Childhood Dreams and Crap Ninja Gaiden Art

In elementary school, kids have all sorts of pipe dreams about what they want to be when they grown up. Doctor, athlete, rapper, dancer, movie star… all of these things seem possible when you’re young. As for myself, I wanted to be one thing: someone who writes about video games in a magazine.

In those days, the NES was my life, and Nintendo Power was my bible. Like many kids of the era, I would read- no, that’s not the right word for it. I would study every image and word on every page; nothing I had ever read felt as good as reading Nintendo Power.

It felt so good that I wanted to try my hand at making my own Nintendo magazine.

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Issue #1 of the Nintendo Fun Factor Zine is Now Available!

Fun Factor 1 cover

The first issue of our Nintendo zine is available right here, right now, to download for free!

Nintendo Fun Factor Issue 1 (left-click link to view in your browser or right-click, then “save link as…” to download!)

Inspired by the punk rock zines and gaming mags of our formative years, Nintendo Fun Factor is a celebration of Nintendo and the games that appeared on their platforms.

Issue 1 includes articles on both the raddest and scariest NES games, a Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Concert, music and game “reviews,” and more! It’s a .pdf, so you can read it on your Mac/PC, iPad, Kindle Fire, phone, or whatever other .pdf-reading gadget you have!

This zine is a (likely) quarterly labor of love that we’re totally committed to and we really hope you enjoy it! Feel free to leave any comments here or email us at Nintendofunclubpodcast@gmail.com!