Retro Wrap-Up: Nintendo Power Edition

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

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So, we at Operation Rainfall are trying something a little different. Instead of just doing a normal weekly wrap-up article, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) will be combing the Interwebs to find old video game commercials for your entertainment. In honor of Nintendo Power’s passing, this week’s commercial will be the first Nintendo Power commercial to hit the airwaves.

Here are some of the highlights from this week.

We gave you an update on the status of Pandora’s Tower and that special collector’s case we’re making.

Final Fantasy Dimensions’ release date is revealed to be August 31st. Its price was also revealed, but you might not like it.

A teaser site popped up for something related to The World Ends With You. Turns out it’s for an iOS port.

Scott Macdonald told us how Persona 3 FES turned him into the gamer we know today.

Bravely Default’s boxart was revealed this week. Gaze upon it in all of its glory!

This week’s Game of the Past is Super Mario Galaxy. James Best loved it, but who doesn’t?

We reviewed Legasista, Symphony – Liberate Your MusicNew Super Mario Bros. 2 and Depona.

Finally, we share some of our fondest memories with Nintendo Power.

About Kyle Emch

Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.




  • I love this commercial.  The freakin’ earth exploded!  I wish that I could still get the Power!

  • That commercial is crazy.

    • I miss the days when kids commercials/products were crazy. Like with Nerf’s commercials. Back in the 90s, they had dart guns like the Electric Eel and the Mad Hornet. They actually resembled eels and hornets, too! Nowadays, Nerf guns resemble actual military guns and are built for function.

      If I had to choose between Nerf guns with functionality or a Nerf gun that looks like a friggin’ scorpion, I’m taking the scorpion gun.

  • I miss the awesome 90s commercials. Everything now a-days seems so stale in comparison.

  • 90’s commercials were a strange breed, were they not?