Monday, June 20, 2011

Adventure Island Nintendo Power Scans

I had to upload the Adventure Island scans from the 5th issue of Nintendo Power (March-April 1989).

Another classic article, NP covered the first few stages in-depth, but most of the game goes unmentioned. What is here, however, really typifies the early Nintendo Power layouts: entire stages, marginal artwork, tips, and secrets. I always enjoyed the half-pages with enemies and powerups and little story explanations, but the main attraction here is the artwork. Some of these drawings are really good, and everyone should definitely check this one out!

Nintendo Power has a habit of breezing over games which offer direct competition for Nintendo franchises. Adventure Island sold over 1,000,000 copies in Japan; I would have thought the spread to be a little larger.

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