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1995: The Year Nintendo Power Screwed Me

Feb 20, 2014 at 8:39:32 PM
grayworld (74)
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Nice story...stupid Nintendo Power

You should totally pull a Walter from the Big Lebowski on them!!


Feb 20, 2014 at 11:49:36 PM
Firebrandx (7)
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Originally posted by: grayworld

Nice story...stupid Nintendo Power

You should totally pull a Walter from the Big Lebowski on them!!



I remember when the movie got played on TV, they dubbed his voice to "This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps". I winced in pain and quickly turned it off.


Jun 20, 2015 at 11:52:09 AM
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You may have screwed yourself over in the first photo because it clearly shows a Mortal Kombat II CD. I can't tell what system its for (PC CD, Sega Saturn, Playstation, Music CD?), but its not for a Nintendo system. NP will have no wolves in its flock! You probably got blacklisted after that so they wouldn't print your second high score either.

Goofy conspiracy theories aside, if they were really serious about a contest, they should have had players send in a VHS tape hooked up to their SNES. A bit more effort perhaps, but VCRs were pretty much ubiquitous by the early 1990s. Final Fantasy III might have required the 6-hour play mode on the tape, or they could have required the player only to send in the final hour of play.

Jun 20, 2015 at 2:25:22 PM
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I remember around issue #100 or so they posted Star Fox 64 high scores. They were several hundred points below what I had, and I've never considered myself any sort of grandmaster at the game.

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Jun 20, 2015 at 3:19:30 PM
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I remember back in 1997 stumbling on a website with Mario Kart 64 codes that claimed that Nintendo Power had flat out stolen all of the glitch shortcuts that they had discovered in the game and printed them as their own "top secrets" a month or two later.

Jun 20, 2015 at 4:50:05 PM
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Dude, I got the same TV now that I play my SNES games on that you did back in 1995. LOL. I feel an odd mix of humility, pride and sadness all at once, lol.

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Jun 20, 2015 at 4:52:11 PM
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Originally posted by: PekoTAS

Your TV is sitting on the EXACT same TV stand that's still in our living room. O_o

Haha, I got the same TV. If we combined, we could recreate his February 1995 experience

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Jun 20, 2015 at 11:01:23 PM
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Originally posted by: Great Hierophant

You may have screwed yourself over in the first photo because it clearly shows a Mortal Kombat II CD. I can't tell what system its for (PC CD, Sega Saturn, Playstation, Music CD?), but its not for a Nintendo system. NP will have no wolves in its flock! You probably got blacklisted after that so they wouldn't print your second high score either.

 

Actually it's the original Arcade Soundtrack CD. I was a big fan of the original arcade version, and it had an ad for the CD during the attract mode. I sent in a money order and sure enough, the CD arrived in the mail a month later. Also ordered from NP the OST to Secret of Mana and FFIII, which I still have both to this day, 21 years later.



Edited: 06/20/2015 at 11:01 PM by Firebrandx