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Nintendo Power
Nintendo Power (logo).png
Editor Chris Slate (2008-2011)
Steve Thomason (2012)
Categories Video games
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 475,000
Publisher Nintendo (former), Future US (current)
First issue July/August 1988
Final issue December 2012
Country NA United States
CAN Canada
Language 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 Magazine:

  • 169: The June 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 106.
  • 170: The July/August 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 122.
  • 171: The September 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 112.
  • 172: The October 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 118.
  • 173: The November 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 130.
  • 174: The December 2003 edition of The Crossing Guardian showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 134.
  • 175: The Winter 2004 edition of The Crossing Quarterly showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 126.
  • 179: The Spring 2004 edition of The Crossing Quarterly showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 96.
  • 181: 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: 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: Early screenshots of Animal Crossing: Wild World, then known as Animal Crossing DS, are shown on page 21 noting the possibility of wireless gameplay on the Nintendo DS.
  • 185: The Fall 2004 edition of The Crossing Quarterly showcasing community-submitted content from Animal Crossing appears on page 96.
  • 187: 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: 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: 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: 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. It also came in at number 2 on Steven G's top 10 list of games at E3 on page 48.
  • 197: 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: 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: 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. The game 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: A feature titled Money Power Fame that offers bell-making tips in Animal Crossing: Wild World appears on pages 38-42.
  • 201: 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: The NP team's favorite Blanca faces from Animal Crossing: Wild World appear in the Community section on page 91.
  • 203: 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: 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: 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.
  • 207: At the end of the Community section, the NSider Review of the Month featured Animal Crossing: Wild World on page 90.
  • 208: A guide article for Animal Crossing: Wild World called Hair-Brained Hairstyles appears on pages 64-65.
  • 209: Fan-submitted photos of Animal Crossing: Wild World showcasing custom patterns and interior décor appear in the Community section on page 101.
  • 210: Animal Crossing: City Folk is teased in a screenshot of NIWA Mario.png WarioWare: Smooth Moves that features Animal Crossing gameplay on page 22.
  • 212: Fan-submitted photos of Animal Crossing: Wild World showcasing themed towns and interior décor appear in the Community section on page 103.
  • 215: Fan-submitted photos of Animal Crossing: Wild World showcasing custom patterns and interior décor appear in the Community section on page 93.
  • 218: Fan-submitted photos of Animal Crossing: Wild World showcasing custom patterns appear in the Community section on page 92.
  • 233: 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: 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.
  • 236: A male player appears on the cover of the magazine and Animal Crossing: City Folk is reviewed on page 76, receiving an 8.0/10 rating.

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 Universal Codes for unique furniture.

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 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.

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