Nintendo Power issue 8

Nintendo Power issue 8
Nintendo Power - Issue 8.jpg
Publisher Nintendo of America
Release date September/October, 1989

Nintendo Power issue 8 is the eighth volume of Nintendo Power, released in September/October, 1989. It was released with a free copy of Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Power Tip Book (part 2).

The Contents section on page 5 mentions Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Power Tip Book:

“36-page Nintendo Power insert: Super Mario Bros. 2 Tip Book! Second installment! Keep it! Use it! Become the best! Amaze your friends! It's free!”
Contents, page 5
Mail Box

In the Mail Box section on page 6, Jason Nadolinski's mother made a Mario-themed cake, which can be seen on an image. He also said that Mario is his favorite NES character.

Mark Discordia writes on the next page in the section Video Spotlight that he has completed Super Mario Bros. 2 in 28 minutes. He also writes that his friends call him Mario, because they're both Italian and they're both plumbers. His letter also includes a photo of him wearing a Mario t-shirt and holding a copy of Super Mario Bros. 2 with a caption "Mark wearing his custom made Mario shirt". Clint Woodall mentions Super Mario Bros. 2 in a list of favorite games. Mike, Shannon and Danny Tosto also write that they've enjoyed Super Mario Bros. 2.

Page 52 shows game cartidges for Super Mario Land, Baseball, and Alleyway. The next page mentions these games again, describing Super Mario Land as "an all new Super Mario adventure where he goes to places that he's never been before". It is also stated that in Baseball "the pitcher has a view from the mound and the batter has a view from the plate".

NES Achievers section on page 91 only contains one Super Mario game, Pinball, with a top score achieved by Mark Wright of 999,980.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! is mentioned on page 92 in a section about Captain N: The Game Master.

On page 93 it is stated that Brian Robbins spends more than two hours each week playing Baseball.

Page 96 advertises How to Win at Super Mario Bros. (misspelled as How to Win At Super Mario Bros.).


Top 30Edit

“No, the dealers weren‘t bribed with fresh mushroom spaghetti—Mario‘s specialty. They just like the game.”
Player's Forum, page 84
Top 30
  • 2nd: Super Mario Bros. 2 (9587 points)
    "Mario and Luigi may be in second for now, but two fictional guys who have a new TV show can't be doing that badly."
    Players' picks: 4128 points
    Pros' picks: 948 points
    Dealers' picks: 4511 points
  • 20th: Super Mario Bros. 3 (1685 points)
    Players' picks: 1685
    Pros' picks: N/A
    Dealers' picks: N/A
  • 27th: Super Mario Bros. (1088 points)
    Players' picks: 777
    Pros' picks: 311
    Dealers' picks: N/A
  • Donkey Kong Classics
    Players' picks: N/A
    Pros' picks: N/A
    Dealers' picks: 462 points

Player's PollEdit

Player's Poll section on pages 99 to 100 asked readers to participate in the poll about Game Boy and games. The list for questions E, F, and G had the following Super Mario games:

  • 88 - Super Mario Bros.
  • 89 - Super Mario Bros. 2
  • 90 - Super Mario Bros. 3

The question B was as follows:

  • B. Do you find that the Super Mario Bros. 2 Tip Book in this issue (check one):
    1. Provides too little information to aid your game play?
    2. Provides useful information and tips to aid your game play?
    3. Provides too much information about the game?
    4. Is too confusing or complicated to understand?