Nintendo Power V34 is the March 1992 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. It featured The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on it's cover. The 1991 Nintendo Power Awards nominees were presented in this issue. The contents of the issue are as follows.


The Empire Strikes Back

The first NES game featured in the magazine is Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. It is a 6-page article that included maps for all the Hoth levels.

Terminator 2

The next featured game is Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Maps are given for Stages 1, 3, 4, and 5.


Nightshade is the next NES game featured. The article gives tips on many different rooms and areas.

M.C. Kids

The last game featured in the NES section is the McDonald's game M.C. Kids. It gave information on collecting cards and special items, and also provided maps for the first six levels.

Classified Information

A page from the Classified Information section

The Classified Information section revealed codes and hidden secrets in certain games. Games featured in this section include:

Game Secrets
Rockin' Kats (NES) Instant energy, Stop and shop
Rainbow Islands (NES) Stage select
Captain Planet (NES) Planeteer passwords
Spud's Adventure (GB) Map select
ActRaiser (SNES) 1-Up bolt
Super Tennis (SNES) Super Player
Super Mario World (SNES) The big payoff
SimCity (SNES) Down sizing, Zone stacking
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES) Hidden rooms

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic

This was part three of a 12 part comic featuring The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Chapter Three: The Book of Mudora

In search of the Pendant of Power, Link uses the help of the Miracle Wings and the Book of Mudora to travel to the Desert Ruins and battle a Lanmola.

Game Boy

Mega Man II

The first Game Boy article takes a look at Mega Man II. It has maps for the Clash Man, Metal Man, Wood Man, and Air Man Stages.

Tiny Toon Adventures

The next featured game is Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break. It provides maps for Stages 1 and 2, and takes a peek at Stages 3 and 4.

High Stakes

The third featured Game Boy game is High Stakes Gambling. It is a short 2-page article that gives some tips for winning.

Super Mario Adventures comic

This is part three of a 12 part comic featuring Mario and Luigi.

Episode 3

While trapped in a new world looking for Princess Peach, Mario and Luigi make friends with Yoshi and his village.

Counselor's Corner

Counselor's Corner is a feature in which the writers of the magazine would respond to game-related questions in the hope of getting the player out of a tough spot in various games. The games featured in this issue are Lagoon (SNES), Drakkhen (SNES), Dragon Warrior III (NES), and Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB).

Super NES


Lemmings is the first SNES game featured. It contains information on the skills and a few of the levels.

Joe & Mac

The next game is Joe & Mac. The article has maps for many of the Stages.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

The next SNES game is The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. It gives the reader all the details about items as well as the Light World map and what the player will find within the map.

Nintendo Power Awards `91

(See main article: 1991 Nintendo Power Awards)

This issue has the nominations for the fourth annual Nintendo Power Awards. Fans could vote in various game-related categories and the results would be printed in a later issue. The categories for 1991's Nintendo Power Awards included Best Graphics and Sound, Best Theme/Fun, Best Challenge, Best Play Control, Best Multi-Player or Simultaneous, Best Overall Villain, Most Innovative Game, Best Overall NES Game, Best Overall Game Boy Game, and Best Overall Super NES Game.

Nester's Adventures

As in previous issues, a Nester's Adventures comic is featured here. It portrays Nester in a Rampart setting.

Now Playing

This article lists new game releases and ratings for them. It also has a very brief overview of a few of the games. Some of the top-rated games here include (in alphabetical order):

Top 20

The "Top 20" section of the magazine listed the top 20 NES, Game Boy, and Super NES games as ranked by the readers. The following are the first 5 for each game system from this issue.

Pak Watch

The Pak Watch section showcased games that were scheduled for release. It gave the reader a quick glance at future games. Some of the games seen in this section include WWF Super WrestleMania and The Addams Family (SNES). It also had a report from the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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