]

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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''SuperMarioSunshine'', ''MetroidPrime'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaWindWaker'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top [=RE4=] in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also been given 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]
2nd Jan '16 10:16:08 PM youngbond007
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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''SuperMarioSunshine'', ''MetroidPrime'', ''TheLegendOfZeldaWindWaker'', and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top [=RE4=] in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also been given 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]

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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''SuperMarioSunshine'', ''MetroidPrime'', ''TheLegendOfZeldaWindWaker'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaWindWaker'', and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top [=RE4=] in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also been given 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]
2nd Jan '16 10:15:50 PM youngbond007
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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top [=RE4=] in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also been given 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]

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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''SuperMarioSunshine'', ''MetroidPrime'', ''TheLegendOfZeldaWindWaker'', and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top [=RE4=] in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also been given 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]
6th Dec '15 12:04:17 AM Tuckerscreator
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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top RE4 in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also earned a 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]

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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top RE4 [=RE4=] in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also earned a been given 9.5 out of 10.)[[/note]]
6th Dec '15 12:03:35 AM Tuckerscreator
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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top RE4 in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also earned a 9.5 out of 10.)

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** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top RE4 in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also earned a 9.5 out of 10.))[[/note]]
6th Dec '15 12:03:11 AM Tuckerscreator
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Alan Averill. He was still referenced by writers and readers alike years after he had left the writing staff.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Alan Averill. He was still referenced by writers and readers alike years after he had left the writing staff.staff, all because he refused to show his face and insisted on depicting himself as [[Franchise/DragonQuest a Slime]].
5th Dec '15 11:47:29 PM Tuckerscreator
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* EightPointEight:
** NP got ''a lot'' of letters about their 9.5 out of 10 score for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', hordes of fans insisting it deserved a perfect 10.[[note]]At the time, only ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had ever earned a perfect score, and NP noted that even ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only game to top RE4 in their official list of the 200 greatest games, had also earned a 9.5 out of 10.)
** Even the mag's own staffers got in on it, as it was frequently pointed out that a large amount of them felt ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' deserved a 10 instead of the 9.5 it got.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The "Classified" cheat code section originally was printed to look like a manila folder, as though one were being given dangerous secrets. After the redesign of the magazine in issue 195, Classified was changed to a black background, which displeased many fans. Luckily, the manila background returned when the Virtual Console debuted on the Wii, to give readers a bit of nostalgia.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
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The "Classified" cheat code section originally was printed to look like a manila folder, as though one were being given dangerous secrets. After the redesign of the magazine in issue 195, Classified was changed to a black background, which displeased many fans. Luckily, the manila background returned when the Virtual Console debuted on the Wii, to give readers a bit of nostalgia.nostalgia.
** Averted with the format change to their reviews. Previously four or five reviewers would each review the same game, and each could award multiple scores for different aspects of the game. Back then, the score system was also on a five star total rating. Midway through the magazine's run this was changed to 10 point system, then the multiple reviewers and scores for a single game was scrapped in favor of one reviewer for each game (excepting really high-profile titles). Rather than being viewed as dumbing the reviews down, readers preferred the new version because it let individual reviews write longer detailed pieces rather than brief crammed blurbs.
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