Dammit, Nintendo Power!

A few weeks ago I read an article about the awesome Internet Archive adding Nintendo Power magazines to their vast collection. Nintendo Power was one of my favorite magazines as a kid, and I remember going to BlockBuster or Publix every month with my mom to get the latest issue! I couldn’t wait to read about new games coming out, and I loved the Classified Info. section where they gave you cheat codes. In the days before internet access was a staple in households, this was THE way I got all my valuable information.

Years went by, and though I had several magazines, I eventually got rid of them all to save space. I still kind of regret that decision… and then I saw that Internet Archive had the first 100 issues of Nintendo Power available to read and download! I was stoked!

That was a couple weeks ago, and today is the first day I actually decided to sit back and take a trip down memory lane. And what do I find??


Wait… what?!? Zero items!! What happened? I searched the web for a moment and my fear was confirmed: Nintendo made them take the magazines down. To read more about it, check out this article.

But man am I fucking BUMMED! I didn’t even get a chance to check any of it out! I’m mad at myself for taking so long but it’s not like I could’ve predicted what happened. Maybe Nintendo will give in and allow them to be put back online, but I highly doubt it. 😦 Uggh! What a disappointment.

6 thoughts on “Dammit, Nintendo Power!

  1. Nintendo Power is my favorite magazine. I’m lucky to have been a subscriber for so long, but I missed out on owning the first few years’ worth and only was ever able to borrow them from the library as a kid. Hope you find a way to read these gems!

    1. That’s pretty cool! Yeah I loved Nintendo Power! I had a long time subscription as well. I’m just bummed I never kept any of them! That’s why I was so excited to see them archived. You never know, Nintendo may decide to let them go back online! 🙂

  2. Awwwwww yeah back in the day when you had to get cheats from a magazine how weird it feels to say that lol, not that I advocate it but there are other ways to read this wonderful magazine from the comfort of your own home, and best of all no late fee prices 👌

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