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Nintendo Power, Issue 201

Who is most likely to win Game of the Year?

  • Animal Crossing: Wild World

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Meteos

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nintendogs

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sonic Rush

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    4
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TPMX

Beans backing up...
Cover: Chibi-Robo

Main Articles:
Breaking the Mold (Innovative Games; Chibi-Robo, Odama, Drill Dozer, The Rub Rabbits!, Super Princess Peach)

Space Invaders (Metriod Prime Hunters Preview)

Inside Zelda; Yoshiyuki Oyama

Animal Crossing: Water World?? (Animal Crossing: Wild World Tips)

Monkey 'Round (Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll Preview and Interview)

High on the 'Hog (Sonic Riders Preview and Interview)

Nintendo Power Awards Nominations

Funny Articles:
Real Golf v. True Swing Golf (True Swing Golf, Comparison)

Reviews:
Chibi-Robo (8.0, Chris)
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings (8.0, Steven)
True Swing Golf (8.0, George)
The Rub Rabbits! (8.0, Andy)
Drill Dozer (9.0, Chris)

Golden Nugget Casino DS (6.5, George)
Blades of Thunder 2 (4.5, George)
American Chopper 2: Full Throttle (5.0, Andy)
Totally Spies! (5.5, Chris)
SRS: Street Racing Syndicate (5.5, Chris)
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy (6.0, George)
Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop (5.0, Steve)
Super Monkey Ball: Touch and Roll (6.5, Steve; 7.5, Andy)

Important Things:
Introduction to new sections (Playback, looking at retro games, and Game Over, how to beat hard bosses)

Point/Counterpoint now official section.

Discuss. I'll add more info later.
 
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ShiningClefairy

Meteor Trainer
Yeah, I got it too. Chibi Robo is looking awesome!
 

Yellow Bommen

Well-Known Member
The thing I was most interested in that issue was Super Monkey Ball Touch and Roll. It could turn out to be a pretty good game, then again, it could not. But I'm sure that it'll have a pretty decent multiplayer mode that's worth buying for, such as the addition of that Monkey Hockey game. The concept is simple, yet ingenious. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes out for it. ^^
 

MidnightScott

Super Gamer
I ordered my ****ing subscription in December, and they said my first issue is March 2006 (which will come sometime this month)

What is on the cover of this latest issue - cuzz I probably wanna buy the issue since I won't be getting it -_-;

~Scott;229;
 

Wes

Iblis Wings
Must get issue to get new riders info! And interview!
 

DJ-Will

Twilight of Aquarius
MidnightScott said:
I ordered my ****ing subscription in December, and they said my first issue is March 2006 (which will come sometime this month)

What is on the cover of this latest issue - cuzz I probably wanna buy the issue since I won't be getting it -_-;

~Scott;229;

A picture of Chibi Robo with the words "Gonzo Gaming" in huge letters.
 

MaskedManAbsolkid

Well-Known Member
Woah, you only just got some of them reviews? NOM got reviews for things like Chibi robo last month, and Super Princess Peach last year.

Anyway, a mate of mine is getting a copy when he visits America, it looks great, especially the inside look at Zelda.
 
Former Absolkid said:
Woah, you only just got some of them reviews? NOM got reviews for things like Chibi robo last month, and Super Princess Peach last year.

Those were previews not reviews :p
 

ShiningClefairy

Meteor Trainer
~♥Artemis♥~ said:
The thing I was most interested in that issue was Super Monkey Ball Touch and Roll. It could turn out to be a pretty good game, then again, it could not. But I'm sure that it'll have a pretty decent multiplayer mode that's worth buying for, such as the addition of that Monkey Hockey game. The concept is simple, yet ingenious. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes out for it. ^^
6.5/10... that's not good.
 

Quackerdrill

say yes to love
Ahh, yeah, this was a pretty good issue. And is it just me, or are the letters getting better every issue? They've been hilarious ever since the redesign. awesome. And a Retro section!!! I remember how that was a major topic of discussion a couple years back in the mag. I'm really glad they finally got around to it. ^_^ And... that contest... MAN that contest... I'm winning it. Not you. Nah. XD

But having been a subscriber for quite a while (seven, almost eight years? Yah!), I'm glad too see it come into its own. Woo, and I hope it just gets better!
 

ANinyMouse

Human Pokédex
What's going on with the Zelda interviews this issue?

All the retailers around here seem to stock new NPs weeks later than they should -_-;
 

TPMX

Beans backing up...
ANinyMouse said:
What's going on with the Zelda interviews this issue?

With Twilight Princess coming out, Nintendo Power wants to find out as much as they can, and so do some of their readers.

Mr. Supreme Coolio King aka The Pikamaster said:
Reviews:
Chibi-Robo (8.0, Chris)

Bull. It's a great game. 9.5!
 

The Thrashmeister

<-- Made of awesome.
Whee, got my issue today.

Ah, I can't believe SSBM got knocked off the top sellers list. .-.

And those theme towns look so freaking awesome o_O
 
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Yellow Bommen

Well-Known Member
ShiningClefairy said:
6.5/10... that's not good.

Well, I'm a Super Monkey Ball fan, so I probably have a different opinion than yours... and yeah, that rating in Nintendo Power IS just the reviewer's opinion. It isn't always truly correct, nor is it always truly wrong. There will always be someone who thinks different of a rating. For example, only Chris gave it a 6.5... Andy argued back and gave it a 7.5 as his own rating. One of the reasons it got a 6.5 from Chris is because it has bad game controls in some modes, but in most of the party games for it, the control is simple and easy to use, such as the control scheme in Monkey Hockey and Monkey Golf, so it's not a total loss. Super Monkey Ball is a series that is based firmly on multiplayer, so if that mode is good, chances are, fans of that series will probably buy it. Especially since it IS the first Super Monkey Ball game on the DS, which allows it to have wireless connectivity. ^^
 

ShiningClefairy

Meteor Trainer
You know guys...

*Game gets good review*: Awesome! I'm definitely getting it!

*Game gets bad review*: Meh, it's just one person's opinion.

Why do you guys look up reviews if you aren't going to listen either way?
 

Yellow Bommen

Well-Known Member
ShiningClefairy said:
You know guys...

*Game gets good review*: Awesome! I'm definitely getting it!

*Game gets bad review*: Meh, it's just one person's opinion.

Why do you guys look up reviews if you aren't going to listen either way?

What are you talking about? The purpose of a review is just to see what a game is like and see the reviewer's opinion as well. Just because you read a review doesn't mean you have to agree with it. It is just to give you insight and other people's opinions on the game so that you can compare them with your own.
 

Smile Guy

Keep Smiling...
Can anyone say what the Twilight Princess info is about?

(Still prefer EGM, lol)
 
T

The Battousai

Guest
Nintendo Power IS just the reviewer's opinion

All 1st party magazines are opinionated and I refuse to buy them.

Anyway, I recieved this issue for free (I'll never buy first party crap, this includes OPM, OXM, and NP) by registering a couple of games on nintendo's website. IMO, it's not the best magazine because it's too centered on propaganda. I also wouldn't trust the reviews because the staff is a load of nintendo junkies. The same goes for OPM and OXM (to their respective platforms). Do yourself a favor and pick-up an EGM. I like them because they are harsh and critic games with a straight face. They also have three people reviewing the games so you get a good opinion. They have helped me choose great games in the past and helped me refine my collection so I don't pick up crap.

Must get issue to get new riders info!

Pick up an EGM.
 
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