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Offline JonLeung

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Re: Nintendo Power - 1988-1996 cover games
« Reply #90 on: April 30, 2020, 08:34:07 am »
Forgot to note that the other day, Kirby: Super Star was completed, with the final couple maps thanks to G.E.R., and Tropicon having mapped the majority of the game earlier.  While Kirby: Super Star didn't get a Nintendo Power cover all to itself, Kirby does appear on Vol. 86 where the cover image is just a mash of characters from different games.  All other games already have their own cover, except PilotWings 64, which is not listed here because, you know, 3D.  Though, like anything else not mentioned here, I would still happily accept if there is a way to map it; we already do have some polygonal N64 games mapped here, after all.

This completes the last year I listed here, at least in terms of Super NES games.  I said that 1996 also has the N64 game Mortal Kombat Trilogy, though I don't know if mapping a 2D game from the N64 has any particular technical challenges.

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« Reply #91 on: November 24, 2020, 09:24:48 am »
Its sad to see it go, but the truth is that it should have been axed when Nintendo decided they didnt want to helm the project anymore. Once Future got a hold of it, it didnt feel like Nintendo Power any longer. It was just another run-of-the-mill gaming publication at that point.

Got to love the swan song that is this last issue though. I might pick one up just for that cover.

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Re: Nintendo Power - 1988-1996 cover games
« Reply #92 on: November 27, 2022, 10:44:43 am »
Forgot to note that back in April 2020, Rick Bruns finished off Donkey Kong Country after it was started by Tropicon, G.E.R., The Ultimate Koopa, Stefan Mahrla, and even me (I mapped Gang-Plank Galleon as one of the very first maps ever).  That game was a big deal in 1994... how did I not realize it's been mapped?  Also, Tropicon finished Earthworm Jim back in 2016; that's silly that I didn't notice.  Or is there something missing?

Only noticed these when I was checking after zagato blackfist contributed ten stadiums for Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball, which are up as of this morning.  So that's been started, and we have something from every game on a Nintendo Power cover in 1994.

There has also been FlyingArmor's start on The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt.

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Re: Nintendo Power - 1988-1996 cover games
« Reply #93 on: December 11, 2022, 06:30:26 pm »
Thanks, zagato blackfist!  For finishing off the remaining eight stadiums plus "miscellaneous" for Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball, that game is finished, and all that is left for 1994 (one of my favourite years in gaming) would be maps for Stunt Race FX, if there is some way to map that...

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« Reply #94 on: Today at 08:48:13 pm »
Though almost a month late... we must give thanks to VGCartography for mapping the iconic Super Mario 64!  It was featured on two Nintendo Power covers, but wasn't in the original post; I guess I figured at the time that it would be a difficult request.  But, here we are with it mapped!

I was reminded of this when I put up VGCartography's maps for Banjo-Kazooie today.  This game also was on a Nintendo Power Cover, vol. 109 in June 1998.  I don't know if I want to extend the list to include the whole N64 generation, but it's good to know that they aren't totally out of reach!