Nintendo Power V233 is an issue of Nintendo Power initially released in September of 2008 (though sporting October on the side). The cover story was a six page report on the Wii video game Wario Land: Shake It, though the issue also included a multitude of other features as well, including the writers' top 15 most anticipated video games, The House of the Dead: Overkill, Kirby Super Star Ultra and Time Hollow.

The game included a whopping three posters featuring Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Mushroom Men, and Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir.


  • Chris Slate - Editor in Chief
  • Steve Thomason - Executive Editor
  • Chris Hoffman - Senior Editor
  • Justin Cheng - Associate Editor
  • Chris Shepard - Contributing Editor
  • George Sinfield - Contributing Editor
  • Casey Loe - Contributing Editor
  • Tom Holoein - Contributing Editor
  • Amanda Glasser - Contributing Editor

Cover Story

The cover story wasn't an exclusive article, though it gave American readers a chance to learn more about the forthcoming Wario Land: Shake It! for the Wii. The six page article written by editor in chief Chris Slate featured plenty of information for those interested in the game. Highlights included a run down of some of the bosses, list of motions you'll perform with your wrist, and a look at the animation featured in the game. In the end of the article it asks its readers to anticipate a review in the next issue.

The Big 15

This feature listed their top 15 most anticipated video games, all of which were shown at that year's E3. The games included:

15. Facebreaker KO Party
14. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
13. Wii Music
12. Castlevania Judgment
11. Major Minor's Majestic March
10. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
9. Wii Sports Resort
8. Wario Land: Shake It!
7. Chrono Trigger
6. Rhythm Heaven
5. Animal Crossing: City Folk
4. Mega Man 9
3. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
2. The Conduit
1. MadWorld


TitleScoreConsoleReviewerESRB Rating
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen 7.5 DS Casey L. ESRB E10 Everyone 10+
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 6.0 DS Justin C. ESRB T Teen
Mario Super Sluggers 7.5 Wii Chris Sl. ESRB E Everyone
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play 8.5 Wii Steve T. ESRB E Everyone
Disgaea DS 7.5 DS Tom H. ESRB T Teen
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 7.5 Wii Justin C. ESRB T Teen
Sam & Max Season One 7.0 Wii Steve T. ESRB T Teen
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 8.5 Wii Chris H. ESRB T Teen
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility 6.5 Wii Amanda G. ESRB E Everyone
Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation 6.0 DS Chris Sh. ESRB E Everyone
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli 7.5 Wii Steve T. ESRB E Everyone
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Firelli 6.0 DS Chris Sh. ESRB E Everyone
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