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Nintendo Power Issue 82

ISSUE: 82Content


Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Game Boy

Nintendo 64

Virtual Boy


(Synopsis loosely based on TOC, with bullet lists and (notes) added. This issue's poster: Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems (SNES))


  • College Slam (SNES, 8 pages)
  • Frantic Flea (SNES, 4 pages)
  • Cutthroat Island (SNES, 8 pages/GB, 2 pages)
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES, 6 pages)
  • 3-D Tetris (VB, 6 pages)
  • NHL '96 (GB, 4 pages)
  • The Smurfs (GB, 4 pages)


  • Digipen's Fearless Team (Digipen behind-the-scenes; 4 pages)
  • Griffey Goes On-Line (Ken Griffey Jr. interview; 4 pages)
  • Yoshi's Island: Most Wanted Tips (boss strategies; poster fold-out)
  • Nintendo Power Awards ('The Nintendo Power 1995 Awards;' nominations; 8 pages)


  • Epic News ('Epic Center News;' 1 page)
    • Zelda and SimCity Return (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, SimCity to be re-released)
    • Enix Fans Speak Out (readers comment on Enix of America closing)

    [*]Super Mario RPG Preview ('Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars;' 8 pages)

    [*]Tales of Phantasia (2 pages)

    [*]Epic Strategies (P.T.O. II: Pacific Theater of Operations; 4 pages)


Player's Pulse (letter's column, envelope art, reader polls)

Arena (challenges, quizzes, best times, top scores)

Classified Information (tips & codes)

  • SeaQuest DSV
  • Red Alert
  • Lemmings 2: Tribes
  • Jungle Strike
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Mutant Chronicles: Doom Troopers
  • Shaq Fu
  • MK3 (Mortal Kombat 3)
  • Pac-In-Time

Counselor's Corner (tips Q&A)

  • DKC 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest)
  • Breath of Fire II (SNES)
  • SMW 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island)
  • Link's Awakening (GB) (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)
  • Q&A Fast Facts (sidebar; Secret of the Stars, Dragon View, Donkey Kong Land)

Now Playing (capsule reviews)

  • Cutthroat Island (SNES)
  • Cutthroat Island (GB)
  • NHL '96 (GB)
  • The Smurfs (GB)
  • 3-D Tetris (VB)


Virtual Boy Now Playing Recap:


  • Galactic Pinball
  • Jack Bros.
  • Golf
  • Mario Clash
  • Mario's Tennis
  • Nester's Funky Bowling
  • Panic Bomber
  • Red Alarm
  • Teleroboxer
  • 3-D Tetris
  • Vertical Force
  • Virtual Boy Wario Land
  • Virtual League Baseball
  • Waterworld

Pak Watch

  • Power Piggs of the Dark Age (SNES?)
  • Disney's Pocahontas (GB)
  • Kirby's Blockball (GB)


Insider Update:


  • Super NES Classics (rumored games to be re-released)
  • What's In The Cards? (Killer Instinct CCG)
  • Disney Drops The Ball (Disney Interactive delays and cancellations)
  • Flea For Your Life (Frantic Flea)
  • Panel De Pon (planned US released)
  • Game Boy Slam (College Slam (GB))
  • Toy On Boy (Toy Story (GB))
  • Release Forecast
  • Pak Watch Exclusive Interview (Genyo Takeda, "unsung father of the Nintendo 64")
  • Special Update - NOA Announces 64-Bit Name and Release Changes (sidebar)

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    Title: Nintendo Power Issue 82
    Month: March
    Year: 1996
    Publisher: Nintendo of America
    Editor: Howard Phillips
    Price: US $4.95 / Canada $5.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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