CAMPAIGN HUB: Operation Power Up Update!

Monday, September 16th, 2013

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For those who follow Official Nintendo Magazine’s website, then you know today is Miiverse Monday! We decided to do our own spin on it to help raise awareness and show that people still want Nintendo Power. How are we doing that? Simple!

Who could this?

Who could this be?

Introducing our representative of Operation Power Up, Maxwell, Max! If you’ve been following with our campaign, we’ve been taking it to the Miiverse. So we have started up an official Operation Power Up Nintendo ID: OperationPowerUp. If you have a Nintendo Network ID, you can visit our profile page here! Don’t forget to follow us on the Miiverse and give us some yeahs!

So who is our mascot? He’s the son of Nester, former comic star of Nintendo Power. We believe his image best represents our campaign; we want to restore a legacy for this generation. (As well as slipping some classic Nintendo Power references for the fans.)

As seen in issue 231.

As seen in issue 231.

We’ve already been spreading the word on the Miiverse. Just check out some of Max’s Miiverse posts:


As seen in issue 285.

As seen in issue 285.

Showing off his artistic skills plus showing off people who would like to see Nintendo Power back!

Showing off his artistic skills plus showing off people who would like to see Nintendo Power back!


And our Super Smash Bros reference goes full circle.

And our Super Smash Bros reference comes full circle.


Also, our website has been slightly changed: Our official website is: from now on.

That’s it for now. We have more events planned later this year. One coming up is The Nintendo Experience Tour! Also expect to see Max showing up in your Mii Plaza sometime in the future.

See you next mission!

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Our Nintendo Network ID: OperationPowerUp
Our Miiverse page: Here.
Our Facebook group: Here.
Our Twitter: Here.
Our petition: Here.

  • Ken Krumbach

    Um we have Nintendo force for this.

    • Howard

      Nintendo Force is nice, but their goal is to OFFICIALLY restore Nintendo Power as a community, not just as a magazine.

    • Giancarlo

      Why not try to work together with them? It seems you both have very similar goals. It seems pointless to have 2 separate entities when there can be one great one.

  • RagunaXL

    I prefer Nintendo Direct. the only time I would read Nintendo Power is when I was stuck at work waiting for a truck to show up. It was nice to look at the pictures and read some of the fan mail and gaming stories. but 90% of the news/reviews was weeks and months old on gaming websites. with Nintendo direct, we all crowd around the computer and have our minds blown away by news that absolutely no one knows, outside of Nintendo and some of their affiliates. Or we come here to read about it. And then Nintendo Power, if they were still around, would print it in three weeks.

    • Howard

      Operation Power Up wants to bring back Nintendo Power as a website as well.

    • Charles Work

      You bring up an interesting point. Nintendo Direct is great for fast information. Think about this, though: Has a Nintendo Direct ever told you NOT to buy a game? Nintendo Power wasn’t just about latest and greatest news; they were also there to offer their wisdom, whether it be for tips and tricks, or news and reviews. Some people have criticized NP for their overly positive reviews, but you have to take into account that they only reviewed games that were worthy of the time and space a review required, and that these reviews come from the perspective of a group of people who truly love Nintendo games. Also, if you think they were biased in favor of first party Nintendo games, look no further than their reviews of Nintendo’s “Geist” on the Nintendo Gamecube, or some of the later Mario Party games… They were willing to bite the hand that fed them, if it meant bringing the best possible coverage to their readers. They didn’t give out tens for every game, either. This is how you knew, when Nintendo Power gave Resident Evil 4 or Ocarina of Time a perfect ten, that it was an instant classic, not to be missed under any circumstances. You could always trust Nintendo Power’s reviews, because they were backed by over twenty years of experience in the game magazine industry, and they were always there to tell us about the little known gems that have been so under-appreciated over the years, such as Solatarobo, Little King Story, and A Boy and His Blob, not to mention sleeper classics like Earthbound, for which they went so far as to include a ten dollar coupon. In short, internet videos may be faster, but, basically, Nintendo Power was your trusted nightly news, and Nintendo Direct is a (very well made) infomercial. Granted, though, the delay involved in publishing a magazine was certainly a problem in later years. That’s why we are also lobbying for some sort of online equivalent of Nintendo Power, to bring us the same quality of news and reviews with the speed of the internet.