Thanks to zagato blackfist we have a few more off the list! And these are some interesting ones...
First, he's mapped out Tetris
(the Nintendo version
, and while he was at it he also did the Tengen version
, too)! Not only does this complete the first full calendar year of Nintendo Power, 1989 (the only one with six issues), but if I'm reading this correctly it's also completed all of the NES games featured on the covers (though in this list we are still hoping for two more NES games featured in the "4-Player Extra" issue at the end of 1990)... That's got to count for something, right? I didn't know that the Nintendo version of the game had a two-player mode within its code; that was really neat to point out!
We also have some stuff from the creativity game on the Super NES that was bundled with a mouse...yep, I'm talking about Mario Paint
! They're not maps, but what can you do here, really? We've got the Coloring Book, the mini-game Gnat Attack, and some Sheet Music...why not? That's another one for 1992!
One of the last games on my initial list is 1996's Tetris Attack
. Thorough as he is, zagato also mapped the original Japanese version, Panel de Pon (J)
. Notice how in the World maps, the fifth and ninth areas are different between these two games, but everything else is about the same?
I've noticed this past day trending on Facebook (even though it's not entirely new) that archive.org's got Nintendo Power issues
, the first thirteen years' worth, so you can see what this magazine was all about, if you missed out. Man, I could spend forever rereading those...especially, like I said, the pre-Internet era issues. You should definitely check it out, at least the first few years, up to 1994...that was when it was at its best, for sure. And the comics in 1992! Good times.
EDIT: Never mind, archive.org's archive of Nintendo Power has been taken down. Anyone else know of any sources? Next time they're up I should download them all...