"When I moved from California to Michiga, I changed my address through the post office, but I never received my last two magazines. Why haven't my Nintendo Power magazines been forwarded like the rest of my family's mail? - Dashielle Stone, Detroit, MI
Issues of Nintendo Power are sent to subscribers by way of Third Class mail. With this type of mailing service, it isn't enough to update your address through the post office - the mail will not be forwarded to your new address. You must call our Consumer Service Department at 1-800-255-3700 and update any changes in your address directly through us. That way, you'll be sure not to miss one single issue!"
The funny thing is that the writer probably never got this issue, never got Nintendo's response...and continued to live in the dark.
"I did it! I defeated the First Quest of The Legend of Zelda - finally. This may not seem like a big deal to a lot of your fans, but for someone my age - 75 - I feel like I've accomplished quite a lot. I made up a poem about Nintendo while writing in my journal; I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for a great game!!
My grandson introduced me to a Nintendo game,
That I play on my TV most of the day,
The Legend of Zelda has taxed my brain,
Out witting demons throughout the day!
My wife says that I have lost my mind,
And I have made her a house recluse,
That doing so I have been most unkind,
She states that it's a form of spouse abuse!
I told her the alternative is my visiting pubs,
And possibly becoming a drunken souse,
Or go swimming with girls in hot water tubs,
So what's wrong with my playing in the house?
My wife's answer was a real doozy,
She called the plumber and ordered a jacuzzi,
So there goes the old Nintendo game,
I guess I have only myself to blame! - William Convery, Hampton, VA
Wonderful poem, William! We all got quite a kick out of it. Let us know how you do on the Second Quest of Zelda!"
"Dear Nintendo, Can you tell me why the Power light sometimes flashes on and off on my Control Dick?" - Andrea Parkhurot, Bothell, WA
Most Nintendo Entertainment Systems undergo heavy use. Combined with the trading or renting of game paks, this can cause a buildup of electronic residue or dust on the connectors inside your Game Pak and control deck. Using the NES Cleaning Kit, it's safe and easy to clean out this residue. The NES Cleaning Kit includes a Game Pak cleaner and a control deck cleaner and retails for $9.95 at World of Nintendo locations or directly from Nintendo. Replacement parts for the NES Cleaning Kit are laso available. If you would like more information about maintaining your NES, please call the NIntendo Consumer Service Department at 1-800-255-3700 Monday-Saturday, 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific time."
Yes, they really did spell it "Control Dick."
"At the risk of sounding like the rest of the world, I want to say that I absolutely love Nintendo! It would make me so happy if I could have the autographs and pictures of all the Game Play Counselors. Is this possible? - Donald L. Hubbard, Missoula, MT
Sorry, Don, but there are so many Game Play Counselors now that it is very difficult to send all pictures or autographs. But every issue we publish a few of their pictures with other interesting information."
"Hi! I'll be 11 by the time you read this and I think I shoudl be a Power Player. I might not solve games super fast, but when I do it once, I do it each and every time after that. My club's name is "The Kwaj Tricksters." We only have two members, but games are hard to get out here and there aren't very many people. I live on Kwajalein, an island in the Marshall Islands 2400 miles southwest of Hawaii. Kwaj is only a half mile wide and less that three miles long with a population of around 2000. My hobbies are Nintendo playing, sports and riding my bike around our island with my friends. I also love to read books. - Jonathan "Overboard" Esten, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands"
"I would consider myself a Power Player because of the fact that I have conquered 34 games including Ninja Gaiden, Blaster Master, Double Dragon, Rush 'N Attack and so on. My friend, Brandon Everett, is the only person to match my NES skills. Both of us are the best NES playesr at Adams Central High School. I believe that Nintendo Power is the best for advice, previews and for planning for future purchases. - Rob Landis, Decatur, IN"
"Our Power Player's name is David Klinkenberg. He's 12 years old, and great at sports, singing, violin playing and of course, playing Nintendo! In fact, sometimes he plays it so much that when he gets a new game, his mother has to hide the controllers every now and then so he will practice, feed the dog and do his homework! He's mastered every game he has and usually beats his friends in three days or less. He probably has many other amazing accomplishments that I don't know. He's done all of this without the NES Advantage and he doesn't read the manuals! I hope someday David will tell us his secrets but for now all he says is "Practice makes perfect." I think there should be two levels on each game - one for awesome players like David and an easier one for the average klutzes like me and Julie!! - Lesley Hickman, Woodridge, IL"
"Power Player Profile: Greg 'The Absorber' Saluzzi
City: Lilburn, GA
Nintendo Accomplishments: I've beaten 49 Nintendo games including some of the toughest such as Golgo 13, Deadly Towers, Metal Gear, and Ninja Gaiden. I also finished the Japanese version of Contra and Red Ninja. (Editor's Note: Greg sent us a video tape of the games he's finished!)
Future Games: My favorite types are role playing games, because I like medieval history. I plan to get Dragon Warrior, Hydlide and The Adventure of Link soon. Game Boy also looks interesting and fun.
Hobbies: Nintendo games, baseball and basketball, chess, baseball cards and computers. I also like singing and am forming a speed metal band with some friends.
Strategies: Concentration is important; I let someone else get the phone if it rings in the middle of my game.
Words From the Pro: I love Nintendo and I've beaten just about every game I've faced. People always come to me for game hints. I beat most of my games in less than a night. I would like to be a video game designer someday."