Nintendo Power V249 is the Holiday 2009 issue of Nintendo Power and the final issue of the year. The featured games this month were The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth, Epic Mickey and Monster Hunter Tri.

A special section celebrated the Nintendo DS's five year existence. The strengths of this handheld system were highlghted and key industry people shared their thoughts on what they appreciate about the Nintendo DS. Another article displayed a selection of game related gifts ranging from toys to pajamas to trading cards.

In an immense review, Nintendo Power rated New Super Mario Bros. Wii a 9.0 and commended it's challenge and multiplayer implementation. Besides the review, there were notes from a press conference with Shigeru Miyamoto and even a pie chart on common phrases spoken during gameplay.

Staff (Tingle Defense Force)

  • EDITOR IN CHIEF Chris Slate
  • EXECUTIVE EDITOR Steve Thomason
  • SENIOR EDITOR Chris Hoffman
  • ART DIRECTOR Chris Imlay
  • CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Carolyn Gudmundson, Matt Keast, Kevin Kelly, Casey Loe, Nathan Meunier, Chris Shepperd, David F. Smith, Phil Theobald
  • COPY EDITOR Candace Cunningham
  • LICENSING MANAGER Frances Wall Jha
  • EDITOR AT LARGE Scott Pelland
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