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Remember these? Super Power Club cards

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optimized2.jpg True hardcore-retro gamers tend to collect old games, systems, and anything else game-related. I myself tend not to collect a lot of these things, but I do have one collection of which, as a gamer, I am proud. And that is my Nintendo Power Card collection. Back in October 1992, Nintendo Power launched a new feature called the Super Power Club in issue 41 which gave readers these cards which you could punch out and collect. Each card contained information on a NES, Gameboy or Super Nintendo game and a challenge for the player to complete for the game. The challenge gave three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Pro. To add to the point of actually collecting and trading these cards with friends, each issue would include a three card set that if the reader owned, then they could send the set in and win a free game. You could even send away for the complete set of cards for $5.00 but they were marked so you couldn’t use them in the contest. optimized3.jpg I never won any free games, because I had no friends that subscribed to Nintendo Power to trade the cards with; but I did keep my collection in a book where they are today. Here’s a list of the cards I own: 01. Kirby's Dreamland 03. Tetris (GB) 04. Yoshi (GB) 05. Kid Icarus of Myths & Monsters (GB) 07. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 08. Super Play Action Football 09. Actraiser 11. Faceball 2000 (GB) 12. Adventures of Lolo III 13. Lemmings (SNES) 16. U.N. Squadron 17. Bionic Commando 18. Wizards & Warriors X: Fortress of Fear (GB) 21. BattleToads 22. Felix the Cat 24. Adventure Island 25. Dr. Mario 26. Kickle Cubicle 27. Metal Storm 28. Punchout!! 30. F-Zero 31. Dinocity 32. Super R-Type 33. Prince of Persia (GB) 34. Pacman 35. R.C. Pro Am 36. Super Mario Brothers 3 37. Gargoyle's Quest II (NES) 38. Batman 39. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB) 40. NCAA Basketball 43. Dr. Franken 44. Spy vs. Spy (GB) 45. Centipede 46. Solar Jetman 47. Soul Blazer 48. Super Spy Hunter 49. Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf 52. Asteroids 54. Gauntlet II 57. Wing Commander 58. Bart vs. the Space Mutants (NES) 59. Street Fighter II 60. Mega man 4 61. Bubsy: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind 63. Marble Madness 65. Out of this World 67. Final Fantasy Adventure (GB) 70. Tom and Jerry 72. Tecmo Super Bowl 73. Top Gear 2 74. Clay Fighters 76. Final Fantasy Legend III 77. Shadow Run 78. SimCity 80. Golf 81. Super Mario All Stars 82. Vegas Stakes (SNES) 86. NES Open Tournament Golf 87. T2: Arcade Game (GB) 88. Top Rank Tennis 89. Yoshi's Cookie (NES) 91. Battletoads & Double Dragon (NES) 92. The Lost Vikings 93. Star Trek Next Generation (GB) 96. Raging Fighter 97. WWF: King of the Ring 98. 7th Saga 99. Jurassic Park 102. Nigel Mansell's World Championship 103. Street Fighter II Turbo 105. Rock N' Roll Racing 106. NHL Stanley Cup 107. Actraiser 2 110. Claymates 111. Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge 112. Kirby’s Pinball Land 113. Aero the Acrobat 114. Daffy Duck: Marvin Missions 116. Lester the Unlikely 117. Mega Man X 119. Darkwing Duck 121. Super Metroid 122. X-Kaliber 2097 123. Mega Man VI 124. TMNT: Tournament Fighters 125. F1 – Pole Position 127. Bonk's Adventure 129. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 130. Black Bass Lure Fishing 132. Monster Max 133. Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers 134. Donkey Kong (GB) 135. Joe & Mac: Lost in the Tropics 136. Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book 137. Champions World Class Soccer 138. Super Battletank 140. Bugs Bunny’s Rabbit Rampage 144. Donkey Kong Country 146. Star Trek: the Next Generation 149. The Death and Return of Superman 150. Legend of Zelda 154. Contra the Alien Wars 157. Wild Snake 158. Space Invaders 159. Firestriker 162. John Madden Football 164. Wario’s Woods 166. Disney’s The Jungle Book (GB) 167. Earthworm Jim 170. Tin Star Also in my collection are more cards that Nintendo issued for games long after the Super Power Club finished, which included Killer Instinct, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, Virtual Boy and games, Mortal Kombat 3, Donkey Kong Country, Mega Man X2, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and Street Fighter Alpha 2 (I think I got these from Nintendo Power). I even have still Final Fantasy IX cards which came with my strategy guide and Skybox Trading Cards for Super Mario Bros. the Movie. If anyone has their Nintendo Power cards still laying around send me your list and we’ll try to come up with a complete list of cards, and if anyone has extras and are willing to trade, I had some extras too that I’m willing to trade. Send me a private message in the forums. [Digg This]

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