* 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.
* ExecutiveMeddling: A contributing factor to the gradual loss of features as the magazine went on.
* 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.
* NamesTheSame: If you were to talk about "Nintendo Power" to someone living in Japan, they would think of a system at convenience stores where one would buy a blank Super Famicom cartridge, and have it "programmed" with the game of their choice.
* 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.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason the magazine stopped being published was because {{Creator/Nintendo}} lost interest in getting it published in any form. Sad, especially since it had decent sales even in its dying days.
* 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.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As stated on the main page, they were originally going to call themselves ''Power Play'', but went with their current name once they found out the name was already taken.
** Future US had hoped to keep the magazine from dying completely by making it transition to a digital format. Sadly, Nintendo didn't let them.