Nintendo Power V189 is an issue of Nintendo Power released in March of 2005. It featured Star Fox: Assault on the cover, and within featured the 2004 Nintendo Power award nominations, strategies for Resident Evil 4, Feel the Magic: XY/XX, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Super Mario 64 DS, Banjo-Pilot, as well as the aforementioned Star Fox: Assault. Many other games were also covered.

Nintendo Online

This month five new websites were covered, including sites for Star Fox: Assault, Resident Evil 4, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, WarioWare: Touched!, and a site for the Nintendo Street Team. New sages on the Nintendo Forums included BBQ, Pelord, Kittykatstar, Eliwood.exe, and Desertmonkeymanaz.

Game Watch

Many new games were showcased here, mostly for the newly released Nintendo DS. Games for this console that were featured here included Need For Speed Underground 2, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (then simply known as Castlevania), Trace Memory (then known as Another), Kirby Canvas Curse, Jump Superstars]] (which was disappointingly never released stateside), and Nintendogs. On the GameCube Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix and Batman Begins were covered.


2004 Nintendo Power Awards nominations

Each year Nintendo Power has rewards the best of the best for each console, genre and so fourth after the year's end. Before doing so, however, they list the nominations and the picks of select writers. The nominations for overall game of the year included:

Game of the Year (GCN)

Game of the Year (GBA)

Game of the Year (DS)

Best Platformer

Other features

Now Playing (reviews)

Next Issue (volume 190)

In the next issue, they claimed that they would cover Fight Night Round 2, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Retro Atari Classics, Yoshi Touch & Go, WarioWare: Touched!, WarioWare: Twisted!, and various other titles. However, they also announced that Killer7 would be the cover story.


  • On the over, there are three Arwings flying above Fox McCloud, each one with Fox in the cockpit. This was addressed in a later issue in the pulse section where a reader asked if Fox found out how to clone himself.
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