I just got the final issue of Nintendo Power today, it’s sad the magazine has gone out of business, I’ve enjoyed reading all the articles, reviews and news they’ve written about ever since my subscription started 2008. As a tribute to the magazine, I decided to write a review of their final issue.
For those of you that don’t know, Nintendo Power is a magazine that started in 1988 became very poplar among Nintendo fans for simply being a great magazine filled with information that the writers got directly from Nintendo, lots of extra stuff like comics that sadly are not in the for recent issues. For almost 25 years, Nintendo Power thrived with its head raised high. Sadly, it had to shut down for various reasons.
When you first take a look at the cover of this issue (pictured above), a big smile will come across your face, the cover looks beautiful and is very similar to the cover of the first issue (pictured left). Open the magazine, and that smile become even bigger, as you’re greeted with an extra long Pulse section (the spot where they show letters sent in) where fans and even some game developers wrote about their favorite moments in the magazine. Turn past those pages and it becomes apparent that Nintendo Power obviously knows how to throw a party in text and picture format, as you see an article where the staff counts down their top 285 (!)games of all time as well as the top 5 heroes and villains (although I did not agree with the lists, where’s Bowser on top 5 villains?!), followed by a 26-page history of Nintendo Power. It doesn’t stop there, after that you get five pages where Nintendo Power staff, both current and former, (well, I guess they are all technically former now) reminisce about their favorite moments during their jobs. After that is a huge reviews section featuring,uh, reviews of all the Wii-U games out there. Yes, every Wii-U game. The next part, which is also my favorite, is a beautiful 2-page comic that is a throwback to the very early issues that featured comics every month. And finally, the last page, which is pictured below. This last issue is also the best one that I have read, I highly encourage you to find it, but it will be rather hard, as it’s sold out in most bookstores and rather expensive anywhere else.
Nintendo Power is gone, but will be remembered by all its readers for ages to come…
*EDIT* I’m sorry for getting the title wrong. The game is really called “Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure” not “Spyro: Skylanders adventure. I humbly await my punishment. *END OF EDIT*
Y’know that “Spyro: Skylanders Adverture” game where you put those little action figures for the game the “Portal of Power” thing? I have it for 3DS and Wii. The 3DS game is ok, but the Wii game is great. So great apparently, that Activision is making a sequel which is called “Skylanders: Giants”. It plays about the same as the first game, but adds some new Skylanders and giants. Besides being much larger than the normal Skylanders, the giants also are much more powerful and (probably) slower. They also can smash through gates that normal Skylanders wouldn’t be able to break or would need a key to open. And although the giants are probably going to have to be crammed onto the Portal of Power, you can indeed have two giants tearing apart the stage at once.
There are some neat little touches when you play with the giants, to. The objects on the screen (like barrels) will often bounce around as the giants walk on the ground, and the enemies, unlike the first game, have gotten somewhat smart, as they know when they are outmatched when a giant drops in, and will ether run back and regroup with their friends, or, try to hide from the giants in a corner.
Oh, and don’t worry, all of the Skylander figures from the first game are compatible with this one, meaning you won’t have to buy them again for this one.
So as I said, the new Skylanders game looks awesome. Let’s just hope that Dark Spyro (AKA, The Awesomest) is included with the game.
Source: Nintendo Power.
It’s a undeniable fact that everyone in the world has an evil doppelganger (or if you’re an evil person, you have a good doppelganger), Chris Hoffman of Nintendo Power has Liquid Hoff, Mario has Wario, Luigi has Waluigi, Link has Shadow Link, Zelda has Zelduh, Maxwell has Nega-Max, Sonic has Evil Sonic/Scrooge (but only in the comics) and Sonick, Tony Miller of Nintendo Okie.com has Toe-knee, I could go on and on. I just found my doppelganger today.[Left]
Yes, that’s him. He’s the result of a failed attempt at copying myself and putting the copy into a video game. We’re identical except that his skin is grey-ish, he has green, glowing eyes, has white blood, has pure black hair and speaks with a (heavy) Scottish accent. He’s always trying to put me in a bad light, posts a lot of spam comments and is a hacker.
So I’m just telling you, if you see comments like “asdfasdfasdf” or “blahblahblahblah” from me, it’s probably just him hacked into my account.
What about you? Do you have a evil doppelganger, to? If so. please tell us in the comments.
Oh, and Shadow Gameanater? If your reading this, I’ll never forgive you for World 4-3 on New SMB Wii…