History YMMV / NintendoPower

9th Sep '16 2:12:33 PM Tuckerscreator
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* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Chris Shepperd. Though frequently depicted as the ButtMonkey of the staff, to the point that a joke daily schedule listed finding new days to deal him bodily harm, Slate was popular enough for fans that one even sent a collage of every picture of Chris in the mag for the past twenty issues. He was both flattered and a little scared by the gesture.

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* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Chris Shepperd. Though frequently depicted as the ButtMonkey of the staff, to the point that a joke daily schedule listed finding new days ways to deal him bodily harm, Slate was popular enough for fans that one even sent a collage of every picture of Chris in the mag for the past twenty issues. He was both flattered and a little scared by the gesture.
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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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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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]].
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