You can now browse 13 years (145 issues) of Nintendo Power for free on the Internet Archive. The iconic video game magazine was published from August 1988 to December 2012, but the online collection currently only runs up to June 2001. This release comes just after Nintendo shot retro gaming into the mainstream with the announcement of its mini NES Classic Edition.

Taking a look at back issues of Nintendo Power offers a heavy dose of nostalgia for seasoned gamers and a wonderful history lesson for newbies. From the eye-catching cover art to detailed level maps and even fan letters, it’s all there and just as wonderful as we remember. Available issues span Nintendo’s most beloved eras including NES, SNES, Nintendo 64 and through to the introduction of GameCube. You can flip though each issue right in your web browser or download them in a variety of digital file formats.

Anyone interested in retro gaming should also check out the upcoming Nintendo Playing With Power hardcover coffee table book.


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