Trivia / Nintendo Power

  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Parodied by Chris Hoffman, who insists that Tails is a mutant squirrel despite being a fox. Played straight in a few other examples.
  • Executive Meddling: A contributing factor to the gradual loss of features as the magazine went on.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Everyone knows the story of how two North Americans won the contest to have their Robot Masters appear in Mega Man 6. 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.
  • Name's the Same: 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.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: NP held a "Mega Man Robot Master Design" contest, and two entries, Wind Man and Knight Man, were used in Mega Man 6.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Steven Grimm, an Animal Crossing fan, has been spotted in the credits for Animal Crossing: City Folk. He appears to have gotten a job at Nintendo, because he's also credited in Mario Party 8 and Kid Icarus: Uprising.
  • The Red Stapler: An example of the trope in action, as Songbird Ocarina ads featuring ones like in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time were a staple of the magazine for at over 12 years, from '99 right up until its cancellation.
  • Screwed by the Network: The reason the magazine stopped being published was because Nintendo lost interest in getting it published in any form. Sad, especially since it had decent sales even in its dying days.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: 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.
  • What Could Have Been: 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.
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