Update: Last week, a huge collection of Nintendo Power issues were posted online by the Internet Archive. That collection is no longer available.
The collection’s landing page still exists, and you can find it here, but the issues are no longer present. We’ve reached out to the archivist and are trying to find out more information. We will update this story as we learn more.
Original story posted August 3 2016:
Four years after its last issue ran in 2012, over 100 issues of Nintendo’s official fan magazine, Nintendo Power, have been uploaded to the Internet Archive. The issues, available in their entirety, range from the first issue of Nintendo Power published in 1988 to later issues from the early 2000s.
Nintendo Power launched as a spin-off of the Nintendo Fun Club newsletter and featured screenshots of upcoming games, reviews, and strategies. When it launched, 3.6 million issues were published. At the time of its closing in 2012 it had a circulation of 475,000. When it folded, it was one of the longest-running game publications.
Go to the Internet Archive to check out some of the old issues, and while you’re there check out some of our old issues. For even more Nintendo nostalgia, read about this upcoming Mini NES coming with 30 classic games like The Legend Of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.
[Source: Internet Archive]
It’s always disheartening to hear about the closing of a video game publication – especially a print one. However, getting to relive some nostalgia through these pages is a great way to remember how awesome and weird the path video game journalism has taken has been.