Nintendo power is an iconic part of Nintendo history, and game history in general. Its 24-year, 285-running problem spanned several generations of gamers and helped us beat difficult games that ran on the OG NES to the Wii U. Many of us have fond memories of flipping through itbut didn’t having the forethought to save them (or hide them from our decluttering parents before they go to college). But that’s okay because in another memory there is no better cure for nostalgia than the internetany problem available for download straight away.
That reports Nintendo Lifea group of archivists has been working on a project called ‘Retromags’, an effort to upload retro magazines to the internet for fans to view and reminisce about. Nintendo power is the latest magazine that the archivists have targeted and finished uploading. Now you can download any of those 285 songs to your computer to enjoy at your leisure.
One user, Gumball even added the entire collection to Archive.org. They note that there is not one site or location on the internet where you can download and view all songs Nintendo power, they were rather scattered, forcing you to jump from site to site to find the issues you want. But this move changes things: Now you can easily save the entire 40 GB collection to your computer—either number by number, or all in one big batch. What a time to be alive.
These issues are saved as cbr (comic book reader) files, which cannot be read with a standard image viewer. You need to download a comic book reader to open them. You can try something like this Simple comic on Mac or iPhone, or CD PlaybackEX on Windows or Android.
Be warned though: The downloads are temperamental. Halfway through I had a lot of stomach pain, forcing me to start over. I’m not sure if that’s because there are a lot of people trying to download these files at once, but it’s something to keep in mind if you tend to get unusual annoyed when you are slightly inconvenienced while taking advantage free resources.
Another thing worth considering: We don’t know how long this collection will last stays online. Nintendo is known for sicchis legal team everything it doesn’t like, of fan-made versions of his games to YouTube videos are included original soundtracks. It is possible that the company will leave this project alone, but only in that case try it grab them as soon as possible.
Besides, Nintendo Power isn’t really dead. Well, the magazine is. Bbut the name lives on as one official Nintendo podcast. There have been 54 episodes since launching in 2017, so listen to it when you get that official one Nintendo Seal of quality taste in your media diet.