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Nintendo Power Archives - Pure Nintendo

DidYouKnowGaming – Zelda

December 7, 2014 |

Did You Know Gaming – Zelda Parts 1-3

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Nintendojo Interviews Ex-Nintendo Power Staffers

February 2, 2014 | 7

Nintendojo caught up with three previous staffers of the now defunct Nintendo Power magazine that many of us know and loved.  A whole year after the final issue of the legendary gaming magazine shipped, Steve Thomason, Chris Hoffman, and Justin Cheng … Read More

Nintendo releases three month sales total

July 31, 2013 | 1

Nintendo has released sales results for the first quarter of the year, April-June. Looking at the numbers there are some high and low notes. Come join me as we make this journey through the numbers.

Nintendo has reported that the … Read More

New York Game Conference Ask 8 Teens About Their Habits

September 27, 2008 |

- When asked what they liked to do the most, the eight teens, which was split 50/50 when it came to gender, and aged between 14-17, all answered that they like to hang with friends. They all enjoyed gaming, but it wasn’t a priority, so they weren’t hardcore gamers to say the least.

– Every single one of them had access to a Wii. Either they owned one or had a family member that has one. All the girl games, plus one guy owned theirs. Of the remaining dudes, two of them had a Xbox 360 as their main console, while the last one mostly payed games on his laptop. Three of the girls also had 360s at home, though it was not specified if it was theirs or a family members. No one had a PS3.
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de Blob Review Scores (UPDATED and Bumped)

September 23, 2008 |

I started a new feature last week with the Force Unleashed. We’re on the release date of a big Nintendo Wii title, I will post the review scores of that game. This week is de Blob’s turn. I will try … Read More

Nintendo Turns 119 Today

September 23, 2008 | 1

Happy birthday Nintendo! Some of you are reading this and are wondering; 119? Wow, how is Nintendo that old. Well my young padawans, the answer can be found for you below. Enjoy reading about the long history of Nintendo after the Jump. How about three mighty big cheers for our favorite company!

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More Nintendo Power Review Scores

September 21, 2008 |


de Blob – 92% Order Up! – 80% Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli – 83& Samba de Amigo – 71% Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon – 84% Rock Band – 60% (the review team love the game on Xbox 360, … Read More

Nintendo Power reviews: Wario Land: Shake It!, Samba de Amigo, Sonic Chronicle

September 21, 2008 |

Wario Land: Shake It!

Pro: – well-designed levels – fun moves (especially motion controlled actions) – side puzzles/bonus missions provide extra difficulty – animation is great – good bosses

Con: – slow-paced – few enemies can do much damage to … Read More

New Poll: How do you feel about GTA:Chinatown Wars after seeing the first screens?

September 19, 2008 |

Hey everyone!  New poll coming your way tonight–this time about today’s release of GTA: Chinatown Wars screens from Nintendo Power.  I’ll be honest, I was wanting a full 3D game…but I have to admit it still looks like a lot … Read More

NP: More Surprises To Come?

September 19, 2008 |

This is taken from tthis past issue of Nintendo Power:

“Although some of these games may slip beyond Christmas, as far as we know just now Wii gamers can look forward to the likes of Animal Crossing: City Folk, Guitar … Read More

Nintendo Power: Sonic Unleashed Details

September 18, 2008 |


– thumbstick to move, A button to jump – quick dodge by holding B, then tapping left/right on thumbstick – drift by holding B or Z – shake Wiimote for homing attack – shake Wiimote while on the ground … Read More

Nintendo Power Reviews

September 18, 2008 |

Reviews Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii) – 8.0 Spore Creatures (DS) – 8.0 Samba De Amigo (Wii) – 9.0 Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (DS) – 8.0 Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise (DS) – 7.0 Line Rider 2: Unbound (Wii) – … Read More

Nintendo Power: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Details

September 18, 2008 | 1

True GTA game – sandbox gameplay, open-world environment, gritty crime narrative. – M-rating – Isometric camera angle – Cel-shaded polygons w/ black borders – good touch-screen implementation – “tasteful” minigames, streamlining interface – UI based on a PDA – hub … Read More

A Few Force Unleashed Review Scores (Update)

September 16, 2008 | 1

Gametrailers HD Review - 6.9

IGN’s Review - 7.3 Gamespot Review – 6

Eurogamer Review – 7.5

Chris Kohler’s Wired Review – 5/10

Nintendo Power – 7.5

Update: I decided to start a new feature on purenintendo. In … Read More

Nintendo Power’s Readers and Staff Most Wanted VC Games

September 10, 2008 |

Reader’s most wanted:

1) Earthbound (SNES) 2) Mother (NES/Japan only) 3) Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES, already released) 4) Super Smash Bros. (N64) 5) The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N64)

NP staff’s most wanted:

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cdv USA Helps Nintendo Power Celebrate 20 Years!

September 10, 2008 |

Publisher supporting Nintendo Power’s 20th anniversary charity event – and showing off two DS titles

September 10, 2008 — cdv Software Entertainment USA is joining Nintendo Power to celebrate the publication’s 20th anniversary, and helping out a good … Read More