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I was reviewing Nintendo Power magazines and noticed no mention of Swamp Thing or Mickey’s Adventures in Numberland in any issue.  I noticed lots of games that never came to fruition NTSC, but no mention of these games.  Were any other NES games not mentioned at all, which debuted during Nintendo Power’s print run?

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45 minutes ago, scaryice said:

I went through each issue of NP years ago and made a list of how much coverage each game got. There were 63 games that didn't get any coverage at all, you can see the full list here:

http://vgstats.blogspot.com/2012/02/nintendo-power-coverage-project.html

Thank you!

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1 hour ago, scaryice said:

I went through each issue of NP years ago and made a list of how much coverage each game got. There were 63 games that didn't get any coverage at all, you can see the full list here:

http://vgstats.blogspot.com/2012/02/nintendo-power-coverage-project.html

Dude! I didn't know you were a VGS member. I LOVE your blog - so much great information there.

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1 hour ago, scaryice said:

I went through each issue of NP years ago and made a list of how much coverage each game got. There were 63 games that didn't get any coverage at all, you can see the full list here:

http://vgstats.blogspot.com/2012/02/nintendo-power-coverage-project.html

Going off of pure memory for publishers here, but here's that list of 63 reorganized by publisher.

Crazy that Home Alone 1, Paperboy 2, Simpsons, Yo! Noid, and Bases Loaded 3 never made it in!

Hi-Tech

  1. Barbie
  2. Fun House
  3. Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival
  4. Orb-3D
  5. Sesame Street: ABC/123
  6. Sesame Street: Big Bird's Hide & Speak
  7. Sesame Street: Countdown

GameTek

  1. Classic Concentration
  2. Family Feud
  3. Fisher Price: Firehouse Rescue
  4. Harlem Globetrotters
  5. Mickey's Adventures in Numberland
  6. Wheel of Fortune: Featuring Vanna White

TH•Q

  1. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
  2. Great Waldo Search, The
  3. Home Alone
  4. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  5. Peter Pan & the Pirates
  6. Swamp Thing

Mindscape

  1. Championship Pool
  2. Conan: The Mysteries of Time
  3. Days of Thunder
  4. Flight of the Intruder
  5. LoopZ
  6. Paperboy 2

Acclaim

  1. George Foreman's KO Boxing
  2. Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man, The
  3. Total Recall
  4. Trog

Nintendo

  1. Punch-Out!!
  2. Super Mario Bros / Duck Hunt
  3. Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt / World Class Track Meet
  4. Super Spike V'Ball / World Cup Soccer

Electrobrain

  1. Best of the Best: Championship Karate
  2. Ghoul School
  3. Super Cars

FCI

  1. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes Of The Lance
  2. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar
  3. Bard's Tale

Jaleco

  1. Bases Loaded 3
  2. Bases Loaded IV

Ocean

  1. Cool World
  2. Untouchables, The

Romstar

  1. Thunder & Lightning
  2. World Champ

One Off's

  1. Castelian (Triffix)
  2. Caveman Games (Data East)
  3. Cliffhanger (Imagesoft)
  4. Demon Sword (Taito)
  5. Die Hard (Activision)
  6. Dragon Fighter (SOFEL)
  7. Formula 1: Built to Win (Seta)
  8. Greg Norman's Golf Power (Virgin)
  9. Hatris (Bulletproof)
  10. Little Ninja Brothers (Culture Brain)
  11. Monster Truck Rally (INTV)
  12. Motor City Patrol (Matchbox)
  13. Mutant Virus, The (ASC)
  14. Ninja Crusaders (Natsume)
  15. Time Lord (Milton Bradle)
  16. Ultimate Basketball (Sammy)
  17. WWF King of the Ring (LJN)
  18. Yo! Noid (Capcom)
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23 minutes ago, ThePhleo said:

Going off of pure memory for publishers here, but here's that list of 63 reorganized by publisher.

Crazy that Home Alone 1, Paperboy 2, Simpsons, Yo! Noid, and Bases Loaded 3 never made it in!

Hi-Tech

  1. Barbie
  2. Fun House
  3. Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival
  4. Orb-3D
  5. Sesame Street: ABC/123
  6. Sesame Street: Big Bird's Hide & Speak
  7. Sesame Street: Countdown

GameTek

  1. Classic Concentration
  2. Family Feud
  3. Fisher Price: Firehouse Rescue
  4. Harlem Globetrotters
  5. Mickey's Adventures in Numberland
  6. Wheel of Fortune: Featuring Vanna White

TH•Q

  1. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
  2. Great Waldo Search, The
  3. Home Alone
  4. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  5. Peter Pan & the Pirates
  6. Swamp Thing

Mindscape

  1. Championship Pool
  2. Conan: The Mysteries of Time
  3. Days of Thunder
  4. Flight of the Intruder
  5. LoopZ
  6. Paperboy 2

Acclaim

  1. George Foreman's KO Boxing
  2. Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man, The
  3. Total Recall
  4. Trog

Nintendo

  1. Punch-Out!!
  2. Super Mario Bros / Duck Hunt
  3. Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt / World Class Track Meet
  4. Super Spike V'Ball / World Cup Soccer

Electrobrain

  1. Best of the Best: Championship Karate
  2. Ghoul School
  3. Super Cars

FCI

  1. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes Of The Lance
  2. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar
  3. Bard's Tale

Jaleco

  1. Bases Loaded 3
  2. Bases Loaded IV

Ocean

  1. Cool World
  2. Untouchables, The

Romstar

  1. Thunder & Lightning
  2. World Champ

One Off's

  1. Castelian (Triffix)
  2. Caveman Games (Data East)
  3. Cliffhanger (Imagesoft)
  4. Demon Sword (Taito)
  5. Die Hard (Activision)
  6. Dragon Fighter (SOFEL)
  7. Formula 1: Built to Win (Seta)
  8. Greg Norman's Golf Power (Virgin)
  9. Hatris (Bulletproof)
  10. Little Ninja Brothers (Culture Brain)
  11. Monster Truck Rally (INTV)
  12. Motor City Patrol (Matchbox)
  13. Mutant Virus, The (ASC)
  14. Ninja Crusaders (Natsume)
  15. Time Lord (Milton Bradle)
  16. Ultimate Basketball (Sammy)
  17. WWF King of the Ring (LJN)
  18. Yo! Noid (Capcom)

I think sesame street abc 123 was reviewed in #27.

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43 minutes ago, ThePhleo said:

Going off of pure memory for publishers here, but here's that list of 63 reorganized by publisher.

Crazy that Home Alone 1, Paperboy 2, Simpsons, Yo! Noid, and Bases Loaded 3 never made it in!

 

One Off's

 

  1. Die Hard (Activision)

I heard a rumour from one of the developers of Die Hard that this game was exclusively sold at Toys R' Us, and the lack of presence in NP aids to that idea too

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11 hours ago, noiseredux said:

I think sesame street abc 123 was reviewed in #27.

Yeah, it has a review score, but nothing else. I counted this as one page for Where's Waldo:

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I suppose technically I could've given Waldo half of a page, and then divided the other half among the other games (which would've given Sesame Street about 0.05 of a page). I didn't count the scores by themselves as "coverage" though. I imagine many of the 63 games got a review score, or a mention on the list of upcoming titles at least.

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20 hours ago, ThePhleo said:
  • Ninja Crusaders (Natsume)

I'm not sure where you picked up that information, but Natsume had nothing to do with Ninja Crusaders. It was published by Sammy and developed by NMK

(NMK weren't credited, so various sources are inconsistent about that one, but I'm 100% convinced they did it. It's confirmed their go-to music guy did the music, and Sammy published a few other NMK games, so it sounds logical)

  

18 hours ago, Ninja Warriors said:

Yo! Noid not being in Nintendo Power is shocking.  I always viewed it as a common game.  I remember multiple friends in grade school having this game.

Hell I remember seeing it in magazines over here, where it wasn't even released.

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9 hours ago, scaryice said:

Yeah, it has a review score, but nothing else. I counted this as one page for Where's Waldo:

xEsH7dR.jpg

 

I suppose technically I could've given Waldo half of a page, and then divided the other half among the other games (which would've given Sesame Street about 0.05 of a page). I didn't count the scores by themselves as "coverage" though. I imagine many of the 63 games got a review score, or a mention on the list of upcoming titles at least.

oh, interesting.  It actually didn't dawn on me that the game got a review score, but no actual review. Yeah, good call.

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4 hours ago, Sumez said:

I'm not sure where you picked up that information, but Natsume had nothing to do with Ninja Crusaders. It was published by Sammy and developed by NMK

(NMK weren't credited, so various sources are inconsistent about that one, but I'm 100% convinced they did it. It's confirmed their go-to music guy did the music, and Sammy published a few other NMK games, so it sounds logical)

  

Hell I remember seeing it in magazines over here, where it wasn't even released.

Was going off of pure memory, so I mistook it for Shadow of the Ninja.

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