Nintendo Power

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Nintendo Power
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First issue of Nintendo Power, July/August 1988
Editor Steve Thomason (2012)
Former editors Yoshio Tsuboike (2001?-2003?)
Chris Slate (2008-2011)
Staff writers Alan Averill - 145, 149, 150, 152-158, 165-166
Justin Cheng
Jessica Folsom - 165-166
Steven Grimm - 153-158, 165-166
Chris Hoffman
George Sinfield - 145, 149, 150, 152-158
Phil Theobald
Steve Thomason - 166
Jennifer Villareal - 145, 149, 150, 152-158
Drew Williams - 145, 149, 150, 152
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 475,000+[1]
Publisher Nintendo (former), Future US (current)
First issue July/August 1988
Final issue December 2012
Country United States of America United States
Canada Canada
Language(s) English

Nintendo Power was the official Nintendo magazine for North America. It has supplied Nintendo fans with in-game information for 24 years starting with its July/August 1988 issue and ending in December 2012.

Animal Crossing in Nintendo Power[edit]

The Animal Crossing series appears in the following issues of Nintendo Power:

Issue Images Description
145
June 2001
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  • As part of a special feature covering the reveal of the Nintendo GameCube at E3 2001, Animal Forest is mentioned as a "major release for GCN" on page 40.
149
October 2001
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  • Animal Forest Plus appears under the Nintendo GameCube section of the Game Watch Forecast on page 19.
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  • As part of their detailed coverage of Space World 2001, a small section is devoted to GBA-GCN connectivity via link cable on page 31, with screenshots from Animal Forest Plus and Animal Island.
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  • A small screenshot from Animal Forest Plus is shown on page 32 as part of the magazine's Power Picks.
150
November 2001
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  • Animal Forest appears under the Nintendo GameCube section of the Game Watch Forecast on page 21.
152
January 2002
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  • Animal Forest appears under the Nintendo GameCube section of the Game Watch Forecast on page 21.
153
February 2002
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  • Animal Forest is ranked as the number 2 most-wanted title on the Power Charts, page 14.
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  • Two screenshots of Animal Forest Plus are shown on page 20.
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  • Animal Forest Plus appears under the Nintendo GameCube section of the Game Watch Forecast on page 21.
154
March 2002
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  • Animal Forest Plus appears under the Nintendo GameCube section of the Game Watch Forecast on page 21.
155
April 2002
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  • Animal Forest Plus appears under the Nintendo GameCube section of the Game Watch Forecast on page 23.
156
May 2002
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  • Animal Forest Plus appears under the Nintendo GameCube section of the Game Watch Forecast on page 21.
157
June 2002
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  • As part of the Game Watch feature, Animal Crossing appears with four screenshots and a short description on page 20.
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  • Animal Crossing appears under the Nintendo GameCube section of the Game Watch Forecast on page 24.
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  • Animal Crossing is listed as a Fall game on page 64.
158
July 2002
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  • Two Animal Crossing player characters appear on the front cover of the magazine.
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  • An Animal Crossing screenshot appears aside the table of contents with the caption "Get a life." on page 10.
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  • On the Power Charts, Animal Crossing sits at number 9 on the Players Choice chart on Page 18.
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  • Animal Crossing appears under the Nintendo GameCube section of the Game Watch Forecast on page 26.
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  • As part of their E3 2002 wrap-up, Animal Crossing is described as "the most innovative game of the show" alongside a screenshot from from the game, on page 35.
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  • Animal Crossing is described as a "smash success" among E3 attendees who got to try out the title on the showroom floor, on page 37.
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  • A special feature titled "Welcome to your new life" that details Animal Crossing basics, introduces special characters & locations, and offers some tips and tricks, appears on pages 80-84.
159
August 2002
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  • On the Power Charts, Animal Crossing sits at number 2 on the Players Choice chart, ahead of Metroid Prime (#4), on page 18.
  • An interview with Takashi Tezuka, the deputy general manager for Animal Crossing appears alongside screenshots of the game on pages 25-26.
  • Animal Crossing appears under the Nintendo GameCube section of the Game Watch Forecast on page 26.
  • A special feature titled "All aboard! Calling all passengers!" that details Animal Crossing's multiplayer capabilities appears on pages 54-59.
162
November 2002
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  • On the Power Charts, Animal Crossing sits at number 6 on the Players Choice chart on Page 20.
  • Animal Crossing appears in a Walmart ad as part of a lineup of Nintendo GameCube games on page 65.
  • A small Animal Crossing screenshot appears at the top of page 92, and a spread featuring tips and tricks appears on pages 96-97.
  • The November 2002 edition of The Crossing Guardian appears on page 112.
163
December 2002
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  • NES Link E-Reader card was included as a promotion for this volume
  • On the Power Charts, Animal Crossing debuts as the 3rd best-selling Nintendo GameCube game for the month on page 20.
  • An advertisement for the "Animal Crossing Calendar Sweepstakes" appears on page 38.
  • An article about Animal Crossing e-Reader cards appears on page 74, followed by a double-sided poster featuring a visual checklist of the first 118 cards in the series.
  • A spread detailing the Happy Home Academy appears on pages 92-93.
  • Animal Crossing appears in a Kmart ad as part of a lineup of Nintendo GameCube games bundled with Players Guides on page 97.
  • Animal Crossing also appears in a Walmart ad on page 113.
  • The December 2002 edition of The Crossing Guardian appears on page 131.
  • A fan-submitted Twisted Challenge for Animal Crossing appears on page 139.
165
February 2003
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  • Animal Crossing appears on the Top-Selling Games Power Chart, falling to number 7. It also rises to number 5 on the Player's Choice chart on page 18.
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  • A tip for obtaining the Golden Shovel in Animal Crossing appears on page 81.
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  • An issue of The Crossing Guardian featuring Groundhog Day appears on page 94.
166
March 2003
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  • Animal Crossing Corner in Players Pulse on page 13.
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  • Animal Crossing maintains its position at number 7 on the Top-Selling Games chart, and rises to number 3 on the Player's Choice chart on page 18.
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  • Animal Crossing is the Power Pick for Most Innovative Game of 2002 on page 30.
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  • Animal Crossing E-cards are featured in a K-Mart advertisement on page 77.
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  • An Animal Crossing player character appears on the first page of the 2002 Nintendo Power Awards Nominations and is nominated for Best Game on pages 88-89.
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  • Animal Crossing is nominated for Best Replay Value and Most Innovative game on page 93.
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  • Tom Nook is nominated for Best New Villain on page 94.
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  • Animal Crossing is nominated for Cheesiest Line of Dialog and The Guilty Pleasure of 2002 on pages 96-97.
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  • An issue of The Crossing Guardian featuring NES games appears on page 108.
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  • An advertisement for the Animal Crossing Player's Guide appears on page 146.
168
May 2003
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  • On the Power Charts, Animal Crossing ranks as the 8th best-selling Nintendo GameCube game of the month, and places 10th on the Players Choice chart on page 16.
  • A small mention is given on page 20 of the awards Animal Crossing received from the AIAS. The May 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian appears on page 123.
169
June 2003
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  • The June 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 106.
170
July/August 2003
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  • The July/August 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 122.
171
September 2003
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  • The September 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 112.
172
October 2003
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  • The October 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 118.
173
November 2003
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  • The November 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 130.
174
December 2003
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  • The December 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 134.
175
January 2004
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  • The Winter 2004 edition of The Crossing Quarterly showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 126.
179
May 2004
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  • The Spring 2004 edition of The Crossing Quarterly showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 96.
181
July 2004
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  • In a feature article titled E3 2004 The Inside Story, early screenshots of Animal Crossing: Wild World, then known as Animal Crossing DS, are shown on page 40.
182
August 2004
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  • As part of their coverage of E3 2004, early screenshots of Animal Crossing: Wild World, then known as Animal Crossing DS, are shown on page 33.
  • The Summer 2004 edition of The Crossing Quarterly showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 106.
184
October 2004
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185
November 2004
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  • The Fall 2004 edition of The Crossing Quarterly showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 96.
187
January 2005
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  • At the end of a feature article titled Nintendo DS: Making Waves in Gaming two screenshots of Animal Crossing: Wild World, then known as Animal Crossing DS, are shown on page 48 as an example of future games in development for the Nintendo DS.
191
May 2005
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  • In a feature article titled Nintendo DS: The Future Comes into View highlighting upcoming titles for the Nintendo DS, a console playing Animal Crossing: Wild World is shown with a note that Animal Crossing: Wild World will be one of the first Wi-Fi compatible games.
192
June 2005
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  • Nintendo Power mentions Animal Crossing: Wild World, then known as Animal Crossing DS, and shares some screenshots from its appearance at the May 2005 Game Developer's Conference on page 15.
194
August 2005
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  • Wild World comes in at number 2 on Steven G's top 10 list of games at E3 on page 48.
  • As part of their E3 2005 recap, Animal Crossing: Wild World, then known as Animal Crossing DS, was showcased in a small piece titled Village Venture on page 49.
197
November 2005
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  • In the News section, Nintendo Power reveals Animal Crossing: Wild World will release on December 5th, 2005 and confirms its title in a short piece titled Wild World in View on page 18.
198
December 2005
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  • As part of a feature titled DS Brings It! 25 world-changers Animal Crossing: Wild World makes an appearance as number 19 in a short article called Spread the Herd in which its touch-screen controls and Wi-Fi compatibility are lauded.
199
January 2006
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  • In a feature titled behind the scenes: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection staff members at Nintendo Power comment on their online experiences with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection during its beta testing phase and their experience with Animal Crossing: Wild World on pages 36–40.
  • A solo feature on Animal Crossing: Wild World titled Get a Real Life follows on pages 48–56.
  • Wild World is reviewed on page 109 and receives a rating of 9.5/10. Writer Andy M. offers a second opinion rating of 8.5/10.
200
February 2006
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201
March 2006
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  • A feature titled Animal Crossing Water World??? that details pattern-making and town design in Animal Crossing: Wild World appears on pages 50–58.
202
April 2006
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203
May 2006
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  • Nintendo Power's Player's Poll Sweepstakes for May 2006 titled Seek Professional Help features an Animal Crossing: Wild World makeover as a grand prize. Contest details appear on pages 74–75.
204
June 2006
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  • As part of a series of articles following the Zelda development team, composer and sound designer Toru Minegishi talks about his experience creating K.K. Slider's songs for Animal Crossing on page 78.
205
July 2006
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  • A full-page Animal Crossing special titled Civilize Your Wild World on page 101 of the Community section showcased suburban-themed patterns for use in Animal Crossing: Wild World.
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September 2006
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October 2006
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209
November 2006
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  • Fan-submitted photos of Animal Crossing: Wild World showcasing custom patterns and interior décor appear in the Community section on page 101.
210
December 2006
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212
February 2007
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  • Fan-submitted photos of Animal Crossing: Wild World showcasing themed towns and interior décor appear in the Community section on page 103.
215
May 2007
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  • Fan-submitted photos of Animal Crossing: Wild World showcasing custom patterns and interior décor appear in the Community section on page 93.
218
August 2007
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233
October 2008
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  • Animal Crossing: City Folk appears as part of a feature highlighting the most anticipated games shown off at E3 2008 on pages 64-66 . The article includes a lengthy interview with the game's producer and series creator Katsuya Eguchi.
235
December 2008
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  • The cover of the magazine showcases Animal Crossing: City Folk and a feature titled Out on the Town explores the game in depth on pages 56–64. The piece concludes with an interview with associate localization producer Ann Lin and producer/localization manager Reiko Ninomiya.
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January 2009
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The Crossing Guardian[edit]

During the Animal Crossing era, each issue included an edition of The Crossing Guardian. It also distributed Animal Crossing-e cards and published secret codes for items from the Mario Theme from January 2003 to November 2003, which are the only way to obtain the items through normal means. It also distributed codes for the Mario Trophy and Luigi Trophy in the December 2003 and January 2004 issues, respectively.

Feature articles[edit]

Nintendo Power ran several feature articles on different games in the Animal Crossing series:

An article titled Out on the Town for Animal Crossing: City Folk.

An article titled Get a Real Life for Animal Crossing: Wild World.

The features behind the scenes: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Animal Crossing Water World??? and Money Power Fame for Animal Crossing: Wild World.

Previews

Reviews

Nintendo Player's Guides[edit]

Official player's guides from Nintendo Power were released for Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: Wild World.


Nintendo Power in Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, villagers sometimes mention Nintendo Power and may ask for the player's help with a maze in the back of it.

Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: Wild World contain Nintendo Power advertisement flyers in their packaging.

Nintendo Power flyers[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. Erik Kain (August 23, 2012). "Nintendo Power Magazine Will Cease Publication This December According To Nintendo". Forbes. Retrieved September 14, 2021.