While browsing through my RSS feeds tonight, I came across something that is … well … magical and something that I totally wasn't prepared for. Available now for FREE is all 145 issues of the very popular and very nostalgic Nintendo Power magazines. If you are a child of the 80's or 90's, you will have loving memories of begging your parents to take you to the store to get your latest copy of Nintendo Power. If you are one of “those kids” you will have fond memories of getting your fresh copy by mail because your parents loved you enough to purchase a subscription for you.
Available today from the Internet Archive, you and your students will have the ability to relive the glory days of learning who the latest boss is in the next Zelda game. These are a GREAT addition to any class looking to give students something to read about and create creative writing blog posts. With the announcement of the new “mini” Nintendo ready to hit the shelves for this holiday season, this is also the best way to learn how to beat that Super Mario Bros game that you haven't played in 20 or so years.
According to the Archive:
Nintendo Power is a discontinued news and strategy magazine which was initially published in-house monthly by Nintendo of America, and later run independently. In December 2007, Nintendo contracted publishing duties to Future US, the U.S. subsidiary of British publisher Future. It had one of the longest lifespans of all video game magazines in the United States and Canada, and was Nintendo's official magazine in North America. On August 21, 2012, Nintendo announced that it would not be renewing their licensing agreement with Future Publishing, and that Nintendo Power would cease publication in December 2012. The final volume, Volume 285, was released on December 11, 2012.