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  1. i've known for a long time that my memory is faulty, but i would've sworn that it added objectives for each difficulty. oh well. Also, i double checked, and i do NOT own this mag any more. But i did find a Super Mario RPG guide that i didn't know i had. i guess that's a win?
  2. 25 years later, i always see this on lists of "N64 HIDDEN GEMS". i don't think i've ever played it.
  3. i definitely owned this guide...maybe i still do? used the hell out of it when i was trying to clear 00 Agent.
  4. strategy guides for fighting games generally list all the special moves for each character. i had friends that dominated in Mortal Kombat for that reason. Until i used the internet for the first time and just wrote down all of the combos. EVEN ODDS NOW, YOU BASTARDS!! i think the newest strategy guide i owned was for Final Fantasy 7. still have it, but it's all water damaged now. oh well.
  5. yes, for the n64. And it is not good. i probably don't want to know.
  6. i will admit that i do enjoy the game. definitely not a favorite or anything, but yeah the value comes from its rarity. I've only seen a couple change hands in the 10 years i've known about it even existing.
  7. update: they wanted it WAY more than me. sold for over $500! nice work Rukes, that's a pretty rad haul!
  8. definitely some solid quality stuff in there. I was watching the Milon's Secret Castle guide (those very rarely pop up for sale!) but looks like a couple people want it more than i do.
  9. i never got too into PC games, and the NES was/is my first love. if we're talking late '80s/early '90s, my list is going to be practically all NES. definitely some fun lists here already. i like that we've all used slightly different criteria, but all are accurate.
  10. here's my list. i tried to only include games that were released in North America in 1988. Apologies if a date is off here or there. LOTS of good stuff came out this year! #10- RC Pro-Am! didn't really like this when i was a kid but i can appreciate it more now #9- Bionic Commando the inability to jump didn't bother me too much, because that robotic arm was awesome! #8- Milon's Secret Castle had this game as a kid. never really understood it, never got very far, but i always enjoyed it. some day, this game will get its due respect. #7- Castlevania 2 played this a lot. actually had this but not CV1, so this was really my introduction to the series. #6- Bubble Bobble my wife's favorite game. good, clean fun. #5- Contra THE epitome of "run 'n' gun". plus it popularized the konami code, which i have tattoo'd on my leg. #4- Adventure Island another series that i love that never really gets the praise i feel it should. also likely led to my lifetime dislike of eggplants. #3- Double Dragon i have always loved this game. the sequel is apparently closer to the arcade and therefore more beloved, but give me this version any day of the week! #2- Super Mario Bros 2 still love this game. the ability to pick Luigi was aces. #1- Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link. Zelda is one of my all-time favorite series, so this of course tops the list. I still have this giant overworld map i made back in the '90s. I know it gets a bad rep, but i always enjoyed it.
  11. watched this back when it was posted, but never commented. fun video. thanks for sharing. this was always one of my favorite arcade games ever, and i spent seemingly millions of quarters playing this as a kid.
  12. in all honesty, they could have had that person on staff already, so the need was fulfilled before your application was processed. i mean, i'll hate on EGM with the best of them, but there could be a reasonable explanation. not that you'll ever get one. (just like a prepaid subscription. BOOM!)
  13. with a cover like that how can i NOT download and read? this is awesome, thanks for your hard work!!
  14. welcome! umm......back! i know the Playstation Classic doesn't have the best reputation, but there are a TON of great games that came out for the OG PSX. maybe someday more of it will be appreciated (and not just the RPGs)
  15. So, i bought and scanned both issues of the Where's Waldo magazine from the early '90s. I know it's not retro video game related, but kind of a neat obscure little mag anyway. Here's some links for anyone interested.
  16. i think i paid $40 for mine, but i concur.
  17. and now I've spent way too much time watching that channel. thanks, all!
  18. i don't relate DIRECTLY to this, as i've never felt the need to play absolutely EVERYTHING, but do deal with something similar. if a game/series comes out that i'm interested in, i have to start at the beginning. take the Metroid series, for example. I won't play Super Metroid until I beat the original and the GameBoy sequel. for offshoots like the Metroid Prime series, i could skip to that series, but couldn't jump in with the upcoming Prime 4. I'd have to play through all three previous entries (i beat the original Prime back when it came out for the GameCube, but haven't played the others). This leads me to be VERY hesitant about starting new games/series, as it could quickly add 5 games to my "To Play" list before i could even start on a new one that interests me. This also relates to movies, comic books, and other ventures too. It's frustrating but also deeply rewarding when i am completely caught up.
  19. gave up on Sonic Mania on the Switch. I'm having WAY too much trouble with these boss fights. my brain just doesn't comprehend Sonic games correctly. now alternating Hollow Knight (Switch) and Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii). enjoying them both quite a bit. neither of the Mario Galaxy games really get much respect, but they're solid follow-ups to Mario 64.
  20. All solid points kitsunemi. While i'm not disagreeing, let me point out my perspective. Personally, i live within my nostalgia. I love flipping through old Nintendo Power mags, while still admitting that they were 100% written for kids. I feel like as long as you can accept something for what it is, not what you think it is/remember it being/etc., those things can still be appreciated. The games that NP pushed heavily tended to be some of the better games, so even looking past the cheesiness, it did separate the cream from the crop somewhat. As for Transformers, i LOVE '80s cartoons, despite the (many) flaws looking at them through 2019's eyes. TF and GI Joe are still in regular rotation in my household. As is Captain N: The Game Master, if that tells you anything!
  21. welcome to the site! what are your favorite Genesis games? I don't have a ton of Sega experience, but i always enjoyed Comix Zone, Sonic 2 & Knuckles, and Golden Axe
  22. holy shit! that would take insane levels of dedication to legitimately beat. I've never heard of that before and am horrified/amazed/intrigued.
  23. Retromags Presents! Nintendo Power Flash Issue 9 (Fall 1990) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: twiztor    Edited By: twiztor    Uploaded By: twiztor Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Nintendo Power Flash Issue 9 (Fall 1990)