Nintendo Power V36 is the May 1992 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. It featured Darkwing Duck on it's cover. The 4th annual Nintendo Power Award winners were announced in this issue also. The contents of the issue are as follows.


Darkwing Duck

The first NES game featured in the magazine is Disney's Darkwing Duck, based on the popular television cartoon series of the same name. It is an 8-page article that includes information on weapons and items and provides maps for four different levels.

Wacky Races

The next featured game is Wacky Races. Muttley's attack moves are listed and a world course map is provided.

RoboCop 3

RoboCop 3 is the next NES game featured. The article gives details on the weapons and items and had maps for Stages 1–4.

Classified Information

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

Game Secrets
T&C Surf Designs: Thrilla's Surfari (NES) Secret warp
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (NES) Password placement
Maniac Mansion (NES) Rock the house
Ultra Golf (GB) Take it back
Super Mario World (SNES) Castle comeback
Super Off Road (SNES) In the money
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES) Hidden items, Lottery luck
SimCity (SNES) Grow with the figures
HAL's Hole in One Golf (SNES) Hidden hole, Cool clubs
The Addams Family (SNES) Snap along, Hidden 1-Ups

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic

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

Chapter Five: An Old Enemy

Wielding the Master Sword, Link heads to the castle to rescue Princess Zelda. But as he arrives, Agahnim transports Zelda to the Dark World.

Game Boy

Batman: Return of the Joker

The first Game Boy article takes a look at Batman: Return of the Joker. It has details about Batman's moves, weapons and items, and has maps for many of the Stages.

4-in-1 Fun Pak

The next article reviewed 4-in-1 Fun Pak. It has information on the four games within the one game pack: Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, and Reversi.

Work Boy

The next Game Boy article is about Work Boy. It is a short 2-page article that gives information on the software, keyboard and stand combination. It also explained how the Game Boy could be used as an office workstation.

Nintendo Power Awards '91

(See main article: 1991 Nintendo Power Awards)

Best Overall SNES Game winner Super Mario World

This issue has the winners of the fourth annual Nintendo Power Awards. Fans and readers were presented the list of nominees in volume 34 and the results were published in this volume. Battletoads, Metroid II: Return of Samus and Super Mario World were voted Best Games Overall for Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy and Super Nintendo Entertainment System, respectively.

Super Mario Adventures comic

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

Episode 5

While Princess Peach escapes the Koopalings, Mario is captured. Now, Luigi, disguised as the Princess wearing a mask, turns himself over to the Koopalings in order to get into the castle and rescue Mario, but ends up getting captured as well.

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 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES), Adventures of Lolo 3 (NES), The Uninvited (NES), and Final Fantasy Legend II (GB).

Super NES


Xardion is the first SNES game featured. The article has information on the characters, items, the Hollowsphere, and the Space Ship.

Super Adventure Island

The next game is Super Adventure Island. The article gives descriptions of the enemies and what to expect in each level. Maps are provided on the back of the fold-out poster.

Contra III

The next SNES game is Contra III: The Alien Wars. It provides readers with maps for the first 4 Levels.

Super Soccer Showdown

The next SNES article reviews two games simultaneously: Super Soccer and Super Soccer Champ. It gives a brief overview of each game and a comparison between the two.

Nester's Adventures

As in previous issues, a Nester's Adventures comic is featured here. It portrays Nester in a Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 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 Krusty's Super Fun House and Lemmings (NES).